Dear colleagues and friends,

I am very pleased of introducing to the urological community the World Foundation of Urology Web-site. An extensive history of urology gives a feeling of pride and satisfaction but involves at the same time the great responsibility to maintain these qualities for the future. We must be ready to fulfill this task.

In many areas, urologic diagnosis and treatment bear little resemblance to the state-of-the-art of only a decade ago. Technology driven changes have deeply influenced the practice of urologic surgery, and the current computer and telecommunication technology has allowed the development of yet another era in surgery: the era of telemedicine and telesurgery. Surely, more profound changes are in store. Through this site we will provide a comprehensive and innovative program of effective, high-quality education for urological health care professionals, by the definition and the diffusion of current standards and guidelines, for optimal care.

In order to insure an effective professional leadership and expertise, to anticipate the challenges and meet the needs of the membership and patients, the research on new technologies and procedures, will be recognized and encouraged. A wide scientific panel will offer an authoritative on-line resource, to enhance clinical and surgical experiences and to meet urological institutions and organizations for a certified training. Research and Clinical Fellowships, are committed to urological institutions and organizations for a certified training to support young urologists and their projects.

Welcome, and join us!

Prof. Mauro Dimitri


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