ESGURS22 highlights from Section Chair Prof. David Ralph
In this article, ESGURS Chair Prof. David Ralph (GB) shares some insights into the 12th edition of the EAU Section of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons meeting that will be held in Madrid, Spain, from 20 to 21 October 2022.
During this two-day scientific programme, the latest developments in reconstructive surgery will be addressed via live and semi-live surgery, lectures, case presentations and plenty of highly informative debate. Prof. Ralph: “We will see the latest in penile implants and new instruments, and possibly a new sphincter. Robotic reconstruction is a hot topic that will be covered in detail.”
What’s on the agenda?
“Programme highlights include Peyronie’s disease and current surgical operations, penile prostheses with grafting, fibrosis and the different approaches, as well as incontinence with sphincters and slings. We will also look at major reconstruction operations, including: recto vesicle fistula, major penile reconstruction and urethroplasty. We will review the best approaches, and graft options.”
The live surgery sessions are being coordinated by Dr. Javier Romero-Otero (ES) and Prof. Ignacio Moncada Iribarren (ES), who are both based in Madrid. The participating hospital is Departamento Urología HM Hospitales in Madrid, with an extensive surgical faculty from Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Serbia, France, Belgium and Germany.
Prof. Ralph: “There will be lively debate on the best implanting approach for a penile implant, and which graft is best in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. Another issue to be discussed is the ventral vs. dorsal onlay for urethral strictures.”
“I am most looking forward to meeting everyone face to face, with ESGURS22 being our first live surgical meeting in three years. The younger generation of surgeons have arrived within ESGURS also, and we are looking forward to their involvement at this meeting. There is an excellent networking programme for delegates to participate in too.”
The meeting this year will also be combined with the ESU-ESAU-ESGURS Masterclass on erectile restoration and Peyronie’s disease (19-20 October).
“We expect to have approximately 300 delegates from all over Europe join us in Madrid.”
To find out more about ESGURS22, you can explore the scientific programme now.