Sheffield professor takes up senior role at leading urological association

Professor Chris Chapple
Professor Chris Chapple

A Sheffield consultant leading the way in the treatment and care of patients with bladder problems is to take up the most senior position at the world’s biggest international authority on urological research.

Professor Chris Chapple, a consultant urological surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed secretary general elect at the European Association of Urology, and will become secretary general from March 2015.

The EAU has been at the forefront of scientific and educational innovation in urological care and practice for the past 40 years.

Prof Chapple, an honorary professor at both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, has a particular interest in functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and provides specialist services in lower urinary tract reconstructive surgery.

“I am honoured to have been appointed secretary general elect of the EAU,” said Prof Chapple. “I plan to ensure that the EAU raises the profile of urological diseases within the European Union and beyond, accesses more funding for research and innovation and delivers the very best treatment options for patients.

“This strong link will enable Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to keep abreast with the latest developments in all fields of urology care and continue to offer patients the best quality service.

“Last year Professor Jim Catto. honorary consultant urologist, took up the helm as editor in chief of the European Urology journal, the highest ranking international Urology Journal, so this appointment really does cement Sheffield’s position as being internationally renowned for its urological work.”