Baltic16: Sharing insights and new perspectives

23 February 2016

From urological malignancies such as prostate and bladder cancers to management strategies in stone disease, incontinence and andrology, the EAU Baltic Regional Meeting (Baltic16) promises to be one of the most compact and stimulating urology meetings in the region.

To be held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from May 27 to 28, Baltic 16 will feature a comprehensive scientific programme, interactive sessions of selected abstracts and training courses organised by the European School of Urology (ESU) that will focus on uretheral reconstruction and urogenital fistulae repair.

“We aim to cover a wide range of topics and expert lecturers will present their views, experience and insights on various issues such as prostate cancer progression (Prof. Leung), and state-of-the-art radical surgical treatment of bladder cancer (A. Heidenreich),” said Dr. Toomas Tamm, local organiser. Tamm said lecturers from the region and across Europe were invited to share their best practices and insights with experts from Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. “What makes this meeting unique is our goal to present both regional and international perspectives, learn from the synergies between inter-regional collaborations at the same time presenting and highlighting the work of young, promising urologists,” he added.

Selected abstracts will be presented in several sessions with the best studies to be awarded cash prizes. Tamm said interested participants have until 1 April (deadline: 23:59 CET) to submit their abstracts online. Tamm added the EAU Baltic Meeting works to actively involve local urologists and those from neighbouring countries. “We want to encourage and inspire them and we hope that through  this meeting we will acquaint participants with the scientific work of their colleagues and  provide them with new ideas and a wider perspective on various urological topics.”

Consultant International Relations Office Prof. Bob Djavan said the EAU Baltic meeting has proven to be a dynamic meeting after its revival three years ago. Not only urologists from the region have attended that previous two editions,  but participants also came from neighbouring countries and as far the Middle East and Central Asia.