Initiator of the Arena was Dr. Kurt Lehmann, Head of Urology at the Kantonsspital Baden. Together with several other clinic managers from all parts of Switzerland, he wanted to establish a high-quality continuing education event, which had the goal of inviting not only national speakers but also internationally renowned speakers to the Arena in Bern. After only a few years, he succeeded in establishing the arena as a fixed point in the training canon for urologists in Switzerland. In addition to the official events of the SGU/Swiss Urology, the arena is now the most popular and best-attended training event for urologists in Switzerland. In 2016 Kurt Lehmann handed over the organization of the traditional event to a newly constituted scientific committee under the direction of Prof. Michael Müntener (Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich), PD Räto Strebel (Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur) PD Massimo Valerio (CHUV Lausanne) and Prof. Stephen Wyler, Kantonsspital Aarau). The Scientific Committee attaches great importance to organizing the program in such a way that it is highly attractive for everyone, particularly for resident urologists and urologists in continuing education, and that it becomes a “must” for them to visit the Arena. The new committee has succeeded on the one hand in continuing the Arena in the tradition of Kurt Lehmann and attracting top international speakers to Berne, and on the other hand in revitalizing it with new ways of presentation.

3 December 2021
2:40 pm

Marriott Hotel Zurich

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