Claude Abbou receives EAU's Willy Gregoir Medal
Friday, 15 March 2013- Prof. Clement-Claude Abbou of CHU Mondor’s Dept. of Urology in Creteil, France, will received today the Willy Gregoir Medal during the formal opening ceremony of the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan, Italy.
The highest EAU honour, the award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of European urology. Abbou has led the hosting of the EAU’s 27th Annual Congress in Paris last year and was a former chairman of the European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP). He is the 22nd recipient of the annual award first granted in 1988 to Prof. H. Hopkins (UK)
Prof. Jan Breza (Bratislava, Slovakia) will be accorded the EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2013, while Prof. Urs Studer of Berne, Switzerland will be honoured with the EAU Innovators in Urology Award, the third recipient since the award was first given to Prof. C. G. Chaussy (Munich, DE) in 2011.
For accomplished mid-career urologists under 40 years of age, Peter Boström of Turku, Finland will receive the EAU Crystal Matula Award.
The EAU Hans Marberger Award was granted to Prof. Jens. Rassweiler of Heilbronn, Germany for a study titled “iPad-assisted Percutaneous Access to the Kidney Using Marker-Based Navigation: Initial Clinical Experience.” Other members of Rassweiler’s team were M. Müller, M. Fangerau, J.Klein, A. Goezen, P. Pereira, H-P. Meinzer and D. Teber. The findings of their study were published in European Urology in 2012.
For the first time, the EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award 2013 will be given to I. Ahmad of Glasgow, the UK for his work titled “HER2 overcomes PTEN (loss) - induced senescence to cause aggressive prostate cancer.” The award was also supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Fritz H. Schroder Foundation.