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Summer Research Conference


"Patient Phenotyping: Advancing Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction"
September 13 – 14, 2014

The 21st Summer Research Conference was held on September 13-14 at the AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD. The program chairs were Toby Chai, MD; J. Quentin Clemens, MD; and Michel Pontari, MD.

The topic of the meeting was "Patient Phenotyping: Advancing Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction." The information shared during this meeting is expected to assist in advancing the goals of the Measurement of Urinary Symptoms (MOMUS) and the Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) in terms of catalyzing progress in understanding the etiology and natural history of LUTD and development of comprehensive symptom assessment tools through patient phenotyping. The rigorous and in-depth discussion attracted leaders in the field, leading urology researchers, clinical urologists and junior investigators. The meeting included scientific presentations and posters. This may also lead to new opportunities for collaborations between basic and clinical participants and eventually lead to the translation of laboratory bench findings into clinical settings and vice versa.

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Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NIH Funding: Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by grant 1 R13 DK103526-01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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2012 Summer Research Conference: Hormones in Urologic Health
2011 Summer Research Conference: Aging and Urological Diseases
2010 Summer Research Conference: Urinary Incontinence
2009 Summer Research Conference: Bladder Cancer
2008 Summer Research Conference: Sexual Medicine


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