We are delighted to be able to organise the 22nd International EAUN Meeting (EAUN21) as a hybrid (live event in Milan as well as online programme) or completely virtual event despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will be taking place in July instead of in March, and it will be a two-day congress on 10 and 11 July 2021 instead of the usual three days.
Despite the limitations caused by the pandemic, we have organised a programme with a wide variety of sessions; some are new, others were part of EAUN20, which was cancelled. Have a glimpse at the programme in this article!
“EAUN21 adapts to new realities in the COVID-19 era”
The opening session will be about the doctor-nurse cooperation in daily practice from both points of view, now an even more important subject than before, followed by a session on castration-resistant prostate cancer. As all International EAUN Meetings that came before, EAUN21 will present a diversity of sessions about prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. Examples include sessions about gay men with prostate cancer and their special position and an interesting kidney session on the basics of the kidney function and dysfunction.
The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will present respective sessions on continence care, endourology (i.e. coverage on stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and technologies such as robotics), and skeletal issues in metastatic prostate cancer. EAUN21 will also feature palliative and end-of-life care in urology and the effects of COVID-19 on urology care.
The role of ANP
The Plenary Session “Educational Framework for Urological Nursing (EFUN) (Curriculum) and the role of the ANP” will centre on the development of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) role, which has advanced in a variety of ways across Europe. Experiences with the ANP role and the link to the current Guidelines will be shared with the audience, as well as the progress in the development of an Educational Framework for Urological Nursing (Curriculum).
This year’s ESU course will involve Peyronie’s disease, one of the lesser-known urological conditions affecting men. The surgical treatment, which is the only effective treatment advised in the EAU Guidelines, will be discussed. Unfortunately, we can’t organise any workshops and hands-on training this year.
Join other nursing specialists and affiliated medical professionals for a critical assessment of clinical practices and key research developments at Europe’s biggest urological nursing event. EAUN21 presents the latest in science and education in various formats to suit the needs of all participants (such as continence nurses, stoma care nurses, oncology nurses, operating room nurses, etc.). Please visit www.eaun21.org to view the entire provisional scientific programme and to find all other relevant information, such as the information on registration and abstract submission.