Fall Congress Newsletter

The Pediatric Urology Fall Congress, held this past weekend (October 24-26) in Miami was a tremendous success. The Congress, sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Urology in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatric Section on Urology, the Society for Fetal Urology, the International Children’s Incontinence Society, the European Society for Paediatric Urology, and the American Association of Pediatric Urologists, brought over 550 pediatric urology specialists together to collaborate, network and learn. In addition to the Congress program, the PUNS Annual Meeting which preceded the Congress, featured a day-long program for urology nurse professionals and specialists.

The scientific program, developed by Paul Austin, MD, covered the latest developments within the specialty and included state of the art lectures, panel discussions, didactic presentations, moderated and display posters. Some of the highlights are included here, but we encourage you to visit the Fall Congress website for the complete program and abstracts.

Highlight Lectures

AAPU Lecture: "Update on the AAP UTI Guidelines ≤2 yo"
Kenneth Roberts

AAP Latimer Lecture: "The Role of Antibiotic Prophylaxis with VUR - Results of the RIVUR Trial"
Saul Greenfield

SPU Lecture: "Sex and the Animals"
Ron Magill

Society for Fetal Urology
Biannual Meeting

Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists
Annual Meeting

Pediatric Urology Fall Congress Statistics
Registrant Type# RegCountry Ratio
Practicing Urologist282USA45381%
Non-Urologist Physician5Canada153%
Allied Health Professional136All Others7517%
Presenting Residents & Fellows72
Non-presenting Resident & Fellows40


Selwyn B. Levitt, MD 2014 AAP Urology Medal
Selwyn B. Levitt, MD

The Urology Medal is one of the highest honors conferred upon pediatric urologists. The award is presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric urology.

Fall Congress Program Chair
Paul Austin, MD

Clinical Research Prize
Predictive Value of Specific Ultrasound Findings for Vesicoureteral Reflux on Voiding Cystourethrogram
Tanya Logvinenko, PhD, Jeanne S. Chow, MD, Caleb Nelson, MD, MPH.
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Basic Science Research Prize
>Antitumor activity of a novel s1p2 antagonist, ab1, in neuroblastoma
Mei-Hong Li, PhD1, Rolf Swenson, PhD2, Sampa Jana, PhD3, Erik Stolarzewicz, PhD4, Timothy Hla, PhD5, Linda Shapiro, PhD1, Fernando Ferrer, MD6.
1University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA, 2Arroyo Biosciences LLC, Princeton, NJ, USA, 3TCG Life Sciences Limited, Hinjewadi, India, 4Chem-Master International Inc., Stony Brook, NY, USA, 5Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA, 6Connecticut Children's Medical Center/ University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford/ Farmington, CT, USA.

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SPU 63rd Annual Meeting
May 15-17 2015

26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology
14-18 October, 2015
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