From the EAU Crystal Matula Award for a young promising European urologist to the EAU Willy Gregoir Medal, from the EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award to the Best Abstract Awards; the EAU annually bestows prestigious awards on pioneering, renowned urologists. This page is designed to honour those urologists. Please have a look at all the EAU20 award winners.

EAU Willy Gregoir Medal

M. Wirth

Dresden, Germany

For a significant contribution to the development of the urological
specialty in Europe

EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award

H. Van Poppel

Leuven, Belgium

For a longstanding and important contribution to the activities
and development of the EAU

EAU Crystal Matula Award

D. Tilki

Hamburg, Germany

For a young promising European urologist

Supported by LABORIE

EAU Innovators in Urology Award

J. Barentsz

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

For inventions and clinical contributions which have had a major impact on influencing the treatment and/or diagnosis of a urological disease

EAU Ernest Desnos Prize

M. Moran

Tucson, United States of America

For extraordinary contributions to the History of Urology

EAU Hans Marberger Award

A. Larcher

Milan, Italy

For the best European paper published on Minimally Invasive Surgery
in Urology

The ERUS Curriculum for Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: Structure Definition and Pilot Clinical Validation
European Urology 75 (2019) 1023-1031;

Supported by KARL STORZ SE & CO.KG

EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award

D. Osses

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

For the best paper published on clinical or experimental studies in prostate

Results of Prostate Cancer Screening in a Unique Cohort at 19 yr of Follow-up
European Urology 75 (2019) 374-377;


New EAU Honorary Members

W. Artibani

Verona, Italy

D. Castro Diaz

Tenerife, Spain

R. Sylvester

Brussels, Belgium

T. Tammela

Tampere, Finland

L-P. Xie

Hangzhou, China

Best Papers published in Urological Literature Award

Best Paper on Fundamental Research

Single-cell transcriptomes from human kidneys reveal the cellular identity of renal tumors
Science 361 (6402), 594-599
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1699

T.  Mitchell, Great Shelford, United Kingdom

Best papaer M. Heck

Best Paper on Clinical Research

Treatment Outcome, Toxicity, and Predictive Factors for Radioligand Therapy with Lu-PSMA-I&T in Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer
European Urology 75 (2019) 920-926;

M. Heck, Munich, Germany

European Urology® Awards
Best paper W. Chen

Best Scientific Paper

Genomic Drivers of Poor Prognosis and Enzalutamide Resistance in Metastatic
Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer
European Urology, Volume 76, Issue 5, Pages 562–571

W. Chen, San Francisco, United States of America

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best paper M. Ilg

Best Scientific Paper on Fundamental Research

Antifibrotic Synergy Between Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors and Selective Oestrogen Receptor Modulators in Peyronie’s Disease Models
European Urology, Volume 75, Issue 2, Pages 329–340

M. Ilg, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best Scientific Paper on Clinical Research

Extended Versus Limited Lymph Node Dissection in Bladder Cancer Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy: Survival Results from a Prospective, Randomized Trial
European Urology, Volume 75, Issue 4, Pages 604–611

J. Gschwend, Munich, Germany

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best paper P. De Visschere

Best Scientific Paper on Oncology

A Systematic Review on the Role of Imaging in Early Recurrent Prostate Cancer
European Urology Oncology 2 (2019) p47-76

P. De Visschere, Ghent, Belgium

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best Scientific Paper on Robotic Surgery

Robot-assisted AMS-800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter Bladder Neck Implantation in Female Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence
European Urology, Volume 75, Issue 1, Pages 169–175

B.  Peyronnet, Rennes, France


Best paper A. Alberts

Resident’s Corner Awards for the Best
Scientific Paper by a Resident

Prediction of High-grade Prostate Cancer Following Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Improving the Rotterdam European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer Risk Calculators
European Urology, Volume 75, Issue 2, Pages 310–318

A. Alberts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Resident’s Corner Awards for the Best
Scientific Paper by a Resident

Metastasis-directed Therapy in Treating Nodal Oligorecurrent Prostate Cancer: A Multi-institutional Analysis Comparing the Outcome and Toxicity of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Elective Nodal Radiotherapy
European Urology, Volume 76, Issue 6, Pages 732–739

