During the 34th Annual EAU Congress, the “Exhibition Booths” and “Industry Sessions” related to “prescription-only medicines” are only accessible to certified healthcare professionals, qualified to prescribe medicines and pharmacists. Based on information provided by the registering party, the EAU will indicate on the congress badges if the bearer has accreditation to access the “Exhibition Booths” and “Industry Sessions” related to prescription-only medicines. The accredited delegates will have the letter “P” on their badges. It is the responsibility of the registering party to provide correct information and the EAU holds no responsibility with regards to the information provided. This measure is in accordance with the national and international pharmaceutical guidelines.
Information on Barcelona will be available at the Barcelona Information Desk (Green Area) staffed by the Barcelona Convention Bureau. They can assist participants with all questions related to the city.
Abstracts, Posters & Videos
More than 1,700 abstracts will be presented during poster, video and Expert-Guided Poster Tour sessions in Barcelona. Congress delegates can collect the EAU19 Poster USB, with a collection of scientific posters from the EAU19 congress at the EAU Booth (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
Abstracts are also available online In the EAU19 Resource Centre at eau19.org/rc, at Urosource and through the congress App for EAU members and congress delegates as of Friday, 15 March 2019. Elsevier will publish the accepted abstracts as an official supplement of European Urology as of Friday, 15 March 2019 at www.sciencedirect.com and europeanurology.com/eu-supplements.
Online abstract submission is now closed.
Access to Session Rooms
Only congress delegates with a valid badge, have access to session rooms. Seating is regulated on a first-come, first served basis. We recommend delegates to go to session rooms well in advance.
Due to safety regulations, doors will be closed when all seats are taken. It is not allowed to stand in the aisles of the rooms.
Address Congress Venue
Fira Gran Via
Access North / Hall 8
c/ Carrer del Foc 37
08038 Barcelona, Spain
App: Your smart congress companion
The EAU19 App is the easiest way to navigate the congress and provides instant access to key information on EAU19. Browse the scientific programme and create your personal programme using the planner. Find session rooms and exhibitor booths by scrolling through the floor plans. Via the personal congress bag icon, you can save relevant links to digitally retrieve or review after the congress. Offline use of the App is possible. Download the EAU Events App for free in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).
At the EAU Award Gallery located in the Red Area, you will find a complete overview of all EAU awards handed out during EAU19. It also features information on past winners of the most prestigious EAU prizes. The EAU Award Gallery provides a great opportunity to take in all the important developments and breakthroughs in recent years.
For more information on Awards check page 4 of the Programme Book.
Badge Tracking System
Congress delegates have a barcode on their badge which enables them to leave their contact details with exhibitors in a quick and easy way. The barcode will also be scanned at the entrance of the session rooms to gather CME and statistical information. EAU bears no responsibility for data scanned by third-parties
Bank and Exchange
The currency in Spain is the Euro (€). There is an ATM in the Registration Area (Green Area).
The two best posters of each poster and Expert-Guided Poster Tour session can be viewed at the e-Poster Area during congress hours in the Red Area and through the congress website as of Friday, 15 March 2019.
There is a business centre at the entrance, at the existing info desk on the left side of SSC, which sells stationery items and has copy and print facilities. Computers with internet access are available on the 1st floor of the Fira Gran Via.
See page 483 of the programme book for more information on business lounges that will be available during EAU19.
Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance for EAU19 can be printed as of Wednesday, 20 March 2019. You will need your registration number (below the barcode on your badge) to print the certificate.
Charge and Connect Area
Special “Charge & Connect Areas” with sitting areas, free internet, work stations and power outlets are available at booth B60 & J60 in the Exhibition Hall (Blue Area).
Cloakroom and Luggage
There is a cloakroom available during congress hours in the Blue Area. Please collect all personal items at the end of each day.
EAU19 is accredited by the UEMS/EACCME through the European Board of Urology. A list of CME accreditation points granted by various national urological societies and the European Board of Urology is available here.
Registered participants can collect a congress bag in the Registration Area (Green Area).
Congress Newsletter: European Urology Today Congress Edition
Special daily congress newsletters will be distributed at various locations in the congress venue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The newsletters feature on-site interviews and background information on sessions and all other relevant subjects. The newsletters will also be available online here during and after the congress.
e-Posters are a medium to translate science to the congress delegates. e-Posters explain the science in a different way and can include oral explanations, videos, additional statistics, PowerPoint presentations etc. In addition to the Abstract Poster Sessions and Expert-Guided Poster Tours, where data will be presented by the authors themselves, e-Posters of these abstracts will be available at the e-Poster Area in the Red Area.
The EAU Booth in the Exhibition Hall (Booth G60) consists of the following corners: EAU Membership, EBU, EU-ACME, Patient Information, Young Urologists, European Urological Scholarship Programme, EAU Amsterdam 2020, Research Foundation, eUROGEN and the EAU Historical Exhibition. There is also information on European Urology and on other EAU publications.
The EAU Membership Corner provides information on membership status and membership benefits. Non-members are welcome to visit the EAU Booth for further information and to apply for EAU Membership.
EAU Congress Office
More information about the Congress office can be found here.
EAU Education Office – European School of Urology (ESU)
The European School of Urology (ESU), working with European faculties, will provide high quality international educational courses in urology during EAU19.
For more information see ESU Courses here.
EAU Patient Information
EAU Patient Information is the trusted portal for patients and urologists, offering evidence-based information on diagnostics, treatments and patient support. Delegates are welcome to visit the EAU Patient Information Corner for a presentation of animated videos on surgical procedures developed for patients. The EAU Patient Information Corner is located at the EAU Booth (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
EAU Policy on Live Surgery
The EAU’s official policy on Live Surgery Events offers organisers a clear framework within which to plan and perform live surgeries. The main principle for these guidelines is that patient safety must take priority over all other considerations during live surgery. Read more >
EAU Research Foundation
The EAU Central Research Office initiates and coordinates, as well as refines investigator initiated and other clinical research protocols. It also acts to facilitate all aspects of clinical research and expand the current network of active research centres and investigators – basic and clinical – both within the EAU member states and its international affiliates. The office coordinates clinical and translational research in close liaison with the EAU Research Foundation. The EAU Research Foundation can be visited at the EAU Booth (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
Barcelona, like most other European countries, has 230-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. Visitors from the Swiss, UK and Ireland will need a plug adaptor for electric appliances, while those from North America need a power converter to use 110/125V appliances.
Emergency Information and First Aid
There is a First Aid unit in the congress venue in the Green Area (opposite Green Room 19). In case of emergencies, contact a security guard or call the following numbers:
- Ambulance (ambulancía) and health emergencies: 061 or 112
- Fire brigade (cuerpo de bomberos): 080 or 112
- National Spanish police (policía nacional): 091
Information on the EU-ACME programme, CME/CPD credits, membership status & benefits, accredited CME activities and national CME credits systems can be obtained at the EU-ACME information desk at the EAU Booth (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
European Association of Urology Nurses
The 20th International EAUN Meeting will be held in Barcelona on 16-18 March 2019, in conjunction with EAU19. This unique three-day meeting provides the ultimate opportunity to interact with leading urology nursing and medical professionals and to find inspiration for advanced nursing practice to take forward in your own work environment. The scientific programme will bring together the latest developments in research as well as best practice and current clinical guidelines, through interactive sessions and (state-of-the-art) lectures, providing an opportunity to discuss and share your important clinical experiences and practice.
Information on EAUN activities (fellowships, courses, guidelines) and EAUN membership can be obtained at the EAUN Booth (next to Green Room 17, Green Area).
