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4th GU Review International Symposium 2020 was attended by approximately 1800 participants

LACOG’s Genitourinary Group held the 4th GU Review International Symposium 2020 and the 2nd Multi-profession Symposium on October 29th to 31st. It was an entirely virtual event, due to the pandemic and featured 93 speakers, of whom 74 were Brazilian and 19 from other countries.

Dr. Diogo Assed Bastos, the Chair of the LACOG Genitourinary Group, commented that the meeting had exceeded all expectations and that it was growing and becoming increasingly more significant every year. “Around 1800 registered for the event, including clinical oncologists, urologists, radiotherapists, pathologists, radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. Around 90 of these were from other countries, mainly Latin America, such as Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. For the first time, the event had simultaneous translation, which helped to encourage more people to attend.

The main purpose of the event is to provide a review of the most recently published work in the genitourinary field and encourage discussion on how these developments can be best applied, in order to help manage diseases such as prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. “The event was a great success, and the online format worked very well. As it was held over three days, we were able to offer a very flexible program to participants, with more flexible times.”

In fact, the experience was so positive that the intention is to hold the 2021 edition, the 5th GU Review International Symposium in a hybrid format – both in person and online -, which will ensure that those who are unable to attend in person can still join in and find out the latest from renowned specialists in the field.