EAU23 Award Winners

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 EAU23 award winners.

EAU Willy Gregoir Medal
L. Martínez-Piñeiro

L. Martínez-Piñeiro

Madrid, Spain

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

EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award

J. Catto

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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

EAU Crystal Matula Award

J. Gómez Rivas

Madrid, Spain

For a young promising European urologist

Supported by LABORIE

EAU Innovators in Urology Award
P Wiklund

P. Wiklund

Stockholm, Sweden

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
R. Vela Navarrete

R. Vela Navarrete

Madrid, Spain

For extraordinary contributions to the History of Urology

EAU Hans Marberger Award
R. Campi

R. Campi

Florence, Italy

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

Robotic Versus Open Kidney Transplantation from Deceased Donors: A Prospective Observational Study
European Urology 39 (2022) 36- 46;

Supported by KARL STORZ SE & CO.KG

EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award
E. Ventimiglia

E. Ventimiglia

Milan, Italy

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

Long-term Outcomes Among Men Undergoing Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer in Sweden
JAMA Network Open (2022);


EAU Patient Advocacy Medal of Excellence

R. Giles

Duivendrecht, The Netherlands

For effective advocacy and a positive impact on European urology


New EAU Honorary Members
A. Chiu

A. Chiu

Taipei, Taiwan

C. Evans

C. Evans

Sacramento, United States of America

H. Haas

H. Haas

Heppenheim, Germany

A. Rodríguez

A. Rodríguez

Winston Salem, United States of America

M. Roobol

M. Roobol

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

A. de la Taille

A. de la Taille

Créteil, France


Best Papers published in Urological Literature Award

Best Paper on Fundamental Research

Determinants of anti-PD-1 response and resistance in clear cell renal cell carcinoma Cancer Cell 39 (2021)

L. Au, London, United Kingdom

Best Paper on Clinical Research

Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab and Radical Cystectomy in Patients with Muscle-Invasive Urothelial Bladder Cancer: 3-Year Median Follow-Up Update of PURE-01 Trial
Clin Cancer Res (2022)

G. Basile, Milan, Italy


European Urology® Awards

Best Scientific Paper

Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Short-course Pembrolizumab for Oligometastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma—The RAPPORT Trial
European Urology; Volume 81, Issue 4, P364-372, April 1, 2022
S. Siva, Melbourne, Australia

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best Scientific Paper on Fundamental Research

A Phase 2 Trial of the Effect of Antiandrogen Therapy on COVID-19 Outcome: No Evidence of Benefit, Supported by Epidemiology and In Vitro Data
European Urology; Volume 81, Issue 3, P285-293, March 1, 2022
K. Welén, Gothenburg, Sweden

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best Scientific Paper on Clinical Research

Circumcision and Risk of Febrile Urinary Tract Infection in Boys with Posterior Urethral Valves: Result of the CIRCUP Randomized Trial
European Urology; Volume 81, Issue 1, P64-72, January 1, 2022
L. Harper, Saint Denis de La Réunion, France

Supported by ELSEVIER

Best Scientific Paper on Robotic Surgery

First prize

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer in Renal Transplant Recipients: Results from a Multicenter Series 
European Urology, Volume 82, issue 6, Pages 639-645
G. Marra, Turin, Italy


Second prize

Robot-assisted Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen–radioguided Salvage Surgery in Recurrent Prostate Cancer Using a DROP-IN Gamma Probe: The First Prospective Feasibility Study

European Urology; Volume 82, Issue 1, P97-105, July 1, 2022

H. de Barros, M. van Oosterom, M. Donswijk, J. Hendrikx, A. Vis, T. Maurer, F. van Leeuwen, H. van der Poel, P. van Leeuwen (Amsterdam, Leiden, The Netherlands; Hamburg, Germany)


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

First-in-human Intravesical Delivery of Pembrolizumab Identifies Immune Activation in Bladder Cancer Unresponsive to Bacillus Calmette-Guérin
European Urology, Volume 82, Issue 6, P602-610, December 1, 2022
K. Meghani, Chicago, United States of America

