Dear colleagues and friends,
The evaluation of patients with scrotal and penile diseases is one of the commonest situations in the daily clinical practice. Although clinical examination represents the primary method for the evaluation of scrotal and penile pathology, imaging has an important role in the investigation of scrotal and penile diseases.
Imaging of the scrotum and penis has experienced significant advancements in the last decade. The drive behind adoption of the new technologies has been to improve patient care and reduce the number of unnecessary surgical explorations.
For the 2nd ESUR teaching course on Multimodality Imaging Approach to Scrotal and Penile Pathologies we will bring together internationally renowned experts to lecture on basic principles of scrotal and penile imaging. In addition, interactive discussions will focus on recent and potential future developments.
The selection of Greece as the host country for the 2nd ESUR teaching course on Multimodality Imaging Approach to Scrotal and Penile Pathologies may be considered symbolic. Greek mythology placed much emphasis on male genitalia. In an ancient myth recorded by Hesiod’s Theogony, Cronus, the leader and youngest of the first generation of Titans castrated his father Uranos and threw his testes into the sea. The testes produced a white foam from which Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty was born, indicating the magic powers attributed to the testes in ancient time.
Athens, the host city for the course is one of the oldest cities in the world. Named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, Athens is generally considered to be the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy and at the same time is a modern, vibrant metropolis, full of energy, day and night. The meeting venue, the Aegli Zappiou could be ideal for the visitor of Athens. Located in the heart of the city, in the Zappio Gardens, is adjacent to the vibrant center also facing many historic landmarks of Athens.
This course is intended for both radiologists and urologists, those who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge of scrotal and penile imaging, as well as those who are already experienced and looking for advanced input from experts and critical discussions.
The course is part of the continuous medical education of ESUR for preparation of the level III examination in urogenital radiology. In order to encourage young radiologists/urologists to attend and present scientific papers, the three best scientific papers will be awarded.
Looking forward to welcome you all in Athens.
Athina C. Tsili and Michele Bertolotto