ESAU meeting to bring advancements in andrology

27 June 2019

The EAU Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU) continually pursues advancement in the field of andrology and bolsters that knowledge through diligent investigation. At ELUTS19, the ESAU meeting will deliver updates on male infertility, erectile dysfunction, and male endocrinology.

The meeting will commence with “Andrology debates in office urology – Joint Session of ESAU and  ESUO”. The session will include a keynote lecture and a case presentation on varicocele and azoospermia. Experts in the field will deliberate on several common andrological conditions such as varicocele in azoospermic males i.e. Is varicocelectomy or testicular sperm extraction (TESE) as primary treatment? Which therapeutic strategy will bring a couple to the desired pregnancy faster?

The session will also examine the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on male reproductive potential; the genetic aspects of male infertility; and the current management of priapism. Other sessions in the Scientific Programme will investigate male infertility is an index for men’s health, quality of life, and life expectancy; and the link to inflammation among testosterone deficiency, cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Studies in animal and human subjects with varicocele have demonstrated that the Leydig cellular secretory function is diminished. It is a highly controversial issue to perform varicocelectomy or alternatively, recommend testosterone treatment to improve the late onset hypogonadism symptoms in men with varicoceles. The ESAU meeting will examine this issue further.

Nowadays a certain degree of concern has been raised concerning the effects of various pharmaceutical agents on sperm fertilizing capacity. The meeting will discuss the effects of pharmaceutical agents administered for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, anabolic steroids, micronutrients, supplements, antioxidants, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory medicines.

The ESAU meeting will also tackle gender development in transgender pre-school children, surgical interventions, and fertility preservation in the adolescent transgender child.

Explore the rest of the ESAU meeting lectures and activities.