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

Updating and Integrating Core Outcome Sets for Localised, Locally Advanced, Metastatic, and Nonmetastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: An Update from the PIONEER Consortium
European Urology, Volume 81, Issue 5, P503-514, May 01, 2022
K. Beyer, London, United Kindom

Platinum Awards

M. Albersen, Leuven, Belgium
J-N. Cornu, Rouen, France
T. Morgan, Ann Arbor, United States of America
A. Mottrie, Aalst, Belgium
G. Novara, Padova, Italy
A. Vickers, New York, United States of America

Best Abstract Awards Oncology

First prize

Proteomic profiling of muscle invasive bladder cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Abstract Nr. AM23-2797
M. Reike, Vancouver, Canada

Second prize

The Stockholm3 prostate cancer screening trial (STHLM3): An interim analysis of mortality results after 6.5 years of follow-up
Abstract Nr. AM23-3772
C. Micoli, Solna, Sweden


Best Abstract Awards Non-Oncology

First prize

Similar artefact susceptibility for water- and air-filled urodynamic systems: Results from a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
Abstract Nr. AM23-4013
M. Kasten, Zürich, Switzerland

Best Abstract by Residents-in-Urology Awards

First prize

Global variation in the quality of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate from the PRIME Trial (the GLIMPSE Study)
Abstract Nr. AM3-3336
A. Ng, London, United Kingdom

Second prize

Proximal urethrostomy (PU) versus urethroplasty (U) for complex urethral strictures (CUS)
Abstract Nr. AM23-0748
N. Rahav, Jerusalem, Israel

Third prize

Prostate cancers detected in the PSA interval 1.8-3 ng/mL – results from the Göteborg 2 prostate cancer screening trial
Abstract Nr. AM23-1041
F. Möller, Skövde, Sweden

European Urological Scholarship Programme Awards

EUSP Best Scholar

Analysis of gene expression signatures and immune cell infiltrates in tumour tissue and microenvironment after neoadjuvant treatment with axitinib and avelumab in patients with localized high-risk RCC to assess mechanisms and predictors of response
Y. Abu Ghanem, Ramat Gan, Israel

Best Video Abstract Awards

First prize

Multi-center, prospective, single arm, pivotal study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of robotic-assisted surgery easyuretero-100 in patients in need of retrograde intrarenal surgery
S. Cho, Seoul, South Korea

Second prize

Robotic augmentation cystoplasty: 1-year outcome of the anterior and posterior approaches
C. Yee, Hong Kong, China

Third prize

Technique and outcomes from prostate capsule-sparing during robotic male cystectomy
A. Ta, London, United Kingdom

Young Academic Urologists Awards

Best Paper by YAU

Three-dimensional Model-assisted Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies

F. Piramide, Turin, Italy

Best Abstract by YAU

Can we rely on available models to identify candidates for extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (ePLND) in men staged with PSMA-PET? External validation of the Briganti nomograms and development of a novel tool to identify optimal candidates for ePLND

G. Gandaglia, Milan, Italy

Best Reviewer YAU

R. Bertolo, Rome, Italy

Best Patient Poster Awards

First Prize

Global Patient Survey: Reported Experience of Diagnosis, Management, and Burden of Renal Cell Carcinomas in >2,200 Patients from 39 Countries
Abstract Nr. AP23-0022
R. Giles, Duivendrecht, The Netherlands

Second Prize

A comprehensive summary of patient and caregiver experiences with bladder cancer: Results of a survey from 49 countries
Abstract Nr. AP23-0027
A. Filicevas, Brussels, Belgium

Third Prize

How can we improve patient-clinician communication in men diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Abstract Nr. AP23-0021
K. Beyer, London, United Kingdom

Helmut Haas Award

H. Heers

Marburg, Germany

End of life care – Preferences of patients with advanced urologic malignancies

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