ESU Courses

From the newest updates in urology, practical insights, core theoretical knowledge to best practices, the course programme of the European School of Urology (ESU) at the 34th Annual EAU Congress in Barcelona this year will encompass the full breadth of urology, providing expert knowledge and in-depth views on major topics and procedures.

The ESU aims to not only offer the insights of experienced mentors and faculty but also ensure participants will get, first-hand, the best practices that are vital in offering optimal care to patients. At least 16 areas in urology will be covered by 54 courses ranging from Female Urology, Infections, Stones, Trauma, Male LUTS to, onco-urology to paediatric urology, among others.




  • Adrenals for urologists


  • Office management of male sexual dysfunction
  • The infertile couple – Urological aspects

Female urology

  • Prolapse management and female pelvic floor problems
  • Advanced vaginal reconstruction

General urology       

  • How to proceed with hematuria
  • Ultrasound in urology
  • Update renal, bladder and prostate cancer guidelines 2019, what is changed?
  • What has changed in the non-oncology guidelines: adapt title
  • Improving your communication and presentation skills
  • How to write introduction and methods
  • How to write results and discussion


  • Dealing with the challenge of infection in urology

Kidney transplantation       

  • Renal transplantation: Technical aspects, diagnosis and management of early and late urological complications

Male LUTS    

  • Management of BPO: From medical to surgical treatment, including setbacks and operative solutions (SOS)
  • Post-surgical urinary incontinence in males

Neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction   

  • Chronic pelvic pain in men and women
  • Practical neuro-urology
  • Lower urinary tract dysfunction and urodynamics

Paediatric urology   

  • Paediatric urology for the adult urologist. Congenital problems of the urinary tract: Obstruction and reflux and long term outcome
  • Paediatric urology for the adult urologist. Congenital disorders of the external genitalia, DSD and long term outcome

Penile and testicular cancer           

  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile diseases

Prostate cancer        

  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Retropubic radical prostatectomy – Tips, tricks and pitfalls
  • Focal treatment in prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer imaging: When and how to use it
  • Prostate cancer screening and active surveillance – Where are we now?
  • Prostate biopsy – Tips and tricks
  • Metastatic prostate cancer
  • Oligometastatic prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer update: 2018-2019
  • Surgery or radiotherapy for localised and locally advanced prostate cancer

Renal tumours         

  • Robot renal surgery
  • Treatment of small renal masses
  • Advanced course on laparoscopic renal surgery


  • Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL)
  • Update on stone disease
  • Flexible ureterorenoscopy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: Instrumentation, technique, tips and tricks, indications
  • Metabolic workup and non-surgical management of urinary stone disease
  • Advanced endourology in the non-standard patients with urolithiasis


  • Urinary tract and genital trauma

Urethral Strictures   

  • Advanced course on urethral stricture surgery

Urological surgery   

  • Surgical anatomy for laparoscopic and robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and cystectomy
  • Laparoscopy for beginners
  • Advanced course on upper tract laparoscopy: Kidney, UPJ, ureter and stones
  • Basic penile scrotal surgery and first steps in endourology
  • Prosthetic surgery in urology
  • Lymphadenectomy in urological malignancies

Urothelial tumours  

  • Practical management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)
  • New perspectives in the management of upper tract tumours
  • Laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy
  • Management and outcome in invasive and locally advanced bladder cancer
  • Nerve-sparing cystectomy and orthotopic bladder substitution – Surgical tricks and management of complications
  • How will immunotherapy change the multidisciplinary management of urothelial bladder cancer