Olympus Best Paper Award Winner

Best Basic Science Research Paper

"MP30-03:  Is the Use of a Ureteral Access Sheath Necessary for Maintaining Safe Irrigation Temperatures During Flexible Ureteroscopy When a High Power Holmium: YAG Laser is Used?  Clues from an In-Vivo Experimental Study."

Best Clinical Research Paper

"MP30-19: Infectious Pathogens in Urine, Blood and Ureteral Stents in Ureterolithotripsy."

Best Laparoscopy/ Robotic Paper

"MP18-13: Operative and Functional Outcomes for Selective Clamping in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Patients with a Solitary Kidney"

Best Endourology/ Stone Paper

"MP24-5: Reporting Outcomes of a Successful Treatment in Ureteroscopy and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery for Stones: the STONE-FECTA.-A Single Center Experience"

Best Innovation Paper

"MP27-16: The Prediction of Treatment Success and Complications of Shockwave Lithotripsy Using Artificial Intelligence"

Best Video

"V13-05: Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Posterior Urethroplasty Using the SP Robot"

Best Video

"VS8-2:  Development and Validation of Patient Specific Hydrogel Kidney Phantoms for Surgical Rehearsal prior to Complex Renal Cancer Surgery"

Best Laparoscopy/ Robotic Paper

"MP14-6: Functional Outcomes of Robotic Ureteroplasty with Buccal Mucosa Graft after Previously Failed Ureteral Reconstruction in Patients with >1 Year Follow-up"

Best Clinical Research Paper

"MP28-1:  Analgesic Prescribing Patterns in Emergency Departments for Acute Symptomatic Urolithiasis in the United States, 2006-2014"

Best Endourology/ Stone Paper

"MP24-5: Ho:YAG laser lithotripsy in non-contact mode: optimization of fiber to stone working distance to improve ablation efficiency"

Best Basic Science Research Paper

"MP27-12: Assessment of biodegradable, heparin-coated anti-reflux micro-stent. Animal study"

Best Innovation Paper

"MP21-13: Combining the Endockscope With Next Generation Smartphones: ‘‘A Global Opportunity’’"

Best Video

“V3-4: Robot Assisted Radical Nephrectomy and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombectomy: Surgical Technique, Perioperative and Oncologic Outcomes”

Best Endourology/ Stone Paper

“MP12-15: Impact of Preoperative ?-adrenergic Antagonists on Ureteral Access Sheath Insertion force and the Upper Limit of Force to Avoid Ureteral Mucosal Injury: A Randomized-Controlled Study”

Best Laparoscopy/ Robotic Paper

“MP22-10: Development and Validation of an Objective Scoring Tool for Minimally Invasive Partial Nephrectomy: Scoring for Partial Nephrectomy (SPaN)”

Best Innovation Paper

“MP18-6: Conventional Versus Computer Assisted Stereoscopic Ultrasound Needle Guidance for
Renal Access: A Randomized Bench-Top Crossover Trial” 

Best Clinical Research Paper

“MP30-1: The WATER Study – A Phase III Blinded Randomized Trial of Aquablation vs. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate for the Treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia”

Best Basic Science Research Paper

“BRPRS2-8: Optimizing RNA Extraction of Renal Papilla Biopsy Tissue in Kidney Stone Formers: A New Methodology for Genomic Study”

Best Basic Science Research Paper

"MP44-11: Markers of renal injury during shock wave lithotripsy with narrow vs. wide focal zones"

Best Clinical Research Paper

"MP16-15: A mobile point-of-care application for ureteral stent tracking"

Best Innovation Paper

"MP19-7: Analyzing multiple samples taken from the same stone at percutaneous nephrolithotomy can yield different results"

Best Laparoscopy/ Robotic Paper

"MP10-11: Prospective randomized study evaluating the effect of intraperitoneal bupivacaine after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy"

Best Endourology/ Stone Paper

"MP24-11 Comparison of costs and outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy based on percutaneous access"

Best Video

"V2-7 Laser fiber and flexible ureteroscopy: the “safety distance” concept"

Best Basic Science Research Paper

"Nanotechnology combination therapy for renal cell carcinoma: Gold nanorods bound with tyrosine kinase inhibitor produce synergistic treatment response when combined with laser thermal ablation in a renal cell carcinoma animal model"

Best Laparoscopy/ Robotic Paper

"Multi-institutional study of robotic assisted buccal mucosa graft ureteroplasty: Initial results"

Best Endourology/ Stone Paper

"The Clinical Research Office of the Endourology society multicenter randomized trial of narrow band imaging-assisted transurethral resection (TURBT) versus conventional white light assisted TURBT in primary non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients: trial protocol and 1 year results"

Best Innovation Paper

"Evaluation of a hybrid surgical navigation system with 3D-cancer map and real-time transrectal ultrasound image during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy"

Best Clinical Research Paper

"Urine aquaporin-1 and perilipin-2: Can novel urine markers modify biopsy algorithms for small renal masses?"

Best Video

"Step by step flexible ureteroscopy supported with SPIES technology for conservative treatment of UTUC"

Best Basic Research Paper

"Development of convective water vapor therapy (STEAM) for focal therapy of prostate cancer: in-vivo treatment and immediate radical prostatectomy."

Best Innovation Paper

"First In-Human Clinical Experience of a novel treatment for BPH: Imaged guided robotically-assisted waterjet ablation of the prostate"

Best Clinical Research Paper

"Native nephrectomy decreases antihypertensive medication requirements in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease."

