The 27th Meeting of the EAU Section of Urological Research (ESUR21 Virtual) is organised for all scientists and clinicians working in or interested in the field of experimental and translational urological research. Over the course of two days (Friday 8 and Saturday 9 October 2021), outstanding international experts will deliver lectures on the exciting latest results from multiple studies on urological diseases while also considering the translation into clinical practice.
The meeting is again organised in collaboration with the EAU Section of Uropathology (ESUP). At ESUR21, we will tackle important urological research topics such as mechanisms of tumour progression and therapy resistance, new developments in pathology such as artificial intelligence, novel immunotherapic approaches and treatment combinations, and patient-derived and humanised models for translational cancer research.
Subjects of discussion concerning the last-mentioned topic will be patient-derived 3D cell and explant cultures, ex vivo cultured tumour slices, and murine models with a humanised immune system for cancer immunotherapy studies. Furthermore, we will also discuss the values and pitfalls of metrics used for the evaluation of publications and scientific output, for example the metrics of journal impact factors.
ESUR21 will feature new sessions, too, in comparison with our previous meeting in 2019. For instance, using the opportunities of the online format, we will launch the “Meet the experts” sessions, which are designed for maximum interaction between delegates and faculty, thus maximising the dissemination of knowledge.
We will also give project and consortium leaders the opportunity to give a short presentation on their new projects related to urological research in our “Speed dating” session.
Finally, for another new session called “EAU Research Foundation: Awardees”, we have invited awardees of the EAU Research Foundation to present their results and to discuss the opportunities of research support from the EAU.
Overall, ESUR21 will provide an outstanding platform for researchers from urological departments as well as other departments to discuss recent research results and to network interdisciplinarily for urological research. Especially young researchers will get the chance to present their results in poster and oral sessions. ESUR21 will give a comprehensive overview on current research activities in urology and the opportunity to virtually meet experienced senior researchers.