USTRS 2021 Annual Meeting

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USTRS 2021 Annual Meeting - At the AUA in Las Vegas

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Room Zeno 4601-10 @ The Venetian Las Vegas

Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2021

Accepted Abstracts will be PUBLISHED in the Canadian Urological Association Journal

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 essential strategies for kidney transplant patients.
  2. Distinguish the advances or betterment of Robotic vs Open Transplantation.
  3. Utilization of new processes for kidney transplantation systems for future usage.

Schedule - Sunday, Sept. 12:

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM


1:10 PM -  1:15 PM
Welcome & Announcements
Alp Sener, MD, PhD (Western University, Ontario)


1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
The Use of a Muscle Pump Activator Improves Post-Renal Transplant Outcomes: Results from Randomized Controlled Trial.
Alp Sener, MD, PhD (Western University, Ontario)


1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Lecture: Over 25 Years of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: A Pinnacle Development in Transplantation.
Lloyd E. Ratner, MD (Columbia University, New York)


1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
USTRS Keynote Speaker: Renal Transplant Essentials for Urologists.
John M. Barry, MD (Oregon Health & Sciences Univ.)


2:10 PM - 3:00 PM
Novick Resident Presentations


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Reception, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Moderated Poster Session


4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
Peri-Operative Transplant Immunosuppression in 2021.
Anil Kapoor, MD (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada)


4:20 PM – 4:35 PM
Voucher for Future Transplantation.
Jeffrey Veale, MD (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)


4:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Presentation of Novick & Poster Awards / Reception – Visit Exhibitors


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