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EAUN20: Cycling through urology nursing highlights

Amsterdam will host the 21st International EAUN Meeting (EAUN20) from 21-23 March 2020,and as part of the EAUN’s objective to provide top-quality meeting updates, the members of the Scientific Congress Office have prepared an exciting, surprising and highly educational programme. 

Confirmed speakers

“Delegates can expect a comprehensive nursing oriented programme in Amsterdam,” says Jeannette Verkerk, Chair of the EAUN Scientific Congress Office. “For instance, Dr. Stefan Haensel’s doctor’s perspective talk on collaboration between nurses and doctors is particularly interesting for our target audience.” “Also of note are two talks on rare diseases: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome (POTS) (Prof. M. Drake, GB) and sleep-related painful erections (J. Verkerk-Geelhoed, NL). Ms. Veronika Geng (DE) will discuss the importance of practical experience for the indwelling catheterisation guidelines update. The Continence Special Interest Group has three confirmed speakers for Thematic Session 7, S. Holroyd (UK), S. Terzoni (IT) and E. Wallace (IE), presenting new innovative strategies for promoting patient education in urology.”


To build on the success of previous EAUN congresses, Verkerk said regular features such as the Poster Sessions will be part of the programme again with recognition and cash prizes for the top four best posters (€500 and €250 for the two best scientific and the two best practical posters).
The expert-guided poster session, for which presenters do not have to present slides on stage (and no prizes attached), has a slightly different submission format this year. Submitters can choose themselves whether they prefer to take part in this session or in the regular Poster Session. The session is aimed at the less experienced nurses who are looking to gain experience in presenting.

The Nursing Research Competition, which aims to support and encourage innovative work, will offer a €2,500 prize. To be accepted, a detailed research project plan is required and to support nurses with this major work, advice is offered by research mentors. Details on how to contact the research mentors can be found on the submission page. Also to be featured at EAUN20 are the well-attended Video and Difficult Cases sessions. “We look forward to meeting our colleagues from across Europe and beyond to exchange experiences and share our expertise in all fields of urology,” Verkerk said.

Submission open

Submission is now open for poster abstracts, video abstracts, nursing research plans and difficult cases. Puzzled by an unusual case? Was your team finally able to find the right approach? Share your insights! Submitters who are invited to present in the Difficult Cases and Video sessions will receive complimentary registration, as part of the EAUN’s efforts to promote promising work.

Submission of abstracts is not only open for nurses and EAUN members: all abstracts dealing with a topic that is relevant for urology nursing are welcome. Participation in the research competition, however, is exclusively for members. Start preparing now! The criteria and rules for all submissions can be found on our congress website at:

Travel grant application open

The EAUN has travel grants available for a selected number of motivated members. Application is now open and will close on 1 November. Don’t hesitate and apply! Full details on the ‘Registration’ section of the congress website.

The congress in Barcelona saw a significant increase in submissions from all over the world, and we hope to receive a record number of submissions and participants for EAUN20 again.
See you in Amsterdam!

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