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Welcome note

Andreas Meinhardt
Csilla Krausz
Hermann M. Behre

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to this major event in the field of Andrology, a congress jointly organized by the International Society of Andrology (ISA), the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) and the German Society of Andrology (DGA). This combined meeting provides a unique forum for exchange among clinicians, basic and clinical researchers in andrology, andrological urology and related fields. Thus, the congress offers an ideal opportunity for all andrological subspecialties to foster broad exchange of ideas and collaborations. The International Society of Andrology with its world-wide web of member societies, the European Academy of Andrology with leading European academicians and a strong German Society of Andrology will ensure that all facets of andrology will be reflected in an exciting scientific program. Besides top-level invited speakers, the program leaves much opportunity for active participation of the attendee by short oral presentations and a poster session central in the program.

The 12th ICA, 11th ECA and the 32nd DGA annual meeting will be held in Münster, a charming university city with a tradition in education and successfully staging major events in andrology. Münster, as a mid-sized city with 50,000 students, is an ideal location for this meeting as it combines tradition with youth and offers a spectacularly restored city centre, where many restaurants and bars wait to continue scientific discussions with old and new friends.

We hope to welcome you in Münster in 2020.

Yours

Andreas Meinhardt
-President of the International Society of Andrology- 

Csilla Krausz
-President of the European Academy of Andrology 

Hermann M. Behre
-President of the German Society of Andrology

Lee Smith
Hermann M. Behre
Aleksander Giwercman

One Congress - Three Program Organizing Committees

An excellent scientific program is a backbone of each successful congress, why there always rests a big responsibility on the shoulders of the POC. The POC work prior to the Münster 2020 Andrology Event has been unique in the sense that three POCs, representing the three large andrological societies, were working closely together, the ambition being to create an exciting, multi-faceting and innovative program – linking together in a translational concept the interests of clinicians, clinical researchers, laboratory experts and basic scientists.

To merge 3 POCs representing different organizations is a challenge but also a great opportunity. The task was to set up a program with clear fingerprints of EAA, ISA and DGA as considers the structure and the content of the program. However, this apparent obstacle was clearly overweighed by the unique opportunities created by working together in a large team of colleagues with different areas of expertise, broad national and international networks but, first of all, a lot of creativity and enthusiasm.

Be sure that we – for all parts of the program – have tried to find an exciting mixture of internationally acknowledged speakers. We hope that all of you will find, at least, parts of the program being attractive.
 
Many thanks to all our hardworking POC members and also to the LOC and the European Society of Andrological Urology for a great collaboration.

Hope to see you all in Münster in December 2020.

Lee Smith – Chairman of the ISA POC

Hermann M. Behre – Chairman of the DGA POC

Aleksander Giwercman – Chairman of the EAA POC