President's Welcome Address
On behalf of the Board of Directors of GURS, I would like to cordially invite you to participate in the Inaugural GURS Annual Meeting. This will be a semi-live surgery workshop/meeting that will take place in an independent, stand-alone format under the sole auspices of GURS (Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons) in Athens, Greece, on October 15-16, 2019, two days prior to the 39th SIU Annual Meeting. The IGURS Academic Congress venue will be at the Royal Olympic Hotel in central Athens. The meeting will host an internationally renowned faculty with active and keen interests in male and female genitourethral reconstruction, urologic prosthetic surgery, female urology, neurourology, minimally invasive surgical reconstruction and gender-affirmation surgery. The meeting will highlight video sessions, state-of-the-art lectures, crossfire and round table debates, and an opportunity for participants/attendees to submit abstracts for video, podium and poster presentations. CME credits will be provided through the standard procedure of EACCME, the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the equivalent instrument to AMA (American Medical Association) for CME credits, with an agreement for mutual recognition.
Please, do not miss out on this highly-awaited and innovative yearly GURS stand-alone Meeting in the host city of Athens, recognized as the birthplace of modern democracy and home country of Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Medicine”, ingredients that likely harbinger a bright future for GURS Annual Meetings and their spirit of international friendship and opportunity to share and discuss research and clinical work amongst old and new friends.
Last but not least, this will also be an opportunity to visit the city of Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world with nearly 4 millennia of recorded history and also take the opportunity of an escape to one of the Greek islands and enjoy the sunny and warm atmosphere of Greece as well as the hospitality of its people.
It will be an enormous pleasure and honor to have you in the program as your scientific contribution, surgical skill and experience are very important to all interested in reconstructive urology.
Francisco Martins, MD, Program Committee Chair
Miroslav L. Djordjevic, MD, President GURS
Jeremy Myers, MD, Secretary GURS