An overview of EAU Congress history


Stockholm, Sweden

11-15 April 2014

Willy Gregoir Medal 2014

M. Pavone-Macaluso,
Palermo (IT)

Crystal Matula Award 2014

S.F. Shariat,
Vienna (AT)

Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2014

L. Denis,
Antwerp (BE)

Innovators in Urology Award 2014

R. Gaston,
Bordeaux (FR)

Prostate Cancer Research Award Winner 2014

Z. Culig,
Innsbruck (AT)

29th Annual EAU Congress

11-15 April 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

Fact & Figures

11,191 participants
4,019 abstract submitted, 1,145 accepted
40 ESU Courses organised

Fusing technological advances with humane patient care

One of the overarching themes of this congress was the combined challenge of not only keeping up with the rapidly-evolving technological innovations in the field, but also to incorporate them into the patient care setting without affecting the fundamental relationship with the patient. Several of these novel techniques were demonstrated during the live surgery sessions and included, among others, robotic flexible ureteroscopy, 3D-HD-videotechnology for laparoscopic procedures, and image-guided endoscopy.

Online conversations with #eau14

Twitter became a very important communication tool for the congress. In the first dedicated social media session, attendants received useful information on how to deal with social media as a doctor. For the duration of the congress 600 participants kept the conversation on Twitter going by sending a combined number of 4,645 tweets, which in turn generated close to 6 million impressions.

Chris Chapple

New chapter in leadership

During the General Assembly, Prof. Chris Chapple (middle) was elected as the next Secretary General.