E.  De Bleser, Ghent, Belgium


Best Abstract Awards Oncology
Best abstract A. Gao

First prize

Inhibition steroid sulfatase suppresses androgen signaling and improves response to enzalutamide
Abstract No. PT090
EUT article

A. Gao, Sacramento, United States of America

Second prize

Late toxicity and quality of life from GETUG-AFU 22 study: A randomized phase II trial comparing 6 months of degarelix in combination with radiotherapy to radiotherapy alone for patients with detectable PSA after radical prostatectomy
Abstract No. 925
EUT article

P. Sargos, Bordeaux, France

Best Abstract Awards Non-Oncology

First prize

Novel model of micturition based on a multi-unit recordings of optogenetically-identified Barrington’s CRH neurons in mice
Abstract No. 423
EUT article

H. Ito, Kanagawa, Japan

Best abstract Y. Akiyama

Second prize

Are glomerulations still a characteristic marker for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome? Biological evidences from global gene expression and comprehensive immunohistochemical quantification analyses
Abstract No. 285
EUT article

Y. Akiyama, Tokyo, Japan

Best abstract Y. Yang

Third prize

Increased stromal components and prostatic fibrosis via altering the CYP19/Estrogen/GPER signaling in the early progression of BPH tissues of men ≤ 50 years old
Abstract No. 640
EUT article

Y. Yang, Beijing, China

Best Abstract by Residents-in-Urology Awards

First prize

CDK12 expression profile and correlation with tumor associated immune cell infiltrates in prostate cancer
Abstract No. 1122

M. Hupe, Lubeck, Germany

Second prize

Diagnostic test performance of ultrasound and cytology in upper tract cancer – results from the IDENTIFY study
Abstract No. PT339

S. Khadhouri, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Best abstract L. Qu

Third prize

Does biopsy approach affect histopathology grade concordance from biopsy to prostatectomy? An Australian analysis
Abstract No. 54

L. Qu, Victoria, Australia

European Urological Scholarship Programme Awards
EUSP Scholarship Y. Noureldin

EUSP Best Scholar Award – LAB

Real-Time Measurement of Changes in Intra-Pelvic Pressure (IPP) and Intra-Pelvic Temperature (IPT) during Modern Upper Urinary Tract Endourologic Procedures

Y. Noureldin, Benha, Egypt

EUSP Scholarship R. Boissier

EUSP Best Scholar Award – Clinical Research

Renal Transplantation & Urological Oncology

R. Boissier, Marseille, France

Best Video Abstract Awards
Best abstract A. Gallioli

First prize

Innovations and technical variations in robot-assisted kidney transplantation: Results from the ERUS working group

A. Gallioli, Milan, Italy

Best abstract B. Enganti

Second prize

Double-face augmentation urethroplasty for bulbar urethral strictures-dorsal versus ventral approach: Technical implications and short-term outcomes

B. Enganti, Hyderabad, India

Best abstract D. Enikeev

Third prize

Safety and short-term oncological outcomes of thulium fiber laser en-bloc resection of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A prospective non-randomized phase II trial

D. Enikeev, Moscow, Russia

ESUI Vision Award

Multiparametric Cystoscopy for Detection of Bladder Cancer Using Real-time Multispectral Imaging

M. Kriegmair, Mannheim, Germany

Young Academic Urologists Awards

Best Paper by YAU

Impact of Three-dimensional Printing in Urology: State of the Art and Future Perspectives.
A Systematic Review by ESUT-YAUWP Group
European Urology 2019 Aug; 76(2): 209-221.
doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.04.044. Epub 2019 May 18

G. Cacciamani, Los Angeles, United States of America

Best Abstract by YAU

The IRON study: Investigation of Robot-assisted versus Open Nephron-sparing surgery
Abstract No. 30

A. Larcher, Milan, Italy

Yau M Fode

Best Reviewer YAU

Reviewer for European Urology and Social Media Editor of Scandinavian Journal of Urology

M. Fode, Herlev, Denmark

ESTU René Küss Prize
Best abstract A. Gallioli The European experience in robot-assisted kidney transplantation: Learning curve
Abstract No. 960A. Gallioli, Milan, Italy

For an overview of award winners in previous years, please visit the EAU Congress History website.