Copenhagen will host the 19th International EAUN meeting (EAUN18) from 17-19 March 2018, 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.
“As in London, the congress in Copenhagen will contain some surprises. In EAUN17 we had the excellent “Westminster House of Commons” Session which attracted a large audience. That session was created to honour a tradition of the host country (United Kingdom). In a similar way we will honour Denmark and its traditions in a different and remarkable session,” said Corinne Tillier, Chair of the EAUN Scientific Congress Office.
EAUN18 will have two plenary sessions. According to Tillier, the first plenary session will have as overarching theme the EAUN’s goal to provide skills training and knowledge exchange to prepare next-generation urology nurses. This is an important priority for the EAUN as the session will directly address core educational needs.
The second plenary session, on the other hand, will be an in-depth examination of the issue of urinary sepsis. Expert lectures and practical nursing insights will be offered to the participants for them to have a comprehensive and updated knowledge on various nursing strategies and approaches in managing urinary sepsis.
Wide range of topics
“In this congress we will also discuss various themes such as complementary or alternative medicine in urology, pelvic rehabilitation, Disorder of Sex Development (DSD), bone health in prostate cancer, end-of-life care in urology, conservative bladder care management and many other interesting topics,” added Tillier. The topics were carefully selected in response to the current challenges and pressing issues often encountered by nurses in daily clinical practice.
For the first time, the SIG Bladder Cancer Group (Special Interest Group) and the SIG Continence Group have designed a specific thematic session, and members of these working groups will also chair and lead the session. The session of the Bladder Cancer SIG Group will focus on BCG (Bacillus Calmette- Guerin), while the Continence SIG session will take up painful and underactive bladder.
To build on the success of previous EAUN congresses, Tillier said regular features such as the Poster Sessions will be part of the programme with recognition and cash prizes for the top three best posters (€500, 300 and 200). The Nursing Research Competition, which aims to support and encourage innovative work, will offer a €2,500 prize. Also to be featured next year are the well-attended Video and Difficult Cases sessions. “We look forward to meet our colleagues from across Europe and beyond to exchange experiences and share our expertise in all fields of urology,” Tillier said.
Submission is now open for poster abstracts, video abstracts, nursing research plans and difficult cases. Participants who are invited to present in the Video and Difficult Cases sessions will receive a complimentary registration, as part of the EAUN’s efforts to promote promising work. Submission is not only open for nurses and members since all abstracts dealing with a topic that is relevant for urology nursing are welcome. The criteria and rules for all submissions can be found at our congress website at www.eaun18.org. Deadline is 1 December 2017.
Organisers said they will offer some travel grants to EAUN18 for members. The application date will be announced by email and on the congress website, so watch out for future updates!
The congress in London saw a significant increase in participation and submissions, and we hope to receive a record number of submissions and number of participants for EAUN18. See you in Copenhagen!
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