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EAU Annual Congress Paris 2012
Win a free registration for Milan!
EU-ACME participants are invited to answer multiple choice questions published in the European Urology journals. From all participating members, the three highest scoring participants who topped the MCQ quizzes published in the European Urology, from January 1 to December 31, 2012, will be entitled to a free registration for the 28th Annual EAU Congress to be held in Milan from March 15 to 19, 2013.

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Key urology updates, advances and prospects in Milan congress
Careful preparations are underway for the Scientific Programme of the 28th Annual EAU Congress to be held from 15 to 19 March 2013 in Milan, Italy, and organisers are keen to deliver the best meeting presentations, key updates and forward-looking approaches in international urology.

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New minimal invasive technology needs validation
Minimal invasive technologies such as laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgeries needed to be validated by medical professional groups, according to Prof. Clement-Claude Abbou during his lecture last week at the Plenary Session 3.

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EAUN session - Interactive, multi-media channels for patient info
Urological nurses should look into the possibilities of new interactive, multi-media platforms to reach out to their patients and further improve healthcare support systems.

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Historical posters show diverse interests of researchers
Today an entire poster session was dedicated to the history of urology, chaired by History Office Chairman Prof. Dirk Schultheiss (DE) and Prof. Imre Romics (HU). Many of the speakers were encouraged to use their presentations as a basis for a further contribution to De Historia Urologiae Europaeae, the EAU’s annual publication of historical urological research.

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AUA Lecture: more challenges to face and resolve in regenerative medicine
Advances in regenerative medicine have occurred in recent years but obstacles and challenges in cell regeneration still need to be surmounted before breakthroughs will lead to real, clinical benefits for patients.

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Andrology session tackles genital dermatology
The incidence of genital dermatology cases has prompted specialists to examine these diseases in hopes of preventing or reducing the risk of penile cancer.

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Late Breaking News: Phase IIIb CS30 trial meets primary goal
Degarelix is non-inferior to the combination of goserelin plus bicalutamide at reducing prostate volume in patients with advanced hormone dependent prostate cancer, according to the main conclusion of the Phase IIIb CS30

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Patient selection: crucial in RCC treatment
With the entry of so-called targeted therapy (TT), patient selection and individualised treatment strategies will become more crucial in the coming years in treating kidney cancer patients who have either localised or metastatic disease, according to experts who examined today current kidney cancer issues.

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More research needed for new OAB treatment
More advanced research studies in pathophysiology are needed in order to identify new treatment options for overactive bladder (OAB), according to specialists who also said that they expect further gains in drug development in the next five years.

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EAU Knowledge Base - The Launch
We are pleased to announce the launch of the EAU Knowledge Base, an online tool which contains a comprehensive range of information – it is regularly updated and includes all essential state-of-the-art materials. The text of the EAU Guidelines served as the foundation for the EAU Knowledge Base, supported by a selection of related educational and instructional material.

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Bio-sensor in UTI detection
Research conducted in the US on new methods to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs) may lead to rapid molecular diagnosis that can help prevent such infectious problems from recurring in susceptible or chronically ill patients

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Improvement of sleep disorder in nocturia patients
According to the results of a new study, sleep disorders caused a further deterioration of quality of life (QOL) in overactive bladder (OAB) patients with nocturia, and that improvement of QOL after anticholinergic drug treatment was significantly correlated with improvement of sleep disorders.

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Update: the PIVOT trial - Early low-risk PCa: is RP beneficial?
In men with localised prostate cancer detected during the early PSA era, radical prostatectomy did not significantly reduce all-cause or prostate cancer mortality compared to observation, according to the new study which is going to be presented at the EAU Congress tomorrow.

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Efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA independent of concomitant AC use
Regardless of concomitant anticholinergics (AC) use, significant improvements in urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms, urodynamics, and quality-of-life (QOL) were seen in onabotulinumtoxinA-treated patients with UI due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO).

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Experts appraise benefits of cystectomy, chemo-radiation
Radical treatment of bladder cancer remains a controversial subject and experts yesterday carefully weighted the benefits of surgical treatment vis-à-vis the advantages offered by chemo or radiotherapy, particularly in less fit or elderly patients.

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EULIS meeting: getting the bigger picture - New insights in stone-related pathophysiology
The EAU Section for Urolithiasis (EULIS) yesterday tackled key issues in stones including new insights in stone-related pathophysiology, one of several themes that triggered enthusiastic comments during the meeting.

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Section Meetings: from in-depth sessions to live surgeries
From in-depth sessions on key urology issues to live surgeries demonstrating the latest techniques in minimal surgeries, the eight EAU Section Meetings today attracted full attendance with specialists from various countries and disciplines examining a wide range of topics covering uro-oncology, reconstructive surgery, paediatrics, stones, female urology, to name a few.

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Technology, multidisciplinary collaboration drive the future of urology
Advances in technology and tight coordination of efforts across various disciplines are visibly changing the landscape of urological science and education – this line of thought underpinned all of the presentations at yesterday’s EAU Press Event.

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Assembly okays new EAU Board
The EAU General Assembly today elected new executive board members with EAU Secretary General Per-Anders Abrahamsson welcoming Prof. Hein Van Poppel (BE) as the new Adjunct Secretary General for Education. EAU Treasurer Prof. Manfred Wirth (DE) was also re-elected in his current position.

