Members of the Endourological Society receive complimentary membership to the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons, Focal Therapy Society, and Engineering & Urology Society. These subspecialty societies of the Endourologic Society promote clinical innovation and education within specific areas of minimally invasive urology. 


Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons – SURS

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.

Focal Therapy Society - FTS

The Focal Therapy Society (FTS) aims to advance and position minimally-invasive, image-targeted cancer treatment in a safe, effective, gland-preserving manner to extend and maintain quality of life. Image-guided targeted therapy remains the least invasive method to control or eradicate prostate and kidney cancer, with emphasis placed on concomitantly optimizing the preservation of organ function.
 
 
Each year, the FTS hosts several international educational symposia on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer along with hands-on skills training such as MRI interpretation and mpMRI-TRUS fusion targeting seminars. Our educational programs include the Endourological Society Masterclass series on Focal Therapy and image/targeting-related topics and a quarterly virtual patient selection/tumor board along with international networking.  The FTS aims to develop consensus guidelines and best practice statements.   The Focal Therapy Society strives to promote the acceptance of active surveillance and image-guided focal therapy as both first line and salvage management for appropriate patients, including dissemination of education and training, and providing a forum for physicians, scientists, industry and leadership to professionally interact and share experiences.
 
 
The FTS offers an International Focal Therapy Outcomes Registry that tracks clinical outcomes of all types of ablative modalities and treatment configurations for partial prostate gland therapy. This registry conveys real-world physician experience utilizing FT including oncologic outcomes and complications.  A primary aim of the FTS is to develop collaborative research projects that physicians throughout the world can participate, focusing on multi-center international clinical trials.  Membership is included with the annual dues to the Endourology Society.

 

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The Engineering and Urology Society

 

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.