European Association of Urology

Best Paper in Robotic Surgery Published in European Urology

The Vattikuti Foundation sponsors an award for the best paper in robotic surgery published in the European Journal of Urology, one of the highest impact journal in the specialty of Urology. The award is presented each year at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual meeting in a formal ceremony recognizing the winner and the Vattikuti Foundation. The winners are granted a short Fellowship at one of the Vattikuti Foundation Robotic units throughout the world.

2020

Benoît Peyronnet, MD, PhD. Urologist, program director functional & reconstructive urology at CHU de Rennes, France.
Title: Robot-assisted AMS-800 Artificial Urinary Sphincter Bladder Neck Implantation in Female Patients with Stress Urinary Incontinence. Peyronnet B, Capon G, Belas O, et al. Eur Urol 2019: 75: 169–175.

The award was to be presented during the EAU Annual Meeting in Amsterdam - on Friday, March 20th, 2020 (due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the meeting was hosted virtually).

2019

The Prize for the Best Scientific Paper published on Robotic Surgery in European Urology® for 2018 was awarded to: Bernard H. Bochner, MD, FACS, Sir Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, US.
Title: Randomized Trial Comparing Open Radical Cystectomy and Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy: Oncologic Outcomes. Bochner BH, Dalbagni G, Marzouk KH, Sjoberg DD, Lee J, Donat SM, Coleman JA, Vickers A, Herr HW, Laudone VP. Eur Urol. 2018 Oct;74(4):465-471. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2018.04.030. Epub 2018 May 18

The award was presented during the EAU Annual Meeting in Barcelona on Friday, March 15th. This will be the fourth consecutive supporting role for this Award provided by the Vattikuti Foundation.

2018

The Prize for the Best Scientific Paper published on Robotic Surgery in European Urology® for 2017 was awarded to: Nynke S. van den Berg, Leiden, postdoc at the Stanford University.
Title: Multispectral Fluorescence Imaging During Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Sentinel Node Biopsy: A First Step Towards a Fluorescence-based Anatomic Roadmap. Nynke S. van den Berg, Tessa Buckle, Gijs H. KleinJan, Henk G. van der Poel, Fijs W.B. van Leeuwen. European Urology, Volume 72, Issue 1, July 2017, Pages 110-117

The award was presented during the EAU Annual Meeting on March 2018 in Copenhagen.

2017

The Prize for the Best Scientific Paper published on Robotic Surgery in European Urology® for 2016 was awarded to: Khurshid Ridwan Ghani, MBChB, MS, FRCS, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Urology, US.
Title: Measuring to Improve: Peer and Crowd-sourced Assessments of Technical Skill with Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy. Khurshid R. Ghani, David C. Miller, Susan Linsell, Andrew Brachulis, Brian Lane, Richard Sarle, Deepansh Dalela, Mani Menon, Bryan Comstock, Thomas S. Lendvay, James Montiea and James O. Peabody for the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative. European Urology, Volume 69 Issue 4, April 2016, Pages 547-550.
The award was presented during the EAU Annual Meeting in London, on Friday 24th March, 2017.​

2016

The Prize for the Best Scientific Paper published on Robotic Surgery in European Urology® for 2015 was awarded to: Dr Alessandro Volpe, Associate Professor of Urology, Urologic Oncologist, Chairman Division of Urology -University of Eastern Piedmont, Maggiore della Carità Hospital, Novara, Italy
Title: Pilot Validation Study of the European Association of Urology Robotic Training Curriculum. Alessandro Volpe, Kamran Ahmed, Prokar Dasgupta, Vincenzo Ficarra, Giacomo Novara, Henk van der Poel and Alexandre Mottrie. European Urology, Volume 68 Issue 2, August 2015, Pages 292-299.

Dr Volpe was awarded the Vattikuti Best Robotic Paper Award at the EAU conference in Munich in 2016.