M. Pilar Laguna qualified in medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1979. Following the completion of her training as a urologist, she joined the medical staff at Hospital del Sagrado Corazon and later Fundacion Puigvert in Barcelona. She was appointed chairman at the Hospital Gral La Mancha Centro in Alcazar de San Juan in 1995 and in 2000 moved to the Netherlands.
She was a member of the Department of Urology of the AMC University Hospital in Amsterdam from 2002 to 2017 and currently works in the Department of Urology of Istanbul Medipol University and is Professor of Urological Oncology in both Universities.
Prof M. Pilar Laguna has participated in the committee of the International Consultation Urological Diseases on Renal Stone Disease, Kidney Cancer and Focal Therapy patronised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). She chairs the EAU guidelines panel on testicular cancer. She is past chairperson of the Ablative working party of the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT). Her main interest among the oncological urological conditions is Renal and Testicular Cancer and she is one of the pioneers of developing programs on renal cryosurgery in Europe. She has been appointed chairperson of the Renal Mass study conducted by the Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society (CROES). She is a member of the Expert team of the SIU Academy of the Société International d’Urologie (SIU) and responsible for the Fellowship and Institutes office.
Prof M. Pilar Laguna is a member of various urological societies including the American Urological Association (AUA), the European Association of Urology (EAU), the Endourological Society and the Société International d’Urologie (SIU). She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Endourology, European Urology, Journal of Urology, the BJU International and the World Journal of Urology
Prof M. Pilar Laguna has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles in the field of urology, with a special focus on minimally invasive therapy, oncological urology, and endourology. She is co-editor of a book on testicular cancer and has published more than 20 book chapters.
Prof Laguna will present the SIU Lecture.
Prof Laguna is supported by: