EAU19 didn’t hold the record for most abstract submissions for longer than a year: 5,703 abstracts were submitted for EAU20 in Amsterdam, surpassing EAU19 by 242 submissions. Although the number of video abstracts slightly decreased compared to last year (465 versus 455), the amount of poster abstracts increased significantly (4,996 versus 5,248). Due to the strict acceptance criteria the EAU uses, 29.7% of the abstracts submitted are accepted, a decline of 2.34% compared to last year.
1,589 abstracts for poster presentations have been accepted, 107 video abstracts. This makes an acceptance rate of 30.28% and 23.52% respectively.
The submissions came from more countries than ever. Urologists and other health care professionals from 83 countries sent their abstracts, of which 52 countries made it through the selection process. Italy (232) provided the most accepted abstracts, followed by the United Kingdom (169), Japan (160), China (146), and the United States (112).
The statistics show that prostate cancer is the most popular topic by far. The following top 5 presents the categories with the most accepted abstracts for poster presentations:
- Prostate cancer – 443 accepted (1,367 submitted);
- Urothelial cancer – 228 (808);
- Benign lower urinary tract symptoms – 214 (582);
- Renal tumour – 128 (574);
- Urolithiasis – 105 (493).
And for video presentations:
- Renal tumour – 18 accepted (66 submitted);
- Uro-genital reconstruction – 15 (65);
- Benign lower urinary tract symptoms – 15 (59);
- Prostate cancer – 15 (42);
- Urothelial cancer – 10 (50).
Additional poster sessions
After its successful inception at EAU18 in Copenhagen and continuation at EAU19 in Barcelona, EAU20 will again feature the poster-guided tours next to the regular poster sessions — and with more tours than the previous two years. Members of the Scientific Congress Office and experts in the field will act as dedicated moderators who will lead and inform groups on highlighted abstracts. Abstracts of particular interest, in terms of new insights, best practices and prospective clinical role, will be presented by the authors and commented on by the moderators to participants in the poster tour.
The idea is similar to a guided museum tour, but with participants also expected to be pro-active by way of questions and commentary. The very good interaction between moderators, authors, and the attendees allows the discussion of more posters per session with an even better quality of discussion.
In total, 16 Expert-Guided Poster Tours are scheduled in Amsterdam. Check out the Scientific Programme for dates.
Video on poster design
If your abstract has been selected, consider checking out the following video on designing your poster: