Social media at EAU17

At the 32nd Annual EAU Congress social media will be an integral part of the scientific programme. If you’re not able to attend EAU17 in person, we stimulate you to join the discussion via social media by following the EAU Twitter account @uroweb or the EAU Facebook page. All tweets regarding the scientific programme, social events and updates of your network can be followed via the hashtag #eau17. To be able to join a specific discussion, we will use the following hashtags, indicating the various subspecialties in urology:

#eau17 #eauguidelines #eaupatientinfo #eauhot
#andrology #bladdercancer #erectiledysfunction #incontinence
#Infertility #kidneycancer #kidneystones #luts
#malehypo #MaleInfertility #mibc #neurouro
#nmibc #oncology #paediatric #PedUro
#pelvicpain #prostatecancer #rcc #uroinfections
#urolithiasis #urology #UroOnc #urotrauma
#UroUTI #utuc #Testosterone #TesticularCancer
#OAB #STD  #eaun17  #urodynamics


Social Media Courses by the European School of Urology

Social media is an open environment where everything posted is public domain. This means that patients and the general public can view posts and comments. This brings in some risks. It is important to define the appropriateness of the information posted and shared in health professional discussions to avoid medical and legal problems.

The European School of Urology (ESU) recognises the potential of social media in the field of urology. And that is why it offers several social media courses in London to educate healthcare professionals about the benefits and risks of using social media.

1. Personalised hands-on workshop for beginners
For novices in the field of social media, there is a personalised hands-on workshop at the Social Media Helpdesk, which is located at the Boulevard. A representative of the Young Urologist Office (YUO) will be the designated guide. Each workshop will be tailored to personal interests, but topics could include:

  • Social media as added value for urology
  • Kinds of social media platforms
  • Terminologies used
  • How to set up a Twitter and/or Facebook account
  • What to post and/or tweet
  • Who to follow
  • Do’s & Don’ts
  • A total of four workshops will be held daily from 25 to 27 March from 11:00 to 13:00. Each workshop will take approximately 30 minutes and only one to two delegates can participate per session. Registration fee is EUR 20.

2. Advanced course
The advanced course is for healthcare professionals who are already active on social media but would like to take it to the next level. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Source for scientific research
  • Dissemination of content
  • Interaction with patients
  • Guidelines in using social media
  • Reputation Management
  • Measurement and Analytics – Impact Factor
    The advanced course is classroom-based intended for a maximum of 100 participants. The course will take place on 26 March, Sunday at 12:00 or 12:30 in Room 13. Registration fee is EUR 40.

How to enroll?

You can enroll for the ESU courses online while you register for the 32nd Annual Congress. It is also possible to register on-site during the congress. If you choose to do so, please note that participation is subject to availability. Many courses are booked out prior to the congress.

Social Media Helpdesk

For basic inquiries, please visit the walk-in Social Media helpdesk at the Boulevard, where there will be live tweeting as well. The EAU Community Manager will answer basic questions and help posting on various platforms from 11:00 to 13:00 on 24 to 27 March. No registration necessary. This service is for free.