The submission of an abstract affirms that all authors named in the abstract have agreed to its submission for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endourological Society and will be published in the Abstract Supplement to The Journal of Endourology® exactly as submitted.
It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the abstract is in perfect order with no errors in spelling or grammar, as revisions will not be accepted. Abstracts will not be corrected.
At the time of submission of the abstract, the data on which the abstract is based should not be published, either in print or online.
Accepted abstracts may be captured and such audiovisual material will be used as deemed appropriate. To submit your abstract, you will be required to complete a non-exclusive license agreement.
Submission of an abstract constitutes the author's commitment to present the abstract as accepted. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter.
Submitted abstracts are graded individually by peer reviewers based on scientific merit and originality. The total number of abstracts allowed to be presented by the same author is five (5). Abstracts must be written in English and, if accepted, presented in English.
The World Congress of Endourology Program Committee will determine the format of the presentation. Accepted abstracts are assigned to be presented in a poster or video session.
Please select one category from the following list:
Basic Science: BPH/LUTS
Basic Science: Oncology
Basic Science: Reconstruction
Basic Science: Stones
Basic Science: Urinary Incontinence
BPH/LUTS: Electrosurgery, Lasers & Other Technology
BPH/LUTS: Outcomes & Complications
Clinical Oncology: Outcomes & Complications
Clinical Stones: SWL
Clinical Stones: Ureteroscopy
Clinical Stones: PCNL
Clinical Stones: Medical Management
Clinical Stones: Outcomes
Clinical Stones: Pediatrics
Clinical Stones: Equipment (stents, lasers, guidewires, sheaths)
Clinical Urinary Incontinence: Therapies
Education, Simulation & Virtual Reality
Epidemiology, Health Policy, Socioeconomics & Outcomes
Imaging & Image Guided Therapy: New Therapies
Imaging & Image Guided Therapy: Radiation Safety
Laparoscopic/ Robotic: Adrenal
Laparoscopic/ Robotic: Renal
Laparoscopic/ Robotic: Bladder
Laparoscopic/ Robotic: Prostate
Laparoscopic/ Robotic: Other
MIS Image Guided/ Focal-cryo/RFA/HIFU: Kidney
MIS Image Guided/ Focal-cryo/RFA/HIFU: Prostate
New Technology: Infection
New Technology: Laparoscopy & Robotics
New Technology: Miscellaneous
New Technology: Stones
Reconstruction: Outcomes & Complications
Urinary Incontinence: Outcomes & Complications
Please select from one of the following categories:
Laparoscopy: Upper Tract - Benign
Laparoscopy: Upper Tract - Malignant
Laparoscopy: LowerTract - Benign
Laparoscopy: Lower Tract - Malignant
Robotic Surgery: Lower Tract - Benign
Robotic Surgery: Lower Tract - Malignant
Robotic Surgery: Upper Tract - Benign
Robotic Surgery: UpperTract - Malignant
Robotic Surgery: New Techniques - Benign
Robotic Surgery: New Techniques - Malignant
Transplantation/ Donor Nephrectomy
All abstracts must be submitted online via the WCE platform.
To submit a paper or video abstract, please visit the "Abstracts" page of the WCE 2019 website. New users will be asked to join and create an account. Once you have created an account, you will receive an email confirmation containing your password. Previous users can log on to the system with their credentials. Please use one valid email for all submissions. You may submit multiple abstracts in the same profile. Please do not create multiple accounts. Please ensure that your email and name is correctly spelled, as these fields will be pulled for the printed Journal.
Upon logging in, you will be directed to the Dashboard. Here, you will be able to edit your information, view existing submissions, and complete your COI and other necessary action items or tasks. To enter new abstract submissions, select "Click Here to Submit a New Abstract" and review the instructions. You will then see a complete list of tasks necessary to submit the abstract; please complete all of the tasks. To edit an existing abstract, click on the title of an existing abstract. Once all tasks are completed, you will be able to preview and submit.
Once you have successfully submitted your abstract, you will receive a submission abstract ID number. You will also receive a confirmation email when your submission is complete.
Please note that uploading large video files can take time; please monitor the progress to make sure the upload is successful. Each abstract must be entered as a separate submission and will receive its own ID number and email confirmation upon submission.
Q: What is the NTSC Standard?
A: National Television System Committee (Abr.) The NTSC is responsible for setting television and video standards in the United States (in Europe and the rest of the world, the dominant television standards are PAL and SECAM). The NTSC standard for television defines a composite video signal with a refresh rate of 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second. Each frame contains 525 lines and can contain 16 million different colors.
Q: What is a pixel?
A: A combination of the words "picture" and "element." A pixel is the smallest discernible sample of video information, the "little squares" that make up an overall picture.
Q: What is an Aspect Ratio?
A: Aspect ratios can be difficult to understand. We will define the two that pertain to the NTSC standard: Display Aspect Ratio and Pixel Aspect Ratio. Pixel Aspect Ratio defines the ratio of idth to height (w:h) of each individual pixel. Therefore, each pixel is wider than it is tall by a 4:3 (w:h) ratio. Display Aspect Ratio is the ratio (w:h) of the number of pixels that make up the an entire frame, consisting of thousands of 4:3 (w:h) pixels. For example, a frame that adheres to the NTSC standard is 720 x 480 pixels (3:2 Display Aspect Ratio) in size and requires each pixel to maintain a 4:3 Pixel Aspect Ratio.