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Stones and endourology: surgical demonstrations from the masters

“Stones is always an interesting and relevant part of urology, it represents a big part of the activities that urologists are doing in their practice,” says Prof. Liatsikos. “A lot of urologists combine the treatment of urological stones with another specialty. Around 40-50% of our practice is stones so it’s always an interesting topic to discuss.”

Prof. Liatsikos (Patras, GR) will be co-chairing the seventh and final plenary session, which is completely filled with surgical videos and discussion between expert surgeons. Plenary Session 7: Stones: Keeping with tradition or time for new concepts? will take place on Monday, July 12 (8:00-9:30).

“At EAU21 we will cover what is new in stone management. The track is designed to cover every part, from shockwave lithotripsy to percutaneous nephrolithortripsy (PCNL) and flexible ureteroscopy. We will discuss hot topics like metabolic evaluation, the medical treatment of urinary stones, and suggested dietary modifications. Stone analysis and the basic evaluation of stone patients are of use to us. We will also see a case discussion on a young boy, in order to address the paediatric side of stone treatment.”

“Of course endourology is closely linked to developments in technology. So delegates can also expect us to cover everything to do with single-use ureteroscopes, and new developments in laser technology. These technologies evolve almost on a year-by-year basis. It’s important that people hear from the experts what is not just new but also what is objectively an improvement and useful in daily practice.”

“Finally, we will also look at surgical training and how this can be done in times of pandemic. Perhaps virtual training will play a larger role for our younger colleagues?”