It is our great honor to invite urologists from all around Asia to 18th UAA Congress in the dynamic city of Seoul from October 14th to 17th, 2020. UAA has grown to be a world class congress in terms of quantity and quality, as well as science and social relations. With the strong supports from the Korean Urological Association, Seoul city government, and many pharmaceutical and instrumental companies, we will do our best to host a successful UAA conference. We expect the participation of about 1,500 delegates in 2020.
Through symposiums, lectures, round table discussions, videos, and presentations of our own research data, we will share our knowledge and experiences with all participants. The congress also aims to share key information and the latest updates on diverse urological fields such as uro-oncology, endourology, neuro-urology, female urology, andrology, pediatric urology, BPH, genitourinary infection, and more. Our knowledge on urological conditions is rapidly evolving, and the optimal management of Asian patients is an essential factor of this understanding, requiring up-to-date and clinically relevant information. In order to provide a better understanding of emerging challenges in the urology field, world renowned experts from numerous urologic fields will present and evaluate the modern scientific and clinical approaches being taken to resolve such challenges.
During your stay in this exciting and beautiful city, we hope you all will be able to enjoy Seoul to the fullest. You definitely do not want to miss traditional Korean food, the charming scenery, and the great night view of the city as well as the view of the castles and temples.
Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but after the liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed its capital city's name to Seoul. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social and cultural matters. The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business district.
Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown people that Korea is truly an international city.