General Information

About the EAU22 Congress

EAU22 will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 18-21 March 2022. In contrast to earlier editions of the Annual EAU Congress, this will be a four-day congress, with major parts of the Scientific Programme, including Game Changer and Plenary Sessions starting on the morning of the first day. Please check the preliminary scientific programme and plan your stay in Amsterdam accordingly.

In accordance with current local health regulations, access to the congress venue will only be granted upon presentation of the EU-wide Digital Corona Certificate (DCC) indicating vaccination, recovery or a recent PCR test. Find the most up-to-date information on this page.

In order to offer access to EAU22 for people who are unable to take the trip to Amsterdam, the congress will also feature a virtual component. The two main eURO Auditoria plus one other session room will be live streamed. This content will be accredited for live viewers. Special rates will be available for “Virtual Only” registrations.

Disclaimer:

During the 37th Annual EAU Congress, the “Exhibition Booths” and “Industry Sessions” related to “prescription-only medicines” are only accessible to certified healthcare professionals, qualified to prescribe medicines and pharmacists. Based on information provided by the registering party, the EAU will indicate on the congress badges if the bearer has accreditation to access the “Exhibition Booths” and “Industry Sessions” related to prescription-only medicines. The accredited delegates will have the letter “P” on their badges. It is the responsibility of the registering party to provide correct information and the EAU holds no responsibility with regards to the information provided. This measure is in accordance with the national and international pharmaceutical guidelines.


About Amsterdam
Information on Amsterdam will be available at the Amsterdam Information Desk (Blue Area) staffed by the Amsterdam Convention Bureau. They can assist participants with all questions related to the city.


Abstracts, Posters & Videos
More than 1,700 abstracts will be presented during poster and video sessions in Amsterdam. The submission for abstracts for the EAU22 is now open. Submit your abstract(s) before 1 November (23:59:59)!

Also this year the best oncology and best non-oncology poster abstracts will be selected for awards and the best video abstracts. Elsevier will publish the accepted abstracts as an official supplement of European Urology at www.sciencedirect.com and www.europeanurology.com.

The abstract bodies of accepted abstracts will be published on the EAU22 Resource centre, UROsource and in the Congress app on Friday, 18 March 2022. They will be accompanied by videos and PowerPoint presentations including audio recording. EAU Members have access to these abstracts 1 month prior to the start of the congress.


Access to Session Rooms
Only congress delegates with a valid badge have access to session rooms. Seating is regulated on a first-come, first served basis. We recommend delegates to go to session rooms well in advance.

Due to safety regulations, doors will be closed when all seats are taken. It is not allowed to stand in the aisles of the rooms. It is not yet known if special seating requirements will be necessary.


Address of the Congress Venue
RAI Amsterdam – Entrance K
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Note: The main entrance for EAU22 is the K entrance


App: the EAU Association App
For EAU22, the EAU’s Association App is the easiest way to navigate the congress. From February 2022, the EAU22 Event will be available within the Association App.

In the app, you can browse the EAU22 scientific programme and create your personal programme using the planner. Find session rooms and exhibitor booths by scrolling through the floor plans. Via the personal congress bag icon, you can save relevant links to digitally retrieve or review after the congress. Offline use of the App is possible.

Download the EAU Association App for free in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).


Award Gallery
At the EAU Award Gallery located in the Orange Area, you will find a complete overview of all EAU awards handed out during EAU22. It also features information on past winners of the most prestigious EAU prizes. The EAU Award Gallery provides a great opportunity to take in all the important developments and breakthroughs in recent years.


Badge classification


Badge Tracking System
Congress delegates have a barcode on their badge which enables them to leave their contact details with exhibitors in a quick and easy way. The barcode will also be scanned at the entrance of the session rooms to gather CME and statistical information. EAU bears no responsibility for data scanned by third-parties.


Bank and Exchange
The currency in The Netherlands is the Euro (€). An ATM can be found at the main entrance of the congress (Entrance K).


Business Centre
There is a business centre at the main entrance (Entrance K, Orange Area) at level -1.


Business Lounges
See the floorplan for more information on business lounges that will be available during EAU22.


Certificate of Attendance
As of Wednesday 23 March 2022, 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.


Charge and Connect Area
Special “Charge & Connect Areas” with sitting areas, free internet, work stations and power outlets are available in the Exhibition Hall (Blue Area).


Cloakroom and Luggage
There is a cloakroom available during congress hours in main entrance (Entrance K, Orange Area) on level -1. Please collect all personal items at the end of each day.


CME Accreditation
An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event. More will be announced in due time.


Congress Bag
Registered participants can collect a congress bag in the Registration Area (Blue Area).


Congress Gift
Entitled delegates can collect a copy of Roma Intima: Love, Lust and the Human Body by Johan Mattelaer and Bert Gevaert at the EAU Booth. This beautifully illustrated volume examines Ancient Roman attitudes to sex, hygiene, the human body and many more topics that are not usually covered by historical literature.


