Welcome to the 10th UROFORUM meeting in Barcelona. For the third time, the second in the new format, Spain’s premier tourism and medical city is hosting Europe’s urological event. For two days, December 1–2, the Scientific Committee of UROFORUM is offering a program that will be focused on laparoscopic surgery and timely hot topics in Urology that deserve discussion. You will experience this in the format of a debate, usually with point and counterpoint.
The history of UROFORUM started in 2006 as an Olympus initiative in order to exchange experiences between key leading urologists and professionals from surgical device manufacturers. For the second consecutive year, we are repeating the successful new format based on surgical and academic debates. In fact, we were surprised by the host of the meeting obliging us to close the registration upon reaching the limit of 290 participants.
For the first time, this year’s meeting will be accessible to everyone who is interested in participating. During these two days in December, we will provide many insights that are relevant for daily practice in surgery, and we will try to clarify some of the most debatable topics.
We are pleased to welcome you to the UROFORUM 2016 in an amazing academic setting at the School of Medicine at the University of Barcelona and are looking forward to gaining your trust.
University of Barcelona
School of Medicine
c/ Casanova, 163
(behind Hospital Clinic)
Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, University of Leipzig (Germany)
Antonio Alcaraz, University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona (Spain)
Richard Gaston, Clinique Saint Augustin, Bordeaux (France)
Bertrand Guillonneau, Groupe Hospitalier Diaconesses, Paris (France)
Günter Janetschek, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria)
Karim A. Touijer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York (USA)
Peter Wiklund, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden)
Jorgen Bjerggaard, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus (Denmark)
Alberto Bossi, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France)
Alberto Breda, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona (Spain)
Alberto Briganti, URI, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan (Italy)
Joan Carles, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona (Spain)
Felipe Gómez, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá (Colombia)
Axel Heidenreich, University Hospital Cologne (Germany
Begoña Mellado, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (Spain)
Maria J. Ribal, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (Spain)
Bertrand Tombal, Institut de Recherche clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels conf.