2013 Urology Care Foundation Basic Science Symposium
"Inflammation and Fibrosis--Underlying Factors in Benign Urological Disorders"
Friday, May 3rd, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 33
The 2013 Basic Science Symposium will focus on the role of key components of the innate and adaptive immune responses and how they contribute to the pathogenesis of fibrosis. Symposium participants will be encouraged to discuss how fibrosis may promote lower urinary tract dysfunction. The Program Committee has developed an outstanding program featuring a rigorous and in-depth discussion of basic and translational aspects of inflammation and fibrosis and how they impact development of non-cancer urological diseases and conditions. The purpose of this symposium is to define how the processes of inflammation and fibrosis contribute to the development of common lower urinary tract conditions such as prostatitis, Peyronie's disease and interstitial cystitis, among others.
The Program Chairs are: Dr. Jill Macoska from the University of Massachusetts - Boston, and Secretary of the Society for Basic Urology Research; and Dr. Leo Giambarresi, AUA Director of Research. The speakers are Dr. Thomas Wynn from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Augustine Choi from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lloyd Cantley from Yale University, and Dr. Jeremy Duffield from the University of Washington - Seattle. Two presentations will also be given by speakers selected from poster submissions. Opening remarks will be given by Dr. Deborah Hoshizaki from the National Institutes of Health.
All attendees are encouraged to register and attend the AUA Annual Meeting. There is no registration fee for the Basic Science Symposium. The AUA is pleased to offer travel funds associated with attendance to the Basic Science Symposium. Eligible individuals must submit a poster abstract and present a poster at the symposium. Funding priority will be given to young investigators and students. Young investigators are defined as M.D.s, Ph.D.s, or individuals with equivalent doctoral-level degrees, who are actively engaged in research and within 10 years of completing a residency or fellowship, or from completing requirements for a Ph.D. at the date of application.
Posters will be exhibited during and after the symposium.
View the Program Agenda.
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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK098952-01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.