Skip to main content

From Prof Subu Subramonian - Chair of the BAUS Section of Endourology

"... nephrology, transplantation & retroperitoneal fibrosis ..."

We are excited to introduce our sessions for BAUS 2024. We are fortunate to have eight sessions dedicated to Endourology this year and we have put together an interesting collection of topics that guarantees to stimulate your curiosity and appeal to both subspecialist Endourologists as well as general urologists.

On Monday 24 June (1100-1230), our expert panel of nephrologists and urologists will share their experience in the management of a “mixed bag” of renal and transplant problems, advances in nephrology and management of retroperitoneal fibrosis. This is your opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about contemporary nephrology, but were afraid to ask.

No urology meeting is complete without an update on the increasing alternatives to TURP. On Monday afternoon (1400-1500) an expert panel will discuss details of Rezūm, Urolift, iTind and Echolaser, followed by a casebased discussion. Also on Monday 24 June (16.30-1730), we will hold a fascinating balloon debate on new technology used in endourology, with experts debating for disposable scopes, new lasers, applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), suction devices & pressure monitoring, and the application of genetics in stone disease.

The first session on Tuesday 25 June (1130-1230) showcases topical issues around infections in urology. This will include pre-operative management of urinary tract infections (UTIs), fungal infections, instillations for upper tract infections, infections associated with small stones, and the future direction of UTI research. The afternoon of Tuesday 25 June (1400-1500) features two further sessions, the first discussing different aspects of the management of PUJ obstruction then followed by an update about “What is new?” in endourology. As well as covering new research on stones, BPH, upper tract urothelial cancer and related clinical trials, we bring to you the results of the recently conducted National Nephrostomy snapshot audit.

The final session on Tuesday (1630-1730) is not one to be missed, with experts in endourology taking part in an MDT discussing challenging cases. If Monday and Tuesday haven’t completely satisfied your quest for knowledge, we have a joint session on ureteric strictures with FNUU on Wednesday 26 June (1130-1300). Topics for this session include endoscopic and minimally invasive management, as well as more invasive techniques, followed by presentation of the results of the REJOIN audit and an MDT discussion of difficult cases.

We are also running another iteration of the “Updates in Stone Management” teaching course where an expert faculty will provide up-to-date evidence and practice guidelines, also on Wed 26 June.

We are looking forward to seeing you to Birmingham ...