ESU Courses

From the newest updates in urology, practical insights, core theoretical knowledge to best practices, the course programme of the European School of Urology (ESU) at the 32nd Annual EAU Congress in London this year will encompass the full breadth of urology, providing expert knowledge and in-depth views on major topics and procedures.

The ESU aims to not only offer the insights of experienced mentors and faculty but also ensure participants will get, first-hand, the best practices that are vital in offering optimal care to patients. At least 16 areas in urology will be covered by around 50 courses ranging from Female Urology, Infections, Stones, Trauma, Male LUTS to, onco-urology to paediatric urology, among others. The courses will be offered from March 25 to 27 (Saturday to Monday).

View the agenda (programme overview) of all ESU courses offered at EAU17 here.

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ESU Courses


  • Advanced course on upper tract laparoscopy (UPJ, adrenal and stones)
  • Adrenalectomy


  • Office management of male sexual dysfunction
  • The infertile couple – Urological aspects

Female Urology

  • Prolapse management and female pelvic floor problems
  • Advanced vaginal reconstruction


  • Dealing with the challenge of infection in urology

Kidney transplantation

  • Renal transplantation: Technical aspects, diagnosis and management of early and late urological complications


  • Management of BPO: From medical to surgical treatment
  • Post-surgical urinary incontinence in males

Neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction

  • Chronic pelvic pain in men and women
  • General neuro-urology
  • Lower urinary tract dysfunction and urodynamics
  • Video and imaging urodynamics

Paediatric urology

  • Paediatric urology for the adult urologist Course 1
  • Paediatric urology for the adult urologist Course 2


  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile diseases

Prostate cancer

  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Retropubic radical prostatectomy – Tips, tricks and pitfalls
  • Focal treatment in prostate cancer
  • Surgery or radiotherapy for localised and locally advanced prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer imaging: When and how to use it
  • Screening and active surveillance – where are we now
  • Prostate biopsy – tips and tricks
  • Metastatic prostate cancer
  • Oligometastatic prostate cancer

Renal tumours

  • Robot renal surgery
  • Small renal masses: From concepts to tips and tricks in daily management
  • Advanced course on laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Surgery for renal cancer beyond minimally invasive approaches : Opportunities and limits


  • Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL)
  • Update on stone disease
  • Flexible ureterorenoscopy and retrograde intrarenal surgery: Instrumentation, technique, tips and tricks, indications


  • Urinary tract and genital trauma

Unclassified and miscellaneous topics

  • Evaluation of risk in comorbidity in onco-urology
  • How to proceed with a haematuria
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Ultrasound in urology
  • Laparoscopy for beginners
  • Update renal, bladder and prostate cancer guidelines 2017. What is changed?
  • Basic surgical and endo urological skills
  • What has changed in the non-oncology guidelines
  • How to write and introduction and material and methods
  • How to write results and discussion
  • Advanced social media course: Take it to the next level

Urethral strictures

  • Advanced course on urethral stricture surgery

Urothelial tumours

  • Practical management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
  • UTUC: Diagnosis and management
  • Laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy
  • Management and outcome in invasive and locally advanced bladder cancer
  • Nerve-sparing cystectomy and orthotopic bladder substitution – Surgical tricks and management of complications
  • How will immunotherapy change the multidisciplinary management of urothelial bladder cancer

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