Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the Organising Committee, I’m delighted to invite all of you to PARIS for the 36th WORLD CONGRESS OF ENDOUROLOGY. It is with great pleasure and honour that I will chair this new edition of the WCE taking place from 20-23 September 2018 at the Paris Convention Center “Palais des Congrès-Porte Maillot”.
The annual World Congress of Endourology has grown over the years to become the most important conference in the world in the fields of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Technologies. This is due to the leadership of the Endourological Society, and because of the quality of the scientific program from previous WCE meetings, as well as the tremendous support of distinguished faculty in the industry.
We now share the responsibility to build an unforgettable WCE 2018 meeting in Paris. The Organising Committee is motivated and enthusiastic for this fantastic challenge. The scientific program will feature a great agenda that will focus on the past, the present and, most importantly, the future of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
We will invite the most preeminent experts and physicians to headline the scientific program to share their knowledge and experience with the delegates and to discuss newly developed technologies. We will also bring special efforts to attract a significant number of young urologists from Europe and the rest of the world—a specific program will be dedicated to them as we believe that they will soon become the task force for the Endourological Society and endourology in general.
Of course, nothing will be accomplished without your attendance and active participation. We promise to do our best to involve each of you to be a part of the program. We trust that you will have an amazing professional experience during your stay in Paris and that you will learn from the engaged speakers and key opinion leaders.
For those who will have extra time in Paris before or after the meeting, please don't miss the opportunity to visit some of the most well-known and iconic places in France and Paris such as the Louvre Museum, Versailles Castle, Montmartre, the Loire Valley and its amazing castles, the Mont Saint-Michel, Fontainebleau, Giverny… and last but not least, enjoy the delicious French cuisine and wines!
The organizing committee and I look forward to welcoming all of you to our beautiful City of Love, City of Lights— PARIS, France.
President of WCE2018
Professor of Urology
University Pierre et Marie Curie, P6-La Sorbonne