Schedule of Events | May 21, 2018 from 7:30 - 11:45 AM

Authors will give 7 minute presentations, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A. Based on a combination of scientific merit and effectiveness of presentation, one presenter will be awarded the 2018 Andrew Novick Award.

7:00   Breakfast served

7:30   Welcome Remarks
Anil Kapoor, MD, USTRS President

7:30 - 8:30   Update on Surgical Techniques in Transplantation and Renal Surgery
James R. Porter, MD, Swedish Urological Group, Seattle, WA: Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Techniques, Including Insufflation Management Systems.
Anil Kapoor, MD, Hamilton, ONT., Canada: Hemostatic Techniques in Robotic and Laparoscopic Renal Surgery.
Alp Sener, MD, PhD, London, ONT., Canada: New Innovations in Transplant Surgery, Including Wound Care and Renal Functional Improvements.

8:30 - 9:30   IVC Tumor Thrombus Hour
One case and one speaker for each level: Moderator Neal Rowe, Ottawa
Level I. Darrel Drachenberg, MD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Level II. Craig Rogers, MD, Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, MI
Level III. Christopher Wood, MD, Univ. of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., Houston, TX
Level IV. Gaetano Ciancio, MD, MBA, Miami Transplant Institute/Jackson Memorial Hospital

9:30 - 10:30   Fertility and Hormone Changes in the Male Kidney Transplant Recipient
Larry Lipshultz, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Introduction by John M. Barry, MD, Immed. Past President, Portland, OR.

10:30 – 11:30   Novick Award Presentations
Resident and fellow abstract presentations for Novick Award: Moderator Alp Sener, MD, PhD, London, ONT., Canada

11:30 – 11:45   Business Meeting
USTRS President

AUA Accreditation Information
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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