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   How do you feel being the recipient of the EAU crystal Matula award?
It is a tremendous honor. The Crystal Matula Award is the most prestigious international award for a young urologist. To me, it means that you have gained recognition from your colleagues in your home country and at an international level thanks to work and integrity. These are the values that drive me in life and I do believe in meritocracy. The award also means that the European urologic community trusts you to expand your leadership across the world. The previous winners of the Crystal Matula award have become established leaders within the field of academic urology and this is a great inspiration to my ongoing pursuit of excellence within the field.
Congratulation to your new role as chair of the Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Panel member. What are your objectives and aims for the group?
I am very interested to lead the YAU- functional group. Being an academic, the promotion of a group of talented European young urologists and boosting their research projects and teaching is one my main concern.
Functional urology is a critical area of urology since people are more interested in oncology or stones.
I am convinced that the faces of functional urology is changing, being more popular, younger, more dynamic, more technic, more complex, more
Véronique Phé
Professor of urology, Sorbonne University, Pitié-Salpêtrière Academic hospital, Paris
collaborative and my wish is to be actively part of these changes. YAU has to cover all areas that deal with highly specialized medicine and surgery, but also daily practice. The ultimate goal is to improve academic collaboration among different centres in Europe which could benefit to the EAU by increasing its visibility. I would like the group to cover a large area of subjects, including urinary incontinence, prolapse, reconstructive urology as well as neurogenic and non-neurogenic dysfunction. I would like all the competences gathered within the group with people more skilled in clinics, other in research, other in teaching but all with an academic perspective to serve all urologists (academic or non).
What has lead you to choose urology and in particular the field of Neurourology?
I love practicing surgery. Functional urology is a very surgical subspecialty. Strictly speaking, we do not save the lives of patients, but we alleviate their urinary handicap by giving them quality of life, autonomy, dignity and self-esteem. I feel like I am useful and that I have done my duty when patients tell me "Thank you Doctor, I am living again" or "You have given me an acceptable life". I like to start from a complex clinical situation and dismantle it in a way that makes it simple, understandable and solvent. In functional urology, reasoning is omnipresent. The relationship with the patient is strong and lasting; it is also unique and requires the establishment of a result contract with the patient. It is therefore demanding.

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