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USTRS 2019 Annual Meeting - At the AUA in Chicago

Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Room W192 @ McCormick Place Convention Center West Building

Abstract submission deadline: March 3, 2019

Click here to see abstracts & program in the CUAJ

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.

Schedule - Monday, May 6:

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM         (Refreshments)
Adding Peritoneal Dialysis Surgery to your Urology Practice
Neal Rowe, MD (University of Ottawa)

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM 
Prostate Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients:  Is Active Surveillance an Option?
Laurence Klotz, MD (University of Toronto)

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Recycling Kidneys: Re-Transplantation of Previously Transplanted Kidneys
Jeff Veale, MD (University of California, LA)

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM 
Robotic vs Open Renal Transplantation (Point Counterpoint Session)
David Goldfarb, MD (Cleveland Clinic), 10 min Open Surgery
Alberto Breda, MD (Barcelona), 10 min Robotic Surgery

2:30 PM – 2:50 PM  
Is Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Dead? (Crossfire)
Anil Kapoor, MD (McMaster University) 10 min CN is not dead
Rodney Breau, MD (University of Ottawa) 10 min CN is dead

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM  
Novick Presentations

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM     
Reception, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters and Presentation of Novick & Poster Awards

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM  
USTRS Business Meeting

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 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.