Francisco Cruz was graduated in Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine of Porto in 1979. In 1990 he obtained the title of Specialist in Urology In 1993 achieved the PhD degree. In 2002 he was appointed Vice-chairman and in 2004 Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology of the Hospital S João and Faculty of Medicine of Porto, positions hold at the present moment. He is member of the EAU Guidelines panel for urinary incontinence since 2010 and consultant of the EAU International Relations Office since 2012. He is member of several international societies including the European Association of Urology and the International Continence Society. He is also member of ICIUD on male LUTS. He belongs to the Editorial Board of European Urology, BJU International and Neurourology and Urodynamics and is a frequent reviewer to prestigious journals in the area of Functional Urology. Between 2004 and 2012 he served as member of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Urology. He authored numerous papers and chapter books and oriented several PhD thesis in the area of Functional Urology. Francisco Cruz has been primary investigators in several national and International Research projects and including one EU consortium on urinary incontinence.