Section and Specialty Meetings: New England Section Meeting

By: Ernest Bove, MD | Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Greetings from New England! We hope you can join us at the 2021 New England Section Annual Meeting in Burlington, Vermont, October 14–16, 2021. This meeting will be the first for the Section in 2 years, and our leadership and program committee is looking forward to reuniting the Section in the spirit of education, collaboration and camaraderie. Our small, friendly city of Burlington offers a thriving art scene, museums, a full range of outdoor activities, renowned restaurants and a welcoming culture. Combined with peak foliage season, Burlington provides the perfect setting to enjoy the beauty of our New England fall season!

Our scientific program coordinators are my good friends Drs. Martin Gross and Kevan Sternberg, who are planning this year’s meeting. They have assembled 3 days of programming, which will include our traditional scientific abstract sessions and panel discussions, 2 socioeconomic sessions and new interesting case presentations. The interesting case session is designed as an engaging “How I Do It” program, and we are excited to offer it this year. We will also be offering an all-day Basic Comprehension Course geared toward advanced practice providers (APPs) on Saturday, October 16. Our meeting will conclude with our residents, fellows and young urologists networking forum on Saturday afternoon.

State of the Art Lectures will feature Dr. Amy Krambeck, who will speak on HoLEP: A Trusted Procedure for a New Era, Dr. Adam S. Kibel, who will speak on the Critical Role of the Urologist in Trimodal Therapy for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer, and Dr. Ricardo Munarriz, who will speak about Prevention and Management of Penile Prosthesis Infections. We will also welcome Dr. Anthony Caldamone as our 45th Wyland F. Leadbetter Memorial Lecturer. Dr. Caldamone’s presentation will be titled “The Making of an Exam: What Can We Measure.”

Panel discussions are always popular within the New England Section. This year we will feature a point/counterpoint panel on endourology. This panel will be a first for the Section–it will be comprised of both local panelists and our colleagues abroad to truly give a worldwide perspective on this topic.

Our APP colleagues have expressed interest in increased integration into the Annual Meeting. Martin Gross, Kevan Sternberg and I have ensured that this year’s program is inclusive of topics of interest to APPs and that there is APP faculty participation. This includes the AUA Course of Choice, Superficial Bladder Cancer and Evaluation of the Patient with Hematuria, given by Jim Kovarik, MS, PA-C from the University of Kansas and Dr. Alana Murphy from Jefferson University. We anticipate wonderful interaction among all our attendees in Burlington.

We are also excited to offer our Women in Urology breakfast on Saturday morning, October 16, which will cover topics such as women in leadership roles within our specialty and supporting women in advocacy. This session is sure to be well attended and will offer opportunity for networking as well.

Along with business and educational activities of the Section Annual Meeting, there will be opportunities to enjoy the company of our colleagues, reconnect and rekindle friendships, and engage with our industry partners. There will be exhibit hall cocktail receptions on both Thursday and Friday nights, and this years’ Presidents Dinner on Saturday, October 16 will be a delightful dinner cruise on Lake Champlain aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.

The preliminary program, meeting registration, housing and local area information can be found on the NEAUA website at

On behalf of the New England Section leadership and program committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Burlington this fall.

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