Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the organising committee, it is our immense pleasure to welcome you to the 17th Urological Association of Asia Congress (UAA) 2019, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 7th-10th August 2019.
This is the second time since 2002, that this prestigious event is hosted by the Malaysian Urological Association (MUA). This previously biennial event has now grown so much in stature that it has since 2015 been held as an annual event, further underlining its importance and relevance to the Asian urology community. The UAA Congress truly is the meeting-place, where leading experts will gather to update, brainstorm, share information and speak on the latest developments pertaining to the discipline.
The theme for the 2019 Congress is: “Unifying Asia Thru Urology” – especially relevant in today’s setting, where achievements in the field of urology have been at the forefront of advances in technology, usually in collaboration with other related specialties. Encompassing the congress theme is our comprehensive scientific programme featuring semi-live surgeries, the latest state-of-the-art lectures and key opinions from renowned Asian and international experts, in-depth Masterclasses, Resident Training courses, Youth programs and Nursing symposiums.
About 750 papers were submitted from at least 25 countries and participation of 1,500 delegates are expected this year, an evidence that the field of urology is ever-revolutionising in how we treat cases and, ever-growing in research and findings.
The MUA is indeed honoured to host this important Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. Malaysian urologists are indeed solidly represented by MUA which provides a common platform for the urologists from the country’s Ministry of Health, the Universities and the Private Sector.
Malaysia is a well-known tourist destination, with its multi-cultural attractions, its food, its people and their warm hospitality. We cordially invite all delegates to explore Kuala Lumpur city and be enjoy the warm hospitality the city has to offer.
We hope you will enjoy the congress in the award-winning and world-class venue of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the extensive programme we bring to you.
Dato’ Dr Rohan Malek
Organising Committee UAA Congress 2019