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Improve your management skills with a Leadership for Medical Professionals Course

The EAU Young Urologists Office (YUO) will offer a special Leadership course designed for young urologists on Monday 18 March 2019 during the Annual EAU Congress to be held in Barcelona. The Leadership for Medical Professionals Course will be from 8.30 to 11.30 hours and aims to give expert recommendations on how to develop leadership and management skills.

YUO Chairman Prof. Michiel Sedelaar said participants will be selected on a first-come-first-serve basis for the course. “We aim to provide skills training in various areas including management, decision-making and presentation skills, among others,” he said. “The emphasis is on the development and successful implementation of a personal and creative leadership style and business strategy.”

The YUO is working on its Personal Development Programme by organising courses that focus on management and communication skills, leadership, finances, and related topics. The first part of this programme is the course on leadership meant for young (under 45 years) urologists and related health professionals who have the potentials to be future leaders.

To ensure that the course is sustainable, a follow-up will be provided after the EAU. The participants of the course will be getting new and practical information for use in practice. Also, the aim of the follow-up is to ensure a better connection of theory and practice. Participants will learn how to become more decisive in reacting to developments within their organisation whilst acquiring effective management-skills.

Applicants should have:

  • A letter of motivation stating the applicant’s interest for the course;
  • Recommendation letter from the applicant’s immediate superior or supervisor;
  • Proven fluency in English; and
  • Readiness to submit essay-type articles in preparation for the course.

The YUO board will review all applications on a first-come, first serve basis and selected participants will come from countries across Europe. A small token fee of €50 (excl VAT) will be required to ensure attendance by selected applicants. The course will be handled by a Dutch management and communications specialist team led by Herman Rijksen and Jaap Zijlstra.

For interested candidates or to inquire for details, email the YUO at