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Check out the latest issue of Wisconsin Urology, a newsletter for alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin Department of Urology.

The UW Department of Urology has been successfully training physicians for more than 65 years. We embrace transition, while at the same time maintain a respect for our roots. As we adapt to changes in both medicine and academics, we are guided by the desire to accept new challenges and grow from them. This fundamental security is what will allow us to move swiftly and confidently into the future.

It is our hope that our alumni will remain connected to the Department of Urology. With that goal in mind, we will continue developing this site to create stronger ties between the department and its alumni. This site will link you to places of interest throughout the UW School of Medicine and Public Health as well as provide opportunities to remain connected to alumni and faculty.

The support of Urology alumni is invaluable to present and future students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. One important way alumni can exercise support is to contribute to various funds established within the Department of Urology.

Please know that we value your friendship, your gifts to the school, and your accomplishments as graduates. We hope you will keep in touch through attending alumni events or through other methods. Thank you for being a stellar representative of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Urology.

UW Urology at the 2015 AUA

The American Urological Association will hold its annual meeting May 15-19, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

All of our alumni and colleagues are invited to attend the 2015 UW Urology Alumni Reception on Sunday, May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon A, Section 4 on the first floor.

Our faculty, staff, and residents have 24 accepted abstracts for either podium or poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the AUA and will be involved in several courses, lectures and panels:

Stephen Nakada, MD, will give an update on Laparoscopic/Endourology Fellowship Programs at the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors (SUCPD) Meeting, Friday, May 15.

Kristina Penniston, PhD, RD, is a presenter for the educational course “Nutrition Counseling for the Prevention of Urolithiasis,” Saturday, May 16. This course reviews the different stone-forming mechanisms as they pertain to dietary management. Specifically, methods for prevention of different stone types by nutritional counseling will be presented.

Patrick McKenna, MD, is on the faculty of the educational course “Surgeons as Educators: A Primer for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence,” Saturday, May 16. This course seeks to give insight and physical tools to improve urologists as educators.

Stephen Nakada, MD, will give the lecture “New Concepts in the Pathophysiology of Stone Disease” and will serve as a panelist on “Case Discussion on Urinary Stone Disease” during the AUA-Eurasian Urology Platform (EUP) Joint Meeting, Saturday, May 16.

Sara Best, MD, is a faculty member on the educational course “Urolithiasis: Metabolic Evaluation and Medical Treatment,” Sunday, May 17. This course reviews the pathophysiology of stone disease with a focus on the metabolic and environmental risk factors that lead to stone formation.

E. Jason Abel, MD, is on the faculty of the educational course “Management of Locally Advanced and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Based Approach,” Sunday, May 17. This course offers a series of didactic lectures framed by relevant clinical case scenarios presented to highlight the surgical issues associated with the management of locally advanced and metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

Patrick McKenna, MD, will participate in the Plenary I panel discussion “Simulation in Surgical Education,” Sunday, May 17.

Stephen Nakada, MD, is the director of the educational course “Urolithiasis: Surgical Management, Percutaneous, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, and Ureteroscopy,” Sunday, May 17. Dr. Nakada’s course offers the practicing urologist a comprehensive, case-based review of the surgical management of urolithiasis. Leading experts in the field of urology will present the latest techniques and innovations in percutaneous renal surgery, ureteroscopy, and shock wave lithotripsy.

Kristina Penniston, PhD, RD, is moderator of the session “Medical Management of Kidney Stones” at the Research on Calculus Kinetics (ROCK) Society, Monday, May 18.

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