General Information

About the EAU21 Virtual Congress

The EAU21 Virtual Congress will take place from 8-12 July 2021, offering a five-day, cutting-edge scientific programme. EAU21 includes plenary, game-changing, thematic, award, abstract and video sessions and will be complemented with ESU courses and industry sessions.

New this year: EAU21 will combine remote speakers and participants with moderation and discussion (where possible) in a live studio environment. This has the benefit of more interaction during panel discussions and a more engaging viewing experience for delegates.


Abstract and Video presentations
More than 1,200 abstracts will be presented and discussed during a variety of abstract sessions in the EAU21 virtual congress.

Abstracts are for EAU members as of 8 June 2021 in the EAU21 Resource Centre and at UROsource. As of 1 July the abstracts are available for EAU members and congress delgates via the virtual platform, the congress app and in the EAU21 Resource Centre.

Elsevier will publish the accepted abstracts as an official supplement of European Urology at www.sciencedirect.com and  europeanurology.com on 8 July.

More information about the submission procedure.


Access to the EAU21 Virtual Congress
The virtual platform opens on 1 July 2021 at 10:00 CEST and closes on 12 October 2021 at 19:30 CEST.

What do I need to attend the virtual congress?

You will need your MyEAU credentials and a valid registration to attend the virtual congress. Please click here to check if you can access the platform. When you encounter problems with signing in, you can use the live chat function on this page.

Technical recommendations: A computer/laptop, headset/headphones and a wired internet connection with a 5mb/s connection are recommended.

Internet browser: All browsers are supported with the exception of Internet Explorer. We recommend the latest version of Chrome for the best results.

Processor: There are no restrictions on processing power, if you can access eau2021.org you’ll be able to access the platform.

Bandwidth: There are no restrictions to access the platform. However, it would be advised to have a 5mb/s connection. Check your connection on: www.speedtest.net

Firewalls: None of the EAU21 content is expected to be blocked by firewalls or needs to be accessed via VPN. However, we cannot control the default restrictions set by your institute or company internet provider, network or state.

Clear your cookies and cache: If you experience any issues accessing the platform, we suggest you clear your cookies and cache.


App: Your smart congress companion
Download the EAU Association App for free in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). The EAU21 Event in the App is the easiest way to navigate the congress and provides instant access to key information. Browse the scientific programme and create your personal programme using the planner. To watch a session, please go to the virtual platform. Offline use of the App is possible. The EAU21 Event in the App will become available on 1 July.


Awards and Prizes
During the virtual congress, all award winners will be acknowledged.

For more information on Awards check here.


Certificate of Attendance
As of Wednesday 14 July 2021, you can download your certificate of attendance via your MyEAU account. Log in and you will see the main menu on the left side of your screen. Click on “Events” and select “Certificates” from the drop-down menu. Before obtaining your certificate, you will be requested to complete the evaluation questionnaire.

On the certificate you will find the total number of CME credits appointed to that event. You should claim only those hours of credit that you actually spent in the educational activity. An overview of the viewed sessions can be found in MyEAU under “Events – Attended Meetings”.

The Certificates of Attendance for viewings from the On-Demand platform will be available within a few days. For questions please contact the Registration Department.

See “CME Accreditation” for further details.


CME Accreditation
EAU21 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 40 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). More information is available here.

CME credits for EAU21 will be awarded not just for sessions viewed live, but also for any sessions viewed via the “On Demand” feature on the virtual platform up to three months after the congress ends (8 July-12 October 2021, 19:30 CEST). Participants will be logged and checked.

Please note that Industry sessions and Abstract Gallery content are not accredited.

After 12 October 2021 19:30 CEST, all EAU21 scientific content will be available in the EAU21 Resource Centre, but it will no longer be accredited.


Congress Bag
Registered participants have access to a virtual congress bag via the virtual platform. In the congress bag you will find information and special offers, courtesy of the following industry partners and the EAU:
Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Janssen
Pierre Fabre
European Association of Urology (EAU)
European Assocation of Urology Nurses (EAUN)


Congress Newsletter: European Urology Today Congress Edition
The EUT newspaper edition 3 will be the EAU21 virtual congress edition. The newspaper will be mailed out to EAU members at the beginning of July and will feature articles on the accepted abstracts, the latest in research and clinical trials, the EAU21 award winners and an overview of the scientific programme. This edition of the newspaper will also be available here during and after the congress.


Disclosure Request
At the beginning of their presentation(s) speakers are requested to disclose to the audience any links with the industry related to the topic of their lecture. A link can be: being a member of the advisory board or having a consulting agreement with a specific company.


EAU Congress Office
More information about the Congress office can be found here.


EAU Research Foundation
The EAU Central Research Office initiates and coordinates, as well as refines investigator-initiated and other clinical research protocols. It also acts to facilitate all aspects of clinical research and expand the current network of active research centres and investigators – basic and clinical – both within the EAU member states and its international affiliates. The office coordinates clinical and translational research in close liaison with the EAU Research Foundation. Learn more about the EAU Research Foundation here.


ESU Courses
The European School of Urology (ESU), working with European faculties, will provide high quality interactive educational courses in urology during EAU21. All ESU courses require a separate registration. You can add ESU courses to your registration during or after your registration. Learn more here.

Recordings of every ESU course will also be available “On Demand” for congress delegates via the virtual platform from 26 July. These recordings will also be published, accessible to everyone, on the EAU21 Resource Centre. This open access is available thanks to financial support by Pierre Fabre.


European Urology, EU Focus, EU Oncology & EU Open Science

European Urology, ‘The Platinum Journal’, is the official journal of the European Association of Urology (EAU). This international peer-reviewed journal devoted to urology is published since 1975 and nowadays reaches over 25,000 readers. The Editor-in-Chief of European Urology is Professor James Catto. European Urology’s 2020 Impact Factor is 18.728.

European Urology Focus (EU Focus) is a sister journal to European Urology and the second official publication of the European Association of Urology (EAU). EU Focus is published (at least) 6 times per year in an electronic format. Each issue includes a series of invited, thematic reviews, together with original reports, correspondence and introductory editorials on a wide range of urological issues such as oncology, functional urology, reconstructive urology, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, endourology, female urology, andrology, paediatric urology and sexual medicine. EU Focus articles are available on PubMed and has just received its first Impact Factor of 4.827. The Editor-in-Chief of EU Focus is Professor Christian Gratzke.

European Urology Oncology (EU Oncology), an additional sister Journal to European Urology, is the first official publication of the EAU fully devoted to the study of genitourinary malignancies. The journal is published six times a year in electronic format. EU Oncology aims to deliver high-quality research while pursuing the goal of a multi-disciplinary approach, with Urology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Imaging, Pathology and Basic Research working together with the same final aim: to improve patient care. The Editor-in-Chief of EU Oncology is Professor Alberto Briganti.

European Urology Open Science (EUROS) is the Open Access journal of the European Urology family. It is dedicated to the publication of high quality, innovative research that will benefit patients with urological conditions, in keeping with the mission of the European Urology family. EUROS covers all kinds of research in the urological field, including clinical, basic and translational research. EUROS reflects the evolving publishing model so all published papers will have unrestricted access and be published online-only. Professor Jochen Walz and Professor James Catto are Co Editors in Chief of EUROS.


Exhibition
Since EAU21 is a virtual (online) congress hosted on a virtual platform, delegates have the unique opportunity to visit and interact with industry partners and exhibitors via the EAU21 virtual exhibition. Check out the various company profile pages for the latest information on their business activities, specially featured products and services, their activities during the congress, and get in touch with them directly.

Access to the virtual exhibition begins on 1 July 2021.

Also after EAU21 has concluded, the virtual platform will be accessible online for all delegates to review any content On Demand for a period of 3 months after the congress. All company profile pages and most recordings of the industry sessions will be accessible during this period as well.

