Friday, May 16, 2014

2014 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting: Kickoff

Today marks the start of the Annual American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  This annual meeting hosts approximately 20,000 urologists from around the world and offers an exciting forum in which new guidelines are released for a variety of disease states, new research and breakthroughs in urology are showcased, and advances in technology are displayed for everyone to see.

The Brady Urological Institute is once again represented very strongly at this year's meeting.  Below you can find links to calendars showing (1) the faculty appearances and presentations throughout the meeting and (2) each poster, podium and video session where urology research from Johns Hopkins is being presented.

In total, there are 17 faculty presentations and 45 research presentations over the 5 day meeting.  Some of the highlights include:


  • Dr. H Ballentine Carter will be addressing the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer and discussing last year's AUA Prostate-Specific Antigen Best Practice Statement at:
    • Plenary II: Crossfires in Urology on Friday, May 16th at 1pm in the Chapin Theater.
    • American Society for Men's Health (ASMH) Meeting on Monday, May 19th at 230pm in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Room W224G.
  • Society Presidential Addresses:
  • Dr. Brian Matlaga will be discussing the management of kidney stones at:
    • Confederacion Americana de Urologia (CAU), "Overview of Renal Calculi," Saturday, May 17th at 130pm in the Valencia Board Room of the OCCC.
    • Plenary I, "Point Counterpoint: Sterile Urine Before PCNL, One Week of Antibiotic Therapy," Monday, May 19th at 933am in the OCCC Valencia Ballroom.
    • ROCK Society (Research on Calculus Kinetics), "What is the Preferred Management of Proximal Ureteral Stones: Medical Expulsive Therapy, Surgical Therapy," on Monday, May 19th at 420pm in the OCCC, W314.
  • Dr. Ken Pienta will be giving the Coffey Lecture at the joint SBUR (Society for Basic Urologic Research)/ SUO (Society of Urologic Oncology) Meeting on "Cancer and Metastases: What Ecology Can Teach Us."
  • Dr. Alan Partin will be discussing "Prostate Cancer Tissue Methylation as a Marker for Repeat Biopsy: Update from the MATLOC and DOCUMENT Trials" at the joing BAUS/BJUI/USANZ Meeting, Sunday, May 18th, at 220pm in the Hyatt Regency BR P.


  • Dr. Trinity Bivalacqua's group will be presenting over 13 posters and podiums on a variety of topics incuding urothelial cancer, penile cancer, erectile dysfunction and return of sexual function after pelvic surgery.  Two of those posters were selected as Outstanding Posters and will be presented on Saturday, May 17th at 1pm in the OCCC W303.
    • Baras, Gandhi, Munari, Faraj, Hoque, Schoenberg, Bivalacqua and Netto.  "Identification and Validation of Protein Biomarkers of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Muscle Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma."
    • Hannan, Liu, Hoke, Burnett and Bivalacqua. "Rho-kinase inhibition prevents nNOS uncoupling in the MPG, erectile dysfunction and increases neuronal outgrowth following cavernous nerve injury."
  • The Kidney Cancer Research Team, led by Dr. Mohamad Allaf will be presenting 11 posters and podiums.  Highlights include:
    • Results from the Multi-Institutional Consortium of Robotic Partial Nephrectomy.
    • Assessment of complications following Radical and Partial Nephrectomy in NSQIP.
    • Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Stage 1 Testis Cancer.
  • Dr. Phillip Pierorazio will be championing the six presentations from the Delayed Intervention and Surveillance for Small Renal Masses (DISSRM) Registry looking at comparative oncologic outcomes, selection criteria, growth kinetics and quality of life for patients undergoing active surveillance or surgery for small kidney tumors.

Click here to download the full calendar of Faculty Presentations.

 Click here to download the full calendar of Research Presentations.

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