Urology Annals

: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 81--82



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The Urology Annals (UA) as the official journal of the Saudi Urological Association (SUA), started recently to publish the abstracts proceeding of the annual Saudi Urological Conferences (SUCs) as a supplement beginning with 27 th SUC held in March 2015 in Riyadh (Urology Annals/Volume 7/Supplement 1/April 2015). As we had documented all previous SUCs-Abstracts in form of hard copy and electronic form, the UA offered to publish all compiled abstracts proceedings as supplements of the UA.

To make the best useful form of publishing these materials, the guest editors choose to produce the compiled abstracts of the first 23 SUCs (1983-2011) in a thematic chronological order indicating the date, venue and SUC-number of every abstract published. This will allow researchers to view chronologically abstracts of any specific theme at a glance. The material will be reproduced in several UA-Supplements under the following headings: Andrology, Endo-Urology, Cancer, Voiding Dysfunction, Urolithiasis, BPH, Infection, Trauma, Fistulae, Training, Renal Transplant, Pediatric Urology and Miscellaneous. Prior to publication every abstract was carefully reviewed by the guest editors for completeness and suitability.

We hope these supplements will give the readers the chance to review the abstracts through the UA and access the abstracts easy through the Pub Med for research purposes. The guest editors and contributors are very grateful to the Prof. K. Fouda, the Editor-In- Chief and the UA-Team for facilitating the compiled SUC-Abstracts to be live accessible, which ease recalling data for interested colleagues and researchers.

Dr. Mohammed Abomelha Dr. Hassan M. Al Zahrani

April 2016