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Penile and testicular cancer: late effects of treatment
With the increasing prevalence of long-term survivors after urological cancer, multidisciplinary research on treatment-related late adverse effects (AEs) has become an important issue of the uro-oncological community.

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Biomarkers in renal cell carcinoma - an update
Renal cell carcinomas (RCC) account for more than 90% of renal tumors. RCC are subdivided into histologically defined subtypes. The most common subtypes are clear cell RCC (70-75%), papillary RCC (10-15%) as well as chromophobe RCC (5%) and the benign oncocytomas.

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Gambia’s Horizons project takes off
One of the most important projects arising from the collaboration between the EAU and the Pan-African Urological Surgeons’ Association (PAUSA) is Horizons, a project initiated by Prof. James N’Dow which aims to improve the quality of health care in Gambia.

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EAU-ICUD sessions: Aging population, key factor that impacts prevalence
The aging population not only in Western and highly developed countries but also in other regions is expected to have a major impact on the rising cases in incontinence and related diseases, according to experts who gathered yesterday during the reporting sessions of the Committees of the ICUD-EAU International Consultation on Incontinence (5th ICI).

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Urology Beyond Europe
Eleven Urology Beyond Europe (UBE) joint sessions marked the first day of the 27th Annual EAU Congress, with the Maghreb Union countries joining the annual congress for the first time.

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Medicine faces challenges from bureaucracy, rapid changes
The expanding reach of bureaucracy is one of the key areas that medicine in general and urology in particular, need to effectively address, enabling doctors to win back their terrain in the critical decision-making process that impact on public healthcare

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ESUT-Live Surgery: navigated video-assisted surgery
Following a more than 10-year tradition of live-surgery sessions, the EAU-section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) presents today an ambitious programme focussing on novel techniques in percutaneous, endourological, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted procedures.

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Urology in Maghreb region developing at a fast rate
Urology in the Maghreb region has seen rapid growth in recent years, prompting urological experts and leaders from Morrocco, Tunesia and Algeria to bond together and join for the first time this year’s Urology Beyond Europe programme at the 27th Annual EAU Congress.

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Muscle invasive bladder cancer
Patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer have at best 50% overall survival depending upon their pathological stage and lymph node status. However, despite the progress made with the use of cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy in metastatic disease, chemotherapy is seldom used for infiltrating bladder cancer in the pre and post-cystectomy settings.

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New trends, learning tools at Education & Innovation
To offer congress participants and delegates a comprehensive overview of the newest learning tools in urology, the EAU’s Education and Innovation module has lined up some of the latest innovations in training and technology developed by various research groups and specialised companies.

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Attendees’ entitlements
Attendance of the 27th Annual EAU Congress gives participants certain benefits. The following entitlements are available to congress participants, regardless of EAU membership. Firstly, all attendees are cordially invited to come to the opening ceremony on Friday evening. The lavish ceremony, which also includes the presentation of the EAU Awards will be followed by a traditional welcome cocktail.

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Are you presenting at this year’s EAU Congress in Paris?
The EAU would like to share the scientific content of the 27th Annual EAU Congress with the urological community and will therefore automatically reproduce, record and/or videotape your presentation(s). Reproducing, recording and/or videotaping your presentation(s) may take the form of a webcast*, poster DVD and/or any other type of electronic publication.

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ESU programme: trends in science and practice
At the 27th Annual EAU Congress in Paris, the Education Office of the EAU has scheduled numerous courses for continuous medical education. By revising the courses and recruiting new faculty members, the European School of Urology (ESU) aims to offer course participants high quality, clinically-oriented information that can be of immediate use in their clinical practice.

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"EAU: Guarding the quality of science and education"
Leading up to Paris, we asked EAU Secretary General Prof. Per-Anders Abrahamsson about the 27th Annual Congress, the EAU’s communications strategy and the EAU’s ambitions in general.

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Full-text abstracts now online for members
EAU members now have access to the full-text versions of the abstracts that will be presented at the 27th Annual EAU Congress. They can be found on Uroweb, as well as in the EAU Congress App. The abstracts are organised by category, and can be searched based on author, topic or title. On 24 February, the first day of the Congress, they will become available to all.

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Handy tips for an efficient, time-saving congress
The Annual EAU Congress brings together thousands of delegates from around the world. Avoid spending too much time with at the registration desk by making use of our time-saving tips, and spend your time at the sessions and presentations instead! Below are suggestions for preparations you can make beforehand, such as registration, finding your way around using the App. Print off your own Certificate of Attendance once you have completed your visit.

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Nearly 1,175 abstracts in poster and video sessions
A total of 93 poster sessions will be held during the five-day 27th Annual EAU Congress, with 1,173 abstracts accepted for presentations in Paris following a rigid screening conducted by reviewers in December.

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EAU Congress: download the app, lighten up your bag!
In Paris, EAU congress participants will have the option to download the entire congress programme via the free app. Aside from all the handy details one can find in the same printed version, app users can pick and select events or meetings of their choice to create their own personalised congress agenda. Once downloaded the app is accessible and can be used offline as well.

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Young Urologist? Fuel your ambition!
The EAU Congress is the place to be if you are looking for the best of international urology science in Europe. However, for young urologists and those who are still doing their specialist training, this gigantic event may appear somewhat intimidating. After all, where else can you meet the world’s leading experts in pretty much anything related to urology, watch them debate on strategic as well as practical issues, and follow their courses? Some of the science may even appear a little bit removed from your career stage…

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