SPECIALTY SOCIETIES: Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery Annual Meeting Sunday, April 30—Invites All Transplant and Renal Surgeons

By: Jeffrey L. Veale, MD, President, Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California | Posted on: 06 Apr 2023

The Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery (USTRS) will meet on Sunday, April 30, 2023 (1:00-5:00 pm), in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (next to the convention center), Regency Ballroom AB, during the AUA Annual Meeting. Our meeting will include timely lectures from the experts, resident podium presentations, and awards ceremony.

As always, the planning committee has created an exceptional USTRS program for this year. The program includes timely and cutting-edge talks by state-of-the-art presentations, keynote lectures, and updates by nationally renowned speakers. In addition, there are 6 resident podium presentations to which one will receive the coveted Annual Novick Award.

  • Bladder Transplantation: First In-Human Clinical Trial. Nima Nassiri, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, California/Inderbir Gill, MD, University of Southern California, Bakersfield
  • Tolerance in Kidney Transplant. Jeffrey Veale, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Crossfire: Robotic vs Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy. Obi Ekwenna, MD, The University of Toledo, Ohio/Nick Cowan, MD, Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center, Washington
  • Transplant Training Practices Across Europe and North America. Nathan Osbun, MD, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Novick Resident Research Presentations and Winner

We look forward to seeing you there, please RSVP at no charge to ustrs.org/meetings/2023-meeting/.

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 transplant surgeons. I would like to encourage everyone to renew your USTRS membership for 2023 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 that Dr John Barry (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland) perpetuates, the USTRS Board of Directors envisioned the creation of a traveling 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 on submitting applications are on the USTRS website. Please consider a donation through our website to provide stable annual funding of this award for many years to come.

I look forward to seeing you all in Chicago. Please visit our website at www.USTRS.org, or email us at info@ustrs.org.