European Board of Urology (EBU)
The European Board of Urology (EBU) is a section of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) and responsible for regulatory matters. Visit the EBU Corner at the EAU booth (G60 in the Exhibition Hall, Blue Area) to obtain more information on EBU’s core activities:
- European Board Examinations in Urology (FEBU) and Assessments
- Certification of Residency Training Programmes in Urology, EBU-EAU Host centres, Sub-Specialty Centres
- Medbook® for EBU
European Urology, EU Focus & EU Oncology
European Urology, ‘The Platinum Journal’, is the official journal of the European Association of Urology (EAU). This international peer-reviewed journal devoted to urology is published since 1975 and nowadays reaches over 25,000 readers. The Editor-in-Chief of European Urology is Professor James Catto. European Urology’s 2017 Impact Factor is 17.581. Come see European Urology for yourself – visit either the European Urology (booth L04) or the EAU Booth (booth G60) in the Exhibition Hall (Blue Area).
European Urology Focus (EU Focus) is a sister journal to European Urology and the second official publication of the European Association of Urology (EAU). EU Focus is published at least 6 times per year in an electronic format. Each issue includes a series of invited, thematic reviews, together with original reports, correspondence and introductory editorials on a wide range of urological issues such as oncology, functional urology, reconstructive urology, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, endourology, female urology, andrology, paediatric urology and sexual medicine. EU Focus articles are available on PubMed.
European Urology Oncology (EU Oncology) is the latest sister Journal to European Urology and is the first official publication of the EAU fully devoted to the study of genitourinary malignancies. The journal is published six times a year in electronic format. EU Oncology aims to deliver high-quality research while pursuing the goal of a multi-disciplinary approach, with Urology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Imaging, Pathology and Basic Research working together with the same final aim: to improve patient care.
An extensive technical exhibition will be held during EAU19. The exhibition, open to technical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers, will officially open on Saturday, 16 March at 09.30. This exhibition is one of the premier events worldwide for showcasing new and established products as well as cutting-edge medical technology. High-profile companies , as well as small innovative businesses, join the exhibition – offering insights and opening the doors onto the world of modern urology.
|Saturday, 16 March||09.30 – 18.00 hrs|
|Sunday, 17 March||09.30 – 18.00 hrs|
|Monday, 18 March||09.30 – 15.30 hrs|
The Exhibition Guide including an exhibition floor plan and overview of all exhibitors with company profiles is included in the Programme-at-a-Glance. The Programme-at-a-Glance is inserted in the Congress Bag. This information is also available in the congress App.
Read more and download the Exhibition Guide here.
There is a First Aid unit located opposite to Green Room 19 (Green Area). The unit is indicated on the directional signs with the first aid symbol . In the event of a medical emergency alert a security guard.
Food & Beverage
Catering points are available in all congress areas (Green, Blue and Red Area).
Guests & Children
In compliance with the Pharma Codes, EAU is not allowed to register guests (including children) and they can therefore not attend the congress. The EAU office cannot offer any children’s daycare facilities either. If parents decide to leave their children in a part of the venue that is accessible without a badge, the EAU will bear no responsibility in case of incidents.
EAU members can collect a copy of the EAU Extended Urological Guidelines 2019 and the EAU Pocket Guidelines 2019, free of charge, at the EAU Booth (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
Both publications are also available for purchase by non-EAU members at the EAU Booth.
The EAU History Office is presenting an historical exhibit on “The History of Urology in Spain” (booth G60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area).
History Annual EAU Congress
The EAU Congress history website can be viewed at www.eaucongresshistory.org. All EAU Congresses, going back to the very first in 1972, are included in the interactive overview which can also be viewed at the App.
The company K.I.T. Group has been contracted to handle the hotel accommodation for congress participants. Their staff will be available at the Hotel Desk in the Registration Area (Green Area).
More information here.
We would like to thank our industry partners. Please see this page for the industry acknowledgements.
The organisers do not accept liability for any personal damage. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal insurance.
The congress sessions will be conducted in English. No translation will be provided.
Lost and Found
For assistance, report any lost or found items to the Information Desk in the Green Area.
Registered press representatives may attend all scientific sessions. Photographing during sessions is allowed for personal and non-commercial use only, i.e. photos cannot be published or reproduced in any way. Outside of the scientific sessions, you need written permission by the EAU for photography, filming and interviews at any location within the congress venue. Video recording of the congress or during the sessions is subject to authorisation by the EAU Press Office. A written request must be submitted prior to the congress via email@example.com or can be submitted on-site at the EAU Press Centre (Blue Area). Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Film crews can book a time slot (max 2 per day per publication) to film in one of the filming areas onsite via the hostess in the EAU Press Centre. Film crews will receive a special filming press badge, available at the EAU Press Centre.
