2024 History Exhibit: Onward and Upward: Celebrating Black Urologists in America - AUA Annual Meeting


2024 History Exhibit: Onward and Upward: Celebrating Black Urologists in America

AUA2024 – History Exhibit

This historical exhibit spotlights the contributions of Black urologists to medicine despite the obstacles built by systemic racism in America. From exclusion to segregation to present-day micro-aggressions and cultural insensitivity, Onward and Upward: Celebrating Black Urologists in America highlights the past, present and future of what it means to be a Black urologist in the United States. Join us in examining a difficult past to help build a more integrated future with better outcomes for physicians and their patients.

Visit Onward and Upward: Celebrating Black Urologists in America at AUA History Booth #330 in the Science and Technology Hall.

Don't miss these exclusive events:

  • Step into the shoes of pioneering Black urologists through INTERVIEW excerpts: what was medical training like for them?
  • Stop by for DAILY TALKS by renowned urologists.
  • Pick up a quirky GIFT at the museum store: socks, soap, stickers, note cards and much more!

Join curator, Arthur (Bud) Burnett, MD, at History Booth #330 in the Science and Technology Hall at AUA2024 in San Antonio to explore the past, present and future of urology!

Interested in exploring past exhibits like "Ins & Outs of Sexual Health" or "Battlefield Urology"? Visit UrologicHistory.Museum to learn more about the history of urology today.

History of Urology Forum

Friday, May 3
1-5 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 206
Moderators: Ron Rabinowitz, MD; John Phillips, MD

Time Abstract/Presentation

1-1:30 p.m.


The American Urological Association (AUA) Logo: The History, Meaning, and Controversies that Surround it over the Last 90 Years

Celebrating Outstanding Young Urologists: The Gold Cystoscope Award

Great Expectations: History of Women Residents at Brady Urological Institute 1980-2022

Urinary Schistosomiasis: From Mummies to Molecular Biology

A History of Herbs Used to Treat Urinary Tract Infection by Indigenous People of North America

Historical Events Break the Taboo Regarding Genital Humor: An Analysis of New Yorker Magazine Cartoons

Rise & Fall of Urology Match.com

Anatomical Racism to Racist Urology: Legacy of Joseph Maclise

Hugh Hampton Young’s Legacy in Advocacy: Is It Time to Reclaim Our Lane?

Introduction and Evolution of Fluoroscopy in Early Urology

Interventional Urology—A Journey in Innovation

A 25-year Celebration of the Little Blue Pill that Revolutionized an Industry

Bend Me, Shape Me: Historical Treatments of Peyronie's Disease

History of Endoscopic Urethroplasty

1:30-1:50 p.m.

Medical Ethics Debate: Can A.I. define "Truth"?

Debaters: Mack Roach, MD & Elodi Dielubanza, MD

Moderators: Ron Rabinowitz, MD & John Phillips, MD

Judges: Sutchin Patel, MD, Kevin Pranikoff, MD & Molly DeWitt-Foy, MD

1:50-5 p.m.


1:50 p.m.

The "Exhibition of Living Patients" – Hutchinson, Ethics and Urology

1:57 p.m.

Forced Sterilization in California: a Haunting Past and Persistent Inequity

2:04 p.m.

Medical Research on and Treatment of Venereal Diseases in the German Colonies, 1880-1920

2:11 p.m.

Sir Thomas Browne, Osler Nation, & Racism

2:18 p.m.

Racist Tale of the Brown-Buerger Cystoscope

2:25 p.m.

Racist Museums and the Didusch

2:32 p.m.

Through the Retrospectroscope: Contributions of Early Female Urologists

2:39 p.m.

Trailblazers from the Outset: The First Two Black Women in Urology

2:46 p.m.

Meredith F. Campbell and Frank B. Bicknell: The Birth of Pediatric Urology in the United States

2:53 p.m.

2023 AUA Earl Nation Retrospectroscope Award

Elizabeth Ellis, MD

Honorable Mention: Thomas Osinski, MD

3 p.m.

Bicknell Lecture: The Legacy of Black Urologists in America

Arthur (Bud) Burnett, MD

3:35 p.m.

Urologic Education at the Turn of the 20th Century: A Student’s Perspective

3:42 p.m.

The History of the Hijra: The Third Gender in the Indian Subcontinent

3:49 p.m.

A History of Renal Tumors Through the Pages of Robbins Pathology and Campbell's Urology

3:54 p.m.

Go Big or Go Home: The History of Penile Girth Augmentation

4:01 p.m.

History of Priapism Treatment in the 20th Century

4:08 p.m.

Four Continents, three Scientists, two Immigrants and the first Flexible Endoscope

4:15 p.m.

The Legacy of Al-Zahrawi: Urological Innovations Unveiled

4:22 p.m.

The Legacy of Leonard J.T. Murphy

4:29 p.m.

Fortune of Foresight: The Evolution of Pediatric Urology at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH)

4:36 p.m.

Wirt B. Dakin, MD: Pioneer of Urologic Filmography and Devoted Historian

4:43 p.m.

Elmer Belt, Harry Benjamin, and the Urologic Origins of American Transgender Surgery

4:50 p.m.

From Stone Age to the Digital Age: The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT in Urolithiasis

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