The Asian School of Urology (ASU) was formed in 1998 to complement the ACU as the educational arm of Urological Association of Asia (UAA). Its main aim had been the organization of workshops on specific topics on its own and in conjunction with member nations' annual scientific meetings. The ASU has generated a list of Faculty from its member associations who have indicated their interest in imparting their invaluable experience at workshops and annual scientific meetings of the UAA.

ASU held its inaugurated ASU-ESU (European School of Urology) Joint Courses in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia and this has been an annual event. The 2nd ASU-ESU Joint Course was held in Philippines in Year 2010. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with ESU/EAU in August 2010 at Taipei, Taiwan during the 10th Asian Congress of Urology.

ASU had in the past 3 years been co-organizing the Urology Residents' Course (URC) with the Singapore Urological Association. The URC is primarily aimed at advanced urological trainees who might be preparing for certification examination. Junior trainees will find this course useful for their further study. As a form of reciprocating the gesture, the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand has also invited ASU to send two trainees to participate in their annual Trainee Week which usually falls in the month of November. The two trainees were selected from the pool of nominees who were recommended by their respective associations.

UAA Lectureships at Regional Meetings in 2010-2011

Name of Meeting


Title of Presentation

Indonesian Urological Association Annual Meeting 2010

Dr NP Gupta, India

Radical Prostatectomy - Which Way?

Chinese Urological Association Annual Meeting 2010

Dr Chi Wai Man, Hong Kong

Ketamine Uropathy - A New Epidemic

Malaysian Urological Association Annual Meeting 2010

Dr Tetsuya Fujimura, Japan

New Questionaire in OAB and LUTS

USICON -2011

Dr Allen Chiu, Taiwan

Impact of Robotic Technology on Surgery

USANZ Annual Meeting

Dr Allen Chiu, Taiwan

From an Academic Urologist to a Health Policy Maker - What needs to know

Singapore Urological Association Annual Meeting 2011

Dr Tadashi Matsuda, Japan

Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification in Japan : 6 Years Results in Surgical Subspecialties and Validation Analysis

Indonesian Urological Association Annual Meeting 2011

Dr Allen Chiu, Taiwan

Future perspectives of preventive medicine for urologists in Asia

SLAUS Annual Meeting

Dr Allen Chiu, Taiwan

Preventive Urology for Asian Urologist in the Next Decade

Malaysian Urological Association Annual Meeting 2011

Dr Huang Jian, China

Prostate Cancer in China

USICON - 2012

Dr Bannakij Lojanapiwat


ASU conducted workshops

Pearl River Hi-Tec Urology Forum, 6th - 8th May 2011, Guangzhou, China

  • Dr Nur Rasyid, Indonesia
  • Dr Perera Neville, Sri Lanka
  • Dr Pradeep Prabhakar Rao, India
  • Dr Sompol Permpongkosol, Thailand
  • Dr Foo Keong Tatt, Singapore

Urology Residents’ Course, 1st to 5th October 2010, Singapore

  • Dr Makarand V Khochikar, India
  • Dr Loh Chit Sin, Malaysia
  • Dr Andrew Brooks, Australia
  • Prof Urs Eugen Viktor Studer, Sweden

Urology Residents’ Course, 12th to 15th August 2011, Singapore

  • Dr Anita Patel, India on ‘Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections’ and ‘OAB and Neurogenic Voiding Disorders’ at the Female/UDS Sessions
  • Dr Rainy Umbas, Indonesia on ‘Diagnosis and Staging’ at the Penile Cancer Session
  • Dr Liong Men Long, Malaysia on ‘PCNL for Renal Stone’ at the MIS for Stone Disease/Endourology

2nd ASU-ESU Workshop, 2nd to 3rd December 2010, Philippines, Manila

  • Dr Hideyuki Akaza, Japan
  • Dr Sim Hong Gee, Singapore
  • Dr Jose Dante Dator, Philippines
  • Dr Manish Patel, Australia

3rd ASU-ESU Workshop, 4th 5th February 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Dr Makarand V Khochikar, India
  • Dr Jose Dante Dator, Philippines
  • Dr Rainy Umbas, Indonesia
  • Dr M A Salam, Bangladesh

USANZ Trainee Week, 20th to 25th November 2010, Brisbane, Australia

  • Dr Pawan Raj Chalise, Nepal
  • Dr Tricia Kuo, Singapore

USANZ Trainee Week, 20th to 24th November 2011, Sydney, Australia

  • Dr Ada Ng, Hong Kong
  • Dr Dony P Santiago, Philippines

ASU Forthcoming activities for Year 2012

  • Urology Residents’ Course 2012, Singapore
  • 4th ASU-ESU 2012 Joint Course (venue to be decided)