The 17th EAUN Meeting will take place in Munich, Germany, from March 12 to 14, in conjunction with the 31st Annual EAU Congress. The brand-new nursing programme includes many interesting thematic sessions such as Urology issues during transition to adulthood (with Winnie Nugent, UK and Hanny Cobussen, NL), Sexuality and cancer (chaired by Paula Allchorne, UK), Tobacco and cancer (Susanne Vahr and Thordis Thomsen, DK), Painful bladder syndrome, Self-care in urostomy patients, Perspectives in prostate cancer care (with Franziska Geese, CH), Marie Anne Van Stam, NL, and Michael Kirby, UK), Primary challenges in urology (Jerome Marley, IE, Ian Banks, IE, Michel Kirby, GB) and many more.
State-of-the-art lectures on Probiotics (Lidy Van Driel-Rooks, NL) and Genital mutilation, two 2-hour EAUN-ESU courses, one on Sunday on Instillations for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (Bas Van Rhijn and Willem De Blok, NL) and another one on Monday Discussing cutting-edge management of Urinary stones (Oliver Traxer, FR, Bhaskar Somani, GB, Hendrik Oussoren, NL) and hot-topic sessions will provide comprehensive overviews of fundamental topics, like Nurse-led cystoscopy and urodynamics (with Peter Rosier, NL), Neoadjuvant treatments for bladder cancer (with Paula Allchorne, GB, Bas Van Rhijn, NL, Jonathan Borwell, GB). Ethical issues in urology will be discussed in a dedicated lecture by Marinane Rabe, DE, with interesting cases and inputs for debate.
A session of videos submitted by the delegates will be held on Sunday, as well as a Marketplace session, which has the advance that in a small group you can truly interact with the speaker, which is always well-appreciated by the participants, and it has therefore over the years become a milestone of our congress. The theme this year will be the Preparations for major urological surgery.
This year we received a lot of high quality abstracts from the delegates, with the top numbers coming from the UK, Italy and Japan; two poster sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday, in which selected speakers will present their own work and run for a valuable prize. The delegates will also be involved in the popular diffi cult cases session, in which unusual nursing cases submitted by delegates will be presented and discussed e.g. on Complications after cystectomy, autonomic dysrefl exia and encrustation uropathy.
The EAU is launching patient information for patients with bladder cancer, which will be presented on Monday, while a special session on Saturday will introduce the new evidence-based EAUN guideline developed by a nursing panel on Male External Catheters. Our association is always committed to producing and updating high level guidelines, which will be available at no cost in the printed version at the EAUN booth (Room 2) (as well as in PDF format on the EAUN website.
The debate about the direction of urological nursing, started in Madrid last year, will go in-depth in the plenary session, as new developments are going on across Europe. Finally, important announcements about upcoming educational initiatives of the EAUN will be made during the General Assembly, held on Monday, at 12.15 h. Also non-members are welcome to attend.
The programme for Munich is rich and has something for everyone, with many 12-14 March 2016, Munich, Germany www.eaun16.org in conjunction with The 17th International EAUN Meeting: Join us in Munich! Register for the Urowalk and the Nurses’ dinner during online registration or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Online registration deadline: 22 February 2016 updates and sessions involving the delegates directly; don’t miss the opportunity of taking part in this important educational event!
See you in Munich!