Urodynamics:

Fancy Toy or Valuable Tool?

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About our EAU2021 Symposium

Urodynamics remains the only means of objectively assessing lower urinary tract dysfunction – but it can be undignified and uncomfortable for patients and prone to error in unskilled hands. Above all, its clinical value in certain settings has been the focus of intense academic debate.


Constructed in the style of a TV documentary, our EAU2021 symposium brought you the viewpoints of a panel of experts who analysed the published literature, explored the utilisation of urodynamics in routine practice, considered quality assurance, reflected on the patient perspective…. and invited you to join the conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register here to access recordings from the symposium – and information on educational activities on urodynamics

Chair

Enrico Finazzi Agro

Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Rome (IT)

Faculty

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Marcus Drake, Bristol

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Andrew Gammie, Bristol 

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Ulrich Mehnert, Zurich 

Eskinder Solomon

Eskinder Solomon, London

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Tufan Tarcan, Istanbul

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Desiree Vrijens, Maastricht

Learning objectives

  • To consider the need for objective diagnosis in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • To assess and explore the optimal application of urodynamics to inform treatment decision-making and patient counselling
  • To review tools and resources for optimizing the quality of urodynamic practice, including the announcement of a new quality assurance scheme set up in association with the International Continence Society
  • To consider the viewpoint of patients undergoing urodynamics in terms of the acceptability of the procedure and their perception of the value it may bring.

 

Program

  • Introduction
  • The need for objective diagnosis in functional urology
  • The purpose and value of urodynamics
  • Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  • Optimising the quality of urodynamics
  • Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  • The patients’ perspective
  • Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  • Concluding remarks & close

View this short video for a sneak peek

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