Prizes to be won
An exciting scavenger hunt will take place during EAU21. On every congress day, letters will be hidden across the Virtual Platform. These letters will form a word. After five days, all words will form 1 sentence. The first delegate to submit the correct sentence will win a free registration to attend EAU22 in person! See Scavenger Hunt below!


Guidelines
EAU members will receive their copy of the EAU Pocket Guidelines 2021 together with the June/July edition of European Urology Today. EAU members can receive a free copy of the EAU Extended Guidelines 2021, via the online order form (login with your MyEAU credentials).


De Historia Vol. 28
All EAU21 delegates are entitled to a free copy of the EAU History Office’s De Historia Urologiae Europaeae Vol. 28, a 192-page volume on the history of urology. For more information on how to download your copy, see the Virtual Congress Bag on the virtual platform.


History of the Annual EAU Congress
The EAU Congress history website can be viewed at www.eaucongresshistory.org. All EAU Congresses, going back to the very first in 1972, are included in the interactive overview which can also be viewed at the app.


Industry Partners
We would like to thank our industry partners. Please see this page for the industry acknowledgements.


Language
The congress sessions will be conducted in English. No translation will be provided.


Networking
With other delegates
You can use the EAU21 app to get in touch with other delegates or congress participants. This feature is off by default, you can turn it on by logging in to the app with your MyEAU credentials through the “My Profile” menu in the top right corner.
For more information on the networking opportunities go to “Networking” under “App Help”, which you will find under “More” in the app menu.

With speakers
Delegates can also get in touch with EAU21 faculty and speakers on the EAU21 virtual platform. Click on the tab Speakers, where you will see a speaker overview. Click on “Contact speaker” and you can leave them a message.


On Demand Webcasts
Presentations, sessions and ESU courses will be webcasted under the condition that the speakers have given their approval. You can access the webcasts via “On Demand” on the virtual platform. Viewing the scientific content within 3 months via the virtual platform will earn you CME credits (see “CME Accreditation” for further details).


Photography and Filming
The EAU21 organisers will be taking photos and/or screenshots and will be recording the sessions. In case of any questions, please let us know by sending an e-mail to: press@uroweb.org


Patient Information
EAU21 will see the premiere of an EAU Patient Day. Instead of one session, EAU21 will feature a series of sessions and a roundtable discussion specially geared to urological patients’ needs. Find out more about EAU Patient Information, the trusted portal for patients and urologists, offering evidence-based information on diagnostics, treatments and patient support.


Press
Journalists and medical/science writers can obtain a free registration for the virtual congress. Press registrations have to be made through the online registration system. Press releases will be distributed under embargo in the week before the virtual congress starts
More information.


Resource Centre
As a congress delegate, you can access the EAU21 scientific content after 12 October 19:30 CEST via the EAU21 Resource Centre using your MyEAU credentials. The content in the Resource Centre will be available up to 3 years after the congress, but is not accredited.


Scavenger Hunt
For the EAU21 virtual congress, the EAU is offering attendees the chance to win a free registration for EAU22 by participating in a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will take place each day of the congress. Every day, letters will be hidden in texts across the Virtual Platform, together spelling a particular, EAU-related word. On the final day of the congress, the final clues will form a unique sentence that will bring all days of the hunt together. Clicking on each clue will lead you to a confirmation page so that you know you’re on the right track! The first delegate to find all of the clues and submit the correct sentence to the email address: scavenger@uroweb.org will win a free registration to attend EAU22 in person!


Social Media
We are using social media during the virtual congress to encourage open discussions on urology science and your experiences. EAU congress faculty, opinion leaders, speakers, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can follow the EAU on Facebook, LinkedInTwitter and Instagram. We invite you to use the hashtag #EAU21, follow us on all social media accounts and join the conversation!


Time Zone
All communicated times in the scientific programme are Central European Summer Time (CEST), the current time zone in most of Europe.