The Virtual Masterclass on Functional Urology was organised by the European School of Urology (ESU) and EAU Section of Female and Functional Urology (ESFFU) on 3-4 November 2021. This masterclass has earned its reputation as an exceptional and reliable programme throughout the years, and it continues to do so.

This year, you can expect comprehensive coverage on:

  • Male and female anatomy, neuroanatomy and physiology
  • Bladder pain syndrome/ interstitial cystitis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Complications after stress urinary incontinence surgery
  • Urinary diversion in functional urology

This masterclass is designed to offer you high-level training aimed to benefit your clinical practice. You are encouraged you to discuss and brainstorm with the highly-experienced ESU faculty during the Masterclass. We will focus on hands-on, step-by-step training of standard and complex functional and urological encounters and case-based discussions.

The recording is available on Urosource, free access. Links will be shared on social media.

The programme

13.30 Opening
J. Heesakkers, Maastricht (NL)

Moderators: G. Kasyan, & H. Hashim
13.35 Female anatomy
E. Costantini, Perugia (IT)
13.55 Male anatomy
N. Thiruchelvam, Cambridge (UK)
14.15 Neuroanatomy and physiology
J. Heesakkers, Maastricht (NL)
14.35 How I do urodynamics: Video with explanations
H. Hashim, Bristol (UK)
15.10 Cases from participants
1. B. Teixera (urethral valves)
2. M. Morelli (myelomeningocele)
3. S. Shprits (myelomeningocele)

15.40 BREAK

Moderators: E. Chartier-Kastler & N. Thiruchelvam
16.00 Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS)/ Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Including cystoscopy; PUF Score and O’Leary Sants
G. Kasyan, Moscow (RU)
16.15 How to diagnose with cystoscopy BPS / IC and how to fulgurate Hunner’s lesions
G. Kasyan, Moscow (RU)
16.30 Sexual dysfunction
including FSFI
E. Costantini, Perugia (IT)
17.00 Cases from participants
1. C. Signorini (IC BPS)
2. M. Beverini (rectal fistula)
3. A. el Shaer (urethral diverticulum)
4. V. Chernilovsky (VVF)

17.40 Closing