EAU21 Patient Poster Session at the 36th Annual EAU Congress (EAU21 Virtual Congress)
Some might say there is a patient-physician disconnect when discussing urological care. Studies have shown that there is often a gap between what the physician recommends, based on scientific evidence combined with experience, and what patients prefer in terms of outcome, side effects and maintaining a good quality of life.
A patient’s personal values and opinions may not be taken into consideration or compatible with the recommended treatment. As a result, healthcare professionals (HCPs) may appear to be out of sync with health-related quality-of-life matters that a patient wants to discuss.
The patient-physician disconnect will be one of the themes at the Annual EAU Congress. The EAU offers patient advocates the opportunity to present their research into diagnostics, treatments and follow-ups that could cast a fresh light on health-related quality-of-life issues and addresses presumptions that exist regarding these issues.
Prof. Dr. Hein Van Poppel
EAU Policy Office Chairman
Patient Poster Session, Friday 9 July, 16:30 – 17:40, Virtual Room 9
- A total of 14 abstracts have been selected for presentation during the Patient Poster Session from 16:30 until 17:30. The Patient Poster Session aims to encourage interaction between the presenter and the medical experts about patient perspectives. It provides educational opportunities for patients, patient advocates and HCPs, thereby, intending to close the gap by improving communication and changing perceptions on both sides. This will ultimately lead to better treatment and adherence as well as better outcomes through shared decision-making.
- The Top-5 Best Patient Poster Award Session will take place right after the Patient Poster Session, from 17:30 until 17:40.
- A number of Patient Poster abstracts have been selected for presentation during the EAU Poster Session 7: “Patient Engagement”, which is scheduled on 9 July, 10:00 – 11:00, Virtual Room 8. The poster presentation in the scientific programme brings together HCPs and patients in the best possible way. By bringing the patient perspective into the discussion, it provides a good balance and it will clearly showcase any disconnects in terms of what patients experience, think, want and the view of clinicians. A better understanding of expectations from both sides benefits all.
This project was funded by Pfizer Inc. Its content has been independently developed and approved by the EAU Patient Office.