International Prostate Forum
The International Prostate Forum (IPF) originally started with three urology departments in Japan, Turkey, and the United States and has been organised regularly since 1993. The forum focused on talks and presentations with discussions covering almost all areas of prostatic diseases, including benign prostatic conditions, prostate cancer and infection, their diagnosis, imaging, multidisciplinary treatment, preventive care and basic science research. The meeting has been organized every 2 years in the United States, Japan, and Turkey with new colleagues joining the team. In the recent years, the IPF meetings have attracted further attention and were organized with the American Urological Association (AUA) congress, the Japanese Urological Association of Urology (JUA) congress, the Turkish Association of Urology (TAU) congress and the Eurasian Uro-oncology Association (EUA) congress. IPF also organises courses, training activities and events related with minimally invasive surgical treatment of prostatic diseases including prostate cancer and BPH.