The Basic Sciences Symposium, held annually at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, is a premier research event attracting basic scientists, surgeon-scientists and urologic investigators from various specialties. Past program topics include stems cells and nanotechnology.
The 2013 AUA Basic Sciences Symposium, “Inflammation and Fibrosis – Underlying Factors in Benign Urological Disorders” will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 during the 2013 AUA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
The conference benefits from the synergy of new investigators and successful senior researchers in a comfortable, informal setting. The information discussed and shared during this meeting is expected to assist in translating clinical research to practical application. It is also intended to serve as a forum where young investigators have the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders in the field of pain, infection and inflammation. By learning about the potential roles of inflammation and fibrosis in urological disorders, junior investigators will be in better positions to understand the pathogenesis of these disorders and to formulate novel translational approaches. The connections made during the meeting are expected to stimulate research collaborations and promote this exciting area of research to the next generation of investigators.
The meeting is organized into a keynote lecture and three sessions: Innate Immunity and Fibrosis; Intrinsic, Autocrine and Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulate Fibrosis or Mechanisms that Mediate Fibrosis; and Key Fibrogenic Pathways for Therapeutic Targeting. Leaders of the AUA and its affiliated specialty societies, including the Society for Basic Urology Research (SBUR), the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU), the Sexual Medicine Society of North America(SMS), the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), and the Society for Infection and Inflammation in Urology (SII), will be invited to attend. Scientific and program officers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Aging will also be invited to attend.
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