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SPECIALTY SOCIETIES Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery Annual Meeting during the AUA Annual Meeting Invites All Transplant and Renal Surgeons

By: Jeffrey L. Veale, MD | Posted on: 01 May 2022

The Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery (USTRS) will meet on Sunday, May 15, 2022 (1–5 p.m.) in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 354–355. Our meeting will include timely lectures from the experts, resident podium presentations, moderated/unmoderated poster sessions/viewing with a reception and awards. Our meeting will nicely follow the AUA Transplant and Vascular Surgery session.

As always, the planning committee has created an exceptional USTRS program for this year highlighting Dr. Alberto Bredo, chief of kidney transplantation, Fundació Puigvert, Barcelona, Spain, speaking on “Robotic Autotransplantation;” Dr. Inderbir Gill, chairman and professor, department of urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, speaking on “Robotic Prostatectomy/Cystectomy Following Renal Transplantation;” Dr. Islam Kamrul, managing director and urologist at Center for Kidney Diseases and Urology Hospital, Bangladesh, speaking on “‘True Miracles’—Transplanting Kidneys in the 3rd World;” and Dr. Jeffrey Veale, professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles, speaking on “Giving out ‘Vouchers’ for Future Kidney Transplantations.”

The USTRS has a strong history of advancing the practice and science of transplantation internationally. Benefits to USTRS membership are numerous, but most importantly it enables us to build collaborative relationships with like-minded groups and individuals. I would like to encourage everyone to renew your USTRS membership for 2022 and welcome you to actively participate in USTRS committees and initiatives. In sharing our experiences, innovative science and educational content, we are given the tremendous opportunity to learn from each other across the globe and further advance organ transplantation. If you are interested in participating on USTRS committees or would like to join the USTRS, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

I am also extremely proud to announce that we have made considerable progress in building the fund for the newly established Dr. John Barry Fellowship Award! In the spirit of fostering the passion and excellence Dr. John Barry (Oregon, U.S.A.) perpetuates, the USTRS Board of Directors envisioned the creation of a travelling fellowship award to honor Dr. Barry and his contributions to urology and transplantation. The fellowship will enable the recipient to visit medical centers around the world, to study and gain experience in the application of new knowledge and techniques, or to further the pursuit of a project relevant to surgical practice or research in transplantation. We are excited to adjudicate the first round of applications for the award this year. Instructions for applicants to submit an application are on the USTRS website ( Please consider a donation, as our goal is to raise $50,000 USD to provide stable annual funding of this award for many years to come.

I look forward to seeing you all in New Orleans. Please visit our website