An overview of EAU Congress history

Barcelona, Spain 2019

Barcelona, Spain

15-19 March 2019

Barcelona, Spain 1998

Barcelona, Spain

21-25 March 1998

Willy Gregoir Medal 1998

F. Sole Balcells,
Barcelona (ES)

Crystal Matula Award 1998

F. Montorsi,
Milan (IT)

Luis Resel Estevez

13th EAU Congress

21-25 March 1998
Barcelona, Spain

Facts & Figures

5,300 participants
Over 1,700 abstracts submitted
8 ESU Courses
Continuous Internet access was made available
The first time abstracts were recorded on CD

A turning point

From a biennial meeting, the EAU Congress becomes an annual event. The Opening Ceremony took place with Juan Antonio Samaranch Torelló as special guest. Samaranch Torelló, Marquess of Samaranch, served as the 7th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. The organisation from that moment on is entirely in the hands of the congress Department of the EAU Central Office.

Barcelona, Spain 2010

Barcelona, Spain

16-20 April 2010

Willy Gregoir Medal 2010

F.M.J. Debruyne,
Nijmegen (NL)

Crystal Matula Award 2010

J.W.F. Catto,
Sheffield (GB)

Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2010

R. Vela Navarrete,
Madrid (ES)

First congress without an appointed Congress President

25th Anniversary Congress

16-20 April 2010
Barcelona, Spain

Fact & Figures

10.660 registered participants
3,800 abstract submitted, 1054 accepted
38 ESU Courses organised
25th Anniversary EAU Congress

Live’ webcasts attract high visitors numbers

For the first time high visitor numbers were registered or viewed the live webcasts at the EAU’s www.uroweb.org. Recordings of the plenary sessions, debates, lectures, courses and workshops were posted live. Statistics on the website indicated a surge in visitors numbers and page hits even up to the first week of May.

Conservative kidney surgery

The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 30904 study released its findings during the Breaking News session which showed that conservative surgery is not inferior to radical renal surgery or nephrectomy. “Few patients progressed during the study, nine in the radical arm and 12 in the conservative arm,” said Prof. Hein van Poppel who issued the EORTC results during the plenary session on kidney cancer.

Special Aniversary Gift: launch of ‘Europe, the cradle of Urology’

Europe, the cradle of Urology