General Information

Disclaimer
During the 39th Annual EAU Congress (EAU24), the “Exhibition booths relating 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, a “P” will be printed on the congress badges when the bearer has accreditation to access the “Exhibition Booths related to prescription-only medicines.” 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.


About the EAU24 Congress
EAU24 will take place in Paris, France from 5 to 8 April 2024. Similar to the previous Annual EAU Congress, EAU24 will be a four-day event with major elements of the scientific programme, such as the Plenary Sessions and Game Changing Sessions, scheduled in the morning of the first congress day. Please check the preliminary scientific programme and plan your stay in Paris accordingly. Currently, there are no COVID-19-related restrictions at the venue.


Abstracts & Videos
The deadline for the abstract submission for EAU24 was 1 November 2023. Selected abstracts will be presented during the (video) abstract sessions in Paris.

Prizes will be given to the best oncology, best non-oncology abstracts and best video abstracts. Elsevier will publish the accepted abstracts as an official supplement of the European Urology journal at www.sciencedirect.com and www.europeanurology.com.

The abstract bodies of accepted abstracts will be published on the EAU24 Resource Centre, UROsource and in the Congress app a month prior to the congress. These will be accompanied by videos and pre-recorded presentations. EAU members and registered delegates will have access to these abstracts a month prior to the start of the congress.

Click here for more information about the Abstracts.

Patient Abstracts

Patients and patient advocates may submit their abstracts for presentations during the EAU Patient Day.


Access to Session Rooms
Only congress delegates with valid badges will 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.


Access to the EAU24 Virtual Platform

The virtual platform opens on the 5th of March 2024 at 10:00 CET, and closes on the 9th of April around 16:15 CEST (24hrs after last sessions). The Virtual Platform gives access to live streams of all the sessions held in eURO Auditoriums 1 & 2 and some Industry sessions in various rooms as well as On Demand access to recordings of the other sessions (when they become available).

What do I need to attend the virtual congress?
You will need your MyEAU credentials and a valid registration to attend the virtual congress (see “Online Access to EAU24”). When you encounter problems with signing in, you can use the live chat function on this page.

Technical recommendations: A computer/laptop, headset/headphones and a wired internet connection with a 5mb/s connection are recommended.

Internet browser: All browsers are supported with the exception of Internet Explorer. We recommend the latest version of Chrome for the best results.

Processor: There are no restrictions on processing power, if you can access www.eau24.org you’ll be able to access the platform.

Bandwidth: There are no restrictions to access the platform. However, it would be advised to have a 5mb/s connection. Check your connection on: www.speedtest.net

Firewalls: None of the EAU24 content is expected to be blocked by firewalls or needs to be accessed via VPN. However, we cannot control the default restrictions set by your institute or company internet provider, network or state.

Clear your cookies and cache: If you experience any issues accessing the platform, we suggest you clear your cookies and cache.


Address of the Congress Venue

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
1 Pl. de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris, France
https://www.viparis.com/en/our-venues/paris-expo-porte-de-versailles-en

The EAU congress will take place in Hall 7


App: the EAU Association App
The EAU Association App is the easiest way to navigate through congress-related resources and activities. We highly recommend downloading the EAU24 Event within the app as there will be no printed programme book. From 5 March till 22 April 2024, the EAU24 Event will be available in the EAU Association App.

In the app, you can browse the EAU24 scientific programme and create your personal programme using the planner. Find session rooms and exhibitor booths by scrolling through the floor plans. You can save a session or company using the save icon. Saved sessions and companies can be found under “My Programme” and “My Favorites”, respectively. Both can be found in your Profile (accessible from the app’s home page, on the top right). Offline use of the EAU Association App is possible.

Download the EAU Association App for free in the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).


Award Gallery
At the EAU Award Gallery, you will find a complete overview of all EAU awards handed out during EAU24. It also features information on past winners of the most prestigious EAU prizes. The EAU Award Gallery will showcase the important developments and breakthroughs in recent years.


Badge Tracking System
The QR code found on the delegate badge enables delegates to leave their contact details with exhibitors in a quick and easy way. The QR code will also be scanned at the entrance of the session rooms to gather CME and statistical information. The EAU bears no responsibility for data scanned by third parties.


Certificate of Attendance
As of Wednesday 10 April 2024, you can download your certificate of attendance via your MyEAU account. Log in and click on the tile “Certificates”. Before obtaining your certificate, you will be requested to complete the evaluation questionnaire.

On the certificate, you will find the total number of CME credits appointed to the event. You should only claim hours spent in an EAU24 activity (e.g., sessions, courses, etc.). An overview of the viewed sessions can be found in MyEAU under “Attended Meetings”.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department

Please see “CME Accreditation” for further details.