Congress Newsletter: European Urology Today Congress Edition
A special Congress edition of European Urology Today will be distributed at various locations in the congress venue. The newsletters feature interviews with key speakers and background information on sessions and all other relevant subjects. The newsletters will also be available online and mailed out as a regular EUT to EAU Members.


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 Booth
The EAU Booth in the Exhibition Hall consists of the following corners: EAU Membership, EBU, EU-ACME, Patient Information, Young Urologists, European Urological Scholarship Programme, EAU23, Research Foundation, eUROGEN and the EAU Historical Exhibition. There is also information on European Urology and on other EAU publications.

The EAU Membership Corner provides information on membership status and membership benefits. Non-members are welcome to visit the EAU Booth for further information and to apply for EAU Membership.


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


EAU Education Office – European School of Urology (ESU)
The European School of Urology (ESU), working with European faculties, will provide high quality international educational courses in urology during EAU22. All ESU courses require a separate registration.
For more information see ESU Courses 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. The EAU Research Foundation can be visited at the EAU Booth (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).


Electricity
The Netherlands, like most other European countries, has 230-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. Visitors from Switzerland, the UK and Ireland will need a plug adaptor for electric appliances, while those from North America need a power converter to use 110/125V appliances.


Emergency Information and First Aid
There are several First Aid units in the congress venue indicated with .

In case of emergencies, contact a security guard or call the following number: +31 20 549 1234
Outside of the RAI, please call the general emergency number:

  • Ambulance (ambulance) and health emergencies:  112
  • Fire brigade (brandweer): 112
  • National Dutch police (landelijke politie): 112

EU-ACME Desk
Information on the EU-ACME programme, CME/CPD credits, membership status & benefits, accredited CME activities and national CME credits systems can be obtained at the EU-ACME information desk at the EAU Booth (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).


European Association of Urology Nurses
The 22nd International EAUN Meeting will be held in Amsterdam on 19-21 March 2022, in conjunction with EAU22. This unique three-day meeting provides the ultimate opportunity to interact with leading urology nursing and medical professionals and to find inspiration for advanced nursing practice to take forward in your own work environment. The scientific programme will bring together the latest developments in research as well as best practice and current clinical guidelines, through interactive sessions and (state-of-the-art) lectures, providing an opportunity to discuss and share your important clinical experiences and practice.

See the EAUN22 website or download the EAU Association App from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).

Information on EAUN activities (fellowships, courses, guidelines) and EAUN membership can be obtained at the EAUN Booth (Yellow Area).


European Board of Urology (EBU)
The European Board of Urology (EBU) is a section of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) and responsible for regulatory matters. Visit the EBU Corner at the EAU booth ( in the Exhibition Hall, Blue Area) to obtain more information on EBU’s core activities:

  • European Board Examinations in Urology (FEBU) and Assessments
  • Certification of Residency Training Programmes in Urology, EBU-EAU Host centres, Sub-Specialty Centres
  • Medbook® for EBU

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

You can visit the European Urology Booth in the Exhibition Hall (Blue Area).

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 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. EU Open Science covers all kinds of research in the urological field, including clinical, basic and translational research. The journal 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 European Urology Open Science.


Exhibition
An extensive technical exhibition will be held during EAU22 and is open to technical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers. This exhibition is one of the premier events worldwide for showcasing new and established products as well as cutting-edge medical technology. High-profile companies, as well as small innovative businesses, join the exhibition – offering insights and opening the doors onto the world of modern urology.

Exhibition Hours

Friday, March 18 12:00-18:00
Saturday, March 19 10:00-18:15
Sunday, March 20 10:00-18:00
Monday, March 21 10:00-16:00

Exhibition Guide
The Exhibition Guide, including an exhibition floor plan and an overview of all exhibitors with company profiles, will be placed on the Congress Website and in the Congress App.


First Aid
There are several First Aid units in the congress centre. The units are indicated on the directional signs with the first aid symbol .

In the event of a medical emergency alert a security guard.


Food & Beverage
Catering points are available in all congress areas (Green, Blue, Yellow, Grey, Orange and Purple Area).


Guests & Children
In compliance with the Pharma Codes, the EAU is not allowed to register guests (including children) and they can therefore not attend the congress. The EAU office cannot offer any children’s daycare facilities either. If parents decide to leave their children in a part of the venue that is accessible without a badge, the EAU will bear no responsibility in case of incidents.


Guidelines
EAU members can collect a copy of the EAU Extended Urological Guidelines 2022 and the EAU Pocket Guidelines 2022, free of charge, at the EAU Booth (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).

Both publications are also available for purchase by non-EAU members at the EAU Booth.


De Historia Urologiae Europaeae
EAU Members with the correct entitlements can collect a free copy of the EAU History Office’s De Historia Urologiae Europaeae, a 200-page volume on the history of urology. Due to the virtual nature of EAU20 and EAU21, volumes 27, 28 and 29 will be available at EAU22, while stocks last.


Historical Exhibition
The EAU History Office is presenting an historical exhibit on “The History of Urology in The Netherlands” (Exhibition Hall,  Blue Area).


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.


