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SPECIALTY SOCIETIES Research on Calculus Kinetics Society

By: Vernon M. Pais, Jr., MD, MS | Posted on: 01 May 2022

The Research on Calculus Kinetics (R.O.C.K.) Society is pleased to continue our affiliation with the American Urological Association and will host a specialty meeting during the AUA Annual Meeting. We invite you to attend the R.O.C.K. Society Meeting at the 2022 AUA Meeting in New Orleans on Monday, May 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The R.O.C.K. meeting brings together the best and brightest in the specialty to debate and discuss the latest developments and to provide an opportunity for scientific assessment and dialogue among researchers, physicians and health care providers involved in kidney stone management. The meeting includes state-of-the-art developments in stone management, as well as discussion and review of traditional and emerging methods of treatment.

This year’s meeting will address medical and surgical management of urolithiasis in both children and adults. Additionally, the meeting will highlight the latest updates and refinements in intraoperative and perioperative care.

Nicole Streeper will moderate the first session focusing on the epidemiology of stone disease, pediatric stone disease and pregnancy. Presentations will discuss disparities in stone care, surgery in children, evaluation and management of the pediatric stone former, and renal colic during pregnancy.

Session Two will be moderated by Michael Lipkin, who will guide a discussion of updates and refinements in perioperative care. Topics in this session will highlight opportunities to reduce morbidity to both the patient and the urologist.

The final 2 sessions will address surgical and medical management of stone disease. Kelly Healy will oversee the presentations on surgical management, including lasers, mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy and burst wave lithotripsy. Sara Best will moderate the medical management group, who will review urinary ammonia, urinary alkalinization and breakthroughs in hyperoxaluria.

We are thrilled to have been able to gather some of the best minds in the specialty and enthusiastically invite all of our colleagues who have an interest in kidney stone disease to attend this unique educational experience and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and talk with these experts. Each session will include ample time for questions to ensure an open dialogue with speakers and attendees.

The R.O.C.K. Society is a multidisciplinary group of investigators dedicated to unraveling the pathophysiological events of kidney stone formation, preventing the development of new stones or growth of existing calculi, identifying demographic factors and diseases associated with the development of kidney stones, and optimizing stone removal.

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