Talk about urology

<span style="font-weight: bold;">The impact of BPH on sexual function&nbsp;</span>
The impact of BPH on sexual function 
Take part in “Module 3: The impact of BPH on sexual function”, the latest module of the online curriculum “Current challenges for optimal individualised management of LUTS/BPE patients”. Developed by the European School of Urology, the EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology, and the EAU Guidelines Male LUTS panel, this module combines top scientific content with evidence-based recommendations and real-life clinical practice experience. 
COVID-19 and urology: What we have learned from the pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily practice. Healthcare professionals in direct contact with patients have been exposed to significant risk. To reduce pathogen spread, hospitals have been restricted, including cancellation of elective surgeries, which has posed a substantial burden for patients and immense economic loss. The integration of new technologies as a “barrier” between the virus and practitioners is a powerful tool to avoid pathogen contamination and spreading and maintain surgical volumes....
Prostate biopsy and infectious complications
Prostate biopsy is the gold standard diagnosis of prostate cancer. In the last years various pivotal developments and changes have made urologists to re-think how to best perform prostate biopsies. Urologists face increasing rates of infectious complications due to raising antibiotic resistance, withdrawal of fluoroquinolones for prophylaxis due to side effects, and more men having risk factors in their practices.
The aims of this course are to encourage urologists to learn the current evidence on infectious complications and strategies how to avoid them. The webinar consists of two twenty-minute talks and a Q&A.
This session is organised by the European Section of Infections in Urology (ESIU) and the guidelines section on urological infections.

Future roles for liquid biopsies in clinical decision making in uro-oncology
Highly-regarded experts of the EAU Section of Urological Research (ESUR) will share vital research and their valuable insights with you in detail.
Although molecular analysis of tumour tissues is still the standard in personalized oncology, the focus is increasingly turning to liquid biopsy. It represents the next frontier for diagnosis, management, and follow-up for solid malignancies. During this course, the current status and future perspectives of liquid biopsies will be presented. Furthermore, specific topics in urological malignancies will be addressed. Here, circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is one of the most promising markers in blood and urine from patients with bladder and prostate cancer to guide our therapy decision in the near future. In addition, the distinguished possibilities to use urine markers in urothelial cancer patients will be discussed.
Robotic cystectomy and diversion: An update
This webinar will take the form of a video-based course on robot-assisted cystectomy in bladder cancer. Several techniques will be demonstrated, including male cystectomy with and without nerve-sparing technique as well as female cystectomy with and without organ-sparing technique. Intracorporeal technique for illegal conduit and intracorporeal neobladder will also be presented. The latest update on Oncological functional outcomes and complications will be discussed.
Highly-regarded experts of the EAU’s Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) and the EAU Guidelines will share vital research and valuable insights with you in detail.
COVID-19 recommendations for onco-urologists
In collaboration with several key experts from the EAU Guidelines Office, the European School of Urology (ESU) presents this new webinar which will address the unmet needs of onco-urologists and their desired support in managing the current COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will cover limitations, issues faced, epidemiology, and priorities per urological cancer.
Augmented reality & robotic surgery
The evolution of robotic surgery and its application to minimally invasive procedures, especially in the urological field, has defined a new standard of treatment: the so called “precision surgery”. The ambition to specifically design a single treatment for each patient is pursued, at first, during the preoperative planning. However, the question about the best imaging required to perfectly plan the surgical strategy still remains debated. In this field, an ever growing interest is addressed to threedimensional (3D) virtual reconstructions of 2D cross-sectional standard images, in order to increase operator’s awareness of the anatomy of every single patient.
3D virtual reconstructions can be exploited in three different settings: (1) cognitive procedures; (2) printing and application to cognitive procedures; (3) augmented reality procedures. This latter, consisting in the overlap of 3D virtual images to the real anatomy during the surgical procedure, is the most promising one.
The aim of this webinar is to make an overview of the various application of augmented reality in the surgical field, from its development to the preliminary clinical experiences.
Laparoscopy and Robotics: how present is turning into future
This webinar will consider the latest technologies available today in laparoscopy and robotics and how the need for precision surgery and tailored approaches is going to impact their evolution. 3D vision, laparoscopic instruments with higher degrees of freedom, single portal access and autonomous systems will be part of the webinar, with final aim of providing an understanding of where our surgical field is possibly moving within the next few years.
An update on fluorescence guided surgery
Anatomical structure recognition is key for accurate surgery. Surgical navigation applications have been studied and introduced into clinical practice. Based on preoperative imaging radionavigation may aid in more precise anatomical localization of target tissue. A more precise localization may be obtained using fluorescent tracers. Tissue penetration of light in the near infra-red spectrum surpasses that of visual light and has therefore been used to highlight both anatomical and tumor specific structures.
In this webinar we will discuss the basics of fluorophore use and present examples of their use in urological surgery. The future of fluorescent tracers will be highlighted.
UROmotion: Update on Robotic Reconstructive surgery
Robotic reconstructive urology is a rapidly evolving field. Robot-assisted laparoscopy allows reconstructive surgery in a minimal invasive approach in primary and re-do surgical procedures.
Patients might benefit from robot-assisted laparoscopy avoiding lumbotomy, laparotomy or relaparotomies with wide intraoperative exposures, especially after complex open surgical procedures needing reconstruction.
This webinar focuses on ureteral reimplantation, vesico-vaginal fistula, diverticulectomy and gender-affirming surgery as examples of many established reconstructive robotic techniques in urological surgery. Esteemed experts of the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) and EAU Section of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (ESGURS) will share vital research and their valuable insights with you in detail.
UROmotion: PCNL in children: Tips and tricks
Pediatric percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) requires specific training and education. Children are not just small adults and their anatomy and physiology is different than in adults. A gentle approach is necessary while performing PCNL in children. Miniaturization of the instruments has been popularized especially within the last decade. The main advantages of miniaturization are; less bleeding, less trauma to the kidney, avoiding the use of nephrostomy tube postoperatively which results in early recovery and less hospital stay. On the other hand, ‘smaller is better’ idea does not work for every size and type of stone in children. Therefore, choosing the optimal tract size with an effective fragmentation is a state of art.
In this course, step-by step pediatric PCNL videos will be presented. Optimization strategy will be discussed. Live (online) discussion will be available for the participants.
A. Bujons Tur, Barcelona (ES)
Surgical treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence. Artificial urinary sphincter or male sling
Urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy is a hidden complication. Continence is rarely defined as having no leaks or needing no pads; a looser criterion of ≤1 pad/day is often used. When a conservative treatment fails, the option between an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and a sling, fixed or adjustable, is often chosen on an empirical basis.
Earlier this year, data from the MASTER trial, the first-ever comparative study on surgery for men with urodynamic stress incontinence after prostate surgery, was released in European Urology. One of the conclusions of the authors was that rates of urinary incontinence, which was strictly defined in this study, remained high, with no evidence of difference between male sling and AUS. The objective of this UROwebinar is to debate the influence of this information on the daily urological practice.
Understanding the tumor micro environment in urological cancers to improve immunotherapy
The tumour microenvironment shapes the response to treatment. How can we manipulate that environment to optimise the effect of immunotherapy in urological cancers? Can drugs targeting the TGF-beta-signalling pathway help us improve the patient care? Are oncolytic viruses, both the ones that kill tumour cells and the ones that promote antitumour responses, ready to be implemented in the toolbox for treating cancers? How do we envision the use of next-generation immunotherapies in the clinical practice?
K.A. Tasken, Oslo (NO)
A. Masson-Lecomte, Paris (FR)
C-H. Heldin, Uppsala (SE)
G. Van Der Pluijm, Leiden (NL)
M. Kates, Baltimore (US)
Endourology: New technology and surgeon ergonomics (BASIS programme) (2021)
Endourology has been supported tremendously over the past years with the new instruments and materials. New ureteroscopes, energy generators and disposables have improved our success rates. Besides this, awareness is increasing regarding the importance of ergonomics during endoscopic operations and surgeons’ health.In this UROwebinar, held in collaboration with the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT), the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) and the Young Academic Urologists (YAU) we aim to draw your attention to the new endoscopic technologies and importance of surgeon ergonomics. This webinar is part of the ESUT’s BAsic Science and Innovative technologies in urologic Surgery (BASIS) research project.

