By Dr. Alexander Minich (Chairman, scientific and organising committee of Baltic21) and Prof. Aliaksandr Strotski (Chairman, Belarusian Association of Urology and Baltic21)
Minsk will host the 7th Baltic meeting (Baltic21) in conjunction with the EAU which is a first for the Belarusian capital. Scheduled for May 28-29, 2021, the two-day event will deliver progress updates on the latest research, and offer relevant discussions to those who aspire to keep learning for the benefit of their patients.
The annual Baltic meeting was traditionally held in the Baltic capital cities Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. A few years ago, Belarus joined the meeting through the support of the EAU and urological associations of the Baltic states. And now, Minsk will host this reputable event. Baltic20 will provide the perfect opportunity to discuss the latest diagnosis and treatment-related developments achieved in the field of urology.
The event programme will comprise of lectures by leading European and local experts on uro-oncology, functional urology, infections and other areas of urology. The meeting agenda will also include the Young Urologist Competition, ESU Course on percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), training courses in laparoscopy and ureterorenoscopy. As it has been, young colleagues can present their latest research results during the poster sessions. Abstracts will be accepted before April 1, 2021 and published in the European Urology Supplements.
Meeting participants will have the privilege to discover the beauty of modern Minsk, which recently gained popularity as a tourist attraction. Learning about the glorious past of being part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and challenging heroic times of the last century which made Minsk a Hero City, today’s image of the capital as the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe will leave a lasting impression. Luxurious greenery enveloping the eye-catching Soviet-time architecture, friendly citizens and unique Belarusian cuisine will cordially welcome all the participants of the 7th Baltic meeting.
Visiting Belarus is now easier than ever. Citizens from more than 40 countries can visit the country visa-free for 30 days when they cross the border through the Minsk National Airport. It is important to mention this just in case you enter Belarus by car or by train as you still need to get an entrance visa to Belarus. The Belarusian Consulate or Embassy in your area can assist you with this. Please see the detailed information regarding the visa.
On behalf of the EAU, Belarusian Association of Urology, Lithuanian Society of Urologists, Latvian Urological Association and Estonian Urological Society, we look forward to welcoming you in Minsk at Baltic21. See you in Belarus!