Fee: € 1.000
The applicant submits the online application which includes templates for:
- Description fellowship programme/short-term visit.
- Curriculum Vitae of 2 sub-specialised consultants.
- Publication list with up to 25 publications published in peer-reviewed journals in the last 10 years.
Let´s make a mark
The importance of the emergence of sub-specialised medical centres certified by a regulatory body
An EBU certified sub-specialty centre makes a mark by stepping out as a high-volume centre, which practices a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of one of the listed urological disorders:
- Oncology: Renal, Penile, Prostate, Testicular, Urothelial
- Female Urology and Incontinence
- Stone disease
Over the years urology has branched into several sub-specialties. Not all urological disorders can be successfully treated in one medical institution and with the wide range of various techniques not available or taught in every department. Therefore, the emergence of sub-specialised medical centres certified by a regulatory body (like our very own) has become important.
For today & tomorrow
The fast and extensive development within different urological fields increases the need of good training centres
An EBU certified sub-specialty centre is ready to share its knowledge in a number of ways, including fellowship programmes and/or short-term visits. The applicant can rely on the EBU Quality Mark.
Together with our Certification Centres we set and evolve the standards of high quality training centres throughout Europe.
Criteria & Requirements
As an EBU certified sub-specialty centre you practice a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of one of the listed urological disorders:
Andrology ♦ BPH ♦ Cancer: Renal, Penile, Prostate, Testicular, Urothelial ♦ Female Urology and Incontinence ♦ Neuro-urology ♦ Stone disease ♦ Transplantation
An EBU Sub-specialty centre meets the following criteria:
- The centre is disorder-oriented and works in line with the EAU guidelines.
- If more than one treatment modality is relevant for a certain disorder, in each individual case, the most relevant methods are available.
- The organisation consists of all relevant disciplines needed to guarantee a multidisciplinary approach.
- The centre has a working relationship with a university.
- The unit has a clear infrastructure including all necessary clinical specialists and well-established teamwork. There should be at least two consultants who are experts, and a dedicated staff in the sub-specialty.
- All relevant treatment modalities within the sub-specialty should be available.
- The centre has an adequate number of cases to maintain a high level of results and to pursue research and clinical studies on the specific topic. Moreover, the centre provides care to an adequate number and variety of patients for it to offer a comprehensive and practical training in the given specialty.
- The centre has a well-structured patient’s pathway.
- The centre has a quality management system and keeps disease register documentation of performance.
- The centre is part of a national and international collaboration network.
- The centre is research-driven and has an operating budget.
- The centre is equipped with all adequate technical equipment and has updated routines that enables it to be thoroughly capable in offering relevant developments in the sub-specialty. Moreover, the centre must have ready access to supporting specialties and other resources needed to run its operations in a modern and professional manner.
- If there are several relevant treatment modalities for a certain kind of disease or diagnose, all these modalities are available at the centre. The centre must have good knowledge of all relevant treatment modalities and a functioning collaboration with specialists within the same hospital/institute where these needed modalities are available, for example interventional radiologists or oncologists etc.
- The organisation should provide professional support for scientific work, such as library facilities including internet access to medical journals, medical statistics and, if relevant, laboratory facilities should be available.
- Results achieved by the centre are on par with other international high-volume institutions.
- The centre presents a high level of treatment results, in all different relevant treatment modalities.
- The centre keeps record of treatment results, including success rates, failures and complications (in line with the EBU application form).
- The centre has a good system for follow-up and an established mechanism of learning from all experience.
- The centre stays updated on national and international research carried out within the sub-specialty. Not only does the centre take a dynamic role in the international debate regarding the sub-specialty, it also perform its own research / studies.
- The centre is a trial centre and if relevant, the centre has permission for bio-banking.
- The centre has adequate research funding.
- The centre is ready to share their knowledge and expertise.
- The centre publishes and presents its own results.
- The centre is involved in national and international meetings and courses.