A. Skolarikos, Athens (GR) + B. Somani, Southampton (GB)
T. Tailly, Gent (BE)
J. Rassweiler, Heilbronn (DE)
A. Pietropaolo, Southampton (GB)
D. Enikeev, Moscow (RU)
Practical approach to paediatric urology 2021
Chair: Prof. Dr. R. Nijman, Groningen (NL)
Presenters: Prof. Dr. R. Nijman, Groningen (NL)
Prof. Dr. C. Radmayr, Innsbruck (AT)
Prof. Dr. S. Silay, Istanbul (TR)
This UROwebinar will focus on the current state of the management of children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), hydronephrosis, or a non-scrotal testis. Key elements of diagnostics and treatment as well as long-term outcomes will be presented. In addition, specific questions and controversies will be highlighted during a discussion.
Laser Endoscopic Anatomic Enucleation of Prostate (AEEP)
We tell you all you need to know about the Laser Endoscopic Anatomic Enucleation of Prostate (AEEP).
This approach is in constant evolution and has the potential to become the standard treatment for BPH even if  its steep learning curve may limit its diffusion. Leading experts explore current techniques, technologies, clinical results and learning strategies of AEEP.
C. Fiori (IT)
G. Bozzini (IT)
F. Gomez Sancha (ES)
C. Netsch (DE)
L. Tunc (TR)
Robotic partial nephrectomy: The evolution of a technique
Robotic partial nephrectomy is the new standard in the treatment of localised RCC. This approach allows us to cure the patients while maximally sparing the renal function and this in a minimal invasive fashion. The technique is in constant evolution. In this course meant for advanced robotic surgeons, an update on novel robotic approaches, innovative technology as well as the treatment of advanced cases will be highlighted.
UROwebinar in collaboration with ERUS.
A. Mottrie, Melle (BE)
C. Vaessen, Paris (FR)
B.J. Challacombe, London (GB)