Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, is hosting the EAU 9th Central European Meeting, which will be held on 23 and 24 October. Professor Ciril Oblak (Ljubljana, SI) is chairman of the meeting. "These meetings help to make the differences between Western European and Central European countries in terms of urological treatments smaller", he says. The Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre is this year's CEM venue.

The scientific programme offers information on a broad range of subjects, including Managing Complications of pelvic radiotherapy, Male incontinence plus a promising debate about 'Prostate cancer: Is active surveillance a valid option?' on Friday 23 October. Saturday 24 October features challenging subjects such as Update on Infections Disease, the state-of-the-art lecture 'Update on Penile Cancer' by Prof P. Nyirady from Budapest (HU) and panel discussions on T3 prostate cancer: Radiotherapy or radical prostatectomy, Radiotherapy and Radical prostatectomy.

Poster viewing sessions on BPH and urinary tract infections, Incontinence, Andrology and Testicular tumours, Benign and Malignant renal diseases and Kidney transplant, Nephrolithiasis and Prostate cancer are organised on both days, with an approximately equal number of posters that were sent in.

The award winners will be chosen on-site by the chairmen of the poster sessions, often Advisory Board members. The awards will be presented at the end of the meeting by Professors Ciril Oblak, Congress President and M. Marberger (Vienna, AT), Chairman EAU Regional Office. The award-winning posters will be displayed in a specifically designated area at the Annual EAU Congress in Barcelona for the duration of the congress.

The EAU's various regional meetings also offer an excellent way for young urologists to present their work and achievements in an international setting. "The regional meetings are intended to develop a platform, where new experimental and clinical work from the region is presented to an international audience. It is the ideal forum for urologists from the region to meet colleagues with similar interests and to develop urological networks within the region," said Professor Michael Marberger.

Notes:
All programmes and abstracts of regional meetings will be incorporated into one supplement of European Urology.
The Autumn meeting of the European Society for Residents in Urology (ESRU) - the independent organisation representing European residents and organising residents training, will be organised simultaneously. All residents are invited to be present on Saturday 24 October from 13:00-18:00 hrs.
The EAU 9th CEM is accredited by the EU-ACME (European Urology-Accredited Continuing Medical Education). For more information, please go to cem.uroweb.

Source:
Lindy Brouwer
European Association of Urology

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