Training & Education

Training & Education

ERN eUROGEN will offer highly specialised surgical training. A collection of case reports, surgical and urogenital procedures, and outcome perspectives will build knowledge. European virtual multi-disciplinary team (MDT) video-consultation discussions and reporting offer a whole new perspective for training experts via virtual participation. Each of our three workstreams has a dedicated Educational Lead who develops the educational programme on a yearly basis.

Book on Rare & Complex Urology


ERN Exchange Programme

The ERN Exchange Programme is designed to spread knowledge across the network and to stimulate collaboration between healthcare professionals in European Reference Networks (ERNs).

With funding from the European Commission, each package funds a 5-day exchange visit to an ERN healthcare provider (HCP) – this can be an HCP within ERN eUROGEN, or potentially an HCP within one of the other 23 ERNs, if relevant and appropriate (e.g., ERN ERNICA have agreed to host visitors for training on Hirschprung’s disease and ERN ERKNet for renal/urinary tract malformations).

Packages may be combined if a longer visit is required. Visitors can come from our full member or affiliated partner HCPs (including members of their multi-disciplinary teams) and there is also the potential for our ePAG representatives to take part.

Please also feel free to contact Michelle Battye, ERN eUROGEN Programme Manager, if you have questions or would like to discuss an application.

Ecorys, the company who are facilitating the programme on behalf of the EC, have produced a newsletter about the programme:

Clinical Practice Guidelines & Clinical Decision Support Tools

There is currently a lack of evidence-based, unbiased information on the different uro-recto-genital rare diseases. For healthcare professionals, ERN eUROGEN will replicate and standardize best practice methodology, which will lead to improvements in the quality and effectiveness of care. ERN eUROGEN aims to translate the guidelines into clear and understandable information for patients.

We have established the ERN eUROGEN Guidelines Expert Panel – an overarching group formed of representatives from our full member healthcare providers, affiliated partners, European Patient Advocacy Group, and supporting partners.  This panel will commission guideline subgroups and oversee guideline development.

With guidance from the Spanish consortium appointed by the European Commission to facilitate the guidelines, and the agency assigned to us by the consortium, we have begun work on two guidelines:

You can download our factsheet on guidelines and the ERN Guidelines Methodological Handbooks.