Articles

Introduction and Conclusions

By: Claude Schulmana lowast and Christopher Chappleb

Published online: 01 July 2007

Keywords: Bladder cancer, Benign bladder diseases, Expert meeting, Kidney cancer, Prostate cancer, Stone disease, Surgery, Urology

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Abstract

Every year, an increasing quantity of new information is presented at the major urologic and oncologic congresses such as the European Association of Urology (EAU), the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and so forth. Because of the delay until final publication of these data, it is very difficult for urologists to keep up to date with the new scientific information relevant for their own clinical practise. In light of this difficulty, a closed expert meeting “New Horizons in Urology” (NHU) was held in October 2006 in Marbella, Spain. The objective of this meeting was to provide practising urologists with the most important information with practical clinical relevance to urologists presented during the major urologic and oncologic meetings. This information was selected and presented by leading experts in the field of functional and oncologic urology. Nonmalignant disease areas that were considered were surgical interventions for lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH), benign bladder diseases, and stone disease. Malignant disease topics were prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer. Each session started with a clinical case workshop during which the attendee's opinion on the management of the clinical case was assessed via interactive voting, followed by a discussion of the expert panel. The sessions were closed with a brief update lecture. The current paper summarises the highlights of the closed expert meeting.

Take Home Message

At the “New Horizons in Urology” closed expert meeting in Marbella, Spain, practising urologists and leading experts discussed the major new findings of 2006 in the field of functional and oncologic urology.

Keywords: Bladder cancer, Benign bladder diseases, Expert meeting, Kidney cancer, Prostate cancer, Stone disease, Surgery, Urology.

Footnotes

a University Clinics of Brussels, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

b Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

lowast Corresponding author. University Clinics of Brussels, Hôpital Erasme, Department of Urology, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium. Tel. +32 2 555 36 14; Fax: +32 2 555 36 99.