The European Association of Urology (EAU) held its 34th Annual Congress in Barcelona from the 15–19th of March, a recurring highlight for the Association and for urology in general. While the presenting of the latest EAU Guidelines, holding meetings for its Board and Sections and setting agendas for the coming year are essential to the running of the Association, it is the latest scientific developments in urology that took centre stage in Barcelona.

Scientific Congress Office Chairman Prof Arnulf Stenzl (DE) presided over the scientific programme one last time, stepping down to join the EAU Executive as Adjunct Secretary General (Science). He was congratulated on his track record and particularly the comprehensive and diverse five-day programme that greeted the nearly 12,000 participants from 127 countries in Barcelona.

This article provides some uro-oncological highlights from the 263 different scientific sessions at EAU19. For the most complete coverage, see the on-site news reports on

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2019;13(7):314–6)