General Information

Abstracts, Posters & Videos

Poster and video abstracts will be presented and discussed during a variety of abstract sessions in Milan.

Abstracts will also be available online in the EAU21 Resource Centre at, at Urosource and through the congress App for EAU members and congress delegates as of Friday, July 9.
Elsevier will publish the accepted abstracts as an official supplement of European Urology as of Friday, 9th of July 2021 at and

Online abstract submission opens 1 August 2020 and closes 1 February 2021 (23:59:59 CET).
More information about the submission procedure.

Address Congress Venue
MiCo – Milano Convention Centre
Viale Eginardo, Gate 2
20149 Milan, Italy
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App: Your smart congress companion
The EAU App is the easiest way to navigate the congress and provides instant access to key information on EAU Annual Congress. Browse the 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 Events App for free in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).

Every year the EAU hands out a number of prestigious awards to recognise and celebrate dedication and innovation in urological research and practice.
Traditionally handed out at the Annual EAU Congress, the awards are a vital acknowledgement of the fact that the international urological community is progressive and continues to push the limits of what is known to mankind today. Also this year the awards will be handed out during the 36th Annual EAU Congress in Milan. The award winners will also be recognised in the EAU Award Gallery and the congress newspaper.
Deadline for Award nominations is 1 February 2021.

Award Gallery
At the EAU Award Gallery, you will find a complete overview of all EAU awards handed out during EAU21. 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 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.

Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance for EAU21 can be printed as of Wednesday, 14 July 2021. You will need your registration number (below the barcode on your badge) to print the certificate. Download the certificate here.

CME Accreditation
The application for accreditation of the EAU21 congress will be submitted to the UEMS/EACCME. More will be announced shortly.

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

Congress Newsletter: European Urology Today Congress Edition
Special daily congress newsletters will be distributed at various locations in the congress venue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The newsletters feature on-site interviews and background information on sessions and all other relevant subjects.

COVID-19 Restrictions
EAU21 will be organised in accordance with all local COVID-19 restrictions that are in force in Milan in July of 2021. This might include extra sanitary measures and social distancing.

Currency & Cash
The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). The MiCo (Milano Convention Centre) has two ATMs. The first is in the South Wing level 1 on the balcony of the exhibition , while the second is available in the North Wing on level 1.

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, 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 EAU21.

EAU Patient Information
EAU Patient Information is the trusted portal for patients and urologists, offering evidence-based information on diagnostics, treatments and patient support. Delegates are welcome to visit the EAU Patient Information Corner for a presentation of animated videos on surgical procedures developed for patients. The EAU Patient Information Corner is located at the EAU Booth in the Exhibition Hall.

EAU Policy on Live Surgery
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 >

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 in the Exhibition Hall.

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 in the Exhibition Hall.

European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN)
The 22nd International EAUN Meeting will be held in Milan on 10-12 July 2021 in conjunction with EAU21. 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 EAUN21 website or download the EAU Events 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.

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  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

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 2019 Impact Factor is 17.947. Come see European Urology for yourself – visit either the European Urology Booth or the EAU Booth in the Exhibition Hall.

European Urology 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 have 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.

An extensive technical exhibition will be held during EAU21. The exhibition, open to technical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers, will officially open on Saturday, 10 July at 09.30. 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.

Opening hours:

Saturday, 10 July 09.30 – 18.00 hrs
Sunday, 11 July 09.30 – 18.00 hrs
Monday, 12 July 09.30 – 15.30 hrs

Guests & Children
In compliance with the Pharma Codes, it is not allowed for you to register accompanying guests (including children). Any guests you may have are not allowed to access this event. In addition, the EAU is unfortunately unable to offer children’s daycare facilities at its events.

If you have any special requirements due to impaired mobility, medical needs or due to the fact you are nursing please let the organisation know in advance.

EAU members can collect a copy of the EAU Extended Urological Guidelines 2020 and the EAU Pocket Guidelines 2021, free of charge, at the EAU Booth in the Exhibition Hall.

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

History Annual EAU Congress
The EAU Congress history website can be viewed at 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.

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.

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

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

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

Lost & Found
For assistance, report any lost or found items to the EAU Information Desk.

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 or can be submitted on-site at the EAU Press Centre. 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.

Opening Ceremony and Awards
Participants and exhibitors attending the congress are invited to the official Opening Ceremony. Date time and location will be updated closer to the events date. During the Opening Ceremony the new Honorary EAU Members will be announced and EAU Awards will be handed out.

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
EAU will be taking photos and doing some filming between sessions. If you would prefer not to be filmed or photographed, please let us know by sending an e-mail to:

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 where they will also obtain a special press pack. Internet access, printer and photocopy facilities are provided.
More information.

Resource Centre
All scientific content of the congress such as abstracts, videos and webcasts will be available online in the Resource Centre  Access the Resource Centre using your congress registration login (MyEAU), your EAU member login (MyEAU) or the barcode number on your congress badge (type the number without the *).

Security & Safety
The MiCo 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.

Social Media
We are using social media at the congress to encourage an open discussion on urology science and experiences at the congress. EAU congress speakers, opinion leaders, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow the EAU on Facebook via, Twitter via @uroweb and Instagram via @uroweb. Use #EAU21 to discuss the Congress and join the conversation!

Speaker Service Centre
Only digital presentations will be accepted during the congress. All presentations (format 16:9) should be handed in at least three hours prior to the start of the session at the Speaker Service Centre.

If you have an early presentation, please hand in your slides on the day before! Failure to do so could result in presentations not being available for projection when required.

Travel Information
Detailed travel advice on how to get to Milan and the congress venue will be updated in time.

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

Sessions, showing this webcast symbol, will be webcasted within several hours after the session in the EAU21 Resource Centre on:  The statements and the opinions featured in the webcasts are solely those of the individual presenters and not of the EAU.

The EAU is offering free Wi-Fi during congress days in the MiCo, with the exception of the Exhibition Hall. In the Exhibition Hall, free Wi-Fi is only available at the Charge & Connect areas.