Georges Mayor Lecture

Georges Mayor (*1914; †1994) was a urologist with particular dedication to establishing Urology as an independent surgical specialty. He was among the first surgeons in Europe to perform nowadays well-established procedures such as ileal conduit for urinary diversion, retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for metastatic testicular cancer, as well as adrenal gland surgery.

In 1970, Georges Mayor was appointed the first full professor of Urology at the University of Zurich and remained head of the Department of Urology until his retirement in 1983.

Georges Mayor played an integral role in the evolution of the specialty of Urology. He was not only president of Swiss Urology (SGU) in 1969/70, vice president of the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) as of 1973, editor of Urologia Internationalis (1968-87), but also a founding member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) in 1975.

The Georges Mayor honorary lecture was established in 2016 to acknowledge Professor Mayor’s merits in advancing urology as an independent specialty in Zurich, Switzerland and Europe.

Former Speakers


“The Martini Klinik: A role model for optimized prostate cancer care”
Prof. Hartwig Huland
Martini-Klinik, Hamburg, D



“STAMPEDE: What have we learned so far and what will we learn in the future?”Prof. Dr. Noel Clarke
The Christie and Salford Royal Hospital,
Manchester, UK  



“Critical Aspects Regarding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer”
Prof. Dr. Urs E. Studer
Department of Urology , Inselspital Bern, CH



“ProtecT Trial: Shedding Light on How to Optimally Treat Localized Prostate Cancer”
Prof. Dr. Freddie Hamdy
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, Oxford, UK



“Surgery for locally advanced and lymph-node positive prostate cancer”
Prof. Dr. Francesco Montorsi
MD FRCS Professor and Chairman Department of Urology,
Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy