The ERN for rare and complex urogenital diseases and conditions ERN eUROGEN will deliver quicker specialist evaluation and more equitable access to high quality diagnosis, treatment and care for patients with rare urogenital diseases and complex conditions who need highly specialised assessment and surgery. We will train the next generation of surgeons to increase skill levels and improve outcomes. A priority will be transferring knowledge and training to the Member States with less expertise, thereby increasing the quality of surgical outcomes across Europe. Educational and research strategies will be developed together with patients and patient representatives involved in the relevant disease areas.
ERN eUROGEN comprises 3 workstreams (WS). Focusing on clinical and surgical excellence, we will ensure continuity of care from childhood throughout the lifespan of the patient encompassing the important and often neglected adolescent period of urogenital practice:
WS1 - rare congenital uro-recto-genital anomalies
WS2 - functional urogenital conditions requiring highly specialised surgery
WS3 - rare urogenital tumours
ERN eUROGEN will create faster and more equitable access to high quality diagnosis and treatment advice, guideline development and sharing of best practice care for patients with rare urogenital diseases and complex conditions who need highly specialised surgery. We have 3 broad workstreams to ensure that as many of our patients as possible can receive high quality specialist care from birth through to the end of life. Patients have reported a lack of adequate care when transitioning from paediatric to adult urogenital care. Processes will be put into place to transfer the care of these patients from paediatric to adult specialists and European virtual Multi-disciplinary Teams including the healthcare providers with expertise in the area will be used for case discussions and recommendations for treatment and ongoing care.