30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie November 1-5, 2009 Shanghai International Convention Center 2nd Announcement Featuring the ICUD Consultation on Testis Cancer 4th Conference of the World Urological Oncology Federation October 31- November 1, 2009 www.wuof.org www.siucongress.org A Prostate Health Symposium at the 30th Congress of the SIU 2 Nov 2009, 16:45 –18:00 GSK is committed to improving prostate health globally, and is proud to announce a prostate health symposium at SIU. We look forward to working with a distinguished faculty to present an exciting programme for SIU attendees from around the world. The faculty will explore key topics in the management of prostate health and discuss the impact on clinical practice of new clinical data relevant to prostate disease. 3 Invitation to Shanghai Yanqun Na President, Chinese Urological Association Yinghao Sun Chairman, Local Organizing Committee Dear international colleagues, Dear colleagues and guests, It is my pleasure, as President of the Chinese Urological Association, to invite you to Shanghai for the 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie. This event will provide an excellent forum for Chinese urologists to interact with their international counterparts, and vice-versa. I am honoured to have been given the task of chairing the Local Organizing Committee, as the SIU makes history with its first visit to China. We are looking forward to gathering for a remarkable four days of scientific updates, urological learning, professional networking, and cultural discovery. Urologists in our country will benefit immensely from the presence of the SIU, an organization to which we hope to contribute in significant ways in the coming years. Last year, China opened its doors to the international community for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, This year, we are honoured to welcome urologists from around the world to experience and enjoy Chinese culture and hospitality. Shanghai has much to offer guests, with its distinctive architecture, fascinating history and stimulating modern-day culture. Please be sure to take the time to visit as much of China as you can while you are travelling in this exciting area of the world. The scientific programme assembled by Dr. Williams and Prof. Ye--along with the social activities coordinated by Prof. Sun–will no doubt constitute a very fruitful meeting. Over the scheduled 4.5 days, we will hear the latest research and updates in technology available in urology today, as well as present our own breakthroughs and innovations. It is very important that, as healthcare providers, we strive to learn from each other and continue to work to improve the urological care of our patients, worldwide. This meeting is the perfect venue for doing so. I hope to see you in Shanghai. As Shanghai continues to evolve into one of the most exciting cities in the world, the timing is just right for an SIU congress. Our convention centre offers all the infrastructures to meet international requirements, our local arrangements partners are well accustomed to facilitating events of this scope, and the city of Shanghai is no stranger to hosting professional meetings. I am grateful to Dr. Williams, Prof. Ye and their scientific committee for assembling a programme that is sure to interest urologists from around the world. We also look forward to learning about state-ofthe-art urologic oncology in Asia and the developing world from the faculty joining Dr. Klotz in the 4th World Urologic Oncology Conference. As well, we are very fortunate to benefit from the ICUD Consultation on testis cancer. I hope that everyone who attends the SIU Congress will take the time to visit not only Shanghai, but also the many other fascinating destinations in China that will make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I look forward to meeting you all in Shanghai. 4 Invitation from the Scientific Committee Richard D. Williams Co-Chair, SIU 2009 Scientific Committee Zhang-Qun Ye Co-Chair, SIU 2009 Scientific Committee Dear friends and colleagues, As Scientific Committee co-chairs, it is our pleasure to invite you to what is sure to be one of the Société Internationale d’Urologie’s most memorable congresses. This is the first time that the SIU has travelled to China, and the Scientific Committee, in conjunction with our colleagues on the Local Organizing Committee, has been hard at work for many months to create an impressive meeting for our members and colleagues. Shanghai is known for being forward-looking and innovative, and we hope that our programme will reflect these same qualities. This year’s programme will feature many urological topics, from andrology to infertility, from oncology to stones, from pediatric urology to minimally invasive techniques, from urinary incontinence to transplantation. And to present this ambitious programme, we are fortunate enough to count on the participation of international experts who will travel great distances to share their knowledge. These global contributions are what make the SIU one of the most important platforms for urological education. The ICUD Consultation on testis cancer, led by Dr. Jerome Richie, will be held in conjunction with the congress. We can look forward to hearing the world’s experts discuss the issues surrounding the management of this malignancy, and formulate recommendations that will be published subsequently and constitute an important reference for this disease. In addition, we will also welcome the 4th Conference of the World Urological Oncology Federation, titled Urologic Cancer in Asia and the Developing World, to be held just prior to our meeting, on October 31 and November 1. WUOF chairman Dr. Laurence Klotz is assembling a provocative programme that will provide many opportunities for participants to interact with guest speakers. Once again, are pleased to have received an impressive number of first-rate abstracts, and we remind those of you who have not yet submitted, to do so before the deadline of April 15, 2009. We hope that you are as excited as we are by the rich programme that is in store for you in Shanghai. But we would be remiss in omitting to mention the dazzling social programme that is being coordinated by the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Professor Yinghao Sun. With both the educational and social components falling into place, this congress is shaping up to be an event that cannot be missed. Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2009, midnight Eastern Daylight Time, www.siucongress.org 5 Committees Local Organizing Committee SIU Congress Organizing Committee Yinghao Sun, Chairman Fang Chen Qiang Ding Xu Gao Yi-Ran Huang Zhou-Jun Shen Zhong Wang Shu-Jie Xia Li-Ping Xie Ding-Wei Ye Jun-Hua Zheng William Lynch, Australia, Chairman Mostafa Elhilali, Canada Reynaldo Gómez, Chile Yinghao Sun, China Luc Valiquette, Canada Scientific ProgramME Committee Richard D. Williams, USA, Co-Chair Zhang-Qun Ye, China, Co-Chair Hassan Abol-Enein, Egypt Paul Abrams, UK Laurent Boccon-Gibod, France Christopher WS Cheng, Singapore Mahesh Desai, India Mostafa Elhilali, Canada Inderbir Gill, USA Chris F. Heyns, South Africa Tom Lue, USA Arturo Mendoza-Valdés, Mexico Masaru Murai, Japan Marcelo Peisojovich, Argentina Antonio Pompeo, Brazil Jacob Ramon, Israel Werner Schaefer, USA Claude Shulman, Belgium Nasser Simforoosh, Iran Yinghao Sun, China Joachim Thüroff, Germany Li-Ping Xie, China SIU Central Office 1155 University Street Suite 1155 Montreal (QC) Canada H3B 3A7 Tel. +1 (514) 875 5665 Fax + 1 (514) 875 0205 [email protected] www.siucongress.org Printed in Canada © 2008 Shanghai Photos Courtesy of Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission and SIU image bank 6 六 Programme-at-a-Glance Saturday October 31 0800-1700 WUOF Conference | Military Urology Day Sunday November 1 0800-1200 WUOF Conference 0800-1600 Instructional Course Operative Surgery 1000-1200 National Delegates’ Meeting 1300-1700 Instructional Course Urodynamics | Sub-Specialty Society Symposia 1800-1900 Opening Ceremonies 1900-2100 Welcome Reception Monday November 2 0700-0830 Instructional Courses BPH/LUTS • Urethroplasty & Reconstruction • Urological Stents • LESS | Sponsored Symposium 0830-0900 Welcome and SIU-Astellas Lecture 0900-1030 Plenary Prostate Cancer 1045-1215 Parallel Plenaries Prostate Cancer • Transplantation 1030-1045 Break 1215-1330 Lunch Break | Sponsored Symposium: Astellas Pharma | Unmoderated Posters 1330-1500 Parallel Plenaries Penile Cancer • BPO • Cases in Bladder Cancer Management | Abstract Sessions 1500-1515 Break 1515-1645 Surgical Tips Infertility • Urinary Incontinence in Women • Prostate Cancer | Abstract Sessions 1645-1800 Sponsored Symposium: GlaxoSmithKline 1900-2200 SIU Night Tuesday November 3 0700-0830 Instructional Courses CPPS in Men • Male Sexual Dysfunction • PCNL • Advanced Prostate Cancer • Office Urology | Sponsored Symposia 0830-0900 Monday Highlights 0900-1030 Plenary Andrology/ED 1030-1045 Break 1215-1330 Lunch Break | Sponsored Symposium | Unmoderated Posters 1330-1500 Parallel Plenaries OAB • Pediatric 1515-1645 Surgical Tips Penile Surgery • Kidney Cancer • Stone Disease | Abstract Sessions 1645-1800 Sponsored Symposium: Astellas Pharma 1045-1215 Parallel Plenaries Infertility • Kidney Cancer 1500-1515 Break 1645-1800 Break 1800-2300 Optional Evening Wednesday November 4 0700-0830 Instructional Courses Pediatric Urology • Female Urology • Flexible Ureteroscopy • Penile Cancer | Sponsored Symposium 0900-1030 Plenary ICUD Report 1030-1045 Break 1045-1215 Plenary Testis Cancer | Abstract Sessions 1215-1330 Lunch Break | Sponsored Symposium | Unmoderated Posters 1530-1545 Break 1545-1745 SIU General Assembly 1330-1515 Parallel Plenaries Bladder Cancer • Training/Stones | Abstract Sessions 1900-2200 Gala Banquet Thursday