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EAUN23: Experience the full breadth of urology nursing

Milan will host the 23rd International EAUN meeting (EAUN23) from 11-13 March 2023, 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.


“We are planning a wide variety of sessions, with a good balance between oncological and nononcological subjects. Delegates can expect a comprehensive advanced nursing-oriented programme in Milan,” says Jeannette Verkerk, Chair of the EAUN Scientific Congress Office. “For instance, the subject of interprofessional care planning regarding bladder cancer.” All proposed speakers will be invited in the coming weeks. “Some examples are: A talk about another approach for treating urinary tract infections with bacteriophages in patients undergoing TURP, is it a promising treatment? The session on testosterone deficiency by Mrs. Jeannette Verkerk (NL) and a session on BABCON, development of an integrated model of  care for continence nurses. The last two were planned for Amsterdam, but unfortunately couldn’t take place. Also of note is the session on frailty in bladder cancer, an underestimated marker, organised by The Special Interest Group Bladder Cancer.”


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 make a pre-recording and a slide presentation nor answer questions on stage (and no prizes attached) will also return. Submitters can choose themselves whether they prefer to take part in this session at the poster boards or in the regular Poster Session on stage. The session is aimed at the less experienced nurses who are looking to gain experience in poster presentation.

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 EAUN23 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. You can find the submission details on the website.

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 a 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 through The deadline for submitting is 1 December 2022.

The congress in Amsterdam saw wide number in submissions from all over the world, and we hope to receive a record number of submissions and participants for EAUN23 again.

Travel grant application open

The EAUN has travel grants available for a selected number of motivated members. Application will be open from 1 October until 1 November. Don’t hesitate and apply! Full details on the ‘Registration’ section of the EAUN23 congress website.

See you in Milan!

The EAUN23 website will open on 15 October: