ESOU 2015

STEPS Meet-the-Expert Session opens for new applications

With the aim to boost links with promising young clinicians specialising in urological cancers, the EAU Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU) has developed the STEPS programme (Sessions To Evaluate ProgresS in the  management of urological cancers). Piloted in 2011, STEPS will celebrate its 5th Anniversary in January 2015 at the 12th ESOU Meeting in Munich.

What is the STEPS programme?
Twenty young clinicians who are already practising, or who have a firm career interest, in uro-oncology are selected annually through an open application process to meet established experts in the fields of prostate, bladder, renal and testicular cancer. To date 60 young clinicians have already enjoyed this unique learning and networking experience, with feedback being overwhelmingly positive.

"We discussed not only the clinical aspects but also research opportunities, experiences in daily practice. All in all, it was a wonderful chance to acquire new perspectives regarding a career in uro-oncology” Michaela Kniess, Germany.

With unrestricted educational support from Ipsen, STEPS allows young clinicians take part in a three-hour  closed-door case discussion which aims to:

  • Offer an innovative educational opportunity to selected young clinicians
  • Strengthen ties between ESOU and talented younger clinicians in uro-oncology
  • Boost the participant’s professional network with both established and emerging experts in uro-oncology.

"STEPS is a very helpful programme that provides fresh insights, and which can further inspire young uro-oncology specialists in their practice"  Anton Breeuwsma, The Netherlands.

"We are happy to introduce these young doctors to senior experts, and help them expand their learning and professional opportunities” ESOU chairman Prof. Maurizio Brausi.

Detailed information on the STEPS programme

ESOU STEPS Programme 2015

STEPS Leaflet 2015

STEPS Application Form 2015

How to apply
The next STEPS meet-the-expert session will take place on Saturday 17th January 2015 in Munich, Germany during the main ESOU annual programme. Application information will be distributed through European academic centres and hospitals in the coming weeks. Information can also be gained by contacting:

Successful applicants will be sponsored to attend the 12th Meeting of the EAU Section of Oncological Urology (to cover travel, accommodation and registration).

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