Welcome to the Expert Meeting on Kidney Stones in Copenhagen 13 September 2019!
The meeting is a joint venture of Lillebælt Hospital and University of Southern Denmark in Vejle, Denmark and Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.
We invite all physicians and other professionals who want an update on intracorporeal lithotripsy in kidney stone management.
Incidence of kidney stones is increasing rapidly worldwide. Stone disease is so diverse, which demands a personalized approach to management, and this may be challenging. In this perspective intracorporeal lithotripsy devices have proven to be key players. Technological developments in the field has been dramatic during recent years and has to a large extent ‘driven’ clinical activity; however, high level of evidence for different treatment approaches is still lacking. Due to the extreme diversity of the disease randomized controlled trials are very difficult to establish in a clinically meaningful context. Therefore, according to the framework of Evidence Based medicine (EBM) it is highly important from a scientific point of view to evaluate the balance between level of evidence, clinical expertise and patients’ preferences in this demanding field. At this meeting we will try to approach these challenges be inviting key opinion leaders in the field to evaluate evidence and controversies through discussions and presentations.
The meeting will result in three scoping reviews based on the presentations. The reviews will be published in the World Journal of Urology.
See you in Copenhagen!
Palle Osther, Professor, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor at the Department of Urology Urological Research Center
and University of Southern Denmark Vejle, Denmark
Marianne Brehmer, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior consultant urologist
Division of Urology
Department of Clinical Sciences
Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden