SIU-Recognized Training Center To Host Fellowship Program In Asia

Muljibhai Patel Urological HospitalIs Privileged To Be Siu-Recognized Training Center To Host Fellowship Program In Asia

Message From The President : Michael J.Rochford

Stockholm proved an ideal venue for the 26th Congress. The Scientific Committee is to be congratulated on the quality of the program. Dr. Jack McAninch who structured the teaching sessions is to be commended for a very popular addition to our Congress Program. Besides enjoying an excellent Congress, we were blessed with the warmest autumn in Stockholm in 250 years. Congratulations to Prof. Peter Ekman and his team. In June 2003, the SIU will co-sponsor the International Consultation on Erectile and Sexual Dysfunction in Paris, in conjuction with ICUD. In October we have the SIU Uro-Oncology meeting in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.

The SIU is the true world organization for urology

Message From The General Secretary : Mostafa M.Elhilali

With Congresses planned for 2004 in Hawaii, 2006 in Cape Town, and 2007 in Paris, along with smaller meetings being organized in the off years, a steady workload will result, making the operation efficient and financially advantageous to the Society.

New quarters have been arranged in central Montreal, and three new staff members have already been added. We are confident that member services and communications will improve substantially by having both the Society and Congress offices under the same roof. This will allow us to improve communication to the members this newsletters such as this one, to enhance the content and the resources on the SIU website,and to incorporate the functions of Congress and Meeting organization within one administrative office.

During 2003, we will strive to revitalize the interaction between the SIU and the Foundation, particularly in the area of fellowships and training. We are also seeking sites for Congress to follow the Society's Centennial in 2007. The National Delegates of interested countries should contact the Central Office for details.

Please note the coordinates of the new SIU Central Office:
1155 University Street, Suite 1155,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 3A7
Telephone : 001 514 875 5665
Fax : 001 514 875 0205
E-mail : central [dot] office [at] siu-urology [dot] org

Message From National Delegate, India : Prof.Mahesh Desai

Dear Member,

Greetings from SIU Indian section!

26th SIU meeting was held earlier last year at Stockholm from sep 8-12. There were rich scientific presentations on various aspects of Urological problems. Current consensus on BPH, Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, Erectile Dysfunctions, GU trauma, stone disease etc. were discussed during plenary sessions. More than 800 papers were presented. About 3000 delegates participated in the conference.

Dr.Mostafa Elhilali, General Secretary of SIU, described the society as only truly international Urological society covering 96 countries with more than 4000 members. He stressed that SIU is committed to 'Improving Urological Care Worldwide' and going to concentrate on Education and Training particularly to young urologists and those from developing world.

In this regard SIU has taken few major steps:

  • It has adopted BJU international as its official Journal.
  • Started Trainee Fellowships for young urologist (currently 10 to 12 of these are awarded annually).
  • It has decided to provide teaching material to Training Centers.
  • Equip or help to maintain the needy center in most remote part of the world.
  • Organize small meetings in between the annual congresses. Uro-oncology is being organised in Egypt in year 2003.
  • SIU has been involved in arranging reciprocal Guest lecture programme with other Urological Associations.

As you are aware we also have SIU guest lecture in our annual meeting of USI. Last Year Dr. Jack McAninch delivered SIU guest lecture at Guwahati during USICON 2003. In this respect I was also selected to deliver SIU guest lecture in plenary session of American Urological Association meeting at Chicago in April, 2003. SIU has also been involved in collaboration with International Consultation on Urological Diseases like Stone disease and Trauma Consultation.

SIU has been committed, over the years, to Science, Education and Fellowship. Dr. M.J.Rochfordhas become the President. He has been actively involved in SIU function for more than a decade. He is committed to further Internationalization of Society.He believe neurologist must ecaluate neweer techniques such as laparoscopic surgery, which has been used by other section of surgical community, and adopt in one's practice so that Urological problems remain within the province of our society. I had a feeling that they respect Urological work in India and they also feel we have something to contribute Internationally. Many papers of good work were presented by India at Stockholm and five of us were faculty. I appeal to all the members of Urological Society of India to take the advantage of becoming a member of SIU. Besides getting BJU there are many advantages. Membership fee is very nominal i.e. $33.
You may download the form from this website.

