About the Event

Welcome

ECA2022 represents the most relevant scientific and educational biennal event of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA). This year it will be a special edition because it coincides with the 30-year history of the EAA. Academicians and regular EAA members are going to celebrate this anniversary together with hundreds of andrologists and basic scientists coming from all over the world. As for the previous eleven editions, it will be an excellent forum for presenting cutting-edge basic/translational and clinical research in all areas of Andrology and for discussing about clinical practice related to andrological diseases. ECA2022 will also allow reinforcing our relationship with the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), the American Society of Andrology (ASA), EAU Section of Andrological Urology (ESAU),ESHRE and the newly established ANDRONET COST action. It will be the place for exchanging ideas for promoting andrology in Europe and outside the old continent and to further intensify our activities related to Male Health Awareness.

Thanks to the support of the Fundacio Puigvert, to which the Barcelona EAA center belongs, this is the second time we held ECA in Barcelona and will follow the 18th edition of the prestigious Andrology Course of Fundació Puigvert which will take place, just prior the ECA Congress, in the morning of the 19th October.. This city is full of architectural masterpieces, history and culture and it is considered as one of the most beautiful cities of the world. We can ensure you that the capital of Catalonia offers unforgettable cultural but also culinary experiences to the visitors and we do hope that the congress attendee will enjoy their free time after the sessions.

We are sure that this congress will be remembered not only for its exceptional scientific content but also for the exceptional venue and the pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere.

On behalf of the European Academy of Andrology we are looking forward to welcome you in Barcelona,


Csilla Krausz
EAA President

Eduard Ruiz-Castane
LOC Chair

The Program Organizing Committee (POC) proposes an attractive, clinical, basic as well as transitional educational program for the 12th European Congress of Andrology, the leading scientific activity of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA).

Program highlights include:

  • The well-established pre-congress course will provide an update on male reproduction through educational lectures by POC members.
  • State-of-the-art lectures (some organized in collaboration with the American Society of Andrology (ASA), the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)) by prominent scientists on cutting-edge research issues such as male contraception, late-onset hypogonadism, foetal germ development as well as reproductive endocrinology during puberty and sperm preservation in boys.
    • A new feature of the congress will be the inclusion of meet the expert sessions. Topics include discussion of new WHO as well as EAA guidelines, diagnosis/treatment of male urogenital infections biochemical assessment of androgen deficiency as well as ultrasound evaluation of the male reproductive system.
    • Another important new concept will be the introduction of virtual eco-talks that will feature high level international experts across the globe without the need for intercontinental traveling. Selected eco-talks covering issues such as clonal mosaicism in sperm, studies on RNA sequencing profiles in testicular cells from the embryo to the aging male, as well as polygenic risk scores in predicting testis cancer risks.
  • Symposia that cover the whole spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational Andrology including:
  • Joint sessions that highlight the very successful collaboration between the EAA and the European Society of Andrological Urology (ESAU) section of the European Association of Urology (EAU).
  • Presentation of the novel scientific work conducted by the young colleagues through the Network of Young Researchers in Andrology (NYRA) session, 'golden communications' and 'selected oral communications'.
  • Finally, announcement of the current research activities in andrology through poster presentations.

The POC does hope that you will enjoy three days full of Andrology and you will return home fully updated on all the essential aspects of andrology.

We hope to see you in Barcelona!

Dirk Vanderschueren
POC Chair

Jan-Bernd Stukenborg
POC Chair

30

Scientific
sessions

240+

Presentations

600

Attendees

50+

Countries

Committees

Local Organization Committee

Dr. Eduard Ruiz-Castañé (Chair)
Dr. Josvanny Sánchez Curbelo
Dr. Maurizio De Rocco
Dr. Mónica González
Dr. Joaquim Sarquella
Dr. Dorón M. Vantman
Dr. Álvaro Vives
Dr. Osvaldo Rajmil

