An overview of EAU Congress history


Vienna, Austria

18-22 March 2011

Willy Gregoir Medal 2011

U.E. Studer,
Berne (CH)

Crystal Matula Award 2011

S.G. Joniau,
Leuven (BE)

Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2011

A. Le Duc,
Paris (FR)

Innovators in Urology Award 2011

C.G. Chaussy,
Munich (DE)

Michael Marberger

26th Annual EAU Congress

18-22 March 2011
Vienna, Austria

Facts & Figures

13,000 participants
3,700 abstracts submitted, 1,161 accepted
40 ESU Courses

Award gallery

Digital content

Congress communication steps in the new direction. At this year’s congress a first attempt at aligning all communication activities with scientific objectives was made. Digital newsletters, “vidcasts”, podcasts, live streams and also a lively Twitter conversation was offered. The new Vienna Congress Website acts as a hub for all digital content.

Award winners were honoured at the EAU Award Gallery for the first time

Multi-disciplinary approach

Experts emphasised the need for a well-coordinated approach in treating highrisk prostate cancer. With a new range of drugs available, uro-oncologists say that an optimal use of these new drugs require a close collaboration with other cancer specialists for treatment to be effective.

Robot-assisted surgery

More trials are needed for robot-assisted surgery before its value or superiority to conventional surgery can be fully evaluated. The recommendations of the EAU Guidelines Office on robot-assisted or minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer was among the scientific highlights during the congress