Hotel Accommodation
The company K.I.T. Group has been contracted to handle the hotel accommodation for congress participants. Their staff will be available at the Hotel Desk in the Registration Area (Blue Area).
More information here.


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


Insurance
The organisers do not accept liability for any personal damage. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal insurance.


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


Live Surgery Policy
The EAU’s official policy on Live Surgery Events offers organisers a clear framework within which to plan and perform live surgeries. The main principle for these guidelines is that patient safety must take priority over all other considerations during live surgery. Read more >


Lost and Found
For assistance, report any lost or found items to the EAU Information Desk at the Entrance (Orange Area).


Media Policy
Registered press representatives may attend all scientific sessions. Photographing during sessions is allowed for personal and non-commercial use only, i.e. photos cannot be published or reproduced in any way. Outside of the scientific sessions, you need written permission by the EAU for photography, filming and interviews at any location within the congress venue. Video recording of the congress or during the sessions is subject to authorisation by the EAU Press Office. A written request must be submitted prior to the congress via press@uroweb.org or can be submitted on-site at the EAU Press Centre (Orange Area). Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Film crews can book a time slot (max 2 per day per publication) to film in one of the filming areas onsite via the hostess in the EAU Press Centre. Film crews will receive a special filming press badge, available at the EAU Press Centre.

More press info can be found here.

More information about the media policy here.


Mobile Phones
Sound and camera flash of mobile phones and tablets must be switched off during sessions.


Networking

With other delegates

You can use the EAU Association App (see “App”) to get in touch with other delegates or congress participants. First install the EAU22 Event when it becomes available. The networking 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 EAU22 faculty and speakers on the EAU22 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.


Opening Ceremony and Awards
Participants and exhibitors attending the congress are invited to the official Opening Ceremony on Friday, 18 March 2022 at 18.00-19.30 in eURO Auditorium 1 (Orange Area). During the Opening Ceremony the new Honorary EAU Members will be announced and EAU Awards will be handed out. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Networking Reception in the Orange Area until 20:30 hrs.

More info about the awards can be found here.


Opening Hours
Find the overview of the Congress opening hours here.


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.


Patient Information
EAU22 features a special programme for urology patients representatives, the EAU Patient Day. Find out more >


Personal Planner
Do not miss anything during this year’s congress, use the EAU Personal Planner!

  • It is fully integrated with the scientific programme of the congress
  • You can select your priority sessions and export them to your Outlook, Google Calendar or print them out.

Visit the scientific programme overview for more information.

Kindly note that the planner on the website and the planner in the App do not exchange information. You can use either one for your planning.


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


Prayer Room
The Prayer Room is always open and accessible via Entrance D at level -1.


Presentation Training Centre
Mrs. Vivienne Parry (GB) will give Individual & Group Presentation Skills Training Sessions to help improve presentation and delivery skills. The one-on-one half hour sessions and 45 minute group sessions (max. 15 persons) are free of charge and available to all speakers.

Appointments for this very popular training session should be made by sending an email to Ms. Nina Bogaert with your preferred timing or by signing up at the Speaker Service Centre (Orange Area).


Press Centre
Journalists and medical/science writers can obtain a free registration to the congress. Registered press members are welcome to use the facilities at the EAU Press Centre (Orange Area) where they will also obtain a special press pack. Internet access, printer and photocopy facilities are provided.
More information>


Registration Area
All registration and service desks are located in the Blue Area.


Resource Centre
As a congress delegate, you can access the EAU22 scientific content as it becomes available in the EAU22 Resource Centre using your MyEAU credentials. EAU Members have early access to read the abstracts in advance. The content in the Resource Centre will be available up to 3 years after the congress, but is not accredited.


Security and Safety
The RAI and the EAU have taken security precautions to ensure the maximum possible safety for all participants. Bags may be subject to inspection. Do not leave bags unattended at any time.


Smoking Policy
Smoking (also of e-cigarettes) is not allowed inside the congress centre and in the exhibition hall.


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 FacebookLinkedIn,  Twitter and Instagram. We invite you to use the hashtag #EAU22, follow us on all social media accounts and join the conversation!


Speaker Service Centre
The Speaker Service Centre is located in the Orange area.
See ‘opening hours’ for more information.


Taxi
There are a lot of taxis in Amsterdam and at every major train station, there are taxi stands. The RAI venue has taxi ranks laid out to facilitate the arrival and departure of visitors.


Time Zone
All communicated times in the scientific programme are Central European Time (CET), the time zone in most of Europe at the time of EAU22.


Transportation Passes
Delegates will receive a 4-day transportation pass valid for unlimited travel within the city of Amsterdam (including connection to the airport). For transportation information please go to the Transportation Desk (in the Registration Area).


Upcoming Meetings
Information on upcoming meetings can be displayed in the “Upcoming Meetings” promotion walls in the Charge & Connect Areas (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area). It is strictly forbidden to put up promotional material at any other location in the building.


Wi-Fi
The EAU is offering free Wi-Fi during congress days in the RAI Amsterdam, with the exception of the Exhibition area.

In the Exhibition area, free Wi-Fi is only available at the Charge & Connect areas.