Dear friends and colleagues,

Following the success of prior ESD conferences, Dubai-UAE 2012, Cape Town-South Africa 2014 and back to its birthplace, Dubai-UAE 2017, it is our honor and pleasure to invite you and welcome you to participate in the 4th bi-annual ESD conference in Shanghai/China from November 30th to December 1st, 2018.‪ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

We are sure that the 2018 organizing committee will put together a fantastic event with a scientific and social program catering for everyone attending.

One of the most significant challenges in global renal medicine, including urology, is to understand urinary stone disease due to the rapid increase in stone incidence and growth of the population. It is clear today that technologies can serve as a key to a much more efficient treatment, and our basic research colleagues will educate us in the various pathways of stone formation and stone prevention. New technologies, integrated medicine combining surgery, research and conservative medicine, and smart solutions will decrease the sufferings of our patients and also bring us closer to help our patients in preventing stone formation.

Bringing together Chinese and international urologists and researchers, ESD 2018 will be a showcase for the most advanced technologies and solutions for urinary stone disease. We are confident that you will benefit from the exciting range of topics as well as the technological & research solutions that are presented in this event‫.‬‬‬‬‬ State-of-the-art lectures from renown Chinese and international experts, Live surgery sessions, hands-on workshops, poster and video presentations, all will make the conference an unforgettable scientific experience.‬‬

Dr. Noor Buchholz has officially appointed the Urology Department of Renji Hospital/ Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, to organize the 4th ESD Conference in their home country. Renji Hospital was established in 1844 and the Urology Department is considered one of the most famous clinical urology centers in China. It offers high quality clinical care, annual out-patient consultation and high surgical volume. Nowadays, it is the National Urologist’s Training Center for the Chinese Urological Association (CUA) and an International Training base for SIU (Société Internationale d’Urologie)

Needless to mention that the City of Shanghai offers its own well known attractions being a major travel and tourist hub for the world.

Looking forward to your participation!

Organized by:

Co-organized by:
Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine