Welcome message from the EAA President
On behalf of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA), it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 9th European Congress of Andrology (ECA 2016) to be held in Rotterdam from 21 to 23 September 2016. Dissemination of knowledge in the field of andrology represents one of the major missions of the EAA. Accordingly, a European Andrology Congress is organized every second year, providing an ideal platform for interaction between andrologists.
The previous meeting in Barcelona was attended by basic and clinical andrologists from over 40 countries. We expect a similar interest towards ECA 2016, since the excellent scientific programme provides a forum for specialists to discuss the latest developments in male reproduction, onco-andrology, male and female sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases and some aspects of andrological surgery.
As in the previous two editions, joint workshops with the European School of Urology (ESU) and the European Society of Andrological Urology (ESAU) will be organized, underpinning our latest efforts aimed at the establishment of a Multidisciplinary Joint Committee in andrology.
It is clear that many unsolved questions in andrology should be addressed by large, muticenter studies requiring EU support. Hopefully such an important European event will also help bringing the attention of funding organisations to male reproductive and sexual health and will also represent a starting point for future joint projects.
I am confident that the meeting will be of major scientific interest and the Local Organizing Committee will also do an excellent job hosting the meeting in such a superb venue.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Rotterdam!