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More than 200 participants to meet in Sofia for 8th SEEM


24-10-2012      933 views

by Joel Vega

Around 200 participants are expected to gather in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia this weekend for the EAU 8th South Eastern European Meeting (SEEM).With 215 registered participants, Serbia, Turkey and host country Bulgaria topped the number of attendees to the 8th SEEM with 68, 50 and 29 registrations, respectively. Participants from 19 other countries are also attending the meeting annually organised by the EAU’s Regional Office headed by Prof. Bob Djavan. Other participants came from countries such as Iran, Greece, Malta, Ukraine to as far as Egypt and Canada.

“Hosting the 8th SEEM, reflects not only the progress of urological practice in the region but also enables us to meet head-on the challenges in our specialty,” said Prof. Dimitar Mladenov, chairman of the EAU 8th SEEM. It is the first time that Bulgaria is hosting the event which was held in Skopje, Macedonia last year. Other cities which hosted the SEEM were Belgrade, Sarajevo, Tirana and Istanbul, among others.

“The enthusiasm and active participation shown by our colleagues from the region indicates the growing links that we have established and will continue to build in the following years, said Djavan.

For the one and a half-day meeting nine poster sessions will cover various topics in urology with  the presentations of 174 abstracts, out of the total 287 abstracts submitted for the event. Turkey, Iran and Serbia topped the number of accepted abstracts with 74, 21 and 19 abstracts, respectively, scheduled to be presented.

The scientific programme will tackle issues and controversies in andrology, paediatric urology, bladder cancer, prostate diseases, lower urinary tract symptoms and the management of kidney stones.

Last year Skopje gathered more than 250 registered participants. Abstracts submitted by Serbian researchers dominated the best abstracts awards and collected three of the six prizes given by sponsors Richard Wolf and Karl Storz.



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