For the EAU21 Virtual Congress in July, we asked patients and patient advocates around the world to present their research and to give their perspective on how to improve patient-physician communications, and address presumptions and change perceptions on both sides.
As a result, the EAU21 Patient Poster Session was packed with interesting and eye-opening presentations. These alerted urologists, allied healthcare professionals, healthcare providers and the healthcare industry to the unmet needs of patients, and the relevance of patient involvement and engagement, patient communication, patient collaboration and patient support to improving urological healthcare outcomes.
The session reminds us there is still much work to do when it comes to patient-centred care.
We thank all who submitted their abstract for their enormous effort and their willingness to share their story, which helped us to identify unmet needs that are not or insufficiently addressed by the disease-orientated physician.
The Patient Poster Session at the 37th Annual EAU Congress in Amsterdam (EAU22) will centre around addressing those needs. We encourage all patients and patient advocates to present solutions, novel approaches and best practices revolving around:
- Physical and Psychological well-being
- Finance and Work
- Patient involvement in clinical research, and development of care pathways and clinical guidelines
- Patient engagement/advocacy in healthcare policy
We hope to see you at EAU22 in Amsterdam!