Charge and Connect Area
Special “Charge & Connect” areas will be available in the Exhibition Hall and has seating, free internet, work stations, and power outlets.


Cloakroom and Luggage
You can store your coats and/or luggage in the cloakroom during the congress.


CME Accreditation
An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


Congress Bag
Delegates can collect their congress bags at the Registration Area.


Congress Gift
Entitled delegates can collect a copy of the congress gift, this book can be collected at the EAU Booth.


Congress Newsletter: European Urology Today Congress Edition
A special Congress edition of European Urology Today will be distributed at various locations at the venue. The newsletters will feature interviews with key speakers, scientific articles, background information on sessions, and other relevant subjects. The newsletter will also be available online and the printed version will be sent to EAU Members.


Currency
The currency in France is the Euro (€).


Disclosure Request
At the beginning of their presentation(s), speakers are requested to disclose any affiliations with industries related to the topics of their lecture to the audience. An affiliation can be: being a member of the advisory board or having a consulting agreement with a specific company.


EAU Booth

The EAU staff look forward to welcoming you at booth D80 and answering any questions you may have about EAU membership or any of the following EAU activities:

  • EAU Guidelines> free copies of the new 2024 EAU Guidelines for EAU members!
  • Publications> 2 beautiful books published by the EAU History Office are available as exclusive benefit for EAU members
  • Young Urologist Corner
  • Scholarships
  • Accreditation
  • EAU Policy with updates on PRAISE-U and Urge to Act
  • EAU UroEvidenceHub together with OPTIMA and PIONEER
  • eUROGEN
  • EAU25

If you are not a member yet, do visit us at the booth and take advantage of special onsite offers.


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 EAU24. All ESU courses require a separate registration.


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. Click here for more information about the current projects of the EAU Research Foundation or visit the EAU Booth in the exhibition hall.


Electricity
France, like most other European countries, has 230-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. Visitors from Switzerland, the 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 on the ground floor at the main entrance. The units are indicated on the directional signs with the first aid symbol . In case of emergencies inside the congress venue, contact a security guard.

Outside of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles congress venue, please call the general emergency number:

  • Overall: 112
  • Ambulance and health emergencies:  118
  • Fire brigade: 115
  • National State police: 113

Look here for more info.


EU-ACME/CNE Desk
Information on the EU-ACME/CNE programme, CME/CNE/CPD credits, membership status & benefits, accredited CME/CNE activities and national CME credits systems can be obtained at the EU-ACME information desk at the EAU Booth.


European Association of Urology Nurses
The 24th International EAUN Meeting will be held in Paris on 6-8 April 2024, in conjunction with EAU24. 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.

See the EAUN24 website or download the EAU Association App from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).


European Urology, EU Focus, EU Oncology & EU Open Science

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 current Impact Factor is 24.344.

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 and has Impact Factor of 5.996. The Editor-in-Chief of EU Focus is Professor Christian Gratzke.

European Urology Oncology (EU Oncology), an additional sister Journal to European Urology, 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. The Editor-in-Chief of EU Oncology is Professor Alberto Briganti. EU Oncology has a current Impact Factor of 8.208.

European Urology Open Science is the Open Access journal of the European Urology family. It is dedicated to the publication of high quality, innovative research that will benefit patients with urological conditions, in keeping with the mission of the European Urology family. EU Open Science covers all kinds of research in the urological field, including clinical, basic and translational research. The journal reflects the evolving publishing model so all published papers will have unrestricted access and be published online-only. Professor Jochen Walz and Professor James Catto are Co-Editors in Chief of European Urology Open Science. European Urology Open Science has a current Impact Factor of 3.000.

For more information about subscriptions, please visit the European Urology booth or the EAU Booth in the EAU24 Exhibition.


Exhibition
An extensive technical exhibition will be held during EAU24 and is open to technical equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers. 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.


Exhibition Guide
The Exhibition Guide, including an exhibition floor plan and an overview of all exhibitors with company profiles, will be placed on the Congress Website and in the Congress App.


Food & Beverage
Catering is available for purchase at several catering points throughout the congress centre.


Guests & Children
In compliance with the Pharma Codes, the 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. If you have any special requirements due to impaired mobility, medical needs or due to the fact you are nursing please let the organisation know in advance.


Guidelines
EAU members can collect the EAU Extended Urological Guidelines 2024 on a USB stick and the EAU Pocket Guidelines 2024, free of charge, at the EAU Booth.

Both publications are also available for purchase by non-EAU members at the EAU Booth.


De Historia Urologiae Europaeae

EAU Members with the correct entitlements can collect a free copy of the EAU History Office’s De Historia Urologiae Europaeae. This year’s edition is Volume 31 but earlier volumes are available upon request.


Hotel Accommodation
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. More information here.


