European Group of Robotic Urology


The European Group of Robotic Urology (EGRU) was created during the European Congress of Robotic Surgery held in February 2005 in Geneva.The official constitutions were drawn up on 18 November 2005. EGRU is hosted by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.


The objectives of EGRU are:

  • to promote education, research and development in urologic robotic surgery

  • to build a network of European urologic centres equipped with an operational robot system (DA VINCI). Urologists of these centres collaborate with one another by sharing their technical experiences and by participating in multicentre clinical studies

  • to provide practical training in urologic robotic surgery

Members of the Committee

  • Thierry PiĆ©chaud, Bordeaux (France) - President

  • Peter Wiklund, Stockholm (Sweden) - Vice-President

  • Charles-Henry Rochat, Geneva (Switzerland) - Secretary General

  • Xavier Cathelineau, Paris (France) - Scientific Secretary

  • Walter Artibani, Padua (Italy) - Treasurer

  • Aldo Campana, Geneva (Switzerland) - Scientific Advisor