November 5 0800-0830 Wednesday Highlights 0830-0900 Tuesday Highlights 0830-1030 Plenary MIS 1030-1045 Break 1045-1215 Parallel Plenaries Geriatric Urology • Infections | Abstract Sessions 1245-1415 Closing Plenary | SIU Top Picks of Congress 2009 1215-1245 Lunch Break 七 Programme by Day SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 IC-06: LESS Laparoscopy Course Leader: Inderbir Gill, USA 0800-1700 Military Urology Day 0800-1600 Instructional Course 0700-0830 Instructional Courses An entire day dedicated to the recognition of contributions made by military urological surgeons to the body of knowledge in military urology. World experts will address a wide variety of issues and situations, including the challenges of urological injuries sustained in combat, the successes and challenges faced by performing urological care in a military operational setting at all levels of the evacuation and treatment process, and provision of care during peacetime military missions. IC-01: All-day Live Operative Surgery Course Leaders: M ahesh Desai, India Yinghao Sun, China IC-03: LUTS/BPO Course Leader: Oliver Reich, Germany Etiology and Progression Karl-Erik Andersson, USA Medical Therapy of LUTS Christian Gratzke, Germany Surgical Aspects of LUTS Oliver Reich, Germany IC-04: Urethroplasty and Reconstruction: Everything You Need To Know About Urethral Stricture Repair– From the Simple to the Complex A Simplified, Unified Approach to Urethral Strictures Richard Santucci, USA Adult Strictures in Previous Hypospadias Patients Miroslav Djordevic, Serbia Resurgence of (Full Thickness) Skin Graft Urethroplasty and Other Lesser-Used but Useful Techniques Chris Gonzalez, USA IC-05: Urological Stents Course Leader: Ravi Kulkarni, UK Metallic Stents in Urological Practice – A Durable Option or a Fleeting Fad? Ravi Kulkarni. UK Update on Ureteral Stent Technology John Denstedt, Canada Urethral Stents – Where Are We Now? Gerry Jordan, USA 0830-0900 Welcome and SIU-Astellas Award Presentation 0800-1700 4th WUOF Conference (see page 14) 0800-1200 4th WUOF Conference (see page 14) 1300-1700 Instructional Course IC-02: U rodynamics: Basic Principles, Terminology, Technique, and Clinical Indications Course Leaders: P aul Abrams, UK Marcus Drake, UK 1800-1900 Opening Ceremonies 1900-2100 Welcome Reception Exhibit Hall 0900-1030 Plenary Prostate Cancer Moderator: Badrinath Konety, USA 0900-0920 Prostate Cancer Screening: Evidence-based Efficacy? Screening in Elderly Men Fritz Schröder, Netherlands 0920-0935 Prostate Cancer Markers: 2009 Badrinath Konety, USA 0935-0950 Practical Use of PSA Kinetics/Predicting Prostate Cancer Behavior Michael Kattan, USA 0950-1005 Active Surveillance Outcomes Laurence Klotz, Canada 1005-1020 Prostate Cancer Prevention Worldwide Hideyuki Akaza, Japan 1020-1030 Nutritional Management of Prostate Cancer Neil Fleshner, Canada 1030-1045 Break 7 8 八 Programme by Day 1045-1215 Parallel Plenary 1 1045-1215 Parallel Plenary 2 1330-1500 Parallel Plenary 3 Prostate Cancer Moderator: Michael Marberger, Austria Transplantation Moderator: Mahesh Desai, India Penile Cancer Moderator: Arturo Mendoza-Valdés, Mexico 1045-1100 Pathologic Predictors of Small Volume Disease Isabell Sesterhenn, USA 1045-1100 Transplantation in Developing Countries Francis Delmonico The Transplantation Society, USA 1330-1350 Report on the 2008 ICUD Consultation on Penile Cancer, Santiago, Chile Antonio Pompeo, Brazil 1100-1125 Panel: Best Approach to Focal Therapy of Prostate Cancer Moderator: Michael Marberger, Austria Cryoablation: Thomas Polascik, USA HIFU: Joseph Chin, Canada Brachytherapy/Radiation Therapy Fang Jian Zhou, China 1100-1115 Citizen Transplantation: Controlling Rampant Commercialism Nasser Simforoosh, Iran 1350-1405 Prognostic Factors Influencing Indications for Lymphadenectomy Wassim Kassouf, Canada 1115-1130 Marginal Live Kidney Donor: Where We Stand Today Mahesh Desai, India 1405-1420 Role and Extent of Inguinal LND Arturo Mendoza-Valdés, Mexico 1125-1140 Management of PSA Recurrence after Radical Prostatectomy Laurent Boccon-Gibod, France 1130-1145 Donor Nephrectomy: Open Versus Laparoscopic Remigio Vela Navarrete, Spain 1140-1220 Panel: Management of Locally Advanced/ Metastatic Prostate Cancer Moderator: Laurence Klotz, Canada Positive Surgical Margins Mariela Pow-Sang, Peru Bisphosphonate Treatment: When and How? Fred Saad, Canada Androgen Deprivation: Indications and Side Effects Claude Schulman, Belgium New Systemic Therapies Richard D. Williams, USA 1145-1200 Donation after Cardiac Death and Kidney Transplantation: US and International Experience Francis Delmonico, USA 1215-1330 Lunch Break Sponsored Symposium Astellas Pharma Unmoderated Posters 1420-1435 Reconstructive Surgery for Penile Cancer Nick Watkin, UK 1435-1450 Multimodality Approach to Locally Advanced Penile Cancer Curtis Pettaway, USA 1330-1500 Parallel Plenary 4 Management of Prostatic Obstruction Moderator: Christopher Chapple, UK 1330-1345 Is Medical Treatment of Prostatic Obstruction Effective Long-Term, or Does It Only Delay Surgery? Claus Roehrborn, USA 1345-1400 Role of UDS Prior to BPH Surgery Christopher Chapple, UK 九 Programme by Day 1400-1420 Current and Future Treatment of BPH: Which Approach Is Best? Alexis Te, USA ST3: Prostate Cancer Moderator: Henk Van der Poel, Netherlands 1420-1450 Panel: New Developments in the Treatment of Prostatic Obstruction Holmium: Mostafa Elhilali, Canada Green Light: Fernando Gómez Sancha, Spain Is It Time to Give Up TURP? Yukio Homma, Japan Podium, Moderated Poster and Moderated Video Sessions 1450-1500 Cost-Effectiveness and Choice of Treatment for Prostatic Obstruction in Developing Countries To Be Confirmed 1330-1500 Special Panel Bladder Cancer Challenging Cases in Bladder Cancer Management Moderator: Mark Soloway, USA Panel: A shish Kamat, USA Bernard Bochner, USA Urs Studer, Switzerland Wassim Kassouf, Canada Cora Sternberg, Italy 1500-1515 Break 1515-1645 Surgical Tips ST1: Infertility Moderator: Peter Chan, Canada ST2: Surgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women Moderator: To Be Confirmed 1515-1645 1645-1800 Sponsored Symposium GlaxoSmithKline 1900-2200 SIU Night TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 0700-0830 Instructional Courses IC-07: C hronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men Course Leader: J. Curtis Nickel, Canada A Man with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Typical Case History J. Curtis Nickel, Canada A Trail of Negative Clinical Treatment Trials! Or Is There an Alternative Interpretation? J. Curtis Nickel, Canada UPOINT: A Phenotypic Approach to the Diagnosis, Classification and Targeted Treatment of CP/CPPS Daniel Shoskes, USA The Urologist as Psychologist (the Uro-Psychologist?): Tools to Manage the Psychosocial Aspects of CP/CPPS Management Dean Tripp, Canada 2009: A Watershed for CP/CPPS Management Has Arrived J. Curtis Nickel, Canada IC-08: Male Sexual Dysfunction Course Leader: Tom Lue, USA Medical Treatment of ED and Premature Ejaculation Edgardo Becher, Argentina Medical Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease and Priapism Walter Stackl, Austria Surgery for Male Sexual Dysfunction Tom Lue, USA IC-09: Advances in PCNL Course Leader: Mahesh Desai, India IC-10: Advanced Prostate Cancer, Problems and Solutions Course Leader: Bill Wong, Hong Kong IC-11: Office Urology Course Leader: Chris Cheng, Singapore 0830-0900 Monday Scientific Highlights 0900-1030 Plenary Andrology/ED Moderator: Tom Lue, USA 0900-0915 Premature Ejaculation: Evaluation and Management Chris McMahon, Australia 0915-0955 Panel: Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need To Know Moderator: Ji Chuan Zhu, China 9 10 十 Programme by Day Etiology/Diagnosis/Metabolic Syndrome Edgardo Becher, Argentina PDE-5 Inhibitors: An Overview Mariano Sotomayor, Mexico New ED Drugs Vincenzo Mirone, Italy Penile Prostheses: Current State of the Art Drogo Karl Montague, USA 0955-1015 Does Testosterone Supplementation Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer? Moderator: Drogo Karl Montague, USA No: Claude Schulman, Belgium Yes: Min Li, China 1010-1025 Penile Rehabilitation after Radical Prostatectomy Andrew McCullough, USA 1030-1045 Break 1045-1230 Parallel Plenary 5 Infertility Moderator: Craig Niederberger, USA 1045-1100 Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Treatment of Male Factor Infertility Ettore Caroppo, Italy 1100-1115 Clomiphene Administration for Cases of Non-Obstructive Azoospermia Alayman Hussein, Egypt 1115-1130 Diagnosis and Treatment of Azoospermia Bin Chen, China 1130-1145 Vasectomy Failure and Its Mechanisms Moshe Wald, USA 1145-1200 Infertility, Prostate Cancer, and Offspring Gender Ratios: The Critical Role of the Y-Chromosome in Male Reproductive Health Thomas Walsh, USA 1215-1230 Genetics of Infertility, Including Post-IVF Thinus Kruger, South Africa 1045-1215 Parallel Plenary 6 1150-1205 Targeted Medical Therapy and the Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Kesavan Esuvaranathan, Singapore 1215-1330 Lunch Break Unmoderated Posters 1330-1515 Parallel Plenary 7 Overactive Bladder Moderator: Paul Abrams, UK Kidney Cancer Moderator: Simon Tanguay, Canada 1330-1340 Pathophysiology Marcus Drake, UK 1045-1100 Molecular Genetics of Renal Cancer Bin Tean Teh, USA 1340-1350 What Is the Best First-line Treatment? Alan Wein, USA 1100-1115 Active Surveillance of Small Renal Masses: Indications and Results Michael Jewett, Canada 1115-1130 Small Renal Mass Management (HIFU vs Cryo) Brunolf Lagerfeld, Netherlands 1130-1150 Debate: Open vs. Lap/Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Indications/Contraindications and Outcomes Moderator: Simon Tanguay, Canada Open Henrik Van Poppel, Belgium Lap/Robotic Octavio Castillo, Chile 十一 Programme by Day 1350-1405 What Treatments Should be Offered When Antimuscarinics Fail? Karl Kreder, USA 1515-1645 1405-1435 Panel: SUI Management Moderator: Alan Wein, USA Do Non-Surgical Treatments Work? Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Germany What Assessments Are Needed Before Surgical Treatment? Paul Abrams, UK 1645-1800 Sponsored Symposium Astellas Pharma 1435-1455 A Somatic-Autonomic Reflex Procedure for Bladder Control in SCI and Spina Bifida Chuan-Guo Xiao, China 1455-1515 New Pharmacological Targets for OAB Karl-Erik Andersson, USA 1330-1500 Parallel Plenary 8 Pediatric Urology: The Neurogenic Bladder Moderator: Catherine deVries, USA Faculty (at press time): Christopher Woodhouse, UK Martin Koyle, USA 1500-1515 Break 1515-1645 Surgical Tips ST4: Penile Surgery Moderator: Reynaldo Gómez, Chile ST5: Kidney Cancer ST6: Stone Disease Podium, Moderated Poster and Moderated Video Sessions 1800-2300 Optional Evening Activities WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 0700-0830 Instructional Courses IC-12: Pediatric Urology Course Leader: Martin Koyle, USA IC-13: Problems in Female Urology Course Leader: Joachim Thüroff, Germany IC-14: Advances in Flexible Ureteroscopy Course Leader: Andreas Gross, Germany Instruments Henry Ho, Singapore Devices Andreas Gross, Germany The Future Mihir Desai, USA IC-15: Penile Cancer Course Leader: Antonio Pompeo, Brazil Vincenzo Ficarra, Italy Curtis Pettaway, USA 0830-0900 Tuesday Scientific Highlights 0900-1030 Plenary 0900-0920 Outcomes Research in Urology Christopher Saigal, USA 0920-1010 Report of ICUD Consultation on Testis Cancer Moderator: Jerome Richie, USA 1010-1030 SIU Albert-Schweitzer Teaching Award Presentation 1030-1045 Break 1045-1215 Plenary Testis Cancer Moderator: Jerome Richie, USA 1045-1100 Partial Orchiectomy Indications–Methods and Outcomes Michael Jewett, Canada 1100-1130 Panel: Clinical Stage I Testicular Tumor: Alternatives in Management Moderator: Jerome Richie, USA Watchful Waiting Juan Zinser, Mexico RPLND Lingwu Chen, China Chemotherapy Cora Sternberg, Italy 11 12 十二 Programme by Day 1130-1145 Testicular Prostheses at Time of Orchiectomy for Testis Cancer—Offer to Everyone? Which Type Is Best? Are There Frequent Complications? Jorge Hallak, Brazil 1415-1430 Bladder Preservation for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer: Long-term Outcomes Aarón Torres García, Mexico 1045-1215 Effects of Chemotherapy on Male Fertility Peter Chan, Canada 1430-1445 Optimal Timing of Chemotherapy and Surgery in Invasive Bladder Cancer Ashish Kamat, USA 1045-1215 Podium, Moderated Poster and Moderated Video Sessions 1215-1330 Lunch Break Sponsored Symposium Unmoderated Posters 1330-1515 Parallel Plenary 10 Bladder Cancer Moderator: Reynaldo Gómez, Chile 1330-1345 Re-TURBT: Evidence Based or Common Practice? Petrisor Geavlete, Romania 1345-1400 Bladder Cancer Urine Markers: Which Ones Have Sufficient Predictive Value? To Be Confirmed 1400-1415 BCG Failure: What To Do Next? Yves Fradet, Canada 1445-1500 Extended vs. Conventional Lymphadenectomy During Radical Cystectomy: Evidence-based Outcomes Mohamed Ghoneim, Egypt 1500-1515 Comparison of Urinary Diversion Techniques Post-Cystectomy Urs Studer, Switzerland 1330-1515 Parallel Plenary 11 Training Moderator: Catherine DeVries, USA 1400-1415 Urology Training: Is It One Size Fits All? Mostafa Elhilali, Canada 1415-1430 Surgical Simulation: State of the Art in Surgical Education John Denstedt, Canada Stones Moderator: Andreas Gross, Germany 1430-1445 Delivering Effective SWL in the 21st Century David Tolley, UK 1445-1505 Panel: Expulsive Therapy Update Management of Recurrent Stones To Be Confirmed Medical Workup Jorge Gutiérrez, Mexico 1445-1505 Panel: Expulsive Therapy Update Moderator: Margaret Pearle, USA Management of Recurrent Stones Margaret Pearle, USA Medical Workup Jorge Gutiérrez, Mexico 1505-1515 Indications for Open Stone Surgery in the Laparoscopic Era Ismail Khalaf, Egypt 1330-1530 Podium, Moderated Poster and Moderated Video Sessions 1530-1545 Break 1545-1745 SIU General Assembly 1900-2200 SIU Gala Banquet 十三 Programme by Day THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 0800-0830 Wednesday Scientific Highlights 0830-1030 Plenary Minimally Invasive Surgery Moderator: Claude Abbou, France 0830-0845 Will Open Surgical Skills Become Obsolete in the Lap/Robotic Era Over the Next 5-10 Years? Claude Abbou, France 0845-0900 Cyberknife Treatment of Urologic Cancer Lee Ponsky, USA 0900-0915 Is LESS Really More in the Laparoscopic Approach? Mihir Desai, USA 0915-1015 Panel: Long-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Compared to Open Oncologic Surgery Moderator: Michael Marberger, Austria Adrenalectomy Inderbir Gill, USA Bladder (Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion) To Be Confirmed Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy J. Edson Pontes, USA Radical Perineal Prostatectomy Lance Coetzee, South Africa Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Manfred Wirth, Germany Testis (RPLND) Tsuneharu Miki, Japan 1015-1030 What Is the Present and Future Status of Robotic Surgery in the World? René Sotelo, Venezuela 1030-1045 Break 1045-1215 Parallel Plenary 12 Infections and Inflammation in Urology Moderator: J. Curtis Nickel, Canada 1045-1100 Urinary Tract TB: Renewed Horizon Krishna Sasidharan, India 1100-1115 Circumcision, Prevention of HIV/AIDS Stephen Watya, Uganda 1115-1135 ICUD Recommendations on Drug-Resistant Infections Kurt Naber, Germany 1135-1150 Neglected Tropical Diseases and Urologic Infections (Filariasis, HIV, Bilharziosis, Hydatid Kidney) Serigne Gueye, Senegal 1150-1205 Prostatitis Revisited! A New Approach to Male Chronic Pelvic Pain J. Curtis Nickel, Canada 1045-1215 Parallel Plenary 13 1215-1245 Lunch Break Geriatric Urology Moderator: Tomas Griebling, USA Geriatric Urology in Global Context: Addressing the Health Care Needs of the World’s Aging Populations The Baby Boomers and Beyond: Geriatric Urology in North America George W. Drach, USA Issues Facing Geriatric Urologic Care in South America Reynaldo Gómez, Chile Provision of Urologic Care for Older Adults in Africa Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa, Nigeria Health Care Needs of China’s Aging Population Dalin He, China 1245-1415 Closing Plenary Special Lectures Health-Oriented Andrology: Challenge and Opportunity Yifei Wang, China Sterilization Techniques: A Worldwide Review Wenjun Bai, China 1045-1215 Podium, Moderated Poster and Video Sessions 1245-1305 Report of the 4th WUOF Meeting Laurence Klotz, Canada 1305-1415 SIU Top Picks of Congress 2009 13 14 十四 WUOF 1000-1030 Break 4th Conference of the World Urological Oncology Federation October 31 - November 1, 2009 Shanghai, China Saturday, October 31 Welcome and Introduction Laurence Klotz 0800-1000 Town Hall Forum 1 Localized Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Screening in Non-Western Countries: How Should It Be Approached? Overview Fritz Schröder, Netherlands Chuyen Vu Le, Vietnam USA: David Crawford Canada: Neil Fleshner UK: Nick Watkin Japan: Hideyuki Akaza Vietnam: Chuyen Vu Le Malaysia: Selvalingam Sothilingam Indonesia: Rainy Umbas Singapore: Christopher Cheng Switzerland: Urs Studer Latin America/Mexico: Arturo Mendoza Valdés China: Dalin He Africa: Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa 1030-1230 Town Hall Forum 2 Robotic Prostatectomy Should Be Widely Adopted Around the World Joachim Thüroff, Germany Robotic Prostatectomy Should Be Avoided by Most Countries Michael Koch, USA Asian Robotic Experience Murali Sundram, Malaysia Outcome of ADT: Results from CAPSURE Collaboration Shiro Hinotsu, Japan Treatment of the Elderly with Prostate Cancer: ADT vs XRT Badrinath Konety, USA Are Nomograms Trans-National? Michael Kattan, USA Clinical Utility of Prostate Cancer Genetics Robert Nam, Canada Management of High Risk Prostate Cancer: RP + XRT + ADT vs XRT/ADT Yves Fradet, Canada Bone Health and Prostate Cancer in 2009 Fred Saad, Canada 1230-1330 Lunch Break 1330-1500 Renal Cancer Moderator: Inderbir Gill, India Management of the Small Renal Mass Michael Jewett, Canada 1500-1530 Break What About 5 ARIs? Japan: Hideyuki Akaza Europe: To Be Confirmed Canada: Neil Fleshner USA: David Crawford Latin America: Aaron Torres García China: Li-Ping Xie Management of Positive Surgical Margins: James Eastham, USA 1530-1700 Bladder Cancer 1000-1015 Break What We Have Learned About Cystectomy for Schistosomiasis in Egypt Mohamed Ghoneim, Egypt Bladder Cancer in China Meng Li, China Smoking and Bladder Cancer Juan Zinser, Mexico Intravesical Therapy Overview Michael O’Donnell, USA Biomarkers To Be Confirmed Neoadjuvant vs Adjuvant Chemotherapy Bernard Bochner, USA Update on Orthotopic Bladder Rohan Malek, Malaysia 1015-1200 Town Hall Forum 3 Laparoscopic Approach to Small Renal Masses Guan Chou Teh, Malaysia Update on TKIs; How To Use with Surgery in Advanced Disease George Lee, Malaysia Sunday, November 1 0800-1000 Prevention Where Do We Stand in the Post-SELECT Era? Should We Still Encourage Prevention? Facilitating Large-Scale Clinical Trials Moderator: Ziya Kirkali, Turkey USA, SUO CTG Colin Dinney, USA Japan Hideyuki Akaza, Japan Europe, EORTC GU To Be Confirmed Canada, NCIC Fred Saad, Canada 1200-1215 WUOF Summation 十五 Social Programme Sunday, November 1 Tuesday, November 3 Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Reception Optional Evening Activities Opening Ceremonies Plenary Hall, Shanghai International Convention Centre Begin the congress by celebrating the accomplishments of the Société Internationale d’Urologie and looking toward the future. The one-hour ceremony will incorporate local entertainment and words of welcome from SIU dignitaries and our hosts. A free evening on Tuesday night gives you the opportunity to explore Shanghai on your own or experience one of the once-in-a-lifetime activities described below. Prices for activities include entrance fees, dinner (option 2 only), air-conditioned coach, English-speaking guide and all other associated fees. Transportation will be provided to and from the SICC to the venues. Welcome Reception Option 1: ERA Show 1900-2100 1830-2200 Exhibit Hall, Shanghai International Convention Centre Take this time to get acquainted with fellow urologists and our partners in Industry. During the two-hour cocktail reception, socialize and enjoy the hospitality of our gracious Chinese hosts. Cost per person: US $58 1800-1900 Monday, November 2 SIU Night 2009 1900-2200 Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Included in registration fees for delegates and registered accompanying persons. Additional tickets: US $100 per person. This evening will further showcase the culture and history of China. Mingle and take in the elegant décor and ambiance provided by the world-class entertainment. Separate food stations and bars will allow you to try some of the many different specialties of China as you interact with urologists from all over the world. Depart from the SICC and arrive at the show where you will be delighted with the multi-million dollar acrobatic extravaganza known as ERA. ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a combination of Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology. Just like Shanghai, ERA evolves through a constant collision between past and future. Language and cultural barriers do not exist with ERA, a simple gesture conveys a thousand emotions, a thousand words. Option 2: Huangpu River Cruise 1800-2130 Cost per person: US $82 Guests will enjoy an authentic Chinese dinner before embarking on a one-of-a-kind adventure. The Huangpu River Cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. As you sail down the river toward the East Sea, you can enjoy the sweeping views of the Bund and the 21st-century cityscape of Pudong. You will also have the chance to see the futuristic Yangpu Bridge up close, a stark contrast to the everyday river traffic of barges and ferries. A night cruise provides one of the most dramatic views of Shanghai, and is an opportunity not to be missed. 15 16 十六 Social Programme Option 3: “Sky is the Limit” Visit to Shanghai World Financial Centre and Xin Tian Di 1900-2130 Cost per person: US $36 For this option, you will visit the World Financial Centre, an icon of modern-day Shanghai. An observatory is situated at the top of the building, at an astounding 474 m; however, before you even reach the top, you will experience a exciting elevator ride that makes its ascent in a mere 66 seconds, accompanied by a light and music show. Once you’ve recovered from this surreal experience, slow down with a stroll through Xin Tian Di district, an area known for its nightlife Xin Tian Di district is also known for its unique construction, combining Shikumen-style architecture on the exterior with a totally modern interior, filled with international galleries, bars and theme restaurants as well as upscale boutiques. When you walk through Xin Tian Di, you have the opportunity to experience both the Shanghai of the 1920s and the casual elegance of modern Shanghai. Xi Tian Di truly is where “yesterday meets tomorrow in Shanghai today.” Wednesday, November 4 SIU 2009 Gala Banquet 1900-2200 Sky Ballroom, Grand Theatre Cost per person: US $125 The SIU tradition continues with the 2009 Gala Banquet. The elegant venue will enhance this grand occasion. Begin the evening with cocktails and then settle in for an exquisite dinner as you enjoy the entertainment and toast Dr. Mostafa Elhilali for his dedication to the SIU and hard work during his term as President. 十七 Accompanying Persons’ Programme To enquire about and book tours, please contact [email protected] Sightseeing Tours Unless otherwise indicated, all tours are available on the following dates Sunday, November 1 Tuesday, November 3 Monday, November 2 Wednesday, November 4 French Concession Tour Classic Shanghai Tour 0900-1230 Included in Accompanying Persons’ registration Additional tickets can be purchased for US $35 per person. Choose one day (only) for city tour on registration form. This tour will take you to the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden and Old Town. The Jade Buddha Temple, named for its two exquisite milk-white jade Buddha statues brought back from Burma in the 19th century, is a relatively new addition to Shanghai. Built in 1911, this multi-level temple with its various courtyards is still in active use by dozens of monks. Next on the schedule is Yu Garden. The garden lies at the heart of the old town and, according to legend, was built in the 16th century by the eccentric and gifted landscape architect, Zhang Nanyang. Inside you will find artificial hills, carp-filled ponds, dragon-lined walls and pavilions connected by zigzagging bridges. After relaxing in the garden, you will have time to shop in the adjoining market, filled with Chinese-style architecture complete with traditional red walls and upturned tile roofs. The final stop on the tour will be a visit to the Old Town. Prior to 1911, the Shanghai Old Town was a walled city inhabited mainly by fishermen, but the walls of the city were torn down to allow freer movement and to ease trade. The Town is an intricate maze of shops selling almost every kind of souvenir imaginable. 0930-1230 Cost per person: US $26 Experience Old Shanghai like it was in its heyday. The tree-lined avenues and many Art Deco mansions of the French Concession will show you why this area of Shanghai is called the “Paris of the East.” The tour will include a guided visit to Shanghai Arts & Crafts Research Institute and the historic residence of Madam Soong, former first lady of China and wife of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Constructed in 1905, the Shanghai Arts & Crafts Research Institute was built in the French Belle Époque style. Both the architecture and beautifully-maintained grounds will amaze visitors. Inside, you will find 19 different areas to tour, including displays of needlepoint, tapestries, ivory and jade carvings, and porcelain. Next, you will visit Madam Soong’s residence–yet another dramatic display of European-influenced architecture, with a boat-shaped 4,300 m2 house built in the German style. Inside, visitors can see the many relics of Soong Ching Ling. These items act as a sort of biography, painting a picture of her revolutionary ideas and activities. Shanghai Chic – Tai Kang Art Street and Dongtai Curio Alley 1400-1730 Cost per person: US $23 Shanghai is China’s trendiest city. The mixture of cultural backgrounds and the atmosphere of openness and acceptance fuelled an explosion in the arts, leading to many galleries and designer boutiques popping up throughout the city. One such area is Tai Kang Art Street, initially slated to be Shanghai’s official “art street” back in 1998. Tai Kang Road has gradually become a charming amalgam of renovated warehouses and lanes, design studios, art galleries, and fashion outlets. More market-like is the Dongtai Curio Alley. If you’re looking for variety, this is the place for you! There are more than 125 small shops selling a mindboggling variety of items, including bronze wares, jade pieces, calligraphy, paintings and bamboo carvings. The Alley remains one of the most popular markets for expats and locals alike. Remember, not all of the items are genuine antiques, but the fun of the market is in seeing all the interesting items and haggling for the best price. 17 18 十八 Accompanying Persons’ Programme Chinese Venice – Excursion to Suzhou 0830-1730 Please note that this tour is not available on Tuesday, November 3. Cost per person: US $83 The Floating Village – Excursion to Zhujiajiao 1330-1730 Cost per person: US $39 Only one short hour away from the bustling crowds of Shanghai lies Zhujiajiao, a reminder of Shanghai’s history and past way of life. Several rivers criss-cross the town and thousands of ancient buildings stand on the banks of the rivers, with beautiful bridges–the trademark of Zhujiajiao–spanning the watery streets. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you tour through the water village. The tour starts at Fangshen Bridge, which provides a bird’s eye view of the village. From there, stroll along North Street, where you will have the opportunity to purchase various local products. The excursion will conclude with a boat tour through the village. Similar to a gondola, the boats in Zhujiajiao are man-powered, and a truly unforgettable experience. Known as “the capital of Silk”, Suzhou is definitely a remarkable destination. A two-hour drive from Shanghai, Suzhou is an ancient city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Wu, from the 12th to 4th Century, BC. More recently, it has been a centre of the silk trade and a paradise of gardens and canals. Just as in the past, Suzhou is still a haven for scholars, artists and skilled craftsmen–a perfect place to gain inspiration. The tour will begin with a visit to the acclaimed Garden of the Humble Administrator and then stop at a local silk spinning factory where you will view the entire silk production process, from silkworm raising to rewinding and packing. The final stop on the tour is a visit to Pan Gate, a renowned structure that is a combined water and land gate. Lunch is included. Cancellation Policy Cancellations received after September 15, 2009 will be charged a 50% penalty. No refund will be given for cancellations received after October 1, 2009. Cancellation is considered effective only upon receipt of written notification (e-mail or fax). 