The Meeting

This year has been very challenging for every one of us as citizens and as primary care providers and physicians. The emergence of COVID-19 has impacted our countries, our societies and our health care systems including patients diagnosed and treated for cancer.

The European Association of Urology has promoted its Guidelines during this crisis to help urologists help these patients and avoid providing suboptimal care for them. Despite the severity of the effects of the pandemic, cancer is still taking more lives than COVID-19. Our cancer patients need our support even more in these trying times.

The COVID-19 pandemic also changed our way to in how we exchange, disseminate and discuss scientific information. Therefore, we have adapted and redesigned ESOU21 as a virtual meeting.

All attendees will have the opportunity to participate online in lively provocative discussions. They will receive key updates of the best and latest research and techniques, on top of valuable insights from Europe’s leading opinion leaders. This year we will also emphasise our renewed partnership with SUO (Society of Urological Oncology) with a special lecture from fellow experts in the USA.

We will address the terrible ripple-effects of COVID-19 on the management of onco-urology patients. We will comment on the end of “prioritization” for surgical healthcare access in the OR. Last but not least, we will commend the young and promising urologists by giving the winners of the former STEPS Programme the opportunity to deliver their lectures at the virtual meeting.

Morgan Roupret ESOU20
Prof. Morgan Rouprêt
ESOU Chairman

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