An overview of EAU Congress history

Stockholm, Sweden 2014

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.

Stockholm, Sweden 1999

Stockholm, Sweden

7-11 April 1999

Willy Gregoir Medal 1999

T. Hald,
Copenhagen (DK)

Crystal Matula Award 1999

G. Thalmann,
Berne (CH)

Peter Ekman

14th Annual EAU Congress

Stockholm, Sweden
7-11 April 1999

Facts & Figures

6,000 participants
1,800 abstracts submitted
14 ESU Courses organized

Introduction of Viagra

“Viagra completely changed the paradigm of treatment of erectile dysfunction. Viagra was the first oral drug to treat this condition and it immediately showed an outstanding efficacy and safety profile. In addition, the discovery of Viagra opened the way to the assessment of other compounds of the same pharmacological class: PDE5 inhibitors. Soon after the discovery of Viagra, the development of Cialis and Levitra also started”, says Prof. Francesco Montorsi

P Ekman singing 1999

Stockholm, Sweden 2009

Stockholm, Sweden

18-21 March 2009

Willy Gregoir Medal 2009

P.J. Van Cangh,
Brussels (BE)

Crystal Matula Award 2009

M.J. Ribal,
Barcelona (ES)

Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2009

J. Mattelaer,
Kortrijk (BE)

Lars Grenabo

24th Annual EAU Congress

17-21 March 2009
Stockholm, Sweden


10,848 Participants
2,318 abstracts submitted, 1,048 accepted
38 ESU Courses

First Guidelines Interactive Forum session

Clinical guidelines were not exactly a ‘hot topic’ in the 1990’s when the EAU first launched the Guidelines project. Today, the EAU takes a frontline role on the issue of guidelines creation. In Stockholm, the first Interactive Forum was a success with 235 voting participants. A number of patient scenarios were presented and the voting results were

  • The first time ESU Education in Progress was organised
  • First International day: Urology beyond Europe