The 2010 American Urological Association (AUA)/Society for Basic Urology Research Summer Research Conference, “Urinary Incontinence: Integrating Basic and Clinical Research Perspectives” was held August 7 – 8 at the AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, Maryland. The Program Chairs were Chris Winters, MD; Toby Chai, MD; and Margot Damaser, PhD.
Urinary incontinence is a highly prevalent condition that affects women, men and children, and results in a significant degradation of quality of life. The incidence of urinary incontinence increases with age and, given the rapid increases expected in the proportion of older Americans over the next decade, this conference was particularly timely. Topics covered include epidemiology of urinary incontinence, proteomics, diabetes, obesity, overactive bladder and bladder physiology, uropharmacology and pelvic floor disorders. The program also featured poster displays and talks from National Institutes of Health (NIH) training officers on career development and funding opportunities.