The exemplary programme of this year’s 22nd International EAUN Meeting (EAUN22), which will take place from 2 to 4 July 2022 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands will provide excellent opportunities to increase the knowledge of urology nurses: sessions and activities packed with scientific content complemented by social participation that encourage camaraderie.
Learning from the pandemic
Over the past two years, the world has been facing challenges brought about by COVID-19. At present, the pandemic still has enormous consequences for healthcare systems and urological care has not been spared.
EAUN22 will kickstart with an overview of urological care through a pandemic and lessons (to be) learned. Plenary Sessions on the prevention of urological cancers and the Educational Framework for Urological Nursing (EFUN) will offer additional vital insights on the topic.
Throughout the meeting, patient communication will be an important theme as several sessions will address this topic. A Thematic Session on overcoming obstacles in patient communication will focus on shared decision making, decision aids and illiteracy. A state-of-the-art lecture will provide insights on the ADT Educational Programme, which has been developed to help prostate cancer patients to manage the side effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Another Thematic Session will discuss the importance of the patient voice in driving improvements in bladder cancer (BCa) care.
EAUN22 will also provide vital information on functional urology, which often deals with problems EAUN22’s robust in-depth programme Meeting promises high-scientific content and dynamic activities affecting patients’ quality of life (QoL). A session will focus on the management of the underactive bladder (UAB) and overactive bladder (OAB) which are related to neurological diseases. Another session will centre on the risk factors of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to determine the impact on patients using an indwelling or intermittent catheter, as well as, to create awareness of the importance of adherence to the EAUN Guidelines to prevent further antimicrobial resistance.
The EAUN22 scientific programme comprises many sessions on oncological urology themes. The meeting will address the sexual consequences of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment and the need for professional support, as well as, the complications after a radical prostatectomy in relation to risk factors such as body mass index (BMI). Furthermore, EAUN22 will also identify the role of the uro-oncology nurse at the outpatient clinic, how the SONCOS guidelines are regulated, and if these contribute to good clinical care.
Innovation is another spearhead of the meeting with sessions on innovations in endourology, new radiotherapy MRI-guided linear accelerator (MR-Linac) and more. A panel discussion during a Thematic Session on prostate will include the pros and cons of perineal prostate biopsies versus transrectal biopsies. In addition, a State-of-the-art Lecture on the emerging role of genomic screening in treatment decision making will provide the latest updates on genetic screening on BCa and PCa to inform personalised medicine.
For the complete Scientific Programme visit www.eaun22.org
Must-attend EAUN22 activities
The meeting offers additional not-to-be-missed activities such as Hospital Visits, the Easy peaSURVEY workshop, and the Nurses’ dinner, which is an excellent get-together for participants.
Easy peaSURVEY workshop
The workshop “Easy peaSURVEY: Hands-on survey development for urology nursing programme development, practice evaluation and research” will take place pre-congress on Friday, 1 July 2022. The workshop aims to enhance the participants’ skills in creating high-quality survey questions; discuss strategies and common pitfalls; and using surveys in clinical settings for programme development and evaluation of interventions.
One of the EAUN meeting’s most popular activities, Hospital Visits, will involve observation of healthcare providers in action at two reputable hospitals in the Netherlands: the OLVG Hospital and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital – Netherlands Cancer Institute.
Register now for the early fee! Deadline: 1 May 2022
Participants can enjoy a hearty 3-course dinner at Het Groene Paleis (The Green Palace) restaurant where they can unwind and connect with peers on Sunday, 3 July 2022. For more information, please visit www.eaun22.org, section Travel & Accommodation & Socials.
There are only limited seats available for the hospital visits and the nurses’ dinner. Interested parties can register via the online system via www.eaun22.org or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAUN22 promises to provide opportunities, resources, and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of current issues in urology to professionals working in urology care. The meeting is definitely a not-to-be-missed event!
How to register
Secure your spot early at the meeting. Register now with the early fee via www.eaun22.org/registration to get the best rates of up to 20% off. The early fee rate ends on 1 May 2022.
Can’t attend in person or the full three days? Register online-only, or for 1 or 2 days!
We look forward to welcoming you at EAUN22 where you will join peers from around the world and help shape the future of urological nursing together.