About the EAU
The European Association of Urology
The European Association of Urology (EAU) aims to raise the level of urological care in Europe by supporting the field’s experts. It represents European urologists and urology nurses, encourages the adoption of high standards of urological care, and facilitates the widespread publication of research. The EAU has close ties to other national and international urological associations, fostering a global community of urologists.
Its roots trace back to the early 1970s, when the EAU was established as a society to unite and support European urologists. Since then, the association has grown considerably and now has some 13,000 members from all around the world.
The EAU is led by an elected executive committee, currently under Secretary General Prof. Per-Anders Abrahamsson (SE). The committee is supported by a board, various advisory bodies and offices, as well as a central office, based in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
30th Anniversary EAU Congress
The first EAU Congress took place in 1974, and switched to an annual format in 1998. Today, it is Europe’s biggest urological event with specialists and affiliated medical professionals gathering for a critical assessment of clinical practices and key research developments. The congress presents the latest in science and education in various formats to suit the needs of all participants, including challenging state-of-the art lectures, fascinating HD video surgery sessions, skill-boosting hands-on trainings and practice-oriented courses. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EAU Congress.