More press info can be found here.
More information about the media policy here.
Sound and camera flash of mobile phones and tablets must be switched off during sessions.
Opening Ceremony and Awards
Participants and exhibitors attending the congress are invited to the official Opening Ceremony on Friday, 15 March 2019 at 18.00-19.30 in eURO Auditorium 1 (Red Area). During the Opening Ceremony the new Honorary EAU Members will be announced and EAU Awards will be handed out. See page 4 for more details on the EAU Awards. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Networking Reception in the Red Area until 21.00 hrs.
More info about the awards can be found here.
Find the overview of opening hours here.
Do not miss anything during this year’s congress, use the EAU Personal Planner!
- It is fully integrated with the scientific programme of the congress
- You can select your priority sessions and export them to your Outlook, Google Calendar or print them out.
Visit the scientific programme overview for more information:
Kindly note that the planner on the website and the planner in the App do not exchange information. You can use either one for your planning.
Photography & Filming
EAU will be taking photos and doing some filming between sessions. If you would prefer not to be filmed or photographed, please let us know by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poster Session Online Service
Poster presenters who created their posters for EAU19 through the “EAU PosterSessionOnline Service”, can collect their posters at the Speaker Service Centre (Green Area).
Special rooms dedicated to prayer are located in the Red Area.
Presentation Training Centre
Mrs. Vivienne Parry (UK) gives Individual & Group Presentation Skills Training Sessions to help improve presentation and delivery skills. The one-on-one half hour sessions and 45 minute group sessions (max. 15 persons) are free of charge and available to all speakers. Appointments for this very popular training session should be made at the Speaker Service Centre (Green Area).
More information can be found here.
Journalists and medical/science writers can obtain a free registration to the congress. Registered press members are welcome to use the facilities at the EAU Press Centre (Blue Area) where they will also obtain a special press pack. Internet access, printer and photocopy facilities are provided.
All registration desks and facilities are located in the Green Area.
All scientific content of the congress such as abstracts, videos and webcasts will be available online in the Resource Centre eau19.org/rc. Access the Resource Centre using your congress registration login (MyEAU), your EAU member login (MyEAU) or the barcode number on your congress badge (type the number without the *).
Security and Safety
Fira and the EAU have taken security precautions to ensure the maximum possible safety for all participants. Bags may be subject to inspection. Do not leave bags unattended at any time.
Smoking (also of e-cigarettes) is not allowed inside the congress centre and in the exhibition hall.
We are using social media at the congress to encourage an open discussion on urology science and experiences at the congress. EAU congress speakers, opinion leaders, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow the EAU on Facebook via www.facebook.com/eaupage, Twitter via @uroweb and Instagram via @uroweb. Use #EAU19 to discuss the Congress, and join the conversation!
Speaker Service Centre
The Speaker Service Centre is located in the Green area.
There are more than 10,500 taxis in Barcelona and its metropolitan area, easily identifiable by their yellow and black appearance.
More information can be found here.
Delegates will receive a 5-day transportation pass valid for unlimited travel within the city of Barcelona (including connection to the airport). For transportation information please go to the Transportation Desk (in the Registration Area).
Here is detailed travel advice on how to get to Barcelona and the congress venue.
Information on upcoming meetings can be displayed in the “Upcoming Meetings” promotion walls in the Charge & Connect Areas (booths B60 & J60, Exhibition Hall, Blue Area). It is strictly forbidden to put up promotional material at any other location in the building.
Sessions, showing this webcast symbol, will be webcasted within several hours after the session in the EAU19 Resource Centre on: eau19.org/rc. Webcasts are not edited and watching them offers no CME credits. The statements and the opinions featured in the webcasts are solely those of the individual presenters and not of the EAU.
Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the congress venue during congress hours.
Network name: EAU19 and Password: barcelona19