Stanford Urology’s Strong Presence at AUA

The Department of Urology at Stanford School of Medicine recently concluded a successful campaign at the American Urological Association's (AUA) annual conference. The event took place in San Antonio, Texas, from May 01 to May 06. Over 12 faculty members, more than 14 residents, post-doc scholars, fellows, and researchers contributed to various plenary sessions, debates, podium and poster presentations, and instructional courses. Discussions revolved around current practices, latest innovations, and advancements in urology, with a focus on the role of artificial intelligence, comprehensive strategies for managing interstitial cystitis, significant progress in focal therapy for localized prostate cancer, and much more.

Concurrent with the conference, and continuing our annual tradition, the department held an exclusive alumni reception- an annual event that celebrates the enduring ties with our alumni and friends. The evening was full of memories, updates, and renewed connections as current and former department faculty, residents, postdocs, and fellows came together in a warm, convivial atmosphere. The alumni reception was more than just a reunion; it was a reflection of our enduring legacy and shared aspirations.

We returned from AUA with a bag full of awards. Our 3rd-year resident Amber Herbert was a spotlight recipient. She was honored with the 2024 Elisabeth Pickett Research Award, a research scholarship in honor of the first female urologist in the United States, Dr. Elisabeth Pauline Pickett. Additionally, Daniel Massana and William Shi were recognized as the Best Poster Presenters in their respective sessions.

The next AUA annual conference is set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 26 to April 29, 2025.