Fancy Toy or Valuable Tool?

Thursday - July 8, 2021

19:00 - 20:00 CET - 13:00 - 14:00 EST

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 brings you the viewpoints of seven experts who analyse the published literature, explore the utilisation of urodynamics in routine practice, consider quality assurance, reflect on the patient perspective…. and invite you to join the conversation.

 A full EAU conference registration is needed to attend the EAU Symposium


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Enrico Finazzi Agro

Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Rome (IT)


Marcus Drake

Marcus Drake, Bristol (GB)

Andrew Gammie

Andrew Gammie, Bristol (GB)

Ulrich Mehnert

Ulrich Mehnert, Zurich (CH)

Eskinder Solomon

Eskinder Solomon, London (GB)

Tufan Tarcan

Tufan Tarcan, Istanbul (TR)

Desiree Vrijens

Desiree Vrijens, Maastricht (NL)

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.


  1. Introduction
  2. The need for objective diagnosis in functional urology
  3. The purpose and value of urodynamics
  4. Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  5. Optimising the quality of urodynamics
  6. Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  7. The patients’ perspective
  8. Panel discussion / audience Q&A
  9. Concluding remarks & close