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Joost BAERT
Congress president
Luc COPPENS
Congress president
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2
SESSION 1
PELVIC FLOOR, UROGYNECOLOGICAL SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS AND OUTCOME
David WALTREGNY David WALTREGNY, MD, PhD

David Waltregny is currently professor of Urology and head of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Liège, Belgium. He holds membership in several professional and scientific organizations, amongst which the European and American Associations of Urology, and is a member of the scientific committee of the Belgian Association of Urology. After receiving his MD from the University of Liège, David Waltregny became a Senior Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research, studying the mechanisms of tumor invasion and metastasis, and of hormone-independence in human prostate cancer, amongst other research projects. He then received a PhD in Experimental Biomedical Sciences from the University of Liège and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. Professor Waltregny is the author and co-author of numerous publications in top-ranked international journals and serves as reviewer for several journals as well as for international grant applications. He is currently pursuing several research projects both at the clinical and fundamental levels. He is involved, together with Professor Jean de Leval, in the development of new surgical devices for the treatment of female and male stress urinary incontinence. He is the co-inventor of methods for treating smooth muscle disorders and for screening accessible biological markers in pathologic tissues, for which patents were issued.
Frank VAN DER AA Frank VAN DER AA, MD, PhD, FEBU, FECSM.

University Hospitals Leuven - UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
Frank Van der Aa is adjunct head of clinic the Department of Urology and staff member of the Fertility Centre at UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven and of the National MS Centre, Melsbroek, Belgium. In addition, he is lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven.
His special clinical interests are in neuro-urology, male and female incontinence and reconstructive urology. He is president of the working group functional urology of the Belgian Association of Urology and board member of the ESFFU. His major research interest includes stem cell applications.
Thierry ROUMEGUERE Prof Dr Thierry ROUMEGUERE

Head of Urology Department
Erasme Hospital ULB

Thierry Roumeguère graduated from Medical School René Descartes, University Paris V, France, in 1989. He was then general practitioner for 4 years in France before starting his Urology Residency in Belgium. He has been certified as a specialist in Urology in 1999 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB. He is currently Head of the Department of Urology at Erasme Hospital-ULB and Medical Director of the Neuro-Urology unit at the Centre de Traumatologie et de Réadaptaion (CTR) of Brussels

He is a member of the scientific committee of the SBU and member of the Belgian working group in Oncology and Functional Urology at the BAU level. He is member of several scientific societies (EAU, AFU, ASCO, EORTC, ISSM, ESSM, SIFUD-PP) and served as reviewer for several journals like European Urology, Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, BJU International…. He is adjunct-Editor for Progrès en Urologie. He has actually a major interest for fundamental research on the intriguing role of Myeloperoxidase in prostate diseases and for the implication of erectile dysfunction on endothelial function in cardiovascular diseases. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 per reviewed publications. He is currently involved in several studies in the fields of Oncology (prostate, bladder and kidney cancers), LUTS and Female Urology

Karel EVERAERT Karel CMM EVERAERT

Head of Clinics Functional Urology, Professor in Neurourology
European board of Urology since 1994
Head of clinics since 1999
Professor Neurourology since 2001
More than 50 clinical trials in neuro – urology and incontinence
More than 80 peer reviewed publications in domain of Functional Urology and more than 30 in lower ranked and local journals
Co-author in 11 books
Currently active in clinical research on nocturnal polyuria, incontinence/LUTS in elderly, urinary catheters and bladder management and sacral neuromodulation
Adrien VIDART Adrien VIDART

In 1996 Dr Adrien Vidart started his surgery residency as a gynaecologist until 2001 when he met Pr Ph. Grise. The latter convinced him to become a urologist and to take advantage of his experience in pelvic floor surgery. Since January 2011 he is consultant surgeon at Hôpital Foch in Suresnes in charge of the incontinence and pelvic floor surgery. As a member of the French Association of Urology (AFU), he is an active member of the committee for female urology. His main professional and scientific interests are pelvic floor surgery, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder dysfunction, management of tapes complications and transgender surgery.
Adrien VIDART Stefan DE WACHTER

To be confirmed
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2
SESSION 2
PENILE DISEASES
Robert ANDRIANNE Robert ANDRIANNE MD, PhD

Professor of Sexual Medicine he is senior urologist in the Urologic department at the University Hospital of Liège-Belgium.
In addition to teaching and clinical urologic practice, he was investigator for clinical trials on investigational treatment options for male sexual problems. Main research interests are andrology and sexual medicine, with special emphasis on ED, penile prosthesis, bibliotherapy in PE, onco-sexology, urolithiasis, male incontinence. He is implanter of penile prosthesis in Belgium (65 PI/year)
In 2009, he created a surgical division of VVF in Belgian Group ASBL MDD (medecinsdudesert.com) and offers 15 days/years to this surgery in Africa. Over 500 patients have been healed and taught many Congolese doctors over urogenital disease.
Koenraad VAN RENTERGHEM Koenraad VAN RENTERGHEM