SIU Launches First-Time Meeting In Off Year

For the Society Internationale d'Urologie, this Uro-Oncology Congress marks in important new initiative. Indeed, this is the first time that the SIU will organize a meeting in the year between its international Congresses.
As a first in the series, we are very fortunate to have secured the beautiful Sinai Peninsula resort of Sharm El-Sheikh as our meeting venue. We encourage participants to take advantage of the unique surroundings, be it for diving, golfing, water sports, beach and poolside relaxation, and desert safari or for the marvelous sightseeing opportunities both locally and in other regions of this ancient country:

The Congress will also see the beginning of a Consultation on Bladder Cancer that will be completed in 2004 at the SIU Congress in Honolulu. The Sharm El-Sheikh segment of this Consultation will emphasize bladder cancer secondary to schistosomiasis, the type most prevalent in Egypt.

We hope you will join us in Sharm El-Sheikh this autumn to help launch this important facet of the SIU's activities. For details on the program, registration, hotel accommodation or pre-and post-Congress tours, please contact the Congress Secretariat at: siu2003 [at] uroegypt [dot] com

Honolulu, Hawaii Hosts 27th Congress of the SIU

On October 3-7, 2004, the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii will
host the 27th Congress of the Society Internationale d'Urologie. With an invitation extended to more than 4,000 members of the SIU and 25,000 urologists worldwide, as well as an extensive promotion of the event through other means, we expect the Congress to bring together approximately 5,000 urologists from over 100 countries.Of all travel destinations, Hawaii is certainly among the most attractive.

Be sure to bookmark the Congress website ,, for regular updates on the scientificprogram, the social and cultural program calendar, and the call for papers (Fall 2003). New SIU Jean- Casimir-Felix-Guyon Medal to Be


Unveiled in Honolulu

Website Innovations Interactivity, More Complete Listings And Tools

SIU Central Office website,

One of the SIU's prime objectives, through its Central Office, is to reach and implement new ways of reaching its members by expanding the scope of its Newsletter and enriching the content of its website to enhance its outreach goals and facilitate networking opportunities for its members.

The Newsletter will now become a quarterly publication that will be sent automatically to SIU members along with the BJU. E-versions of the publication will also be available.

As for the Website, plans for major refurbishment are well underway, with the main goal being interactivity and user input. Other planned improvements that will soon be operational include:

  • More complete listings of Urological meetings and continuing medical education activities worldwide.
  • A literature review for professionals and their patients.
  • Improved user-friendly training fellowship applications.
  • Convenient and secure on-line payment of membership dues.
  • A "Members Only" section allowing access to directory of international members.
  • Regular features on SIU-recognized training centers.
  • Automatic e-alerts to notify of important deadlines. (i.e., Congress abstract submission, early-bird registration, membership dues, etc.)
  • A "Case of the Month" profile presenting challenging clinical cases and their management.

Stockholm Highlights

Those of us fortunate enough to have attended the SIU Congress last autumn (September 8-12, 2002) in Stockholm, Sweden, will recall a collage of pleasant memories: the glorious weather, combined with the warmth of our Swedish hosts and the austere beauty of the city of Stockholm, indeed created quite an unforgettable experience for the 4,000 - plus participants from 107 countries.

The social and cultural program put together by the Local Organizing Committee, presided by Dr. Peter Ekman, showcased a bright palette of
Stockholm's attractions: from the concert of Swedish music at the stately Stockholm Cathedral in the old town, to SIU night at Skansen - Stockholm's unique open-air museum filled with Viking lore and Nordic tradition - to the elegant banquet at City Hall's Gold Room, which hosts the Noble Prize gala on December 10 each year.

The Scientific program committee, headed by Dr. Yves Fradet, assembled an exciting series of well - attended sessions that kept a momentum of interest until the final sessions adjourned. In addition, the various guest lectures provided attendees with dynamic and though provoking talks. SIU-Yamanouchi Award laureate Dr. Alvaro Morales addressed the topic of aging and urology in the 21st century; EAU Lecturer Dr. Claude Abbou delivered a presentation on the state of the art in robotic surgery; AUA speaker Peter Scardino addressed the natural history, prognosis and surgical treatment of localized prostate cancer, while CAU nominee Dr. Sami Arap addressed genital and urinary reconstruction for bladder exstrophy and epispadias.

Over 1,100 abstracts were submitted for the Stockholm Congress, a testimony to the vitality of the urological community and the interest generated by this prestigious event.

The Exhibit Hall enjoyed constant traffic at all hours of the day, with 51 exhibiting companies present. The non-moderated poster displays proved to be very well attended, as were the ever-popular video library and the Internet cafe.

Congratulations and thanks to Peter Ekman and his Committee colleagues, as well as the local staff and suppliers who contributed to the success of the 26th Congress. Tack sa Mycket!

