SECTION AND SPECIALTY MEETINGS: New York Section Annual Meeting, Edinburgh and Dublin

By: Lane S. Palmer, MD | Posted on: 01 Aug 2022

The 118th Annual Meeting of the New York Section will take place August 28 to September 3, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland.

These capital cities offer an extraordinarily stimulating historical backdrop and genuine hospitality in which we can all finally come together and enjoy the spirited educational meetings and warm collegiality that define the New York Section Annual Meetings. We arrive in Edinburgh on Sunday, August 28 and start our scientific meetings on Monday morning. We travel to Dublin on Wednesday morning by charter flight. The meeting ends on Friday, and we travel back home from Dublin on Saturday, September 3.

Our hotel bases will be the Caledonian (Waldorf Astoria) Edinburgh and The Shelbourne Dublin. Both 5-star hotels are exceptional in location in their respective city centers, as well as in elegance and style. The Waldorf-Astoria, or “The Caley,” as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, is situated at the west end of Princes Street, nestled in the shadow of the historical Edinburgh Castle, just 2 minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel, is set in a 200-year-old majestic building and is the premier city center hotel in Dublin. You can take a walk back in time to learn about Irish heritage and events that have shaped Dublin’s rich history and legends.

On Sunday afternoon, there will be a Tasting Orientation Tour of Edinburgh with stops to sample (food and drink) some of the city’s tasty morsels. We visit the magnificent Edinburgh Castle on Monday, which is perched high on its precipitous crag of volcanic rock, offering superb views of the city to appreciate Edinburgh’s dramatic topography. The President’s Reception will take place on the Royal Yacht Britannia’the most famous ship in the world. Launched in 1953, she sailed over a million miles as the sovereign ship of the Royal Navy. A walking tour of Dublin on Thursday afternoon will include tours of Christ Church, Teeling Distillery and Guinness Storehouse.

On our travel day (Wednesday), we move to Dublin and in the afternoon head to Palmerstown, where we will have a barbecue lunch and partake in Gaelic games, falconry and sheep herding on their spectacular grounds.

Our Farewell Gala takes place on Friday at the 18th-century Powerscourt House & Gardens, which has been described as having some of the most beautifully maintained gardens on the planet.

The spouse and guest activities have been selected to offer “something for everyone.” In Edinburgh, there will be options for a bike tour, Harry Potter walking tour, tea blending, bespoke hat making, National Gallery tour and cooking classes. In Dublin, choices include Windmill Lane Studios, where U2, the Rolling Stones and REM have recorded, hiking with alpacas, Icons of Dublin tour and cooking lessons at Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School.

I am pleased that Drs. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, Ojas Shah and Michael Schwartz have agreed to form the Scientific Committee and they have put together a superb program, which includes members of our Section as well as some of the most respected colleagues from other AUA Sections. In addition, we will have speakers from both Scotland and Ireland. The program will consist of presentations and panel discussions on urologic oncology, men’s and women’s health issues, endourology and robotics, voiding dysfunction, pediatric urology, novel technologies and socioeconomic and urological education issues.

As we emerge from the pandemic and its impact on every aspect of life, we invite you take this opportunity to join us in Scotland and Ireland for a “reset” to a New York Section Meeting steeped in education and camaraderie.

For further information, please visit our website at: https://nyaua.com/conference/conf-welcome/.

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