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Conferences & Lectures

Each week the Department of Urology holds lectures and conferences to supplement Resident & Faculty education. Below is a listing of the various lectures and topics covered and the frequency of each conference.


Weekly Conferences

Monday —Interdisciplinary Clinical Conference — 7:00am

Tuesday — Tumor Board — 7:00am

It is the responsibility of the first year Junior Resident to present 5-7 (on average) complex cases with GU malignancies. After he/she presents the history, the Pathology Attending reviews the appropriate slides and the Radiology Fellow or Attending describes the logical diagnostic procedure. A general discussion ensues during which the Radiation Oncologist, Medical Oncologist and the rest of the faculty participate. The conference is geared toward problem solving as well as a teaching exercise, during which time the Residents are asked to suggest or defend the proper management of the cases. The Chief Resident usually describes the operative procedure when indicated. All Residents — on the VA and Shands rotation — are required to attend.

Wednesday — Grand Rounds — 7:00am

Continuing medical education, consisting of presenting the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students. These lectures are given by the residents, urology attendings, and visiting scholars on selected topics. Frequently, a resident will give a lecture and the faculty will provide comments and conduct random tests on the residents’ preparation for the lecture.

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Bi-Weekly Conferences

Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Lab — 9:00am — 11:00am 

Program Director Meeting — 7:00am

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Monthly Conferences

Radiology Conference — 7:00am

Dr. Patricia Abbitt, an Attending Radiologist, presents interesting cases related to GU Radiology to both the Radiology and Urology Residents. This is often done in quiz form and the Residents are asked to describe the findings. Dr. Abbitt provides the teaching experience and Dr. Zev Wajsman is often in attendance as well.

Urology Journal Club — 6:30pm

This meeting provides an opportunity for social interaction among the faculty and residents. The topics are chosen by the chief resident with the approval of the faculty members. Each resident is assigned a topic to discuss from the Journal of Urology, Urology, New England Journal of Medicine and Cancer. Periodic testing of material is provided.

Urologic Meetings

• Florida Urologic Society Meeting
• Southeastern Section AUA
• AUA National Meeting

Basic Science Clinical Conference — Two PGY-3 Jr. Residents attendOur residents have the opportunity to travel to any meeting where their research is being presented. The cost of these trips is covered by the department. Additionally, nearly all residents go to the Florida Urologic Meting, which is one of the highlights of the year.

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Bi-Monthly Conferences

Stone Disease Conference — 7:00am

Female Urology Conference — 7:00am

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