Educational Objectives
  1. To understand the physiological role of the prostate, the pathophysiology of the most frequent prostate diseases and their impact on men's (sexual) health.
  2. To provide a critical review on the contemporary conservative and surgical management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and of prostate cancer with a special emphasis on men's sexual health.
  3. To provide an updated overview on the physiological role of androgens and to understand pathophysiology and impact of the most prevalent androgen deficiency syndromes.
  4. To provide in depth the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of the various testosterone deficiency syndromes in both young men and the aging male.
  5. To understand the relationship between type-2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, cardiovascular disease, obesity and testosterone deficiency syndrome.
  6. To consolidate the newly learned knowledge in practice oriented workshops.

The first day will be dedicated to all aspects of prostate diseases - their impact on men's sexual health, the individualization of treatment to maximize preservation of sexual function and the burden of sexual dysfunction on both the individual and his partner. Special attention will be directed towards the effect of prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) on sexual function, the conservative and surgical management of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and the management of sexual dysfunction following treatment of prostate cancer with watch-full waiting, radical prostatectomy, radiotherapy and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT).

Day two exclusively focuses on all aspects of androgens and related hormones and their effect upon infant adolescent and adult male general and sexual health. Both the efficacy and potential risks of androgen and other hormonal replacement therapy will be discussed with special attention directed towards the use of androgen replacement therapy in hypogonadal men previously diagnosed with and/or treated for prostate cancer.

On the third and final day, a series of three interactive round tables focusing on the main topics of the symposium will be conducted to provide delegates with a practice oriented overview of the meeting themes integrated with a series of "tricks of the trade" to serve the patients' and couples' needs best in the daily practice.