Urologists across the world are gearing up for the 27th annual European Association of Urology Congress in Paris, starting February 24. Multiple new and forthcoming medical innovations in the field will surely dominate discussions.
This year, the European Association of Urology (EAU) is hosting its 27th annual Congress in Paris from February 24th – 28th. Various aspects of the discipline are up for discussion, from surgical techniques to urological tech.
A recent Medical News article describes the conference in greater detail: “International urological cancer experts will examine the latest treatment and research findings. [This includes] innovative diagnostic procedures, novel treatment options for bladder and prostate cancers, minimally-invasive surgery… [and] combination therapies for kidney cancer.”
Medical News reported that the conference is expected to draw approximately 10,000 urological and cancer experts.
The EAU Scientific Office released a statement: “With the outcomes of the latest research and clinical studies in prostate, bladder, kidney and other urological diseases, we have an international platform to examine contemporary medical and surgical practices.”
Though the upcoming event marks the 27th meeting of the group, the EAU plans to broadcast a video of live urological surgery to the 10,000 specialists for the first time.
The broadcast will be filmed from three locations in France, Germany, and Belgium. A press briefing is scheduled from noon to 3:15 PM on February 25th, where topics such as prostate and bladder diseases will assuredly dominate discussions.
Professor Jelle Barentz from the University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands is scheduled to speak at the event. His lecture will discuss a preferred way to utilize “multi-modality magnetic resonance imaging” to diagnose prostate cancer.
Until recently, diagnosing prostate cancer has proven a tricky endeavor, but Barentz hopes to inform the conference and make for easier solutions in the future.
Along with progress in technology, Urologists are becoming increasingly able to treat patients with minimal invasiveness. For example, Dr. Michael Kaplan, a Urologist with over 25 years of experience in the field, has adopted several top-of-the-line treatment options. As a blog about the urologist reads, “Dr. Michael Kaplan’s expertise in vasectomies (particularly the no-needle, no scalpel technique) [is well-known]. You’ve probably also read about his innovation in treating prostate issues with GreenLight Laser Therapy.”
If Urologists like Kaplan are any indicator, the EAU conference will probably help an even larger number of Urologists utilize these cutting-edge medical techniques for patient care.