After careful deliberation and considering all information currently available to us, the Board and Executive of the European Association of Urology have to announce the cancellation of the face-to-face 35th Annual EAU Congress in Amsterdam on 17-21 July 2020. Since public health safety measures in relation to COVID-19 are now extended worldwide, raising many concerns among our community, we feel that a virtual meeting is a safer alternative under the existing circumstances.
The safety of our congress participants and the healthcare community as a whole has our highest priority. We will, however, attempt to give you an update of this year’s developments in urology by setting up a virtual meeting with the highlights of the plenary and thematic sessions, debates and roundtable discussions, educational activities and selected poster presentations.
Introducing the EAU20 Virtual Congress
A great number of people have been involved in the organisation of the EAU Congress, which is the annual scientific landmark for the European and global urological community. We are sincerely grateful for the time and effort that so many have invested in this meeting and we will make every effort to publicise accepted scientific work and their important messages in an online event, the EAU20 Virtual Congress.
It will consist of highlights of the existing programme around the time the congress was initially scheduled as well as a series of online educational activities over several weeks. All EAU20 abstracts and surgical videos will soon become available online via the EAU20 Resource Centre. More information on these virtual activities will be provided in the coming months.
Once again, we would like to thank you, not only for your support and commitment to the activities of the EAU but mostly for the great work many of you are doing right now in our mutual battle to fight COVID-19. We hope that by sharing the scientific highlights of EAU20 in this manner, you will be able to explore the latest developments in urological science at your own convenience and keep innovating in care.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us during our first virtual Annual Congress, and of course, look forward to welcoming you next year at EAU21 which will be held in Milan on 19-23 March 2021!
With very best wishes and kind regards,
On behalf of the EAU Board and Executive