From the Urology Care Foundation President: At Last! Urology Care Foundation Events at AUA2021

By: Harris M. Nagler, MD, FACS | Posted on: 06 Aug 2021

At last…we can be together. I know how excited you are to be able to travel, meet with your colleagues and, of course, visit and participate in the Urology Care Foundation’s AUA2021 offerings. With the 116th AUA Annual Meeting taking place in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada next month, we invite you to join the Foundation for a host of great activities and an opportunity to join us on our global mission!

Our booth will be located in The Square, a prime location adjacent to the Video Abstract Theater and the Annual Meeting’s new digital poster viewing station. The booth will be staffed with knowledgeable Foundation team and Board members. All are thrilled to share with you its exciting growth and its emerging global mission for supporting patients through education, research and humanitarian efforts!

Humanitarian Initiatives

According to the World Health Organization, half of the world lacks access to essential health services and many communities in the United States, as well as countries across the globe, lack the urologists to serve their patient populations. The gaps and disparities across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic communities worldwide are growing, now more than ever. Many members of the AUA are actively involved in efforts to address these disparities. The Urology Care Foundation values these efforts and has raised funds to support individuals who provide direct urological patient care to underserved communities in the U.S. and throughout the world. You can learn more at UrologyHealth.org/Humanitarian; while there, explore the podcast, “Humanitarian Heroes in Urology,” to hear stories of humanitarians who volunteer their time and talent to provide urological care to others around the globe.

We are excited to showcase the humanitarian efforts of your friends and colleagues during this year’s AUA Annual Meeting. Twenty-four global humanitarian poster abstracts will be presented next month and I am honored to open this inaugural session and discover more about the extraordinary array of humanitarian work that’s happening throughout the world to treat urological diseases and conditions.

Patient Resources

You know how valuable the Foundation’s educational resources are….and if you don’t, you should. Please visit our website (UrologyHealth.org) to see the extraordinary free resources available to you and to your patients. One of this year’s marquee resources will be the new Living Healthy: Fighting Cancer with Food cookbook. This free cookbook helps patients make healthier decisions in the kitchen, and teaches them to make great tasting meals that nourish the body. It also offers amazing recipes donated by such celebrity chefs as Chef Michael Lomonaco, a legacy in New York City; Chef Mary Nolan, Executive Chef for Bon Appetite Magazine (and wife of a urologist); Paul Wahlberg and Chef Wolfgang Puck, to name a few.

While at the booth you’ll also get a chance to bid on sports memorabilia, vacation packages and much more as our Silent Auction returns for another year of fantastic prize packages. Bidding, onsite and online, opens Thursday, September 9 and will close out on Sunday, September 12. Don’t miss out on these fabulous opportunities!

A Night at the Races

Our social events are wonderful opportunities to meet with colleagues and have a great time while supporting the Foundation. Plan on attending A Night at the Races for an unforgettable evening on Friday, September 10 at The Venetian Hotel (Murano Room) in the heart of Las Vegas. During this crowning social event, you will experience the riveting excitement of off-track thoroughbred horse racing, as well as an electrifying evening full of spirited racing traditions, entertainment and plenty of chances to wager your luck. You can “buy” a horse…a race…for your partner, practice or department. Be a winner!

Proceeds benefit the Urology Care Foundation’s research and patient education programs. Tickets are available now at UrologyHealth.org/Benefit.

Giddy-up…see you in Vegas!

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