LINTHICUM, MD, February 17, 2010—More than 15,000 urologists, researchers, healthcare professionals and exhibitors will gather in San Francisco, CA, for the American Urological Association’s (AUA) 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held at the Moscone Center, May 29-June 3, 2010. This year’s scientific program features the most up-to-date urology research presented by world-renowned experts, two half-day live surgeries courses, industry clinical updates, 15 individual educational tracks and the Late-Breaking Science Forum. Additionally, the 2010 Plenary session will be translated for Spanish-speaking attendees.
A record number of abstracts—more than 7,000—were submitted for presentation at this year’s Annual Meeting; of those, 2,100 abstracts were selected for presentation. Investigators will present research on topics in urology, including prostate, bladder and kidney cancers; erectile dysfunction; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate); incontinence; male infertility; and other genitourinary diseases and conditions. Leading experts are also expected to present new information on AUA clinical practice guidelines.
AUA2010 will also feature the 3rd Annual Global Perspectives in Urology Forum, featuring international experts discussing urologic case studies from around the world, and the Primary Care Update in Urology, a special educational opportunity for primary care providers to learn about the latest updates in urologic care and earn continuing medical education (CME) credits through four free courses.
“The AUA Annual Meeting is the best forum to learn the latest research on urologic conditions and cancers whether you are a healthcare professional or a member of the media,” said AUA Secretary Robert C. Flanigan, MD. “Urologic conditions affect tens of millions of people worldwide every year. It is important that physicians and patients stay abreast of the research that affects their quality of care and, more importantly, their quality of life.”
This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in tandem with the 1st World Congress of Pediatric Urology. The top global pediatric urology organizations have combined their efforts to address the needs of pediatric healthcare. More than 500 pediatric urology healthcare professionals are anticipated to attend, as well as an expert team of key opinion leaders gathered from top pediatric urology organizations.
Contact the AUA Communications Office at 410-689-3932 for more information on covering the meeting. Reporters interested in covering the meeting can:
- Register to attend the 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting for free at http://www.AUAnet.org/content/press/annual_meeting/registration.cfm
- Request advance copies of media materials by e-mailing communications@AUAnet.org
- E-mail communications@AUAnet.org for more information on remote coverage options
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About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is the pre-eminent professional organization for urologists, with more than 16,000 members throughout the world. An educational nonprofit organization, the AUA pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care by carrying out a wide variety of programs for members and their patients.
Lacey Dean, AUA