Research Programs - AUA Annual Meeting


Research Programs

AUA2024 – Research

The AUA will offer several programs for urology researchers and physician scientists during the 2024 Annual Meeting.

Mark your calendars now, please contact with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

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Friday May 3, 2024

Challenges for Urologic Research Symposium

Topic: "Transitional Urology: The New Frontier"
Chairs: Hadley M. Wood, MD, FACS, Cleveland Clinic, Dan Wood, PhD, MB, BS FRCS Urol, Children's Hospital Colorado, Joshua Roth MD, PhD, FAAP, Indiana University School of Medicine & Courtney Streur, MD, University of Michigan
7:30-11:30 a.m.

Urologic Oncology Research Symposium

Topic: "Implementation Science in Urologic Oncology: Translating Evidence into Practice"
Chairs: Shellie Ellis, MA, PhD, University of Kansas School of Medicine & Ted Skolarus, MD, MPH, FACS, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences
1-5 p.m.

Saturday May 4, 2024

“Ask a Researcher Hour”

1-2 p.m., Urology Care Foundation Booth

Looking for grant funding to pursue your Fellowship research? Post-doc or junior faculty in need of initial funding to set up your lab as you pursue federal grants? Urology resident looking to make meaningful strides during your research months? A medical student interested in urology and keen for opportunities to get engaged?

Join us Saturday May 4, 2024 1-2 p.m. at the Urology Care Foundation booth during our “Ask a Researcher Hour” to learn about the wide range of research grant opportunities supported by the Urology Care Foundation. Attendees will be able to ask questions on funding available, application best practices, and more from established urology physician-scientists and investigators.

Independent Practice Research Symposium

Topic: "Creating a Successful Clinical Research Center in Independent GU Practices: The Challenges and Solutions"
Chairs: Laurence Belkoff DO, FACOS, MidLantic Urology & Gordon Brown, DO, Summit Health
1-5 p.m.

USMART Academy Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Current and previous members of the AUA Urology Scientific Mentoring and Research Training (USMART) Academy gather to network with program mentees and mentors.
Please note that attendance is by invitation only to USMART mentees and mentors, both current and alumni.

Urology Care Foundation Research Honors Program & Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation (UCF) recognize the outstanding achievements of early-career investigators who are completing a UCF-funded research project, acknowledge new research grant recipients, and present Awards of Distinction to accomplished senior urology researchers at the annual Research Honors Program & Reception. This premier event for urology researchers at the AUA Annual Meeting is comprised of an award recognition ceremony, networking reception, and scientific poster session for UCF-funded grantees.
Please note that attendance is by invitation only.

Sunday May 5, 2024

Basic Sciences Symposium

Topic: "Spatial Biology in Benign and Malignant Urologic Disease"
Chairs: David B. Solit, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Douglas Strand, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
7:30-11:30 a.m.

Research Forum: Early-Career Investigators Showcase

1-3 p.m.

The only session at the AUA Annual Meeting dedicated to showcasing the work of early-career physician-scientists and researchers, this forum focuses on domestic and international early-career scientists and their impactful projects in a poster session and series of judged podium presentations. This highly anticipated annual event highlights innovative, relevant, and potentially impactful research projects across the research spectrum from bench to bedside and beyond. Winners of the podium presentation competition, judged by highly accomplished senior urologic researchers, receive a certificate of achievement and bragging rights for the following year!