十九 Pre- and Post-Congress Tours To enquire about and book tours, please contact: [email protected] Xi’an – Visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors Cost per person: US $473 Booking Deadline: July 31, 2009 Hangzhou – West Lake and Dragonwell Tea Plantation Excursion Cost per person: US $109 This tour is available 0800-2030 on the following days: Thursday, October 29 Friday, November 6 Friday, October 30 Saturday, November 7 Thursday, November 5 Price includes: ➤➤ Round-trip train ticket ➤➤ Entrance fees ➤➤ Air-conditioned coach ➤➤ Lunch at local restaurant ➤➤ English-speaking guide ➤➤ Gratuities, parking and toll fees Seven centuries ago, Marco Polo pronounced Hangzhou “the finest, most splendid city in the world, where so many pleasures may be found that one fancies oneself to be in Paradise.” Today, the region is still considered a breathtaking vacation spot. Take the 1-hour express train to Hangzhou and experience a cruise on West Lake as well as a visit to the Dragonwell Tea Plantation. West Lake is divided into five distinct sections. The largest part is known as the Outer Lake, and is bounded by the North Inner Lake, Yuehu Lake, West Inner Lake and Lesser South Lake. Held in the embrace of hilly peaks on three sides, this water wonderland has been an attraction for centuries. Next, the Longjing tea plantation area will provide a nice break from your lake adventure. Hidden in the southwest corner of the lake are some secluded walks and the village of Longjing itself. Longjing actually means “Dragon Well” and, according to legend, the fresh spring water of the region was discovered in 230 AD. Dragonwell is considered to be the best green tea in China. This tour is available 0615-2100 on the following days: Thursday, October 29 Friday, October 30 Saturday, October 31 Thursday, November 5 Friday, November 6 Saturday, November 7 Price includes: ➤➤ Round-trip airfare, economy class ➤➤ Entrance fees ➤➤ Air-conditioned coach ➤➤ Chinese lunch at local restaurant ➤➤ English-speaking guide ➤➤ Gratuities, parking and toll fees During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Xi’an was the largest city in the world, linking Asia to Europe via the Silk Road. Uncovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well, the terra cotta warriors are Xi’an’s greatest attraction. Guests will board the early 2.5 hour flight to Xi’an and head toward the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. Visitors will be stunned by the formidable army of the Ancient Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. During his reign, he ordered military expansion into the far corners of the known world. The estimated 8,000 terra cotta soldiers are a testament to his power and megalomania. Each figure is 5’10” tall, and each head has been individually modeled with a unique facial expression. Seven miles from Xi’an lies the Neolithic settlement of Banpo (6080-5600 BC), discovered in 1953. The museum here is remarkable for its painted pottery, ceramic, weapons and even infant burial jars from the Yangshao culture. A guided tour will conclude with lunch at the museum restaurant, and a late afternoon flight will then bring you back to Shanghai. 19 20 二十 Pre- and Post-Congress Tours Two-Day Tour of Beijing Cost per person: US $638 This two-day tour is available for a 0700 departure on the following days: Thursday, November 5 Saturday, November 7 Friday, November 6 Price includes: ➤➤ Two-night stay at a 5-star hotel, based on a twin shared room ➤➤ One-way airfare from Shanghai to Beijing, economy class (it is advised that you make arrangements to exit China via Beijing International Airport) ➤➤ Entrance fees ➤➤ Air-conditioned coach ➤➤ Lunch at local restaurant ➤➤ Peking Duck dinner ➤➤ English-speaking guide ➤➤ Gratuities, parking and toll fees Cancellation Policy Cancellations received after July 31, 2009 will be charged a 50% penalty. No refund will be given for cancellations received after August 31, 2009. Cancellation is considered effective only upon receipt of written notification (e-mail or fax). Beijing boasts an abundance of historical relics and cultural heritage. Take a two-hour early morning flight to Beijing and during your first day experience the imperial magnificence of Tiananmen Square in the morning, and the Forbidden City that afternoon. Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world and beyond the north side of the square lies the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). The Forbidden City was home to more than 24 emperors, beginning with its creation by Emperor Yongle in 1420. The walls are more than 30 feet high and are surrounded by a 160-foot moat. The Palace was strictly off-limits to Chinese commoners and is today probably one of the best-preserved sites of classical Chinese architecture. After this full day of sightseeing, travellers will relax and unwind with an authentic Peking Duck dinner. Day two is a full-day Great Wall of China excursion. One of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall is an early testament of the human power to build in the harshest of terrains. The first sections were built as early as the 5th century BC, but it was in 221 BC that the various parts of the wall were connected. On this trip, you will visit the Badaling pass, located about 40 miles from Beijing–a great way to end your trip to China. 二十一 hanghai, with a population of over 18 million, is a booming megalopolis and one of the world’s ten most populous cities. Located on the Huangpu River, imaginative architecture dominates the skyline and tells a story of an ever-changing, ever-evolving city, a city constantly pushing its way forward into the future while remaining a beacon of Chinese identity. Visitors here benefit from the endless opportunities to experience world-famous cuisine, shopping and cultural enrichment in a completely unique way. If you were to travel back to the 6th century, you might be surprised to see the vast marshland dotted with small fishing villages that stood on the site of present-day Shanghai. It was not until the late 13th century during the Song Dynasty that Shanghai began to evolve from a commercial village to a major economic centre of the region. A wall built in 1553 to keep out troublesome pirates clearly defined the boundaries of the city. Today, the cosmopolitan feel of Shanghai is once again on the rise. Foreigners looking for investments, haute cuisine, and spectacular architecture all make their way to Shanghai. The iconic Oriental Pearl Tower symbolizes the ambition and imagination of this trend-forward and cutting-edge metropolis. In Shanghai, it is possible to see some of the finest museums (Shanghai Museum), listen to some of the finest music (Huju), and eat some of the finest foods at the most elegant restaurants (M on the Bund). Sensory overload has never been as enjoyable as it is in Shanghai! Whether you are drawn to the trendy Bund area, the chic charm of the French Concession, the culturally-rich and fascinating Renmin Square area, the historic Old Town district, the serene and stylish Jingan and West Nanjing Road, the breathtaking architectural scenery of Pudong, or the tranquility of Hangzhou, Suzhou and the Canal Towns, all must be experienced to be believed and the need for an extended stay in Shanghai is almost certain. 21 22 二十二 hina With evidence of Chinese civilization dating back up to 6,000 years ago, China is the birthplace of one of the world’s oldest societies. Dynastic rule began in 2100 BCE with the Xia Dynasty, and over the last 4,000 years, China has continued to carve out its place in history. With a past so complex and detailed, it is nearly impossible to summarize the impact that China has had on the modern world. However, it is worth mentioning the “Four Great Inventions of Ancient China”: paper, the compass, gunpowder and printing. While these are considered the “great” four, there are countless other innovations in technology over thousands of years that have deeply influenced the way in which society functions today. In addition to this ingenuity, the Chinese are also known for their beautiful artistic creations– jade jewelry, silk garments and various forms of pottery are valued commodities worldwide. No matter where you are from, China offers a never-ending to-do list. While it’s a difficult task to see everything, make sure you take some time to visit these tourist hot-spots. The Great Wall of China – Built over a period of thousands of years, the world’s most famous wall seems never-ending, needing to be almost constantly re-built and repaired by many people with a variety of materials. Designated in 1987 as a UNESCO Heritage Site, its scale is undoubtedly grand, although a debate of whether or not the wall is visible from space still continues. Some of the best spots to visit are the Juyongguan Pass and Jinshanling in the municipality of Beijing, and the Shanhaiguan Pass in Hebei province. Beijing – The capital of the People’s Republic of China, this metropolis recently hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, an event that placed them squarely in the international spotlight, a position in which the city seems to thrive. Ancient temples, elaborate palaces and peaceful pagodas are everywhere, and the world-famous Forbidden City is a must-see for any visitor. Words cannot capture the mystique of this city; it must be experienced for yourself. Hong Kong – Officially known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is abuzz with economic and cultural activity. Similarly to Shanghai, Hong Kong is a mecca for architectural enthusiasts, with breathtaking skyscrapers dominating the skyline and inventive designs around every corner. Hong Kong might just be the most cosmopolitan city on earth, offering something for everyone, no matter your background, culture or nationality. 