An overview of EAU Congress history


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.