“A unique endourology meeting covering all procedures in this field”

“A unique endourology meeting covering all procedures in this field”

UROtech22, the EAU’s new meeting for 2022 now features contributions from the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS), adding a third EAU Section to this new technology and endourology-focused meeting. The meeting already marked a collaboration between the EAU’s uro-technology (ESUT) and urolithiasis (EULIS) sections.

The resulting scientific programme will involve all three specialties, bringing to the table the very latest in technology for endourological procedures. UROtech22 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 26-28 May 2022.

We spoke to Prof. Kemal Sarica (Istanbul, TR), Chairman of the UROtech22 Local Organising Committee and also a former chairman of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS).

A new meeting

“This meeting is the first to bring three major EAU Sections (EULIS, ESUT and ERUS) together for an excellent cooperation: presenting the latest developments taking place in endourological procedures.”

“I am sure this meeting will be very well attended and end up being the largest endourology meeting of Europe. Many procedures require a close collaboration between the subspecialties that these sections represent. It is clear that the meeting will prove itself as a unique endourology meeting covering all procedures in this field of urology.”

Live surgery

“Live surgery will take place in Acıbadem University, Maslak Hospital. Three or four operating theatres will be used for our live surgery demonstrations. UROtech22 will benefit from the ORs of a highly modern hospital which has all crucial technical infrastructure and equipment for the live surgery demonstrations.”

Hot topics

“Regarding the hot topics to be covered in this meeting, I look forward to seeing the use of new laser systems in stone and BPH management, miniaturization in PCNL procedures, suctioning during PCNL and fURS procedures, disposible flexible scopes and their roles in stone management, advances in robotic surgery (in uro-oncology, stones and reconstructive procedures), and new techniques in the minimal invasive management of BPH.”

Local organising committee

“As the chairman of Local Organising Committee I am working on bringing together these highly active sections of EAU in an attempt to form an excellent meeting program which will cover all the latest developments in these fields within urology.”

“My faculty colleagues and I are very excited and happy to take a part in such a huge endourology meeting. Our local organising team includes distinguished members from different Universities in Turkey: Prof. Selçuk Güven (Meram University, Medical School), Assoc. Prof. Tzevat Tefik (Istanbul University, Medical School), Assoc. Prof. M. Ilker Gökçe (Ankara University, Medical School) and Dr. Murat Can Kiremit (Koç University, Medical School).”

“We are doing our best for the preparation of the meeting programme and assessment of the venue, and other things to do with preparing an event like this. May in Istanbul will be an excellent chance for all participants to visit the well-known cultural, historical parts of the city.”

ESUT, EULIS …and ERUS

“As a former EULIS chairman I can say that our section has had many very-well attended collaborative meetings with ESUT in the past. Not only for the live surgery at the Annual EAU Congress, but also at each other’s annual section meetings, and hands-on training courses and workshops. These were well-received by all attendees. That was already a nice collaboration in bringing the experience of two sections together.”

“This collaborative work is now being extended with the addition of ERUS to the group. I am quite sure that collaboration of these three sections, with the topics and procedures requiring an equal share by these sections will allow all participants to get all details of many procedures from a broad perspective. This will allow them to get the chance to ask every important question to the experts from these sections to realise practical “tips and tricks” in many major procedures given by the experts in their areas.”

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