Program organizing Committee

Dirk Vanderschueren (Belgium) - Co-Chair
Jan-Bernd Stukenborg (Sweden) - Co-Chair
Herman Behre (Germany)
Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer (Poland)
Suks Minhas (UK)
Emmanuele Jannini (Italy)
Jorma Toppari (Finland)
Lise Aksglæde (Denmark)
Joan Palou (Spain)
Paulo Navarro-Costa (Portugal)
Ex Officio:
Csilla Krausz (Italy)
Eduard Ruiz-Castañé (Spain)

Don't Miss a Thing

Program information

Preliminary Schedule

Lunch
Coffee break
Room 1
08:00-09:30
S01
Andrological implications in patients with prostate cancer
18th. ANDROLOGY COURSE (FUNDACIÓ PUIGVERT)
S02 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
18th. ANDROLOGY COURSE (FUNDACIÓ PUIGVERT)
10:05-11:20
S03
Peyronie's disease
18th. ANDROLOGY COURSE (FUNDACIÓ PUIGVERT)
11:20-12:35
S04
Penile prosthesis
18th. ANDROLOGY COURSE (FUNDACIÓ PUIGVERT)
12:35-14:35
S05
Surgical videos
18th. ANDROLOGY COURSE (FUNDACIÓ PUIGVERT)
14:45-16:05
S06
Update on male reproduction - Part 1
EAA POST-GRADUATE COURSE
16:35-17:55
S07
Update on male reproduction - Part 2
EAA POST-GRADUATE COURSE
18:10-19:00
S08
Opening Ceremony with Andrology Award
19:00-20:00
S09
Golden Oral Presentations
Coffee break
Lunch and Posters
Coffee break
Gala Dinner
Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
08:00-08:45
S10
ASA/EAA Exchange Lecture
09:15-10:45
S11
Clinical Science Session - Genetics
ECA1
10:45-11:30
S14
Basic Science Plenary
13:00-14:30
S15
(Epi) Genetics of male reproductive function
ECA4
15:00-16:30
S18
Novo Nordisk Pharma Symposium: Obesity and Men’s health
ECA6
16:30-17:15
S21
ESE-EAA Exchange Lecture
17:15-18:30
S22
EAA General Assembly
09:15-10:45
S12
Meet the expert
13:00-14:30
S16
Meet the expert - Infections
15:00-16:30
S19
Uro-Andrology
ECA7
09:15-10:45
S13
Clinical Science Session - Infertility/male reproduction
ECA3
13:00-14:30
S17
Erectile dysfunction and short oral presentations
ECA14
15:00-16:30
S20
Sperm function and deregultation
ECA8
Coffee break
Lunch and Posters
Coffee break
Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
08:15-09:00
S23
Clinical Science Plenary
09:00-10:30
S24
NYRA Session
11:00-12:30
S27
Spermatogonia and its niche
ECA11
14:00-15:30
S30
Testicular cancer
ECA13
16:00-16:45
S33
Translational Science Plenary
16:45-17:15
S34 Closing Remarks and Closure Ceremony
09:00-10:30
S25
Assisted reproductive technologies and the infertile male - EAA meets ESHRE
ECA10
11:00-12:30
S28
Meet the expert - WHO manual and EAA Guidelines
14:00-15:30
S31
Sexual medicine
ECA15
09:00-10:30
S26
Penile surgery and sexual health
ESAU Course
11:00-12:30
S29
Onco-Andrology: an updated on diagnosis and management effects
EAA/ESAU Course
14:00-15:30
S32
Male infertility: from the aetiology to the pharmaceutical and surgical treament
ESAU Session

Poster session will be organized during lunch breaks on Thursday and Friday.
Poster authors will be requested to be available at their poster at a specific time during the lunch break.

Poster Hall
S35
Basic science posters
S35
Clinical science - fertility posters
S35
Clinical science - other posters

Principal topics

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical

Abstract submission is closed

Submission pathway

13 June 2022 midnight CEST (GMT+2) Abstract submission deadline
10 August 2022 Author notification on acceptance
20 August 2022 Final schedule

How to submit

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Format

Planning for the programme began in January 2020 and is well underway. The scientific program subcommittee, with input from international advisors from different continents, have put together a comprehensive program that will include all of the current major topics in hand surgery in the scientific programme, as well as some new ones.

We hope this will be a truly international meeting and our choice of plenary sessions would reflect the common pathologies seen worldwide. For this reason, we have chosen "Tendon Disorders of the Hand and Wrist" as the theme of the instructional course that will run throughout the meeting.

In addition, we desire that this meeting would enhance the collaboration between surgeons and therapists. Several parts of the programme would be joint sessions, including the free paper sessions.

Programme format would include interactive case-based debates on contentious issues, workshops and invited lectures from renowned international experts. There are several free paper sessions where successful abstract submissions will be invited for oral or poster presentations.

Registration

18th Andrology Course Fees
Early fees
till 1 September 2022
Late fees
Senior doctors200 €220 €
*MD Residents150 €200 €
12nd European Congress of Andrology (ECA) Fees
Early fees
till 1 September 2022
Late fees
EAA Member350 €450 €
Non EAA Member450 €550 €
*Trainees in Clinical Andrology, PhD student, undergraduate fellow230 €280 €
Gala Dinner60 €60 €
Combined registration: 18th Andrology Course + 12nd European Congress of Andrology (ECA)
Early fees
till 1 September 2022
Late fees
EAA member495 €600 €
Non EAA member585 €690 €
*MD Residents, Trainees in Clinical Andrology, PhD student, undergraduate fellow340 €430 €

*It is necessary to provide a certificate from the hospital where you are doing the residency.

Please note, that the reduced fee can only be granted in good standing EAA membership (membership fee paid for 2021/2022). If you wish to join the EAA, please apply for EAA membership first and once you have received your EAA membership certificate, you can register for the discounted fee.

How to register?

Download the registration form, fill in and send it to sballerini_at_fundacio-puigvert.es

Registration Form

Bank transfer

Bank transfer to Fundació Puigvert, please quote the reference: 18th Andrology Course and/or 12th ECA Congress and your name.

Bank data: Banco Sabadell
IBAN: ES12 0081 5084 0100 0107 3508
BIC: BSAB ESBB

Please fax through the proof of payment to: +34 934 169 730 o by email: sballerini_at_fundacio-puigvert.es

Card

You can pay by VISA or Mastercard by filling in the registration form.

EAA Travel Grants dedicated to ECA 2022

EAA offers 10 travel grants (€500/each) to support the participation of EAA members in ECA 2022

The grants are available only for actively participating EAA members who have submitted an abstract. The grants are meant to reimburse the costs of the attendees, the EAA will not pay registrations.

The amount which can be requested: up to €500

Deadline for application: 15 June 2022

More information and application

Congress venue

World Trade Center Barcelona

WTCB is the perfect backdrop for workshops, gala dinners, events or corporate conventions amongst its spaces and rooms for events in Barcelona. Up to 4000 sqm to enjoy and to help promote ECA 2022, just 10 minutes from the airport and a stone’s throw from the city centre.

One of the advantages of the location of World Trade Center Barcelona is its multiple transport links to everywhere in the city. Enjoy Barcelona’s city centre just a short walk away and discover everything the city has to offer.

Where to find us

Venue Location

 

Address:

Moll de Barcelona s/n,
08039, Barcelona, Spain

   

Phone:

+34 935 088 000

From the airport

From the airport (El Prat Airport), you can get to the WTCB by taxi or private vehicle by taking the B-10 towards Ronda Litoral until you reach Moll de la Fusta. It takes 25 minutes aprox.
By bus, take the train at the Terminal 1 till Plaça Espanya, then take either the bus D20 till the stop Les Drassanes or the underground (Green line 1) till Drassanes. It takes around 1 hour.



Contacts

Contact Now

 

Address:

C/ Cartagena 340-350, 08025 Barcelona

 

Email:

sballerini_at_fundacio-puigvert.es