SECTION AND SPECIALTY MEETINGS: NSAUA 2022's Annual Meeting Will Run Its Course in Charlotte, NC: Drivers Wanted!

By: Julie Franc-Guimond, MD | Posted on: 01 Aug 2022

As President of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association (NSAUA), it is my privilege to invite and encourage you to attend our 74th annual meeting. It is no secret that the last two years have been different to say the least, affecting almost all aspects of our lives, including the way we interact and share/discuss science. Although virtual meetings held in 2020 and 2021 were definite successes, we can only be happy that we will get to meet in person for our section’s next annual meeting to be held in Charlotte, NC from October 27–29, 2022.

Dr. Naeem Bhojani, the program chair, and his committee have put together a terrific scientific program sure to provide the perfect blend of innovative information combined with practical guidance. The stellar list of experts scheduled to present includes Dr. Fred Saad, who will be the Slotkin lecturer. Dr. Saad, a world-renowned urologic oncologist, will share his knowledge and wisdom as he will disclose his personal journey caring for patients with prostate cancer. Other guest lecturers will include Dr. Manoj Monga and Dr. Amy E. Krambeck, who will discuss maximizing outcomes while minimizing risk, and will reveal their best tricks to take care of the most complex stone patients. A lecture sure to spark interest will be given by Dr. Elise De on pelvic pain management. Other talks will discuss economic benefits (Dr. Amy E. Krambeck) and the care of spina bifida patients throughout their lifetime (Dr. Peter D. Metcalfe).

“Although virtual meetings held in 2020 and 2021 were definite successes, we can only be happy that we will get to meet in person for our section’s next annual meeting to be held in Charlotte, NC from October 27-29, 2022.”

Moreover, we could not meet without discussing diversity, equity and inclusion when caring for our patients (Dr. Quoc-Dien Trinh), ourselves (Dr. Casey Seideman) and various communities (Dr. Melanie Morris). Other topics will include how the human body came to light using the cystoscope and the pace of change in medical publishing to be discussed by our great colleagues Dr. Ronald Rabinowitz and Dr. Robert Siemens.

And as usual, the most sensitive subjects will be discussed during our residents’ debates, which always entertain the audience! On this year’s agenda: first-line therapies for Peyronie’s disease and the right to perform cystectomies.

Beyond the science, meeting in person will definitely translate into memorable encounters to be cherished for years to come. So get ready to share coffee and desserts in the exhibit hall, enjoy meals during industry symposiums and dress up for the president’s reception and banquet. But the event you will not want to miss will certainly be the Fun Night, during which we will visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Expect to be wowed by the interactive exhibit whilst you get behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car replica, delve into the archives and/or defy your friends to compete amicably during the Pit Crew Challenge.

With such a wonderful scientific program and promising social encounters, good times are surely ahead. May many individuals attend! So, whether you are a member of our section or not, a resident, or a partner, I hope we meet in Charlotte!

For more information regarding the next NSAUA’s annual meeting, please visit: nsaua.org

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