二十三 General Information Congress Venue Language Shanghai International Convention Centre No. 2727 Riverside Avenue, Pudong Shanghai, China 200120 The 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie will be held at the Shanghai International Convention Center (SICC) from Sunday, November 1 to Thursday, November 5, 2009. The SICC is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Center Zone, has hosted many major international conferences, and is renowned for the abundance of options and high-tech resources it offers guests. While the local dialect, Shanghainese, is spoken by most residents of the region, visitors are better served to learn Mandarin before travelling. Mandarin is widely understood not only in Shanghai, but generally throughout the whole of China. Currency The Chinese currency is the Renminbi (RMB; yuán: ¥). All Congress rates, unless otherwise indicated, are quoted in US Dollars. At press time: US$1 = RMB 6.8320. Delegates from Italy Please contact the agency listed below to assist you in making travel arrangements for the 30th Congress of the SIU. LETTERS OF INVITATION Official letters of invitation can be sent to you by the Chinese Medical Association, upon request. Pre-registration for the 30th SIU Congress is required in order to receive such a letter. If you are planning to visit China with your family, the letter can be issued for up to five family members. Please visit our website, www.siucongress.org for details. These letters do not commit the Congress to any financial obligations, nor do they obligate the Congress to intercede in any way on the participant’s behalf. The SIU is not able to contact embassies or consulates on behalf of any individual wishing to enter China to attend the SIU 30th Congress in Shanghai. VISA Visas are required for almost all visitors to mainland China. Foreign delegates should apply for visas from their nearest Chinese embassy or consulate as soon as possible to ensure that they receive their visa in due time. Certain conditions apply to visitors whose country of residence is not the same as their country of citizenship. Transportation Emilia Viaggi via Porrettana 76/2 40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO) Italy Tel +39 051 619 49 11 Fax +39 051 619 49 00 [email protected] www.emiliaviaggi.it For transfers to and from your hotel and Pudong International Airport, please contact [email protected] The rates are as follows: From Pudong International Airport to your hotel Private transfer by car for 1-2 person(s) = US $118 Private transfer by van for 3-4 persons = US $152 From Hong Qiao Airport to hotel Private transfer by car for 1-2 person(s) = US $88 Private transfer by van for 3-4 persons = US $106 Insurance Websites The organizers are not responsible for medical, travel or personal claims. Participants are strongly advised to contract an insurance policy covering health and accident, loss of baggage and cancellation (trip and registration) insurance. www.siucongress.org www.cnto.org www.meet-in-shanghai.net www.shicc.net/english 23 24 二十四 Registration SIU Congress Office Registration Benefits 1155 University Street Suite 1155 Montreal (QC) Canada H3B 3A7 Tel: +1 (514) 875-5665 Fax: +1 (514) 875-0205 [email protected] or register online at www.siucongress.org Registration fees for delegates include Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception (Sunday), SIU Night (Monday), scientific sessions, access to exhibit hall, delegate bag and Congress materials. Registration fees for accompanying persons include Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception (Sunday), SIU Night (Monday), access to exhibit hall, accompanying persons’ kit and city tour. Cancellation and Refund Policy Registration Fees Fees are quoted in US Dollars. EARLY REGULAR LATE By July 17, 2009 By September 4, 2009 September 5, 2009 or later SIU Member 650 750 850 New SIU Member † 650 750 — Urologist Non-Member 850 950 1050 Other MD Non-Member 850 950 1050 Resident/Student/PhD †† 450 450 600 Non-MD Health Professional 500 600 700 Accompanying Person 250 300 350 WUOF Supplement 150 150 150 WUOF Only 400 500 600 IF Payment received † Join the SIU now and take advantage of reduced registration fees for members. Fill out the form at the back of this announcement or download the membership form at www.siu-urology.org Fax this form and the registration form, along with your payment information and sponsors’ letters to +1 (514) 875 0205. †† Please submit a letter from your programme director or equivalent on official stationery. Delegates unable to attend SIU 2009 will receive a full refund (less 25% for administration charges), provided a written request is received by the Congress Office on or before September 18, 2009. The Congress regrets that requests received after this date will not be eligible. All approved refunds will be issued after the Congress. Group Registrations If you wish to register 10 participants or more, please send an e-mail to [email protected] for specific instructions. It is MANDATORY to fill out all the contact information requested for each delegate. Name substitutions received before September 18, 2009 will not be charged. Substitution requests received after this date will be processed at a cost of US $25. SIU Members SIU members in good standing from “B” & “C” countries can benefit from special rates. Please contact your National Delegate or the SIU Central Office for details. These special rates are also available when you register online at www.siucongress.org Host Country Registrations Chinese urologists are eligible to register at a special rate. Please contact the SIU Central Office [email protected] for details. 二十五 Housing Hotel rooms at special rates are being held for SIU Congress participants. Reservations must be made through the Housing Bureau to guarantee the rates negotiated for the Congress. Hotel rooms must be reserved by sending the enclosed housing form to the Housing Bureau before September 18, 2009. After this date, rooms cannot be guaranteed. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can only be guaranteed for the period specified on the housing form, which should be duly completed with the credit card details and sent by fax or e-mail to the Housing Bureau: Pacific World. Any change in arrival or departure dates, or type of accommodation required, should be immediately indicated in writing to the Housing Bureau. Adjustments will be made according to hotel availability. The balance for your accommodation should be paid directly to the hotel at the end of your stay. Pacific World will issue a letter confirming your reservation details by e-mail. For all accommodation inquiries, please contact: Pacific World Rm 506, No.1277 Beijing Xi Road, Shanghai, 200040, P.R. China Tel: +86 21 62895559 ext. 232 Fax: +86 21 62893972 [email protected] Book your hotel accommodation now to ensure availability. All rates are in Chinese currency (RMB) and do not include breakfast or 15% surcharge for hotel services. Approximate prices in US dollars are given as a reference; these amounts can vary depending on the exchange rate at the moment of the actual transaction. All of the hotels listed in this announcement have received a 5-star rating. Check In/Out Check-in time is 1400 and check-out is 1200. If you arrive before 1400, your room may not be ready. Should your flight arrive early in the morning, we suggest you to book your accommodation one night earlier in order to secure the room for early check-in. If you need to check out of the hotel after 1200, please request special consideration for late check-out when placing your reservation. Check-out may be extended until 1800 at a charge of 50% of the congress rate, plus a 15% surcharge per room. This service is subject to availability. After 1800, rooms will be charged at the full rate. HOTEL Cancellation Policy All cancellations must be made in writing (e-mail or fax) to the Housing Bureau, as follows: Cancellations made ➤➤ before September 15, 2009: no penalty ➤➤ after September 15, 2009: one night penalty ➤➤ after September 30, 2009: full stay penalty This policy is applicable to all individual hotel reservations. Penalties will be charged to the credit card number provided on the housing form. Cancellation policy for group bookings will be established according to the nature of each case. SINGLE DOUBLE/TWIN PuDong Superior Room Garden View RMB1250+ RMB1250+ Superior Room Bund View RMB1550+ RMB1550+ Deluxe Room Bund View RMB2200+ RMB2200+ Executive Suite Bund View RMB2800+ RMB2800+ Deluxe Room (River Wing) RMB2200+ RMB2400+ Executive Room (Grand Tower) RMB2500+ RMB2700+ Grand Hyatt Shanghai ROH Grand Room & Grand River View Room RMB1500+ RMB1500+ Sheraton PuDong Superior Room RMB1080+ RMB1080+ Four Points PuDong Comfort Room RMB825+ RMB825+ Eton ROH RMB800+ RMB800+ Deluxe Room RMB1400+ RMB1400+ Oriental Riverside Group Reservations Requests for group reservations must be made through the Housing Bureau, via the SIU Central Office, to benefit from the special Congress rates. ROOM Shangri La PuDong approx. US $184 approx. US $228 approx. US $324 approx. US $410 approx. US $324 approx. US $368 approx. US $220 approx. US $160 approx. US $120 approx. US $118 approx. US $184 approx. US $228 approx. US $324 approx. US $410 approx. US $353 approx. US $397 approx. US $220 approx. US $160 approx. US $120 approx. US $118 PuXi Le Royal Meridien approx. US $206 approx. US $206 25 26 二十六 Acknowledgments Elite The Société Internationale d’Urologie extends its gratitude to the following sponsors Select Contributor SIU 2009 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie For office use only November 1-5, 2009 | Shanghai, China REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS FORM, ALONG WITH YOUR PAYMENT, TO: SIU Congress Office 1155 University, Suite 1155 Tel.: +1 514 875 5665 Montréal, Québec Fax: +1 514 875 0205 Canada H3B 3A7 [email protected] 1 IDENTIFICATION Register online at: www.siucongress.org Please complete this section with care. This information will allow us to correspond with you efficiently. Please notify us of any change in e-mail address. TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME INSTITUTION ADDRESS CITY Prov./State Postal Code/Zip Country Tel (Day) Fax country code • area code • number country code • area code • number E-Mail (Mandatory) Please send me an invitation letter for a visa application YES PASSPORT No. NO NATIONALITy Expiry Date Y Y Y Y M M D D 2 DELEGATE PROFILE Please select options that apply. A. Status SIU MEMBER Membership Number B. Main Activity 1.Certified Urologist 2.Urologist in Training 3.Retired/Inactive 4.Non-Urologist M.D. 5.Ph.D. 6.Other non-M.D. 1.Patient Care 2.Teaching/Training 3.Clinical Research 4.Other Research 5.Administrative 6.Other C. Work Setting D. Subspecialty 1.Private Office-Based 2.Non-Academic Hospital 1.Pediatric Urology 2.Andrology 3.Oncology 4.Diagnostic Urology 5.Transplantation 3.Academic/Gov’t Inst. 4.Industry 5.Other E. SIU Meetings Attended 1. Santiago 2008 2.Paris 2007 3.Cape Town 2006 4.Bariloche 2005 5.Honolulu 2004 6.Sharm El-Sheikh 2003 6.BPH 7.Stone Disease 8.Incontinence 9.Trauma/ Reconstruction 10. Other 3 ACCOMPANYING PERSONS (only if registering for the Accompanying Persons’ programme) LAST NAME FIRST NAME PASSPORT No. NATIONALITy LAST NAME Expiry Date Y Y Y Y M M D D Expiry Date Y Y Y Y M M D D FIRST NAME PASSPORT No. NATIONALITy * Accompanying persons cannot attend scientific sessions. 