Barcelona, 16-20 April 2010
This year’s Congress of the European Association of Urology took place in the beautiful city of Barcelona and was without doubt one of the most memorable meetings in the EAU’s congress history. Once more it was a great success, especially as the EAU celebrated its 25th anniversary. However, Iceland’s volcanic eruption nearly scuttled the event as many European airports were shut down because of the volcanic ash in the air. Despite these unforeseen complications, over 9000 medical professionals from around the world came to Barcelona and were rewarded with a well-planned and very interesting event.
STORZ MEDICAL, the leading company in shock wave technologies, benefited greatly from the congress. We shared a booth with KARL STORZ and showcased our MODULITH® SLX-F2, which attracted many interested visitors who wanted to find out more about its unique features. One prominent feature is the STORZ MEDICAL cylindrical source for lithotripsy treatments with the most advanced technology. In combination with the Dual Focus it makes the MODULITH® SLX-F2 an outstanding shockwave system that truly lives up to its slogan »For better Lithotripsy«. Other highlights are the in-line ultrasound localization and the innovative StorM-Touch control platform that ensures true centralized control of all system functions for maximum usability.
ESWT for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
The volcanic ash also affected STORZ MEDICAL. Unfortunately, the oral poster presentation of Dr. Reinhold Zimmermann (Dept. of Urology & Andrology, Paracelsus Medical University / General Hospital Salzburg SALK, Austria) on »ESWT for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment Option« had to be called off as Dr. Zimmermann’s flight was cancelled. In his presentation Dr. Zimmermann emphasizes the value of ESWT for treating CPPS, as ESWT is an easy and comparatively inexpensive application. Not much staff is needed and the treatment can be repeated at any time. He further states that ESWT could be extraordinarily attractive because patients can receive it »by the way« – meaning there is no need for interruption of employment or hospitalisation.
You can view the poster presentation: Poster presentation Dr. Zimmermann 21.10 Kb
STORZ MEDICAL would like to thank everyone who visited us during the congress, especially those who »went the extra mile« and somehow made it to Barcelona despite the volcanic ash. We are looking forward to the 26th EAU Congress, which will take place from 18-22 March 2011 in Vienna, Austria (www.eauvienna2011.org).