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UCLA researchers to present on latest research and clinical advancements at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

Post Date:August 26, 2021 8:30 AM

Physicians and scientists from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will be joining thousands of urology experts on Sept. 10 to Sept. 13 for the virtual American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting.

The conference provides engaging presentations from urologists, urologic oncologists and urologic health care professionals from around the world to discuss significant advances in urologic oncology, female pelvic reconstruction, endo-urology, transplant, infertility, practice management, male pelvic reconstruction and imaging.

More than 20 abstracts, sessions and podium presentations at AUA 2021 feature researchers and physicians from UCLA, who will be taking part in high-profile presentations and are available to comment on the following topics.


Oncology-focused abstracts

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 7:30 TO 8:00AM

Panel Discussion: The Future of Urologic Oncology: How will the Role of Urologic Cancer Surgeon be affected by Advances in Technology and Science
Panelist: Dr. Brian Shuch, Associate Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8:40 TO 8:50AM

PD03-11: Defining phenotypic "preference profiles" in men choosing treatment for localized prostate cancer
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Saigal, Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:10 TO 10:20AM

PD09-05: Phase 2/3 clinical results of IL-15RαFc superagonist N-803 with BCG in BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) carcinoma in-situ (CIS) patients
Presenter: Dr. Karim Chamie, Associate Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1:00 TO 1:30PM

Crossfire: Controversies in Urology Debate: Negative Fusion Biopsy: What did I miss and what is the next step?
Presenter/Debater: Dr. Leonard Marks, Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3:35 TO 3:45PM

Distinguishing Benign Renal Tumors from RCC Using Gene Expression Biomarkers
Speaker: Dr. Brian Shuch, Associate Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2:45 TO 4PM

MP50-09: The Effect of Virtual 3D models on Trifecta Outcomes after Robotic Prostatectomy
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Shirk, Assistant Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1:00 TO 2:15PM

MP-45: Kidney Cancer: Epidemiologist & Evaluation / Staging / Surveillance
Presenter: Dr. Allan Pantuck, Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 5:00 TO 5:10PM

LBA02-10: Long-term recurrence free survival following UGN-101 treatment for low-grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma
Presenter: Dr. Karim Chamie, Associate Professor of Urology


Urology-focused abstracts

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 7:00 TO 9:00AM

PD01: Infections/Inflammation/Cystic Disease of the Genitourinary Tract: Interstitial Cystitis
Presenter: Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 4:05 TO 4:30PM

Recurrent UTI in Women: 40-Year-Old With Recurrent UTI's Treated - Is There a Role for Cranberry or Other Non-Antibiotic Solutions
Presenter: Dr. A. Lenore Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Urology

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8:10 TO 8:30AM

PD21-08: Over-The-Counter Alkali Agents to Raise Urine pH and Citrate Excretion: A Prospective Crossover Study in Healthy Adults
Presenter: Dr. Kymora Scotland, Assistant Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7:00 TO 9:00AM

PD39: Infertility: Basic Research & Pathophysiology
Podium Presentation: Dr. Jesse Mills, Director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8:40 TO 8:55AM

Is there a True Prevention Strategy in Men’s Health and How do we get Younger Male Patients to See us Earlier?
Presenter: Dr. Jesse Mills, Director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1 TO 2PM

PP#24: Innovation and Market Entry Drivers for Surgical Devices
Presenter: Dr. George Aninwene, Project Scientist in the Department of Urology

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1:45 TO 2:15PM

Reconciling Work-life Balance with Promotion and Gender Pay Equity in Academic Leadership Roles: What are the Unique Challenges Black Women Face and how to Overcome them?
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carol J. Bennett, Clinical Professor of Urology, Chief of Urology, West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2:30 to 3:30PM

PP#61: Urethra-inspired biomimetic nanofibrous scaffolds for urethral regeneration
Presenter: Dr. Mahsa Ghovvati, Postdoctoral Researcher at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 4:40 TO 4:35PM

Voucher-Based Kidney Donation (and Redemption) for Future Transplantation: The Inaugural Seven-Year Experience
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Veale, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the UCLA Kidney Exchange Transplantation Program

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2:50 TO 3:10PM

Plenary Session: Setbacks & Operative Solutions: Bladder Injury During Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy - Implant Mesh Or Not?
Presenter: Dr. Ja-Hong Kim, Associate Professor of Urology

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 10:00 TO 10:20AM

Second Opinion Cases: Post Renal Transplant Ureteric Complications
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Veale, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the UCLA Kidney Exchange Transplantation Program

For the complete list of AUA 2021 abstracts, please visit their website.

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