2010 - 2011



Timothy Hopkins, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Ranta, M.D.

E. Ann Gormley, M.D.

Mark K. Plante, M.D.

Mark Sigman, M.D.

Peter N. Tiffany, M.D.



Anthony J. DiStefano, M.D.

Lisa Tran Beaule, M.D.

Dianne E. Sacco, M.D.

Paula B. Bellin, M.D.

John J. Munoz, M.D.

Joseph F. Renzulli, II, M.D.

Andrew C. Mahoney, M.D.


David F. Green, M.D.

Aurelie M. Alger, J.D.

Sarah Neece
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915

NEAUA Highlighter Newsletter
Spring 2011
Report of the President
Timothy B. Hopkins, MD

I feel honored to serve as your New England Section President. It is certainly a pleasure, but humbling task to follow in the footsteps of the outstanding job our previous Presidents have done.
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Report of the Treasurer

Mark K. Plante, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

I want to firstly begin my report by recognizing and thanking Aurelie Alger and her staff at PRRI for the tireless and professional support they have lent me during my tenure as the Section's Treasurer.

At the last Board meeting, I provided the members a report of the Section's finances and am happy to say that the finances have improved considerably from the year prior.
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AUA/AACU Joint Advocacy Conference

The 6th annual Joint Urology Advocacy Conference was held in Washington, DC March 27-29, 2011. This was the largest meeting to date with 179 urologists present. The 3-day conference culminated in a visit to Capitol Hill where attendees visited their respective members of Congress.
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Life and Careers in Urology - "Hometown Heroes" Project

The AUA History Committee is presently searching for a New England Section Member with an inspiring life story.
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Resident Travel for 2011 Scientific Meeting

In the past, the New England Section has been able to provide travel stipends to residents who have served as Presenting Authors of papers presented during Annual Meeting programs. This initiative not only reflects the strong commitment that the New England Section feels toward resident education, but it underscores the vitality we know the residents provide to the intellectual life of the region.
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Minutes of the October 25, 2010 New England Section Annual Members Business Meeting

Section Members: Please review the Minutes from the latest Section Member Business Meeting, held October 25, 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island.
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NEAUA Membership Benefits

The New England Section Thanks Those Serving the Nation

Dr. Michael W. McDonald, MD
West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Please notify the Section administrative office ( of other New England Section members who are currently deployed or recently served our nation so that they may also be highlighted.

2010 Max K. Willscher Resident Research Prize Recipients

View 2010 Max K. Willscher Resident Research Prize Recipients

Jeopardy, "America's Favorite Quiz Show"

The New England Section held its first Young Urologist Jeopardy game at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Providence.
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2010 Annual Meeting Highlights

View 2010 Annual Meeting photos
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Report of the Secretary
E. Ann Gormley, MD

The 79th Annual Meeting of the New England Section of the AUA was a great success with record breaking attendance: 219 total professional attendees, 21 individuals for the Coding Course; 21 guests/spouses. With industry representatives, the grand total meeting registration was near 400 attendees.
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New England Section Past President to Receive AUA Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to individuals who are deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the goals of the AUA. A New England Section Past President has been selected to receive a Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
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New England Section Member Recognized for International Volunteerism

Samuel B. Broaddus, MD, FACS, of Maine Medical Partners in South Portland, Maine, received recognition for his international work in urology by the American College of Surgeons.
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Winners of AUA 2011 Pfizer/AUA Foundation
OAB-LUTS Competitive Research Awards

The winners of the 2011 Pfizer/AUA Foundation OAB-LUTS Competitive Research Awards were announced at the March Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) Winter meeting. The pilot program received an incredible 36 applications. Of the four Exploratory Research Awards supported through the program, two will be awarded to individuals in the New England region! Aria Olumi, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Section Member) and Rosalyn Adam, PhD (Harvard University); and will receive Exploratory Research Awards. Please join the Section in congratulating Drs. Adam and Olumi!

Coming Soon: New England Member Profile Survey 2011

To assist in identifying the needs of our Section members, which will help to ensure Section member needs are being met, a Member Profile Survey, similar to the poll conducted in 2007 by then Secretary, Dr. Kevin Loughlin, will be released within the coming months.
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Update Your Membership Information

In order to best serve its membership, the New England Section of the American Urological Association must maintain accurate records for effective and efficient communication.
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New England & Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA Joint Meeting OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY

If you work with industry and believe they should be present at the NEAUA & MAAUA Joint Meeting, send them the Joint Meeting Exhibit and Sponsorship information.
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Joint Meeting Registration

Meeting registration for the NEAUA & MAAUA Joint Meeting will open in May 2011!

Please note that Joint Meeting spouse/guest registration will include breakfast and refreshments in the Hospitality Suite daily, the Welcome Reception, the Attendee Theme Dinner, the Presidents' Reception & Banquet, the opportunity to participate in the Section Beach Olympics, and access to the scientific sessions and exhibition hall.

2010 Annual Meeting Webcast Available