General Information

About the EAU22 Congress
EAU22 will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 1-4 July 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.

Currently, there are no COVID-19-related restrictions at the venue. For the most up-to-date information, see 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 “Online-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
Abstract submission for EAU22 closed on 1 November. Selected abstracts will be presented during (video) abstract sessions in Amsterdam.

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 Wednesday, 1 June 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.

Click here for more information about the Abstracts.


Access to the EAU22 Virtual Platform

The virtual platform opens on 1 June 2022 at 10:00 CEST, closes on 11 July at 17:45 CEST and gives access to a live stream of all the sessions held in eURO Auditoriums 1 & 2 and Green Room 1 as well as On Demand access to recordings of the other sessions when they become available.

What do I need to attend the virtual congress?
You will need your MyEAU credentials and a valid registration to attend the virtual congress (see “Online Access to EAU22”). 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 eau22.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 EAU22 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.


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


Airlines: Discounted travel through our Preferred Carrier
The EAU has partnered with Air France-KLM so you can benefit from an attractive discount for your trip to Amsterdam. More information can be found here.


App: the EAU Association App
For EAU22, the EAU’s Association App is the easiest way to navigate the congress. We highly recommend to download the EAU22 event app as there will be no printed programme book. From 1 June 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. You can save a session or company using the save icon. Saved sessions and companies can be found under “My Programme” and “My Favorites”, respectively. Both can be found in your Profile (accessible from the app’s home page, on the top right). Offline use of the App is possible.

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

App Help Desk
If you have any questions about the EAU’s Association App, the EAU22 event app, other event apps and its many features, you can ask for support at the App Help Desk. You can find the help desk at the EAU Information desk in the main entrance of the congress (entrance K, Orange Area).


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.


Baby Care Lounge
If you are attending EAU22 and you need to use a breast pump, RAI Congress Centre offers a “Baby Care Lounge”.  It is located in the Purple Area on level -1. The Baby Care Lounge has comfortable seats, a refrigerator and a sink with hot and cold running water. The Baby Care Lounge can only be accessed with a key and can be locked from the inside. The key can be collected at the RAI Reception Desk, on the ground floor of the Elicium (Entrance D, Purple Area) and is to be returned after use.

See also “Guests & Children


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.


Business Centre
There is a business centre in the Purple Area at level -1. They offer various services such as printing, copying, scanning, laminating, document binding and graphic design. Additionally office & IT products are sold (eg chargers, cables, adapters etc).


Certificate of Attendance
As of Wednesday 6 July 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, booths A70 & E72).


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


CME Accreditation

The 37th Annual EAU Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 01/07/2022-04/07/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 30 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

IMPORTANT: CME credits for EAU22 will be awarded not just for sessions viewed live, but also for any sessions and webcasts viewed via the “On Demand” feature on the virtual platform up to 24 hours after the congress ends (5 July, 17:45 CEST). Participants will be logged and checked.

More information can be found here.

See also “EU-ACME/CNE Desk


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 History Area
EAU22 marks the start of the EAU’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. During the congress, delegates can visit the Congress History Area, in the Green Area, for a video presentation on the five decades of the EAU. Not only will it feature highlights from the EAU’s history but also place those events in the context of contemporary events and medical developments. More details about the founding of the EAU and milestone moments of the association can be found on the EAU Congress history website. Come travel back in time with the EAU! Who knows, you may just see some very familiar faces.


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 newsletter will also be available online and mailed out as a regular EUT to EAU Members.


Currency
The currency in The Netherlands is the Euro (€). An ATM can be found at the main entrance of the meeting (Entrance K, Orange Area).


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 (Blue Area, booth D60) consists of the following corners: EAU Membership, EBU, EU-ACME/CNE, Patient Information lounge, Young Urologists, Young Academic Urologists, ESRU (Residents), European Urological Scholarship Programme, EAU23 Milan, ERN 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. More information about the EAU Research Foundation can be found at the EAU Booth (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area, booth D60).


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. The units are indicated on the directional signs with the first aid symbol .

In case of emergencies inside the congress venue, contact a security guard or call the following number: +31 20 549 1234

Outside of the RAI congress venue, please call the general emergency number:

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

EU-ACME/CNE Desk
Information on the EU-ACME/CNE programme, CME/CNE/CPD credits, membership status & benefits, accredited CME/CNE activities and national CME credits systems can be obtained at the EU-ACME information desk at the EAU Booth (Exhibition Hall, Blue Area, booth D60).


European Association of Urology Nurses
The 22nd International EAUN Meeting will be held in Amsterdam on 2-4 July 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, booth D60) 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, booth E18).

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 current Impact Factor is 20.096.

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 Impact Factor of 5.996. 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. EU Oncology has a current Impact Factor of 7.479.

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.

Opening hours

Friday 1 July 12:00-18:00
Saturday 2 July 10:00-18:15
Sunday 3 July 10:00-18:00
Monday 4 July 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.


Food & Beverage
Catering points are available in all congress areas (Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple and Grey Area). Please note that these catering points do not accept cash. Credit and debit cards only.


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.

See also “Baby Care Lounge


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, booth D60).

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, booth D60).


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 main entrance (Entrance K, 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.


Meet the Experts
Delegates are able to meet the speakers of the Plenary sessions immediately at the end of the plenary sessions in the foyer of eURO Auditorium 1 (Orange Area). Do not miss this opportunity to meet and greet the experts and to consult them for any questions you may have.


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, 1 July 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.


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.

See also “Resource Centre


Online Access to EAU22
There is an Online Only registration option for EAU22 if you should not be able to travel to Amsterdam. An Online-Only registration entitles you to live access of the most important session rooms and On Demand access of other sessions once they become available. More information here.


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
There is a prayer room in the Purple Area at level -1, which is open during congress hours.


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 15 minute sessions and 30 minute group sessions (max. 6 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.

Opening hours

Thursday 30 June 08:00-20:00
Friday 1 July 07:00-20:00
Saturday 2 July 06:45-19:30
Sunday 3 July 07:00-19:15
Monday 4 July 07:00-17:15

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.

See also “On Demand Webcasts


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 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
All presentations should be handed in at least three hours prior to the start of the session at the Speaker Service Centre (Orange area). 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.

Opening hours

Thursday 30 June 14:00-19:00
Friday 1 July 07:00-18:00
Saturday 2 July 06:45-19:30
Sunday 3 July 07:00-19:15
Monday 4 July 07:00-17:15

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. See Travel Information for more details.


Time Zone
All communicated times in the scientific programme are Central European Summer Time (CEST), 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 bus, tram and metro connections. (Use of trains, including connections to the airport are not included in the transportation pass. For train travel, see NS train tickets for more information.) For transportation information please go to the Transportation Passes 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, booths A70 & E72). It is strictly forbidden to put up promotional material at any other location in the building.


Virtual Platform
All registered delegates for EAU22 have access to the EAU22 Virtual Platform, which opened on 1 June 2022. On this platform, you can review the congress abstract bodies, award winners, and 5-minute abstract presentations before the official programme start on 1 July 2022. You can choose sessions and make your own personal agenda, as well as interact with leading industry from the Virtual Exhibition.

During the congress you can use the EAU22 platform to access the full abstracts via the “On Demand” tab, view live streams, and get a virtual congress bag. If you have a question for a speaker or want to share your insights, you can contact the speakers during the congress directly via the “Speaker Tab”.

You can access the EAU22 Virtual Platform with your MyEAU credentials.


Virtual Registration for EAU22
See “Online Access to EAU22” above.


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.
Network name: EAU22
Password: Amsterdam22