One of the main highlights that make the 4th bi-annual meeting of the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS17) a must-attend event is its live surgeries. “The use of modern instruments and disposables will be illustrated, in combination with new and significant research developments. The upcoming EULIS17 is a culmination of the latest and best advancements for urolithiasis,” said Prof. Dr. Christian Seitz (AT) of the Medical University of Vienna.
The live surgeries at EULIS17 will be broadcasted from two locations: Pforzheim, Germany and Vienna, Austria. These surgeries will include minimally-invasive stone surgeries such as retrograde intrarenal surgery, percutaneous surgery from standard to mini and super mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PNL), and integrated approaches. These and more will be demonstrated by world-class experts in the field.
Exploring the EULIS17 programme
“Although the live surgeries will be a significant focal point of the EULIS17’s scientific programme, there are other outstanding features of the meeting that the participants will appreciate as well.
“We build on the present and look forward to the future. We foresee advancements in stone treatment to treat adult and paediatric patients, and we put high importance on interdisciplinarity which will bring relevant collaborations among urologists, researchers and nephrologists. In fact, we have already started; there will be the EULIS ERA/EDTA lecture scheduled for Saturday, 7 October entitled ‘Metabolic diagnosis and medical prevention of Ca nephrolithiasis’. This lecture will focus on nephrolithiasis and polycystic kidney disease,” said Seitz.
The meeting will also showcase emerging concepts of ureteral stone management, miniaturization of percutaneous scopes used in clinical practice, new digital flexible ureteroscopes, and newly-designed disposable ‘single-use’ flexible ureteroscopes. Seitz encourages participants to “come to Vienna this October to deliberate and brainstorm with internationally-renowned experts, as the meeting will cover all aspects of stone disease.”
As EULIS17 is about the exchange of know-how and the enhancement of surgical skills, the meeting will also offer residents the exclusive opportunity to participate in the EST-1 curriculum outside the European Urology Residents Education Programme (EUREP).
“And last but not least, the charming city of Vienna will provide the picturesque backdrop conducive for learning. What more can you ask for?” concluded Seitz.
Handy and essential info
For an overview of EULIS17’s Scientifi c Programme, please visit the website for more information about the meeting.
Optimise the EULIS17 experience via the handy “EAU Events” app. No lugging around printed materials. Simply download this eco-friendly alternative. Easily browse through the scientific programme, and filter the search by day, session type, and speaker. Create a customised EULIS17 schedule via the personal planner feature. The app is downloadable via the App Store (iOS) or from the Google Play Store (Android). The app can be used offline but please note that some features will only be updated when there is internet access such as news, tweets, etc.