Trends in Urology: The past, present and future of BAUS Annual Meeting
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Trends in Urology: The past, present and future of BAUS Annual Meeting

Prattley S1, Heald H, Narahari K1
1University Hospital Cardiff, United Kingdom

Introduction:
In an era of constantly evolving healthcare, looking towards the future has never been so important. In doing so we need to reflect on the past and ensure the future plans are fit for purpose. BAUS is now in its 75th year, we sought to review past trends of BAUS annual meeting and identify lessons learned and challenges for the future.

Methods:
Quantitative and qualitative data from the past 20 (1999-2019) years of BAUS meetings was reviewed and analysed.

Results:
On average the BAUS meeting admits 1085 attendees each year over a condensed three-day period, with the second day being the most popular for attendance (median 873, range 693-984). Attendees feedback reflected the desire for more training sessions and diverse urological topics, but also highlighted the challenges of clashing subjects. Trends in presentation have moved away from unmoderated poster and paper presentation to ePosters which are valuable to delegates (90.5%), this allows greater interaction between audience and presenters often sparking lively debate. Prostate cancer remains the most popular topic for abstract submission (23.1%), this reflects overall delegate interest in oncology (52.5%). However, over the past four years andrology (+44.4%) and general urology (+46.5%) have increased in popularity, with basic science excluded and history of urology and renal/testes/sarcoma declining (-22.3%).

Conclusion:
BAUS continues to be a popular annual meeting and has adapted to better reflect the needs of the delegates. Further planning is required to address future challenges facing Urology.
Trends in Urology: The past, present and future of BAUS Annual Meeting

Prattley S1, Heald H, Narahari K1
1University Hospital Cardiff, United Kingdom

Introduction:
In an era of constantly evolving healthcare, looking towards the future has never been so important. In doing so we need to reflect on the past and ensure the future plans are fit for purpose. BAUS is now in its 75th year, we sought to review past trends of BAUS annual meeting and identify lessons learned and challenges for the future.

Methods:
Quantitative and qualitative data from the past 20 (1999-2019) years of BAUS meetings was reviewed and analysed.

Results:
On average the BAUS meeting admits 1085 attendees each year over a condensed three-day period, with the second day being the most popular for attendance (median 873, range 693-984). Attendees feedback reflected the desire for more training sessions and diverse urological topics, but also highlighted the challenges of clashing subjects. Trends in presentation have moved away from unmoderated poster and paper presentation to ePosters which are valuable to delegates (90.5%), this allows greater interaction between audience and presenters often sparking lively debate. Prostate cancer remains the most popular topic for abstract submission (23.1%), this reflects overall delegate interest in oncology (52.5%). However, over the past four years andrology (+44.4%) and general urology (+46.5%) have increased in popularity, with basic science excluded and history of urology and renal/testes/sarcoma declining (-22.3%).

Conclusion:
BAUS continues to be a popular annual meeting and has adapted to better reflect the needs of the delegates. Further planning is required to address future challenges facing Urology.
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