Scientific Summits conference — Brussels, 23 & 24 October 2020

We have the pleasure to invite you to our next uro Scientific Summits conference on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 October 2020.

WHAT SHOULD WE REMEMBER FROM THE RECENT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES?

In the current circumstances and based on the information from the experts, we decided to transform this conference into a hybrid symposium – 50 people can follow the event live at the Wild Gallery in Brussels.

The meeting will also be recorded and streamed live (with the help of Roularta Healthcare), allowing speakers, attendees and experts to discuss in a virtual meeting room, and enable registered doctors to follow the conference online.

PROGRAM

Important novelties in the field of endoscopic & functional urology, urothelial, prostate and renal cancer will be covered by national & international top experts in the field. Below is the full & detailed overview of the scientific program.

CORONA PROOF

The meeting in the Wild Gallery in Brussels will be fully corona-proof. We have received formal confirmation that the meeting can take place. We will take all necessary measures to make sure we keep everybody safe & healthy.

ACCREDITATION

We have received Mdeon approval & CME accreditation for Urology and Ethics & Economics.

REGISTRATION PROCES

We would like to ask all participants & guests (presence live in Brussels or following the conference online) to register before the start of the conference.

The Roularta system is not only used for streaming the conference, but also allows you to interact / vote (as part of some sessions) & to collect your accreditation points.

If you have registered before, for one of our previous (online) conferences, you can login using your username/password combination you have used in the past.

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2020
—  from 14h  to 20h —

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2020
—  from 9h20  to 13h —

Accreditation for Urology and Ethics & Economics is granted
and will be sent to INAMI/RIZIV automatically.

Scientific program

DAY 1 — FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER

14h00 – 14h55
Registration

14h55 – 15h00
Welcome to the first day of the symposium & introduction

15h00 – 17h30
SESSION  I – PROSTATE CANCER

15h00 – 15h30
DNA Damage Repair (DDR) and mismatch repair (MMR) mechanisms… for dummies
Guest: Prof. Dr. Kathleen Claes (UGent)
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Gert De Meerleer (UZ Leuven), Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares), Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

15h30 – 16h00
Metastasis-directed therapy vs. systemic treatment – weighing the evidence in oligometastatic prostate cancer
Guest: Prof. Dr. Bertrand Tombal (UCL, Brussels)
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Gert De Meerleer (UZ Leuven), Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares), Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

COMMERCIAL BREAK

16h15 – 17h00
DEBATE: Lymph node staging in prostate cancer:

PLND is still the gold standard
Guest: TBC

Novel imaging is taking over
Guest: Prof. Dr. Tobias Maurer (Martini-Klinik, Hamburg)
Discussants: Dr. Siska Van Bruwaene (AZ Groeninge), Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

17h00 – 17h30
PSMA PET/CT in prostate cancer management: The knowns and the unknowns
Guest: Prof. Dr. Kristoff Muylle (UZ Brussel)
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Gert De Meerleer (UZ Leuven), Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

COMMERCIAL BREAK

17h45 – 18h45
SESSION  II – UROTHELIAL AND RENAL CANCER

17h45 – 18h25
How and when to choose between chemotherapy and immunotherapy in urothelial cancer?

Patient-derived tumor modelling to specify bladder cancer treatment
Guest: Prof. Dr. Roland Seiler (Universität Bern)

Best systemic treatment in first line metastatic urothelial cancer: recently reported practice changing phase 3 trials
Guest: Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares)
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares), Prof. Dr. Karel Decaestecker (UGent)

18h25 – 18h45
SBRT for renal cell carcinoma: finally ready for guidelines?
Guest: Prof. Dr. Gert De Meerleer (UZ Leuven)
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares), Dr. Peter Schatteman (OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst)

COMMERCIAL BREAK

19h00 – 20h00
SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM

Scientific Summits round table discussion:
The pros and cons of prostate cancer screening – can an agreement be reached?
Panel: Prof. Dr. Patrik Vankrunkelsven (KU Leuven), Prof. Dr. Johan Stranne (University of Gothenburg), Prof. Dr. Geert Villeirs (UZ Gent), Prof. Dr. Hein Van Poppel (UZ Leuven)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

Astellas round table discussion:
The place of AR-targeted agents in the changing CRPC landscape (Astellas branded symposium)
Panel: Prof. Dr. Gert De Meerleer (UZ Leuven), Prof. Dr. Christof Vulsteke (AZ Maria Middelares)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)

DAY 2 — SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER

09h25 – 09h30
Welcome to the second day & introduction

09h30 – 10h30
SESSION  III – ENDO-UROLOGY

Novelties and innovations in urinary stone disease
Guest: Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoll (Sindelfingen University Hospital)

Recent advancements in treatment of endourological management of urothelial cancer
Guest: Dr. Carl Van Haute (CHU Brugmann)
Discussants: Dr. Thomas Tailly (UZ Gent), Dr. Marc Claessens (AZ Klina)

COMMERCIAL BREAK

10h45 – 11h45
SESSION  IV – FUNCTIONAL UROLOGY

Update of the UPSTREAM trial
Guest: Prof. Dr. Marcus Drake (University of Bristol)

REZUM, a new player in the management of LUTS
Guest: Dr. Pieter Uvin (AZ Sint-Jan Brugge)

Case discussion
Discussants: Prof. Dr. Frank Van der Aa (UZ Leuven),
Dr. Marc Claessens (AZ Klina)

COMMERCIAL BREAK

12h00 – 13h00
SESSION  V – ETHICS & ECONOMICS

12h00 – 12h30
Cel doelmatige zorg: urethrapathologie
Guest: Dr. Lucien Hoekx (UZA Antwerpen)
Discussants: Dr. Filip Ameye (AZ Maria Middelares), Dr. Lieven Goeman (AZ Delta)

12h30 – 13h00
Current practice in urethral stricture management
Guest: Dr. Marjan Waterloos (AZ Maria Middelares)
Discussants: Dr. Filip Ameye (AZ Maria Middelares), Prof. Dr. Steven Joniau (UZ Leuven)