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ESU introduces new and updated activities

Side-by-side with the expanding field of urology, the European School of Urology (ESU) has been developing its educational activities since its inception twenty years ago. These ESU pursuits have increased in size and popularity among the young and seasoned healthcare professionals. This year, the ESU will introduce new ESU courses and e-courses.

The ESU organised an impressive 56 courses for the upcoming 35th Annual EAU congress (EAU20)  wherein 148 distinguished experts from 22 countries will oversee the courses and mentor attendees. Out of the 56, two courses are new and one is offered every other year.

Under Course Chair Prof. Dr. Eva Compérat (FR), the biennial ESU Course 16: practical aspects of cancer pathology for urologists. The 2020 WHO novelties aims to improve the urologist-pathologist interaction, explore the diagnostic spectrum as a whole, and update urologists with the new  World Health Organization (WHO) classification.

Attendees will learn about the optimal handling of a pathology specimen, understand the pathology report, receive vital information on the novelties in uro-onco pathology and their applications.

During ESU Course 42: Practical tips for pelvic laparoscopic surgery: cystectomy, radical prostatectomy adenomectomy, and sacrocolpopexy, attendees will receive recommendations on patient positioning and trocar placement. They can expect tips and tricks on laparoscopic adenomectomy, radical cystectomy, radical prostatectomy, reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor and sacrocolpopexy. Dr. Jose Maria Gaya Sopena (ES) will chair the must-attend course.

Through the guidance of Course Chair Prof. Francisco Gómez Veiga (ES) and the speakers of ESU Course 56: Prostate cancer challenges and controversies from guidelines to the real world, attendees will learn how to optimally use the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), new biomarkers and MRI to minimise unnecessary biopsies.

Course attendees will familiarise themselves with how to stratify factors for different approaches; select risk patients to diagnose and manage after local progression; diagnose and treat advanced tumours; and critically review new alternatives.

Explore the EAU20 Scientific Programme to know more about all the ESU courses, then secure your place at your course(s) of choice by registering here.

New e-courses and updates

Whether attending EAU20 or not, individuals interested in enriching and testing their knowledge can do so via the new and/or updated e-courses. And upon completion, participants will receive European CME credits (ECMEC®).

This February, the ESU will introduce the new e-courses “EAU Guidelines on Chronic Pelvic Pain, “EAU Guidelines on Renal Transplantation, and the “Basis of ADT” which is the first of five sub-courses of the course series “Advanced prostate cancer”.

Before EAU20 commences, the ESU will update the e-courses “Non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer” and  “Risk profile-oriented management of BPE/LUTS”.

Stay tuned for these new e-courses and updates.

When the previous EAU annual congress concluded, the ESU proceeded to publish the new e-courses at that time which are namely, “EAU Guidelines on Muscle Invasive and Metastatic Prostate Cancer“, “EAU Guidelines on Urological Infections”, and “EAU Guidelines on Urinary Incontinence”; and updated existing e-courses such as “EAU Guidelines on Prostate Cancer”, “EAU Guidelines on Renal Cell Carcinoma” and “Introduction to upper urinary tract endoscopy for stones”.

After EAU20, all EAU Guidelines courses will be reviewed and updated according to the new EAU Guidelines.

For inquiries about the e-courses, please send an email to