4 REGISTRATION FEES All fees are quoted in US Dollars September 5, 2009 or later 750 850 $ New SIU Member † 650 750 — $ Urologist Non-Member 850 950 1050 $ 950 1050 $ Other MD Non-Member Please specify your specialty 850 LATE By September 4, 2009 650 REGULAR IF Payment received EARLY By July 17, 2009 SIU Member SUBTOTAL 600 $ Non-MD Health Professional 500 600 700 $ Accompanying Person 250 300 350 $ WUOF Supplement 150 150 150 $ WUOF Only 400 500 600 $ Resident/Student/PhD †† 450 450 Join the SIU now and take advantage of reduced registration fees for members. Fill out the form at the back of this announcement or download the membership form at www.siu-urology.org. Fax this form and the registration form, along with your payment information and sponsors’ letters to +1 (514) 875 0205. †† Please submit a letter from your program director or equivalent on official stationery. † TOTAL SECTION 4 $ 5 SOCIAL EVENTS EVENTS Monday, November 2SIU Night (included in registration fees for delegates and accompanying persons): TICKETS PRICE SUBTOTAL Additional Tickets $100 $ Tuesday, November 3 ERA Show $58 $ Huangpu River Cruise $82 $ “Sky is the Limit” Tour Wednesday, November 4 Gala Banquet $36 $ $125 $ TOTAL SECTION 5 $ Dietary Restrictions: 6 ACCOMPANYING PERSONS’ TOUR If you are registering as an accompanying person please select the preferred day for the Shanghai Classic Tour that is included in the registration fee. Sunday, November 1 Monday, November 2 Tuesday, November 3 Wednesday, November 4 7 INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES Fee per course $30, except IC01 (free of charge, pre-registration mandatory). Sunday, November 1 Tuesday, November 3, 0700-0830 Wednesday, November 4, 0700-0830 Please select one Please select one Please select one IC07: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men IC08: Male Sexual Dysfunction IC09: Advances in PCNL IC10: Advanced Prostate Cancer, Problems and Solutions IC11: Office Urology IC01: Operative Surgery (full-day course) IC02: Urodynamics (1300-1700) Monday, November 2, 0700-0830 Please select one IC03: LUTS/BPO IC04: Urethroplasty and Reconstruction IC05: Urological Stents IC06: LESS Laparoscopy IC12: Pediatric Urology IC13: Problems in Female Urology IC14: Advances in Flexible Ureteroscopy IC15: Penile Cancer TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL Courses $ 8 PAYMENT TOTAL SECTIONS 4 + 5 + 7 TOTAL $ Option 1 Credit Card I hereby authorize the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) to debit from my credit card account the grand total indicated above. Cardholder’s Name Visa MasterCard Expiry Date MONTH YEAR Signature of Cardholder (Authorizing charge and acknowledging payment/cancellation policy) Card Number Please note that the transaction will appear on your statement under the name “SIU”. Should there be an error in the sum of the totals above made by the registrant, SIU reserves the right to charge the correct amount. Option 2 Bank Draft The bank draft must be in US currency only and made payable to SIU CONGRESS. Your name and address must be clearly indicated on the back. Drafts from outside Canada must include the complete name and branch mailing address of the US bank through which they may be cashed. Option 3 Bank Transfer Please note that the following details are very important when making a bank transfer: Bank transfer must be in US currency and payable to: 1. Be sure to include your name in the transfer, as this is the only way we have to trace your payment. Royal Bank of Canada 1 Place Ville Marie Montreal, QC H9C 3B5 Canada Swift Code: ROYCCAT2 Transit: 00001 Account Number: 403-703-2 Beneficiary Name: SIU Congress 2. Please be aware that the registrant is responsible for any bank charges incurred in preparing the bank transfer. The SIU must receive complete payment for the full amount owed (i.e. DO NOT SUBTRACT bank charges incurred). 3. Once the bank has prepared the transfer, please send us a copy of the transaction by fax or email in order for your payment to be traced and identified correctly. Please be aware that there will be a 15-to-30 day delay before you receive a final confirmation letter. 4. Bank transfers will be accepted if received on or before October 9, 2009. The SIU Congress Office is not responsible for lost or incomplete payments. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY Delegates unable to attend SIU 2009 will receive a full refund (less 25% for administration charges), provided a written request is received by the Congress Office on or before September 18, 2009. The Congress regrets that requests received after this date will not be eligible. All approved refunds will be issued after the Congress. SIU 2009 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie For office use only November 1-5, 2009 | Shanghai, China HOUSING FORM Complete and return the form to: Pacific World Tel: +86 21 62895559 ext. 232 Rm 506, No.1277 Beijing Xi Road Fax: +86 21 62893972 Shanghai, 200040, P.R. China [email protected] 1 IDENTIFICATION Please complete this section with care. This information will allow us to correspond with you efficiently. Please pay particular attention to notifying us of any change in e-mail address. TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME ACCOMPANYING PERSON LAST NAME FIRST NAME Preferred Mailing Address: INSTITUTION ADDRESS CITY Prov./State Postal Code/Zip Tel (Day) Country country code • area code • number Fax country code • area code • number E-Mail (Mandatory) PASSPORT No. NATIONALITy EXPIRATION DATE MONTH DAYYEAR If you have any special needs, please attach a separate letter . 2 CHOICE OF HOTEL Please select your preferred hotel and indicate the number of rooms you wish to reserve. All rates are in Chinese currency (RMB) and do not include breakfast or 15% surcharge for hotel services. Approximate prices in US dollars are given to be used as reference. All hotels have received a 5-star rating. FLIGHT Arrival Date HOTEL MONTH DAY Guests in Room Departure Date MONTH DAY Check-In Date MONTH DAY Check-Out Date MONTH DAY Special Requests: HOTEL ROOM SINGLE # ROOMS DOUBLE/TWIN PuDong Superior Room Garden View RMB1250+ approx. US $184 RMB1250+ approx. US $184 Superior Room Bund View RMB1550+ approx. US $228 RMB1550+ approx. US $228 Deluxe Room Bund View RMB2200+ approx. US $324 RMB2200+ approx. US $324 Executive Suite Bund View RMB2800+ approx. US $410 RMB2800+ approx. US $410 Deluxe Room (River Wing) RMB2200+ approx. US $324 RMB2400+ approx. US $353 Executive Room (Grand Tower) RMB2500+ approx. US $368 RMB2700+ approx. US $397 Grand Hyatt Shanghai ROH Grand Room & Grand River View Room RMB1500+ approx. US $220 RMB1500+ approx. US $220 Sheraton PuDong Superior Room RMB1080+ approx. US $160 RMB1080+ approx. US $160 Four Points PuDong Comfort Room RMB825+ approx. US $120 RMB825+ approx. US $120 Eton ROH RMB800+ approx. US $118 RMB800+ approx. US $118 Deluxe Room RMB1400+ approx. US $206 RMB1400+ approx. US $206 Oriental Riverside Shangri La PuDong PuXi Le Royal Meridien # ROOMS 3 PAYMENT SUMMARY Your credit card details are required to guarantee your hotel reservation. The balance for your accommodation should be paid directly to the hotel at the end of your stay. Credit Card I hereby authorize the above selected hotel to debit my credit card account in the amount indicated above. Cardholder’s Name Visa MasterCard American Express Expiry Date MONTH YEAR Card Number Signature of Cardholder (Authorizing charge and acknowledging payment/cancellation policy) PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES ➤➤ The standard check-in time at the various hotels is 14:00; check-out time is 12:00. Should you require early check-in or late check-out, we recommend that you book an additional night to facilitate this option. ➤➤ The closing date for guaranteed accommodation is September 18, 2009. All booking requests received after this date will be on an availability basis, which means that we may be unable to assist you in securing your first choice of accommodation. ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ All cancellations received in writing before September 15, 2009 will not be penalized. Cancellations made after September 15, 2009: one night penalty. Cancellations made after September 30, 2009: full stay penalty. Failure to check into a hotel will result in the delegate being liable for the cost of the full booking. AGREEMENT I acknowledge that I have read and agree with the terms and conditions stated above. Signature: Date: SIU 2009 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie For office use only November 1-5, 2009 | Shanghai, China TOURS FORM Complete and return the form to: Pacific World Tel: +86 21 62895559 ext. 236 Rm 506, No.1277 Beijing Xi Road Fax: +86 21 62893972 Shanghai, 200040 [email protected] P.R. China 1 IDENTIFICATION Please complete this section with care. This information will allow us to correspond with you efficiently. Please pay particular attention to notifying us of any change in e-mail address. TITLE LAST NAME FIRST NAME ACCOMPANYING PERSON LAST NAME FIRST NAME Preferred Mailing Address: INSTITUTION ADDRESS CITY Prov./State Postal Code/Zip Tel (Day) Country country code • area code • number Fax country code • area code • number E-Mail (Mandatory) PASSPORT No. NATIONALITy EXPIRATION DATE MONTH DAYYEAR If you have any special needs, please attach a separate letter . 2 CHOICE OF TOURS Please indicate the number of tickets you wish to purchase for each tour and your preferred day. Tours will be led by English-speaking guides. All rates are in US Dollars, per person. TOURS TICKETS PRICE SUBTOTAL Classic Shanghai Sunday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 2 Tuesday, Nov. 3 Wednesday, Nov. 4 0900-1230 Monday, Nov. 2 Tuesday, Nov. 3 Wednesday, Nov. 4 0900-1230 Wednesday, Nov. 4 1400-1730 Wednesday, Nov. 4 1330-1730 35 $ 26 $ 23 $ 39 $ 83 $ French Concession Sunday, Nov. 1 Shanghai Chic – Tai Kang Art Street and Dongtai Curio Alley Sunday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 2 Tuesday, Nov. 3 The Floating Village – Excursion to Zhujiajiao Sunday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 2 Tuesday, Nov. 3 Chinese Venice – Excursion to Suzhou Sunday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 2 Wednesday, Nov. 4 0830-1730 TOTAL SECTION 2 $ 3 PRE AND POST-CONGRESS TOURS All prices below are in US Dollars. Tours will be led by English-speaking guides TOURS TICKETS PRICE SUBTOTAL Hangzhou – West Lake and Dragonwell Tea Plantation Thursday, Oct. 29 Friday, Oct. 30 Friday, Nov. 6 Saturday, Nov. 7 Thursday, Nov. 5 0800-2030 109 $ 0615-2100 473 $ 638 $ Xi’an – Visit to the Terra Cotta Warriors Thursday, Oct. 29 Friday, Oct. 30 Saturday, Oct. 31 Thursday, Nov. 5 Friday, Nov. 6 Saturday, Nov. 7 Friday, Nov. 6 Saturday, Nov. 7 Two-Day Tour of Beijing Thursday, Nov. 5 0700 TOTAL SECTION 3 $ 4 PAYMENT TOTAL SECTIONS 2 + 3 TOTAL $ Credit Card ONLY I Hereby authorize Pacific World to debit from my credit card account the grand total indicated above. Cardholder’s Name Visa MasterCard American Express Expiry Date MONTH YEAR Card Number Signature of Cardholder (Authorizing charge and acknowledging payment/cancellation policy) TERMS & CONDITIONS Reservations for all services are guaranteed only upon receipt of client booking, accompanied by corresponding payment. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ ➤➤ Early booking is recommended, as on-site availability cannot be guaranteed. Client is responsible for all bank charges related to payment. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel any tour with insufficient registrations. Children under 7 will not be admitted on tours. Cancellation terms ➤➤ For tours offered during the congress (between November 1 and 5): Cancellations received after September 15, 2009 will be charged a 50% penalty. No refund will be given for cancellations received after October 1, 2009. ➤➤ For pre- and post-congress tours (available before November 1 and after November 4): Cancellations received after July 31, 2009 will be charged a 50% penalty. No refund will be given for cancellations received after August 31, 2009. ➤➤ Cancellation is considered effective only upon receipt of written notification (e-mail or fax). AGREEMENT I acknowledge that I have read and agree with the terms and conditions stated above. Signature: Date: Société Internationale d’Urologie Membership Application Form IDENTIFICATION First Name INITIALS Y Y Y Y M M D D LAST Name Date of Birth ADDRESS CITY STATE Country Phone (country code • area code • number) Zip Code FAX (country code • area code • number) EMAIL Certification as Urologist Membership status requested (see Bylaws overleaf) Active Associate AFFILIATED Y Y Y Y M M D D Type of Certification Date Authority COUNTRY Sponsors You will need letters of reference from two Active or Senior Members of the SIU who support your application (indicate the two names and ask them to forward letters). SPONSOR 1 SPONSOR 2 In accordance with SIU rules, SIU National Delegates must approve all applications for membership of their chapter. The National Delegate can also be one of the above sponsors. When the National Delegate has approved, the applicant becomes a “Candidate” member of the SIU. Membership is subsequently confirmed by vote at the following General Assembly. Payment of the membership dues entitles the Candidate to receive “Urology - The Gold Journal”, the official journal of the Society, and to benefit from reduced SIU Meeting and Congress Registration Fees. PAYMENT Membership Fees: $US 120/year† American Express Visa MasterCard SIGNATURE Cardholder’s Name Card Number Y Y M M Expiry Date Bank Draft in US Dollars payable to the Société Internationale d’Urologie Direct Bank Transfer in US Dollars to the SIU Bank: Bank Account Number: 251-036960-271 (US Dollars) Address: Hong Kong Bank of Canada, 500 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montréal, Québec, Canada H2Z 1W7 Please return completed application to: Luc Valiquette M.D., SIU General Secretary SIU Central Office 1155 University Street, Suite 1155, Montréal, Québec Canada H3B 3A7 Telephone: +1 514 875 5665 Fax: +1 514 875 0205 [email protected] † Developing Countries receive a discount on Annual Dues. Please consult the SIU Central Office for details. US members pay a surcharge of $30 to support special scholarships JOIN THE SIU Joining the SIU means contributing to the only urological society of its kind to sponsor professional membership and journal subscriptions for urologists from developing nations. By the same token, membership dues also fund up to 20 6-month training fellowships for young urologists every year and help to fund SIU symposia and lectureships at annual national and international meetings. SIU members are entitled to: • A free subscription to Urology, the official journal of the SIU (non-member price: $431 USD) • Up to $150 USD off registration fees at SIU congresses • Access to the SIU membership roster (published biennially) with complete listings of committees, national delegates, international members, bylaws, etc. • Biannual SIU newsletter with the latest information on SIU activities and initiatives, Congress details, and Awards and scholarships • Access to the members-only section of the SIU website, www.siu-urology.org to pay your dues online, access the membership roster, modify your profile, network and offer referrals (coming soon!) • Peer recognition and membership in an internationally-recognized society To join the SIU and contribute to the advancement of urology worldwide, please fill out the membership form on the back of this page. Extract from the SIU Bylaws concerning application for membership including changes approved on September 5, 2007 at the Centennial World Congress in Paris. Article 01 – A ctive, Associate and Affiliated Members Active members must be qualified urologists. The status of qualified urologist must be certified: • by a national accrediting body in the country of the candidate or • by the recognized national urological society in the country of the candidate, or • in the absence of the above, by a foreign accrediting body recognized by the Board of Chairmen, or • in special circumstances by the Board of Chairmen itself. Application for membership requires sponsorship by two Active Members of the Society in good standing, and must be supported by a National Section as communicated by its National Delegate. The National Delegate can be one of the sponsors. Where a request for new membership would require the establishment of a new National Section with less than five Active Members, such new members shall be considered to be Active Members-at-large. Their candidacy must be endorsed by two Active SIU members in good standing from existing National Sections and must be supported by the BOC until such time as their country has sufficient members in good standing for the creation of its own National Section. Urologists or surgeons practicing urology but not considered qualified as per the above definition may be proposed for election as Associate Members. Physicians or health professionals engaged in affiliated branches of medicine may also be proposed for election as Affiliated Members at the discretion of the Board of Chairmen. The status of Active, Associate or Affiliated Member can only be conferred by vote at the General Assembly. Proposals for membership must be received at least two months before the General Assembly in which they are to be considered for election. Article 02 – Senior Members Active Members can request a transfer to Senior Member status when they reach 65 years of age on January 1st of the year of the request. Senior Members are not required to pay annual dues unless they wish to receive a subscription to the Society’s Journal. They cannot be expelled because of non-attendance. Article 03 – Candidate Members Candidate Members are those whose applications have been approved by their National Section but whose Member status has not yet been confirmed by the General Assembly. They are not required to pay annual dues unless they wish to receive a subscription to the Society’s Journal or to benefit from reduced registration fees at the Congress. Applications for Candidate Membership must be received at least two months before the General Assembly in which they are to be considered for election.
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