ESUR18 convenes top experts in urological research

ESUR18 convenes top experts in urological research

Brainstorm with internationally-known urologists and scientists from diverse fields, and receive the latest updates in urological research during the 25th Meeting of EAU Section of Urological Research (ESUR18), organised in collaboration with the EAU Section of Uropathology (ESUP). ESUR18 is set to take place in historic Athens, Greece from 4 to 6 October 2018.Prof. Antonia Vlahou (Meeting Chair), Prof. Dr. Kerstin Junker (ESUR Chair) and Prof. Rodolfo Montironi (ESUP Chair) make up the esteemed ESUR18 faculty.

New developments
Expect nothing but frontline research on epigenetic regulation and reprogramming in bladder, prostate and kidney cancers, and more. Familiarise yourself with state-of-the-art research in biomarker development, implementation in clinical trials and the role of different types of liquid biopsies.

You can also look forward to learning more about cellular interaction and plasticity, which are the main components in tumour progression and therapy resistance.  The significance of the microbiome as an important regulator in many tumour and therapy-related pathophysiological processes will be discussed at ESUR18.

Two heads are better than one
ESUR18 offers you the exclusive opportunity for a unique collaboration: Clinicians will learn more about the latest research strategies, and researchers will be more familiarised with urological challenges.

Enhance your knowledge with the newest trends in research from key opinion leaders. The meeting encourages you to discuss your own data with fellow experts.

Two EU-supported networks, TRIBBLE and TransPot, will present their innovative research; the Young Academic Urologists (YAU) and the EAU Research Foundation will showcase their clinical research projects.

ESU Course on Prostate Cancer
Continue to boost your knowledge with the highly-regarded course “Clinical and histopathological basics and main research questions in prostate cancer”, which is organised by the European School of Urology (ESU). The course will be held on Thursday, 4 October from 12.00 to 14.00.

ARTP Award
The participant with the best abstract in the field of prostate cancer research will be granted the ARTP Award, courtesy of the L’Association pour la Recherche sur les Tumeurs de la Prostate (ARTP).

Current challenges in urological research
One of the major challenges in urological research is to translate experimental data into clinical practice. When basic research is incorporated into new strategies, development of the treatment of urological diseases will progress further.

Implementation of biomarkers in clinical trials is needed in the customisation of patient treatment. Through biomarkers, tumour subtypes can be identified as these have varying outcomes and treatment responses. The understanding of molecular and cellular processes of tumour development and progression can lead to the development of more effective systemic treatments. Hence, another major challenge is to bring researchers and clinicians together to understand the clinical problems and to come up with solutions from basic science.

ESUR meetings help address these challenges by becoming the link among various fields and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations for optimal patient care and clinical practice.

All the ESUR18 info you need
Mark the 4th to the 6th of October in your calendar and join us in the Greek capital for the latest updates in urological research. Know more about ESUR18 here.