Live Hypospadias Surgery in Stockholm an Unqualified Success
Participants at the SIU Course on Hypospadias repair were treated to a very special learning experience. The full-day course, attended by over 50 urologists and pediatric surgeons, featured liver surgery and moderated discussions using a faculty of world experts.

Three separate operation rooms at the Uppsala University Hospital were equipped with video and audio feeds to the discussion hall. The surgery was performed by Drs. Joao Pippi Salle of Canada, Goran Lackgren of Sweden, Antoine Khoury of Canada and Warren Snodgrass of the USA. In all, seven patients were treated during the day. Drs. Gianantonio Manzone of Italy and P.S. Malone of the U.K. moderated the discussions.

268 Candidate Members Voted In At Stockholm

SIU Fellowship Opportunities

The Society Internationale d'Urologie and the SIU Foundation encourage
young urologists (less than 10 years since MD qualification) to apply
for training fellowships valued at $5,000 US. These fellowships can
consists either of research training and observation in designated
institutions (Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and
Singapore), or of active training in an SIU-recognized training center
(see list below).

Application forms, requirements and coordinates of participating centers are available from the Society Website.

The following SIU-recognized Training Centres host fellowship programs :

Africa :

  • Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt (Prof. Magdy El Akkad, Director)
  • Al-Azhar University, cairo, Egypt (Prof. Ismail Khalaf, Director)
  • Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt (Prof. Mohamed A. Dhoneim, Director)
  • Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana (Prof. John Quartey, Director)
  • Hospital Ibn Sina, Rabat, Morocco (Prof. Ahmed Lakrissa, Director)
  • Hospital Sahloul, Sousse, Tunisia (Prof. Ali Mosbah, Director)
  • University of Natal, Congella, South Africa (Prof. Z. Breczky, Director)
  • Medical University of Southern Africa, Congella, South Africa (Prof. Alf Segone, Director)
  • Medical School of the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (Prof. Simon Reif, Director)
  • University of stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa (Prof. Christopher Heyns, Director)
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, Tanzania (Prof. Adam Groenveld, Director)

South America :

  • University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Prof. Osvaldo Mazza, Director)
  • University of Campinas Medical Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Prof. Nelson Rodrigues Netto Jr. Director)

Asia :

  • Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad (Gujarat) India (Prof. Mahesh Desai, Director)

Deadline for 2003 fellowship application is July 31, 2003

Why Join the SIU?

The Societe Internationale d'Urologie is an international democratic body whose first objective is to promote cooperation, education and exchange among urologists of all nations and cultures.

Joining the SIU as a member raises funds for Society activities heightens awareness of the important work that the Society undertakes
in the interest of patients' health and welfare, particularly in underserved countries, and provides the only truly international forum for specialists active in this area.

The SIU organizes World Congresses and Meetings, coordinates fellowship programs in recognized training centers around the world, launches initiatives to equip and maintain centers in resource-constrained settings, provides teaching materials to centers requiring them, and supports consultations such as the International Consultation on Urological Disease and the Consultation on Bladder Cancer. The Society has also recently launched a guest lecturer series in conjunction with national urological associations.

Active members must be qualified urologists. Application for membership must be supported by each county's National Section. Active members of each National Section elect a National Delegate and Deputy Delegate to liaise with the Society and to represent them at the National Delegates Meeting held during each SIU World Congress.

SIU members have a voice in this influential organization, which is committed to building increasingly far-reaching educational and endowment activities.

In addition, SIU members benefit from :

  • A subscription to the BJU International, the official journal of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie, the British Association of Urological Surgeons, and the European Society of Paediatric Urology.
  • Reduced registration fee at SIU Congresses.
  • The biennial SIU Membership Roster with complete listings of committees, national delegates, international members, bylaws, etc.
  • Peer recognition and membership in an internationally-recognized society.

Visit of Dr.Jack McAnich at MPUH

Dr. Jack McAninch,
M.D. Professor of Urological Surgery,
Dept. Of Urology, University of California and Chief of Urology,
San Francisco General Hospital, California.

Dr.McAninch is recognized as a national and international leader in the field of genitourinary trauma and reconstructive surgery. He continues to lead many research projects and has developed new methods of stricture evaluation. He has also developed innovative techniques in
genital reconstruction (including penis, testicle and genital skin that have proven to be highly successful in obtaining optimum function and cosmetic results for major deformities.

He visited our institute on 13th January'2003 and demonstrated surgeries on:

  • End to End Urethroplasty for Bulbar stricture
  • Circumcoronal penile skin flap onlay urethroplasty with buccal mucosa ventral onlay graft urethroplasty for pan urethral stricture.