Urologist/Andrologist
M.D. Ph.D. FEBU
Head of dept. of Urology Jessa Hospital Hasselt / Kliniek voor Urologie
Associate professor University Hasselt
Consultant Urologist University Hospitals Leuven
Maarten ALBERTSEN Maarten ALBERSEN

Maarten Albersen graduated as an MD at the University of Leuven in 2006 and completed a PhD in 2012 on stem cell therapy for the treatment of post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction, which was based on research conducted with Prof. Tom Lue at the University of California in San Francisco. After finishing his residency, he completed a fellowship in andrology and complex genital oncology at University College London supervised by Mr. David Ralph. Dr. Albersen is currently assistant professor at the university of Leuven where he researches regenerative medicine for- and pathophysiological processes underlying male sexual dysfunction. Clinically he focusses on benign andrology and cancer of the penis, testis, adrenal and kidney.
David RALPH Carlo BETTOCCHI

Carlo Bettocchi is specialist in Urology since 1994 and nowadays he is working as Professor of Urology in the Urological Unit at Policlinico, University of Bari, Italy.
He has became responsable of the Andrological Section of this Unit in January 1996. His research and clinical career has included positions in other european urological departments, such as the Academic Hospital of Maastricht, the Netherlands (1991), the Middlesex Hospital UCLH and King’s College Hospital, UK (1992-1995 and 2004-2008).
Prof Bettocchi has produced, as author, more than 200 publications in national and international journals, chapters of books and national magazines. He is reviewer of several international scientific journals and has been a principal investigator or investigator on several protocols in the field of uro-andrology.
Prof Bettocchi is currently Treasurer of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (ESSM), Executive Member of both Andrological Section of the European Association of Urology (ESAU) and Italian National Observatory on Gender Dysphoria (ONIG). He is also Visiting Professor in Saudi with license for working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
His main topics are male sexual dysfunction, infertility and gender dysphoria. He is currently an internationally renowned surgeon in this area and is on the top of this field in Italy. He is actually running an andrological outpatients clinic with referral patients complaining erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, infertility, LUTS, penile deformities (curvature, small penis and so on), undescended testicles, urethral injuries and others benign male genitalia problems. He is also performing surgical activity related to the previous listed pathologies, such as penile prosthesis, corporoplasty, urethroplasty, varicocele, orchidopexy, glans resurfacing, testicular biopsy, penile enlongment / enlargement and others male reproductive and genitalia procedures related.
David RALPH David RALPH

David Ralph is a full-time Urologist at The St Peter’s Andrology Centre and the Institute of Urology, University College London.
He has previously been President of the BAUS section of Andrology and British Society for Sexual Medicine and the European Society for Sexual Medicine.
He has a wide interest in all aspects of sexual medicine and leads an active research programme with PhD and MD fellows. He has written many chapters on Priapism,Peyronie’s disease and surgical and medical management of erectile dysfunction.
He is the biggest implanter of penile prostheses in the UK with two clinical fellowship programmes to teach on this.
He also has a special interest in male infertility and runs microsurgical workshops in the training of vasectomy reversal.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2
SESSION 3
UROGENITAL TRAUMA AND TISSUE DEFECTS
Nicolaas LUMEN Nicolaas LUMEN, UZ Gent

Current status:

  • Head of Clinic, Dept. Of Urology, Ghent University Hospital
  • Member of Working group Oncology of the Belgian Association of Urology (BAU)
  • Board Member of the European Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons (ESGURS)
  • Panel member of the Guidelines Office European Association of Urology (urological trauma panel)
  • Professor in Urology (hoofddocent) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent
  • Doctor in Medical Sciences with dissertation (Ph.D.) “Optimising treatment of male urethral stricture disease.” (10-3-2010)

Main field of interest:

  • reconstructive urology
  • uro-oncology (with special focus on prostate cancer)

Steven JONIAU Steven JONIAU, MD PhD

Steven Joniau is graduated in Urology in 2002 at the Catholic University of Leuven. In 2003, he was appointed full-time staff member at the Dept. of Urology, University Hospitals Leuven after a 1-year fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. In July 2012, he obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences entitled ‘High-risk localized prostate cancer: the role of surgery and the development of clinical outcome prediction models’. In 2013, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. His principal field of interest is the management of urological cancers. He is heavily involved in uro-oncological surgery and the multi¬disciplinary approach of pelvic cancers. He also leads numerous research projects at the University Hospitals Leuven, which focus on lymph node staging in prostate and bladder cancer, multimodality treatment and biomarker development of high-risk prostate cancer, the natural history of premalignant lesions of the prostate, chemoprevention of prostate and bladder cancer, minimally invasive treat¬ment of renal cell cancer and prostate cancer, etc.
Michel VAN BRUSSEL Michel VAN BRUSSEL, MD, general surgery, burns.

Dr. Michel Van Brussel attended medical school at the Antwerp University from 1986. In 1993 he graduated Master in Medical Sciences in the Antwerp University.
From 1994 to 2000 he was resident in general surgery at the Antwerp University Hospital, Stuivenberg Hospital and Maastricht University Hospital.
He started his carreer as a surgeon in 2000 in Burn surgery. He is currently the surgical specialist of the Leuven Burn Centre with special interests in burns and large skin defects due to trauma or infection.
He is also a consultant in the burn unit of the military hospital in Brussels.
Wouter EVERAERTS Wouter EVERAERTS, Prof. Dr.

