About this event

  • Date and time Fri 12 Mar 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will explore, detail and provide evidence-based guidance on diagnostics, treatment and management of upper tract urothelial cancer. 

This subject is essential content in the urology training curriculum. 

This webinar is primarily beneficial to urological trainees. 

Topics to be covered:

  • State of the art diagnostics in upper tract pathology 
  • The place of endoscopic management versus more traditional management 
  • The role of distal ureterectomy versus nephroureterectomy for larger distal ureteric tumours
  • Whether there is any role for adjuvant topical mitomycin/other agents in upper tract disease and how they should be delivered 
  • The treatment approach in more advanced cases 

Free trainee CPD learning - CPD applied. 

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Key speakers

Dr Marianne Brehmer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Speaker's biography

Dr Marianne Brehmer specialises in advanced endourology, with a certain interest in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). She is involved in several national and international scientific groups. She is the Chairman of a research group on UTUC at the Karolinska Institutet and is the main supervisor for PhD-students.

Since February 2017 she is responsible for the advanced endourology activity at Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Brehmer was educated at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. She has been a qualified urologist since 1994. She got her PhD degree in 1999 and did a post-doc in Edinburgh, UK, 2000-2001.

In 2003 she moved to the department of urology at the Karolinska University Hospital, and for 10 years was the Chairperson of the Stone and Endourological Team.

From 2013 - 2016, Dr Brehmer was the Head of the department of urology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark where she was developing and performing advanced endourology. Dr Brehmer has been active for many years, developing and improving the training of urologists.


From 2002 - 2013 she was the Swedish delegate at the European Board of Urology, EBU, where she was the president, 2008‐2010. During her time in the EBU she was in charge of developing a system for certification of subspeciality centres.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Upper tract urothelial cancer  

Dr Marianne Brehmer, Karolinska Institute, Sweden 

Question and answer session

Chaired by Mr Justin Vale 

Closing remarks

Mr Justin Vale 

End of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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