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EAUN22: A perfect time for learning and reflection

From 19 to 21 March 2022, the 22nd Meeting of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We look forward to welcoming you back in person and we hope that the programme will offer all urology nurses up-to-date news on current evidence-based practice, education, and useful practical updates.

Learning as catalyst
There has been some essential learning for all nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. EAUN22 will help provide a professional platform for clinical reflection: What have you learnt about your practice and yourself? What changes have you made and why? How can we apply what we have all learnt and can we apply them?

The meeting will give you time to meet with  colleagues, as well as, discuss and debate new ideas and key topics for learning. Above all, one thing we have learnt in the last year is the need to be kind to ourselves. It is now time to pause and refl ect, come to Amsterdam, and listen and learn again at EAUN22.

What’s new?
EAUN22 will cover a variety of topics. With so many  urology sub-specialities, we are pleased to offer 11  themed sessions, which will give unique insight into  current treatments, urological cancers, long-term urological conditions, and the impact of these on quality of life (QoL).

The prostate and continence SIGs (Special Interest  Groups) will also bring some focus on coping with cancer and living with long-term urological disease that will highlight the need for careful planning and management.

“Get current evidence-based and practical updates in urological nursing”

Naturally, communication is an important part of  individualised nursing care, and we are delighted to provide insight into communication strategies, and how these can be adopted to improve and help overcome potential obstacles in our day-to-day practice. Alongside this, we also take time to discuss the impact of frailty on our clinical care and decisionmaking processes. Our aim is to provide a holistic ‘whole person’ conference approach to the many aspects of urological nursing.

State-of-the-art, Plenary Sessions and more
There are 10 state-of-the-art sessions, which will provide key learning opportunities. These sessions are designed and developed by nurses (for nurses) who are currently leading and developing initiatives in many areas of urology, old and new: nurse-led clinics, new integrated models of care, paediatric urology, bone-health in prostate cancer, male infertility/testosterone defi ciency, recurrent urinary tract infections, rare case presentations, and the role of genomic screening.

EAUN/ESU Courses
In collaboration with the European School of Urology (ESU), EAUN22 will also offer two EAUN-ESU courses. ESU Course 1 “Incontinence in children – Urodynamics in children will provide insights on the potential and limitations in the investigation and treatment of children with incontinence. The course will also cover topics such as urodynamics, the role of a voiding diary, pharmacologic treatment, and more.  Upon attending ESU Course 2 “Diagnostics and different treatment options of Renal Cell Carcinoma,
counselling of the patient during treatment”, participants will know more about the diagnostic options and treatment options for renal cell carcinoma, how to counsel the patient during treatment in side effects of treatment, and how the multidisciplinary team is composed and how they work together.

The poster sessions allow nurses the opportunity to present their work, which combines practice-led initiatives with the latest in research from within our European community. Please come along and support your colleagues and hear about their research fi rst- hand. It is the perfect opportunity to ask questions! Throughout the programme, the Plenary Sessions will provide useful insights into the lessons we have learnt from the pandemic, the latest in cancer prevention initiatives,  as well as, an update during the session “Educational Framework for Urological Nursing – where are we now?”.

Join us at EAUN22
We would be pleased to have you at EAUN22! Connect with peers from around the world. Meet and discuss with key opinion leaders. Enrich your daily clinical practice with contemporary relevant updates on urological nursing.

Register before 31 January 2022 (23:59 CET) to benefit from reduced rates of the early fee and secure your place at the meeting. Visit www.eaun22.org/registration/ for more information.