Chair: Jean de la Rosette, M.D.
The Endourological Society is one of the major Societies with a strong global presence in the fields of endourology
and emerging technologies. The Society supports especially the global diffusion of knowledge and skills in these
fields.To further advance the field of endourology and emerging technologies, the implementation of high level
basic and clinical scientific research within the Endourological Society is of great importance.
The Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES) is an official organ within the Endourological
Society responsible for organizing, structuring and favouring a global network on endourological research. The
CROES was founded during the World Congress on Endourology meeting 2008 in Shanghai and has been operational for
more than two years now. The CROES council is composed of a Chairperson and 6 international members (2 American,
2 European, 2 Asian). The operational activities will be located in the office of the chairperson of CROES, whereas
headquarters of CROES is located in New York (Endourological Society office).
NOTES & LESS Workgroup
Chair: Abhay Rane, M.D.
Our scope is to help advance these techniques in minimally invasive urology by discussing ways and means in
which we can help develop technology and surgical skills necessary for these techniques.
We achieve these aims by encouraging participation and discussion at different forums aimed at like-minded clinicians,
or those who wish to develop an interest. We have published consensus statements on these techniques and will continue
to gestate updates.
International Society for Urological Stents (ISUS)
Chair: Mr. Ravi Kulkarni
The International Society for Urological Stents was established by Prof Daniel Yachia over a decade ago.
The purpose was to integrate all groups of individuals who have an interest in Urological stents and develop a forum
for discussion and development. After a series of meetings, the mantle has been handed over to Mr Ravi Kulkarni.
Mr. Kulkarni took the decision to make the ISUS a sub-section of the Endo-urology society. The Board of Directors of the
Society kindly agreed. A regular session has since been arranged at the annual World Congress of Endo-Urology and SWL
for the past 4 years. This sub-plenary session has a different theme each year. The speakers are selected from all
corners of the world. The choice of speakers is based on their expertise and publications related to the theme of the year.
These sessions have been well attended and have drawn together many clinicians as well as scientists. A significant input
is made by research oriented trainees as well as senior Urologists interested in urological stents.
The aim of the society is to develop such concepts further, have new themes every year and integrate industry and
research. The involvement of the CROES section of the Endo-Urology Society will be considered in the future to
establish an evidence based approach to stent technology.
Young Endourologist's Working Group
Chair: Brian Matlaga, M.D.
The Young Endourologist's Working Group was created in 2010, and is designed to formally integrate junior e
ndourologists as well as trainees into the formal processes of the Endourology Society. The working group is
administered by a Chair and Co-Chair; the Co-Chair also serves as Director-elect, thus ensuring a smooth leadership
transition following the one year term of Chairmanship. The Chair of the working group holds a non-voting, ex officio
position on the Board of Directors of the Endourology Society, which allows them to observe and contribute to the
Society's direction and development.
The Chair and Co-Chair are principally responsible for creating the discussion agenda for the Young Endourologist's
meeting at the World Congress of Endourology Annual Meeting. In general the subject matter for this annual forum is
focused on issues of training, education, and research, thereby providing a platform for the discussion of matters
that are particularly relevant in early in one's career. In keeping with the tenets of the Endourology Society,
the leadership of the Young Endourologist's Working Group is intended to be geographically diverse.
The Engineering and Urology Society
Executive Director: Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D.
Website - http://engineering-urology.org/
The Engineering and Urology Society offers a unique opportunity for collaboration where engineering innovation meets
clinical demand. This cooperation leads to an unparalleled exchange of ideas and routes to address clinical problems
with engineering solutions. The ultimate forum where these interchanges occur is at the Annual Meeting of the
Engineering and Urology Society held in conjunction with the Annual American Urological Association Meeting.
This is also the only dedicated section of the Endourology Society at the AUA. The Annual Meeting of the Engineering
and Urology Society offers the delegates an opportunity to present and learn about the latest research developments
in urologic technology. The Morning session consists of state of the art lectures and discussions in the hottest
areas of technology. The afternoon poster sessions allow members to present their work, discuss, and obtain further
feedback and ideas from fellow technophiles.
AUA 2013 Annual Meeting
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons - SURS
President: John Davis, M.D.
SURS is a collaboration of robotic surgeons who are interested in promoting all aspects of robotic-assisted surgery,
including emerging techniques/procedures, credentialing/training, cost-effective analyses, and collaborative research.
The mission of the group is to:
- To promote and maintain the highest standards of education, research and clinical applications of computer assisted or robotic technology, as it relates to the field of urology.
- To facilitate the exchange of information between professionals with a primary interest in urologic computer assisted or robotic interventions.
- To support and contribute to the academic activities of its members in the pursuit of improving this technique and patient care.
- To carry out activities related to urologic robotic or computer assisted interventions that the members feel appropriate.
- To represent its members and the specialty of urologic robotic or computer assisted surgery internationally in appropriate professional, social and economic forums.
Members of SURS have collaborated to publish articles on robotic procedure nomenclature, credentialing, and current use
of robotic simulators. The Endourology Society has given strong support to SURS through administrative support, annual
society meetings at the AUA and WCE, and collaboration with the AUA to procedure the live surgery course.
SURS was founded in 2005. Membership is included with the annual dues to the Endourology Society. The official journal
for SURS is the Journal of Endourology.