Upcoming Events
July 27-30, 2017
Academia, Singapore General Hospital
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The Urology Residents’ Course (URC) is organised annually by the Singapore Urological Association (SUA).

Since its inception, URC has developed and groomed many urological trainees and has continuously seen an increasing number of attendees from around the region. All these efforts could only be made possible through strong partnership and collaboration between SUA and ASU.

This course is primarily aimed at advanced urological trainees who are preparing for certification examinations. Junior trainees will also find the scientific content useful for in furthering their studies. Over the past 7 years, the Singapore Urological Association has built a large community of attendees from Asia who have benefitted from the robust programme delivered by our distinguished panel of international and local faculty.
August 5-10, 2017
Westin Bayshore Hotel

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September 8-12, 2017
IFEMA – Feria de Madrid

€œIntegrating science into oncology for a better patient outcome. In an era of deep understanding of the molecular biology underlying the development of cancer, it is crucial that researchers and clinicians exchange knowledge.

The ESMO 2017 Congress, in partnership with EACR, will bring oncology professionals together to facilitate interaction and bridge knowledge sharing between the laboratory and clinic. The aim of ESMO 2017 is to work together, aligning the objectives of researchers and clinicians, in order to provide more precise direction leading to better treatment options for cancer patients.

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September 12-15, 2017

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After 14 years the ICS annual meeting is returning to Italy, and once again we will be in Florence!

We are excited to host the most renowned international experts in the research and the treatment of pelvic organs and pelvic floor dysfunctions, with particular regard to incontinence. The meeting is multidisciplinary, bringing together all the professionals working in the field: urologists, gynaecologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives and basic scientists.

The 2017 Scientific Committee is planning sessions on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of incontinence and other dysfunctions of the pelvic organs and of the pelvic floor. Rehabilitation, medical and surgical treatments will be discussed as well as basic and translational research. The role of new technologies will also be explored.

The convention centre, Fortezza da Basso, has been recently renovated and is now one of the most modern and comfortable congress venues in Italy. The Fortezza is located within walking distance from the heart of the beautiful art city of Florence where you can lose yourself in the ancient Florentine streets full of arts, handicrafts, fashion and wonderful local cuisine! Take a trip among the colour and flavours of Italian history and tradition. The Mediterranean and Tuscan atmosphere will accompany the discovery of such unexpected beauties that only a city such as Florence can offer.

Florence has always been the centre of cultural exchanges; we believe it is the perfect city to host the ICS meeting!

We look forward to meeting you in Florence in September 2017!

Giulio Del Popolo
Annual Meeting Chair

Enrico Finazzi Agrò
Local Scientific Programme Chair 


September 21-23, 2017
Hungarian Academy of Science
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Dear all,
I hope to see many of you during the upcoming ESSIC annual scientific meeting in Budapest, September 21-23 2017.
A lot is happening in the world of chronic pelvic pain and bladder pain syndrome. Several new treatment modalities are under research and much is being learnt from more extended clinical studies. Many items will be presented and discussed when we meet. With your help ESSIC is in the process of being built into the World Scientific Society on these topics.
Come and meet the new Board Members and join the discussion also on the administrative and educational developments.
Budapest is a wonderful city and those who have visited before will agree with me. The local host Prof Sandor Lovasz is well known to us and a longstanding authority in the field.
So take your agenda and block the dates. It will be worthwhile.

ESSIC President

Dear Guests & Friends,
It is my pleasure and honour having the chance to organize the Annual Meeting of ESSIC 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.
This country offers a quite good example of a territory with a low detection rate of IC/BPS and insufficient cooperation between urologists, gynaecologists and GPs. Therefore, having the ESSIC meeting in Budapest is a big opportunity for us to reverse this trend. I am confident Budapest will be a proper venue for this challenging conference and health professionals will certainly deliver new and inspiring ideas. ESSIC is furthermore the right organization to discuss, collect and share new thoughts, ideas, and innovations; new generations of doctors are expected to contribute with alternative and original proposals in this medical area.
Besides this uniquely inspiring scientific programme, it is worth mentioning that Budapest is a beautiful capital, with a 2000 year old history; it also offers magnificent buildings and stunning views from both sides of the Danube. Budapest therefore has all it takes to become for you a pleasurable journey; you may even end up considering to come back to the city for a long family holiday. Looking forward to welcoming you all in Budapest on September 2017. Warmest Regards,
Sandor Lovasz MD. PhD.
September 25-27, 2017
Concertgebouw Brugge
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We are proud to announce the 2017 edition of the ERUS-EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Meeting in Bruges. By collaborating with EAU and ERUS with a high standard in urological care we are able to provide an educational platform based on best practice. There is no harmonised training for nurses and RNFAs at this moment and this meeting aims to fill this gap with a high quality nurses programme.

The aim of the ERUS-EAUN Robotic Urology Nursing Meeting is to become the educational platform for OR nurses and RNFAs working in robot-assisted urology surgery. The programme will include the latest research in our field of expertise and also look ahead at what the future will bring. The meeting will offer theoretical in-depth knowledge and optional hands-on training (HOTs) for nurses working in robot-assisted urology surgery.

Day 1

The first day will be completely dedicated to the operating room nurse / assistant role in theory and practice and includes state-of-the art lectures on safe positioning, avoiding complications, radical prostatectomy, kidney and bladder cancer, amongst others. Team training, trouble shooting, ethics and educational video presentations are some of the other important topics that will be discussed with the audience by highly skilled and experienced speakers.

Day 2 and 3

On day 2 and 3 the nurse delegates will attend the lectures and live surgery sessions of the regular ERUS programme, to return home completely updated on the latest developments in the field.

HOT Courses

Also on Day 2 several HOT courses for nurses will be organised. For the full programme of these optional HOTs please visit the separate pages (links on top of the page and in the menu).

  • HOT 1 will be held at the OLV Robotic Training in Surgery Centre, and is meant for experienced nurses and RNFAs
  • HOT 2 will be held at the meeting venue and is meant for those with less experience or an interest in robotic surgery.

There are limited places available, separate registration on a first come, first served basis, and a small fee applies. You will also receive a separate certificate. For full details visit the HOT 1 and HOT 2 pages.

Aims and objectives

  • Increase the understanding of the bedside role of the nurse in the operating room
  • Offer extensive in-depth knowledge of the most common urologic procedures such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer as performed today
  • Deepen the knowledge of the patient´s pathway from diagnosis to surgery
  • Increase awareness of the importance of having the right competences in the operating room
  • Define the role of the operating room nurse in robotic surgery
  • Enable the participant to take part in discussions how to handle minor and major complications in robotic assisted urology surgery
  • Address the importance of a skilled robotic team and team efficiency in the operating room, including crucial knowledge on how robotic surgery affects the patient
  • Inspire both OR Nurses and RNFA´s in their daily work in the operating room to achieve a higher satisfaction and joy in their field of expertise