Prof. Véronique Phé is a 40-year-old urological surgeon based in Paris, where she works at the Sorbonne University, Tenon Academic hospital.
As of the 1st of September 2020, she has been working as Full Professor of Urology, becoming the first female urologist to have reached this academic position in France.
Her clinical practice and academic interest are focused on the field of neuro-urology and functional urology. She has developed skills in reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery with robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures applied to neuro-urological and incontinent patients. Prof. Phé is actively involved in the French and European urological community through her positions and responsibilities, such as:
In addition to her clinical and academic activities, her basic research deals with the comprehension of urothelial carcinogeneses in the neurogenic bladder.
Prof. Phé is a productive urologist with more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers and several international and national awards and prizes including the 2021 EAU Crystal Matula Award. Through her dedication to academic urology and its ongoing development, she has become an established and influential leader within the European academic urology.
Dr. Giuseppe Magistro is head of the urological infections and male-LUTS-due-to-BPO sections of the Department of Urology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany, where he had been a resident in the earlier stages of his career. Dr. Magistro is also a member of the German guidelines panel on male LUTS due to BPO. In 2021, he won the Winfried Vahlensieck award from the German society of Urology (DGU), which is awarded for BPH research.
Dr. Magistro was raised in Munich and was educated at the Medical Faculty of the LMU. Afterwards, he worked for 3 years as a Post-Doc at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Clinical Microbiology of the LMU.
In 2012, Dr. Magistro joined the LMU Department of Urology, where he headed the infection unit with its own microbiological diagnostic and experimental laboratory. At the same time, he started to specialise in benign conditions of the prostate. Under the supervision of Prof. Christian G. Stief and Vice Chairman Prof. Christian Gratzke, he was specially trained in BPH procedures comprising standard ablative procedures, enucleation techniques, as well as minimally invasive interventions.
Now heading the BPH unit at the Department of Urology, Dr. Magistro’s main focus is on both clinical and experimental projects. The unit has special interest in the evaluation of emerging minimally invasive treatment options and the refinement of laser-based enucleation techniques. In the laboratory, studies are taking place on the roles of both inflammation and infection of the prostate in the development of benign conditions and malignancies.
Mr. Sachin Malde is a consultant urological surgeon at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London (GB). He is a specialist in functional and reconstructive urology and benign prostatic enlargement. After medical school, he completed his urological training in the prestigious South Thames London training programme. He then completed his specialist fellowship training at the female, functional and reconstructive urology department of the University College Hospital London, where he was awarded a gold medal for his research into post-prostatectomy incontinence in men.
Mr. Malde has a strong academic interest and is involved in the EAU Non-Neurogenic Male LUTS Guidelines panel and international consultations on incontinence. He is also an associate editor of the British Journal of Urology International – Compass. He has written over 70 PubMed-cited peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.