The 2012 American Urological Association (AUA)/Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Summer Research Conference, "Hormones in Urologic Health and Development" was held August 11—12 at the AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, Maryland. The chairs for the meeting were Allen Seftel, MD, and Natasha Kyprianou, PhD.
2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the annual Summer Research Conference. This particular symposium was designed to enhance the understanding of the physiological interactions of hormone within the genitourinary system during development, assess the roles that hormones play as the body ages, define the current state of androgen receptor targeting, and relate these strategic areas to the critical need for future medical breakthroughs in urology to treat and cure diseases in patients of all races, ages, and ethnicities. The program also featured poster displays and talks from National Institutes of Health (NIH) training officers on career development and funding opportunities.