AAEU abstracts

AAEU Abstracts

Dear Reader,

For the third time in succession, we present to you the abstracts from the 21st meeting of the Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU) that was held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in December 2023. The AAEU is the association of leading academic urologists from Europe, dedicated to research of all aspects of disorders of the urogenital tract. The objectives of the AAEU are to promote the role, the position and the activities of academic urology in Europe. The AAEU tries to achieve this by:

  • Promoting clinical and fundamental scientific urological programs and achievements in academic urological departments;
  • Providing a forum for presentation and discussion of academic achievements in the field of urology and related areas;
  • Communicating these various goals via the annual meeting, assigned journals and communication papers

Every year a two-day meeting is organised in which the members and guests present their own research in every field of urology. This research is original and new. All AAEU members and guests discuss the presented findings in a plenary setting. This implies that also those urologists that are no expert in the field of the presented topics, contribute to this discussion from their own perspective. This results in lively, high quality discussions in which all aspects of the tackled issue are highlighted. As such, this is an integrative approach of an urological problem that gives direction for future consecutive research and clinical excellence. Therefore, the concept is well perceived by all participants.

In Santa Cruz, various topics were presented. The AAEU tries to balance the annual meeting with respect to type of urological topics, the topographic spread of the participants, gender and colour. Currently, there are 85 active members. Looking at the final result of the scientific meeting, everyone can judge to what extent the aims were achieved.

In total 43 presentations out of 68 abstracts that were given. Of these, most authors gave permission to publish their abstract in this issue of European Urology Open Science. Of the presented abstracts, 21 were about an oncological topic, 17 had a functional urological topic, 5 had a mixed topic. 12% of the presentations were presented by ladies.

Dear readers, with this supplement we offer insight in the dynamics of AAEU, and we hope that we may welcome you one day as our guest.

John Heesakkers
Secretary general
Frans Debruyne
Honorary communication Officer
David Castro-Diaz
21st AAEU meeting president


Abstracts of the 20th Meeting of the Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU).
1-4 December 2022 in Malmö, Sweden.

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Abstracts of the 19th Meeting of the Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU).
2-5 December 2021 in Marseille, France.

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