Wouter Everaerts, Catholic University Leuven.
Dr. Everaerts is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Leuven. He graduated as M.D. and later as Ph.D. and Urologist at the Catholic University of Leuven and attended a uro-oncology fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His primary interests are in uro-oncology and robot-assisted surgery.
Wouter EVERAERTS Annabelle STAINIER

Annabelle STAINIER is working in Brussels, Cliniques universitaires St Luc as Chef de Clinique Adjointe, mainly taking care of bladder cancer and reconstructive surgery.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
SESSION 4
TIPS & TRICKS TO GET OUT OF A DIFFICULT SITUATION
Morgan ROUPRET Morgan ROUPRET

MD, PhD Pitié Salpétrière Hospital University Paris 6

Morgan Rouprêt is currently full Professor (academic position) in the Academic Urology Department of the Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière in Paris at the Faculté de Médecine Pierre et Marie Curie, University Paris 6. In his daily practice, he is particularly involved in the field of BPH, onco-urology and practices mini-invasive surgery and robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures. In 1999, he received his first recognition from the Paris School of Medicine and the urology prize in 2004 from the French National Academy of Medicine. The following year, 2005, he received the gold medal AP-HP Prize and the Le Dentu-Renon Prize bestowed by the French national academy of surgery. in 2006, rouprêt collected the prize auquier and the “young talent” award in 2013. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Crystal Matula Award in Madrid which is the most prestigious prize granted to a young promising European urological academician. In 2011, he also proposed renewed European Guidelines on upper urinary tract tumours. Besides, he is also involved in the EAU guidelines ad hoc panel for guidelines regarding complications after urological procedures. Rouprêt is also a committed researcher and writer with a string of publications (i.e., 555 so far) in international, peer-reviewed journals.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
SESSION 5
COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING PELVIC ONCOLOGICAL SURGERY
Lucien HOEKX Lucien HOEKX

Lucien Hoekx (°13/02/1964) is head of clinic oncological urology at the University Hospital of Antwerp (UZA). He is the medical coordinator urological oncology in the Multidisciplinary Oncological Center of Antwerp (MOCA).
At the University of Antwerp he is the coordinating training supervisor urology, lecturer for the oncological urology courses and is 0.15 fte teacher and practical trainer at the “skills lab” for the medical students.
He is Fellow of the European Board of Urology, active member of the Belgian Association of Urology Working Group Oncology, Belgische Vereniging voor Urologie and the Scientific Committee of the Belgian Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers (BMUC).
Beat ROTH Beat ROTH, PD Dr. med.

Venia Docendi of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern, Switzerland
Assistant Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Bladder Cancer) at the Department of Urology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, USA
Staff member in Urology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Alexandre THOMAS Alexandre THOMAS

Alexandre THOMAS, MD, is currently Head Of Clinics, at the University Hospital of Liège. After training in general urology (2004-2010), he completed a fellowship in endourology at Tenon University Hospital, Paris (France-2010). Along side Professor Olivier Traxer. He developed an expertise in the surgical and medical treatment of stone disease and in the management of upper urinary tract urothelial tumors.
He is currently involved in several clinical research projects both on stone disease and oncology. His main goal is promoting and improving minimally invasive surgery to optimize the quality of treatment given to patients.
André D’HOORE André D’HOORE

D’Hoore André graduated as MD at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 1988. He became surgeon in 1994 and joined the staff of Abdominal Surgery at the University Clinic Leuven. He received an international postgraduate training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, St. Mark’s Hospital in London and the Hôpital Cantonal in Geneva.
In 2000 he became a European Board Qualified Surgeon in ColoProctology. In 2007 he obtained his PhD, entitled: New techniques to correct rectal prolapse syndromes and became associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Leuven and contributes to graduate an postgraduate teaching of students and trainees in abdominal surgery. He is the actual chair of the department of abdominal surgery at the University Hospitals Leuven and is the president elect of the Collegium Chirurgicum Belgicum.
Recently he received the honorary membership of the American Society of Colorectal Surgery. André D’Hoore is a regular invited speaker at international surgical meetings. His scientific work resulted in more than 180 peer-reviewed papers. He serves at different editorial boards. He is a founding member of the European Section of Coloproctology (ESCP) and is the founder of the surgical branch of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (S-ECCO). His main interest is the role of minimally invasive approaches to IBD and colorectal cancer.
Raphaël RUBAY Raphaël RUBAY

Raphael Rubay is abdominal surgeon at the Clinique Saint-Luc, Bouge. He was graduated as MD at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium in 1996. He became surgeon in 2002. He spent two years at the University Hospital of Geneva.
He is board member of the « Club Coelio » as scientific co-responsible and board member of the BGES (Belgian Group For Endoscopic Surgery). His favourite fields are bariatric surgery, minimal invasive upper GI surgery and minimal invasive abdominal wall surgery.





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