International Society for Urological Stents (ISUS)
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 Endourologists Working Group
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.