Best Laparoscopy & Robotics Paper

"Use of dehydrated human amniotic membrane during robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in early return of erectile function: A retrospective study."

Best Endourology & Stones Paper

"Thulium vaporesection of the prostate (THUVARP) and thulium vaponucleation of the prostate (THUVEP) in patients on anticoagulant therapy: A retrospective three-centre matched-paired comparison with short-term follow-up."

Best Video Awards

"Intraoperative periprostatic nerve action potential monitoring during robotic prostatectomy."

Best Video Awards

"Thulium vapoenucleation of the prostate: Surgical technique from vaporization to vapoenucleation"

Best Innovation

"Intraoperative Optical Biopsy During Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Using Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy: Initial Feasibility Study"

Best Basic Research

"Secreted Factors from Peritumor Adipose Tissues of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Increased the Motility of Human ccRCC Cell Line CAKI-2 Via Enhancement of WNT Signaling"

Best Clinical Research

"Natural History of Small Index Lesions Identified on Multiparametric Prostate MRI: Recommendations for Interval Imaging Follow-up"

Best Laparoscopy/Robotic

"Laparoscopic Wireless Palpation Device: Preliminary Assessment of Simulated Tumor Detection in an Elastic Modulus"

Best Endourology/Stone

"Optical Coupling Control in Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: First Clinical Experience"

Best Video

"Female Organ-Sparing Robotic Cystectomy: A Step-by-Step Anatomic Approach"

Best Innovation Paper

"VP02-13: An Ingenious and Useful Internal Retractor System for Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery"

Best Laparoscopy/Robotic Paper

"MP08-11: Transrectal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Nephrectomy in a Porcine Survival Model: Comparison with Conventional Laparoscopic Nephrectomy"

Best Basic Research Paper

"BR01-15: Extra-Renal and Intra-Renal Autonomic Nervous System Redefined"

Best Video Award

"VS16-10: Renal Transposition in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: A Novel Technique for Excision of Upper Pole Tumors"

Best Clinical Research Paper

"VP04-15: Ureteral Wall Injuries Induced by Ureteral Access Sheath During Retrograde Intra-Renal Surgery (Prospective Evaluation)"

Best Endourology/Stone Paper

"VP03-07: Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Microperc and Retrograde Intra Renal Surgery"

Best Innovation

"A Biodegradable Ureteral Stent in a Yorkshire Pig Model: Degradation Time and Biocompatibility"

Best Basic Research

"Glyoxal Metabolism: A Novel Pathway in Endogenous Oxalate Synthesis"

Best Clinical Research

"How High is the Intraluminal Pelvic Pressure During Flexible Ureteroscopy?"

Best Laparoscopy/Robotic

"Impact of the Experience of Laparoscopic Surgery on Technical Adaptability to Robotic Surgery"

Best Endourology/Stone

"A Prospective Study Examining the Incidence of Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection Post-Shockwave Lithotripsy"

Best Video

"Micro/Minimicro PCNL with “All Seeing Needle” A New Way to do PCNL"

Best Research Presentation

"Understanding Oxalate Metabolism and the Role of Oxalobacter Formigenes As a Possible Treatment"

Best Scientific Presentation

"Renal Oxygenation Measurement During Partial Nephrectomy using DLP® Hyperspectral Imaging Predicts Post-Operative Renal Function"

Best Laparoscopic Presentation

"Implementation of a Systematic Approach to Reduce the Costs Associated with Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy"

Best Endourology Presentation

"Organ Specific Radiation Dose Rate for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy in a Validated Model"

Best Overall Paper

"Impact of Pre-Operative Warm-Up Exercises on Surgical Performance in Urology"

Best Research Presentation

"Registrations for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Kidney Surgery"

Best Scientific Presentation

"Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomies: A Single Surgeon Series"

Best Laparoscopic Presentation

"The Most Effective Cooling Method for Inducing Hypothermia: Comparison of 4 Different Techniques Including a Novel Gel-Like Material"

Best Endourology Presentation

"Novel in Vitro Model For Studying Ureteral Stent-Induced Cell Injury"

Best Overall Paper

"Histotripsy of Renal VX-2 Tumor in a Rabbit Model: Feasibility"

Best Research Presentation

"Air-Cushion Force Sensitive Probe for Soft Tissue Investigation During Minimally Invasive Surgery"

Best Scientific Presentation

"Radiation Exposure in the Acute and Short Term Management of Urolithiasis: A Multi-Institutional Review"

Best Laparoscopic Presentation

"Laparoscopic Experience Correlates with Different Brain Activation: An Oxygen-15 PET Study"

Best Endourology Presentation

"Flexible Robotic Ureteroscopic Laser Lithotripsy for Renal Calculi: Initial Clinical Experience"

Best Overall Paper

"Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery: Cumulative Experience with the First 50 Cases"

Best Research Presentation

"Individualized Medicine for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Establishment of Primary Cell Line Culture from Surgical Speciments"

Best Scientific Presentation

"Isoproterenol Irrigation During Ureterorenoscopy: Effects on Cardiovascular System and Pelvic Pressure"

Best Laparoscopic Presentation

"884 Cases Report of Retroperitoneal Adrenalectomy: 10 Year Experience of One Center in China"

Best Endourology Presentation

"Structural and Compositional Stone Analysis Using Coherence-Scatter Computer Tomography: Early Results Using a Novel Technique"

Best Overall Paper

"Scarless Nephrectomy by NOTES"