Happy holidays to the members of NEAUA! This time of the year is often filled with festive events of the season and time spent with family and friends. It is also a time for early preparations for the 2020 NEAUA Annual Meeting to be held September 10-12 in Burlington, Vermont. My Program Chairs, Drs. Martin Gross and Kevan Sternberg, have already assembled an outstanding preliminary program with new, interactive sessions and hands-on learning. We are also planning for sessions dedicated to our regional Advanced Practice Providers, and some excellent social events to highlight Burlington’s culture. Martin and Kevan received an overwhelming response from members interested in serving on the Program Committee for the 2020 meeting, and I am happy to report that we have agreed to include all those who volunteered on the Program Committee to help formulate the scientific agenda! For the smallest of all the Sections, New England continues to be one of the strongest and most engaged.
In just a few weeks a new year will begin and with that our regular Sectional activity will be back on track, including generation of our regional teams to compete at the AUA Resident Bowl and Residents Debate in May 2020, our midwinter Board of Directors meeting, election of new members and engagement of our current members. A new program the Section will be implementing this spring is a program for PGY3 and PGY 4 residents to be held at the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) in Hartford, Connecticut which is run by Dr. Steven Schichman. Dr. Greg Adey, our Treasurer, is leading this program aimed to enhance resident education through simulation modules at CESI’s incredible facilities. Greg and I will share more information on this course as plans are finalized, and I look forward to sharing other Sectional updates with you after our midwinter Board of Directors meeting.
Thank you for entrusting me with leading our Section. Wishing our members and their families and happy and healthy holiday season.
Ernest Bove, MD
AUA Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA President. Dr. Brendan M. Fox, NEAUA Past President and AUA Past President, will be presented a Presidential Citation in 2020 for leadership and outstanding contributions in advancing the AUA's strategic goals.
Please join the Section in congratulating Dr. Fox!
Save the date for the NEAUA Annual Meeting will be held September 10-12, 2020 in Burlington, Vermont! Abstract and Interesting Case submission sites will be open in early 2020. All meeting related information will be available at https://meeting.neaua.org/
The New England Section Education Fund was created to support NEAUA educational activities in future years. Given recent changes seen in healthcare, politics and industry and knowing there will be more change in the future, the NEAUA leadership established the Fund as a way to ensure longevity of Section education regardless of the landscape. Contributions from the membership will go directly towards the intent of the Education Fund and support educational activity for all members. For the smallest of all the Sections, New England has always been and continues to be one of the strongest. Please consider the New England Section's Education Fund in your year-end giving.
The Section Education Fund is part of the New England Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and its IRS EIN number is 04-2440813. All donations to the Section Education Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
The New England Section in partnership with the AUA will fund the trip of four residents, fellows and/or young urologists* to attend the 2020 AUA Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC. The Section recognizes that engagement of young urologists in urologic advocacy is important to the specialty!
To apply for this funded trip, please complete an online application including submission of an essay. Essays should be a maximum of 750 words and address one of the following topics:
*Young urologists are considered those 10 years or less out of residency, or 13 years or less out of fellowship continuous after residency graduation.