Basic Sciences Symposium: “Novel Technologies for Benign Urology Research” (2020)

Available on Friday, July 10:

Recent technological advances are enabling both rapid scientific advancement and development of improvements in clinical care. This webcast brings together pioneers in technology development with researchers and clinicians interested in benign urology research to discuss new findings under the following themes: tissue engineering and nanotechnology, novel technologies for wireless monitoring and control, and technology-enabled advances in neural control.

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AUA MemberFree
AUA Non-Member$29.00

Target Audience

  • Physician scientists
  • Researchers
  • Clinical fellows
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical/graduate students

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

Margot Damaser, PhD
Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland VA Medical Center

Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Session One: Tissue Engineering and Nanotechnology

Moderator: Joshua Mauney, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Strategies to Optimize Stem Cell Therapy for Tissue Regeneration in Urology

Yuanyuan Zhang, MD, PhD
Wake Forest University

Developing Tissue Engineered Solutions for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Naside Mangir, MD, PhD, FEBU
University of Sheffield, UK and Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Turkey

Session Two: Technological Advances for Wireless Monitoring and Neural Control

Moderator: Robert W. Gereau IV, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Genetic and Circuit Framework of Amygdalar Neurons in Bladder Pain Processing

Vijay Samineni, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Inflammation and Bladder Brain Connectivity 

Stephen Zderic, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

Advancing Closed-Loop Control of Bladder Function With Optogenetic Approaches

Aaron Mickle, PhD
University of Florida

Real-time Wireless Pressure Sensing: Opportunities for Conditional Bladder Neuromodulation

Steve J.A. Majerus, PhD
Cleveland VA Medical Center


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