Today was the birth of the very first EAU Patient Day at the Annual EAU Congress. On the second day of EAU21 Virtual, the Patient Day was an event packed with insightful and eye-opening presentations. Here are some highlights.
Prostate cancer session:
- Mrs. Corinne Tillier kicked off the event with her presentation “Predictive individual risks of urinary incontinence after prostatectomy and impact on shared decision-making.”
- Mr. André Deschamps presented the results of the EUPROMS Study.
- Prof. Richard Wassersug spoke about the ADT Educational Programme Canada/Europe.
Bladder cancer session:
- Ms. Josefine Bjorqvist explained the EVOLVE Delph Study on “agreeing priority areas for patient involvement within guideline development.”
- On behalf of the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition (WBCPC), Mr. Alex Filicevas presented the mission and methodology of the WBCPC global impact study “Understanding bladder cancer patient experiences study.”
Kidney cancer session:
- Mrs. Anne Wilson, director of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), presented the results of the World Kidney Cancer Day 2021.
- Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching spoke about “balancing efficacy and quality-of-life measurements among metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) studies.”
Life After Cancer Treatment session:
- Mr. Phil Cornford explained the importance of a remote follow-up programme.
- Mr. Ken Mastris from the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) spoke about the “cancer-related complications and comorbidities as an EU health priority: the case of urological cancer survivors in older ages.”
Functional Urology session:
- Dr. Michael van Balken emphasized to simplify educating patients as “information is key.”
- Another interesting session was presented by E.J. Messelink: “You need the Brain to treat the Pain.”
- Ms. A. Jassal, speaking on behalf of the World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP), introduced WFIPP’s Digital Platform ‘Support in Continence.’
Patient Poster Presentations:
- An array of both patients and healthcare professionals presented their patient posters. Also, the Top-5 Best Patient Poster Winners were announced.
Roundtable: The Road to Successful Intervention
Chairs Prof. Hein Van Poppel and Mr. Eamonn Rogers moderated a discussion about the shared responsibilities of both the healthcare provider and the patient during a patient’s healthcare pathway. Featuring, amongst others, Prof. Axel Merseburger and Prof. Richard Wassersug, questions were asked about ADT as a treatment option and ADT-related CVD risks. Which specific side effect does upset patients and their loved ones the most?
All EAU Patient Day sessions will become available in the On Demand feature on the Virtual Platform by tomorrow!