USTRS 2018 Annual Meeting - At the AUA in San Francisco!

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Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:30am – 11:30am

Room 2001 & 2003 at Moscone Center West

  • Highlights include Expert keynote lectures on:

    • Surgical Techniques in Transplantation and Renal Surgery

    • IVC Tumor Thrombus Cases

    • Fertility and Hormone Changes in the Male Kidney Transplant Recipient

  • Expert Speakers include:
    James R. Porter, MD, Larry Lipshultz, MD, Anil Kapoor, MD, Alp Sener, MD,
    Darrel Drachenberg, MD, Craig Rogers, MD, Christopher Wood, MD, Gaetano Ciancio, MD, MBA

Earn a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)  to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Call for Papers

All residents and fellows worldwide welcome!

Novick Award: Call for Abstracts

Resident and Fellow Essay Competition - $1,000 First Prize

2018 USTRS Annual Meeting - Monday May 21, 2018 - 7:30 – 11:30 AM

Abstract Submission Deadline March 26, 2018

Urology residents and fellows are invited to submit abstracts related to renal transplantation, renal surgery and adrenal surgery. The top six abstracts, based on scientific quality and originality, will be presented in a moderated podium session. There will be 7 minutes for each presentation and 3 minutes for discussion. The Novick Award and $1,000 will be given for the best abstract. The abstracts submitted cannot be on the 2018 AUA program.


Preparation of the abstracts is similar to that for the AUA Annual Meeting.

  1. Size: <2,280 characters; this includes the body of the abstract, tables, and graphics; tables = 225 characters. Send in a Word Document, Page setup: width 8.5″, height 11.5″. Use 0.5″ inch margins for top/bottom and right/left. Use 10 pt. Arial font (or smaller if needed).
  2. Title: Clearly define the topic; no abbreviations.
  3. Authors: List the primary author’s full name, followed by the other author’s names; spell out the names of all authors using full first name, middle initial and last name. Resident(s) or fellow(s) MUST be identified in the author list in bold
  4. Presenting Author: If the author(s) of the abstract is an employee(s) of or has a financial relationship with a commercial interest which controls the content of the presentation then he/she cannot be the presenting author. However, principal investigators responsible for research and development are permitted to present as long as they resolve their conflicts of interest (COI) and as long as they are not employees of the commercial interest. The abstract MUST be presented by a urology resident or fellow.
  5. Body of Abstract: Make it informative and detailed.

*The body must contain 4 separate paragraphs: Introduction and Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

*It is not acceptable to state that “The results will be discussed.”

*Standard abbreviations may be used as follows: on first use, spell out the full term and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses.

*Graphs and tables may be used; characters in graphs and tables are counted towards the overall character limit of the abstract.

*Use generic, not proprietary, names of drugs.

  1. Source of Funding: Grant support must be indicated on the “Source of Funding” line. If there is no support, “None” must be listed. This is a required field.
  2. Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure Statement: all authors must disclose COI.

Abstracts should be prepared in standard AUA format and submitted by email to with a copy to by March 26, 2018.

You will receive an email acknowledgement of your abstract submission and e-mail notification if your abstract is accepted. Please direct questions to the USTRS office or emails above.

Sincerely, Evan Vapnek, MD, Secretary-Treasurer, USTRS