“ESUR22 will bring together both basic and clinical researchers, as well as clinicians interested in research. The meeting offers a unique possibility to learn more about the most recent developments in urological research.”
Taking place in the picturesque Innsbruck, Austria, from 13-15 October, the 28th Meeting of the EAU Section of Urological Research (ESUR22) is organised in collaboration with the EAU Section of Uropathology.
In this article Prof. Isabel Heidegger (AT), who is the ESUR Meeting President, offers a preview of the most relevant topics that will be covered.
“The main focus of the meeting is the uro-oncological topics and challenges for precision medicine. In detail, we will focus on the tumour microenvironment, on the metabolic landscape of cancers, and on hereditary urological tumour predisposition, as well as next generation targets in uro-oncology.”
Prof. Heidegger is most looking forward to meeting everyone face-to-face again after two-years of online meetings. “It is highly important in the field of research. One has the possibility to discuss projects and experienced researchers can advise newcomers. The ESUR meeting is always a good place to set up co-operations and make new friends in the field of basic and transitional research in uro-oncology.”
Prof. Heidegger gives some insight into what major developments and technologies in urological research will be addressed at ESUR22. “We have implemented sessions on recent advances in diagnostics and therapy. For development of new therapeutics it is necessary to understand and to consider the complexity of diseases, especially in oncology. Therefore, we need appropriate in-vitro and in-vivo preclinical models. Furthermore, the translation of biomarkers into clinical routine is another challenge. The collaboration between clinicians and researchers is necessary to validate such biomarkers in clinical trials. We will discuss these challenges. We also offer a technical hands-on workshop on single-cell RNA sequencing.”
In co-operation with ESUR, the European School of Urology (ESU) have organised a workshop for young people on how to write a paper/grant, which is a highly important skill to develop. There is also a transitional workshop with clinical and pre-clinical experts on penile cancer.