USTRS 2019 Annual Meeting - At the AUA in Chicago

Needs assessment:

More than 40,000 kidney transplants occur in the world each year. There is a shortage of available organs prompted increased use of expanded criteria donors, who may have one or more “medical complexities” including older age, obesity, or hypertension. The concern is to match the donor kidneys to the growing list of patients to receive a transplant given the complexities and health of the patient. Urologists need to know the standard of care for patients receiving a kidney transplant with various other medical conditions present.


  1. Summarize various treatment strategies for kidney transplant patients with prostate cancer.
  2. Distinguish the advances or betterment of Robotic vs Open Transplantation.
  3. Discuss the evidence regarding use of cytoreductive nephrectomy.

Preliminary Schedule - Monday, May 6:

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM - Lunch Program               

Adding Peritoneal Dialysis Surgery to your Urology Practice
Neal Rowe (University of Ottawa)

1:20 PM – 1:45 PM        

Prostate Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients:  Is Active Surveillance an Option?
Laurence Klotz (University of Toronto)

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM         

Recycling Kidneys: Re-Transplantation of Previously Transplanted Kidneys
Jeff Veale (University of California, LA)

2:10 PM - 2:45 PM         

Robotic vs Open Renal Transplantation (Point Counterpoint Session)
David Goldfarb (Cleveland Clinic), 10 min Open Surgery
Alberto Breda (Barcelona), 10 min Robotic Surgery

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM        

Is Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Dead? (Crossfire)
Anil Kapoor (McMaster University) 10 min CN is not dead
Rodney Breau (University of Ottawa) 10 min CN is dead

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM         

Novick Presentations (6 x 10 min)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM        

USTRS Business Meeting

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM        

Cocktail Reception, View Posters and Presentation of Novick Award