Annual Meeting Program

2017 Annual Meeting Program

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Rob Siemens, NSAUA President
J. Brantley Thrasher, AUA President
Gerald Brock, CUA President

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Session 1: Uro-International
International Opportunities for Urologists
Hassan Razvi, Western University
J. Brantley Thrasher, University of Kansas
Gerald Brock, Western University

IVUmed Experience in Mexico
Chris Doiron, Queens University 

9:15 – 10 a.m. Managing and Preventing Physician Burnout
Julie Franc-Guimond, University of Montreal
Alp Sener, Western University

10 – 10:30 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 a.m. – Noon 
Moderated Poster Session 1: Laparoscopy & Robotics; Voiding Dysfunction; Pediatrics
Moderated Poster Session 2: Basic Science; Education

Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch Symposium*
Sponsored by: Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Pfizer Oncology

1 – 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Dessert Reception

2 – 3 p.m. Session 2: Andrology
Moderator: J.C. Trussell, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Adult Acquired Buried Penis Disease: Etiologies and Management
Paul Rusilko, University of Pittsburgh

 Fertility Preservation in Male Cancer Patients: What Urologists Should Know
Peter Chan, McGill University

 Practical Management of GU Pain: Tips from the Urology Pelvic Pain Clinic
Curtis Nickel, Queen’s University 

3 – 4 p.m. Session 3: Voiding Dysfunction
Moderator: Stephen Steele, Queen’s University

Resident Debate #1: Is TURP facing extinction?”

 The Neurogenic Bladder: A Rationale Guide to Patient Follow-up
Blayne Welk, MD, Western University

 Surgical Management of Female Voiding Dysfunction
Natasha Ginzburg, MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

4 – 5 p.m. Reception Symposium
Sponsored by: Nymox Pharmaceuticals

5 – 6 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, October 13

7:30 – 9 a.m. 
Breakfast served
Moderated Poster Session 3: Oncology 1
Moderated Poster Session 4: Stones & Endourology; Infertility 

9 – 9:45 a.m. Section Stars Session
Young Investigator – Eric Kauffman, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Prize Essay Winners

9:45 – 10 a.m. American Board of Urology MOC Updates
Joel Nelson, University of Pittsburgh

10 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 a.m. – Noon Session 4: Stones
Moderator: Naeem Bhojani, University of Montreal

Resident Debate #2: SWL vs. URS vs. PCNL for 15mm Upper Calyceal Stone

Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Stone Disease: A Pathway to Patient-focused Care
Kristina L. Penniston, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

 Endourologic Misadventures: Managing Complications of URS
Jason Lee, University of Toronto

 Endourologic Misadventures: Managing Complications of PCNL
Kenneth Pace, University of Toronto

Noon - Exhibit Hall Closes
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch Symposium
Sponsored by: Legally Mine

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Session 5: Oncology (Non-Prostate) 
Moderator: Michael Leveridge, Queen’s University

The Role of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy in 2017
Thomas McGregor, Queen’s University

 Advanced Bladder Cancer Management: The Paradigm Shift by Checkpoint Inhibitors
Saby George, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute

 Redefining Surgical Anatomy of Retroperitoneum
Nicholas Power, Western University

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Session 6: Pediatric Urology
Moderator: Karen Psooy, University of Manitoba

Imaging of the Pediatric Urinary System: Trends and Controversies
Julie Franc-Guimond, University of Montreal

 Emergent Urologic Conditions in the Newborn  
Heidi Stephany, UC Irvine

 Changing Epidemiology of Nephrolithiasis:
Implications for Population Health and Surgical Care of Children with Kidney Stones
Gregory E. Tasian, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. George E. Slotkin Lecture
Medical Marijuana for Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain:  Evil Weed or Blissful Savior?
Curtis Nickel, Queen’s University

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Reception Symposium  
Sponsored by: Merck

7 – 10 p.m.  Fun Night Event
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Transportation departs at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 14

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.    Annual Business Meeting

7:30 – 9 a.m. 
Breakfast served
Moderated Poster Session 5: Oncology 2
Moderated Poster Session 6: Trauma; Education

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.  AUA Course of Choice
Handling Intraoperative Consults
Michael Schwartz, Arthur Smith Institute for Urology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session 7: Uro-Education & Business
Moderator: Kenneth Pace, University of Toronto
From Transformational Leadership To…Your Leadership 
Julian Barling, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University

 CMBE in U.S. and Canada 
Jason Lee, MD, University of Toronto

 Sunshine Payments and Behavioral Economics in Urology
Benjamin Davies, MD, University of Pittsburgh

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 8: Prostate Cancer 
Moderator: Bobby Shayegan, McMaster University

Localized Prostate Cancer: AUA Guidelines 
Rodney Breau, University of Ottawa

Genetic Screening of Prostate Cancer Patients: Why? Who? How?
Gennady Bratslavsky, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Prostate Focal Therapy: What's on the Horizon?
Thomas Polascik, Duke Cancer Institute

12:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free Afternoon
Enjoy the afternoon experiencing the exciting things Savannah has to offer.  

7:00 p.m. President’s Banquet
Beer pairing dinner at Hyatt Regency

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*Industry sponsored lunch and reception symposia are non-CME programs. 

Social Events

Attend these fun networking events included in the price of registration!

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Mingle with colleagues and visit our exhibitors. Be sure to thank our industry partners for their support.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Fun Night – Taste of Savannah at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Enjoy a casual evening in the largest private garden within the historic district of Savannah.  Taste samples of food and drink from various local restaurants and dance to a fun, local band.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
President’s Banquet
This year’s event will be a more casual evening. The hotel’s chef will team up with a local brew master to provide a fun beer tasting dinner.

Social Tours
There are not organized tours planned for this year's meeting, however Savannah offers many tour companies that provide exciting tours and activities. Visit the links below for ideas and to book a tour.

Visit Savannah

Old Savannah Tours


Accreditation Information

Accreditation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. (AUAER) and Northeastern Section of the AUA. The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:  The American Urological Association designates this Northeastern Section Annual Meeting activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.