Dear international colleagues,
It is my pleasure, as President of the Chinese Urological Association, to invite you to Shanghai for the 30th Congress of the Société Internationale d’Urologie. This event will provide an excellent forum for Chinese urologists to interact with their international counterparts, and vice-versa.
Shanghai has much to offer guests, with its distinctive architecture, fascinating history and stimulating modern-day culture. Please be sure to take the time to visit as much of China as you can while you are travelling in this exciting area of the world.
The scientific programme assembled by Dr. Williams and Prof. Ye—along with the social activities coordinated by Prof. Sun–will no doubt constitute a very fruitful meeting. It is very important that, as healthcare providers, we strive to learn from each other and continue to work to improve the urological care of our patients, worldwide. This meeting is the perfect venue for doing so.
I hope to see you in Shanghai.
Prof. Yanqun Na
President, Chinese Urological Association
Dear colleagues and guests,
I am honoured to have been given the task of chairing the Local Organizing Committee, as the SIU makes history with its first visit to China. We are looking forward to gathering for a remarkable four days of scientific updates, urological learning, professional networking, and cultural discovery. Urologists in our country will benefit immensely from the presence of the SIU, an organization to which we hope to contribute in significant ways in the coming years.
As Shanghai continues to evolve into one of the most exciting cities in the world, the timing is just right for an SIU congress. Our convention centre offers all the infrastructures to meet international requirements, our local arrangements partners are well accustomed to facilitating events of this scope, and the city of Shanghai is no stranger to hosting professional meetings. I am grateful to Dr. Williams, Prof. Ye and their scientific committee for assembling a programme that is sure to interest urologists from around the world. We also look forward to learning about state-of-the- art urologic oncology in Asia and the developing world from the faculty joining Dr. Klotz in the 4th World Urologic Oncology Conference. As well, we are very fortunate to benefit from the ICUD Consultation on testis cancer.
I hope that everyone who attends the SIU Congress will take the time to visit not only Shanghai, but also the many other fascinating destinations in China that will make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I look forward to meeting you all in Shanghai.
Prof. Yinghao Sun
Chairman, Local Organizing Committee