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Future-proofing urological nursing for the 21st century

EAUN19 Barcelona will offer urology nurses food for thought and strategies for keeping their roles and practices up to date in a changing work environment. Does urological nursing change as surgical technique advances? How can new generations of nurses be trained and what skills can younger nurses bring to the table? How can nurses evaluate their work and make sure that advances ultimately benefit the patients?

These questions will be addressed in the second EAUN19 plenary session in Barcelona. The 20th International EAUN Meeting is 2019’s biggest urology nursing event, offering three days of scientific sessions, a variety of training opportunities and courses and much, much more.

Emerging priorities
This plenary session is designed to help nurses prepare for coming challenges that they might face, and to start thinking strategically on how to overcome them. Increasing demands on nurses and healthcare in general. Developing new patient-centred services requires planning that in turn might require wider skills or new ideas about organisation. An awareness of nurses’ own wellbeing also ultimately benefits the patient, allowing urology nurses to ultimately better support the health of others.

Training a new generation of nurses, and integrating this generation in the existing workforce also brings a variety of challenges but also opportunities. New research on millennials examines the (perceived) differences as professionals, and whether they want to continue to become nurses at all. On the other hand, increased computer literacy and other skill sets may well be an asset as nursing practice and patient demands change in the coming years.

In its scientific programme, EAUN19 also offers poster and video sessions, state-of-the-art lectures and thematic sessions covering a whole range of urology nursing topics.

Additional courses
In addition to the scientific programme, EAUN19 is offering participants two special courses. Together with the EAU Section of Uro-Technology and the European School of Urology, the EAUN is holding a Hands-on training session for nurses on Flexible cystoscopy on Friday, March 15. The course takes place from 14:00 to 17:30 hrs. and participation costs € 30,25. Online registration is open.

A new course this year is the Course on Patient Information: Neurogenic disorders of the bladder and bowel: How to promote patient compliance. This course will take place on Friday, 15 March from 15:00 to 17:00 hrs. and participation costs € 30,25.  Online registration is open.

On Sunday, 17 March, there is an additional course for nurses: Nurses in a leadership role: Cultivating your leadership. The course will focus on leadership, effectiveness and communication in relation to patients, teams, colleagues, surgeons and other superiors. The course takes place from 12:30 to 15:30 hrs. and participation costs € 62.50. Please contact Ms. Angela Terberg ( to indicate your interest.

Hospital visits and more
A regular and essential part of the EAUN meeting is a visit to local hospitals. These offer insights into the nursing practices and patient management that can then be adapted and applied in participants’ home institutions. In Barcelona, delegates can expect to visit the Fundació Puigvert, University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, or the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Each has unique insights to offer! EAUN19 also gives delegates the chance to partake in the Urowalk, a planned walk that takes in some of Barcelona’s many sights. An EAUN Dinner is also offered, serving Catalan cuisine at Restaurant Barceloneta, offering views of the fishing port Moll Dels Pescadors.

Booking extra entitlements
In order to book additional entitlements please go to the online registration website and log in. In your registration overview click on the button book extras.

All-in-all, EAUN19 is set to be the most complete and educational meeting yet.
We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona! 

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