Insurance
The organisers do not accept liability for any personal damage. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal insurance.


Italian Pharmaceutical Companies

EAU24 has appointed Atlante Viaggi Italia Srl to collect, on our behalf, all applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and to file them with the appropriate Italian Health Ministry officials.

All the Italian Pharmaceutical Companies that need to obtain AIFA approval, must contact:

Atlante Viaggi Italia Srl
Via M. Bandello, 1
20123 Milan, Italy
T: +39 024818691
Barbara.Mantegazza@atlanteviaggi.com


Language
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 EAU Information Desk in the registration area.


Live Surgery Policy
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 >


Media Policy
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 press@uroweb.org or can be submitted on-site at the EAU Press Centre. 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.


Mobile Phones
Sound and camera flash of mobile phones and tablets must be switched off during sessions.


Networking
With other delegates

You can use the EAU Association App (see “App”) to get in touch with other delegates or congress participants. First install the EAU24 Event when it becomes available. The networking feature is off by default, you can turn it on by logging in to the app with your MyEAU credentials through the “My Profile” menu in the top right corner.

For more information on the networking opportunities go to “Networking” under “App Help”, which you will find under “More” in the app menu.

With speakers
Delegates can also get in touch with EAU24 faculty and speakers on the EAU24 Event app. In the Programme tab you will find “Speakers”, where you will see a speaker overview. Click on “Conversation” to leave them a message. You can also send them a request to meet by clicking on “Meeting”.


On Demand Webcasts
Presentations, sessions and ESU courses will be webcasted under the condition that the speakers have given their approval.


Opening Ceremony and Awards
Participants and exhibitors attending the congress are invited to the official Opening Ceremony on Friday, 5 April 2024 at 18.00-19.30 in eURO Auditorium 1. During the Opening Ceremony the new Honorary EAU Members will be announced and EAU Awards will be handed out. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Networking Reception until 20:30 hrs.

More info about the awards can be found here.


Patient Information
EAU24 features a special programme for urology patients representatives on the first day of EAU24, the EAU Patient Day. Find out more >


Personal Planner
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
The EAU will be taking photos and/or screenshots, recording the sessions and doing some filming between sessions. In case of any questions, please let us know by sending an e-mail to: press@uroweb.org


Presentation Training Centre
Mrs. Vivienne Parry (GB) will give Individual & Group Presentation Skills Training Sessions to help improve presentation and delivery skills. The one-on-one 15-minute sessions and 30-minute group sessions (max. 6 persons) are free of charge and available to all speakers.
Appointments for this very popular training session should be made by sending an email to Ms. Hanna Kiss with your preferred timing or by signing up at the Speaker Service Centre.


Press Centre
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 where they will also obtain a special press pack. Internet access, printer and photocopy facilities are provided.
More information>


Registration Area
All registration and service desks are located on level 7.2.


Resource Centre
As a congress delegate, you can access the EAU24 scientific content as it becomes available in the EAU24 Resource Centre using your MyEAU credentials. EAU Members have early access to read the abstracts in advance. The content in the Resource Centre will be available up to 1 year after the congress, but is not accredited.


Security and Safety
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 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 Policy
Smoking (also of e-cigarettes) is not allowed inside the congress centre and in the exhibition hall.


Social Media
We are using social media during the congress to encourage open discussions on urology science and your experiences. EAU congress faculty, opinion leaders, speakers, delegates and media share their ideas, commentary and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can follow the EAU on FacebookLinkedIn,  Twitter and Instagram. We invite you to use the hashtag #EAU24, follow us on all social media accounts and join the conversation!


Taxi
There are a lot of taxis in Paris and at every major train station, there are taxi stands. The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles venue has taxi ranks laid out to facilitate the arrival and departure of visitors. See Travel Information for more details.


Time Zone
All communicated times in the scientific programme are Central European Time (CEST), the time zone in most of Europe at the time of EAU24.


Transportation Passes
EAU24 delegates can collect a Navigo Easy public transportation pass when they pick up their congress badge. The pass is pre-loaded for ten journeys on the bus, metro or regional trains. The pass gives access to the metro, the Region bus lines (except OrlyBus and RoissyBus), tramways, the Montmartre funicular and Regional train circulating in Central Paris. Airports connections are not included in the card. It is valid for ten years.


Upcoming Meetings
Information on upcoming meetings can be displayed in the “Upcoming Meetings” promotion walls in the Charge & Connect Areas (Exhibition Hall). It is strictly forbidden to put up promotional material at any other location in the building.


Visa
Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA may require a visa. Contact your nearest French Consulate for more information or visit here.


Wi-Fi
The EAU is offering free Wi-Fi during congress days in the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, with the exception of the Exhibition area.

In the Exhibition area, free Wi-Fi is only available at the Charge & Connect areas.