2020 Symposium

April 24, 2020
2020 KURe symposium 1

The 5th annual event was converted to a virtual platform due to COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions. The day-long meeting attracted more than 115 participants from a variety of scientific subspecialties across the country who interacted virtually with the nationally recognized keynote speakers and panelists. Over 55 abstracts were presented by post docs, fellows, residents, and medical students from 23 academic institutions, of which 10 CAIRIBU programs had trainees presenting. Prerecorded Flash Talk sessions (in place of Poster Sessions) was an efficient, coherent mechanism for presenting, while the Q&A time afterwards provided a time for valuable interaction between the trainees and audience. In keeping with the meeting’s tradition to facilitate trainee networking, the invited speakers and panelists engaged in small group discussions with trainees during Zoom break-out sessions.


Agenda                     Program Booklet

Trainee Award Winners

Oral Platform Presentations

Best Basic Science Abstract
Casey Steadman, Chris L. Langdale, Warren M. Grill: Effect of Epidural Kilohertz Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation on Lower Urinary Tract Function

Best Translational Science Abstract
Julie Bennington, Doug Hepler, Gopal Badlani, Shannon Lankford, Renata Magalhaes, et al.: Chemokine Regenerative Therapy for Chronic Fibrotic Kidney Disease: Translational Studies

Best Clinical Science Abstract
Rohit Tejwani, Jason Chandrapal, Brian J. Young, Jonathan C. Routh: Assessing Clinical Outcomes Based on Pediatric Experience in Pediatric Surgical Patients

Concurrent Sessions - Trainee Presentations

Clinical Science – 1st Place
Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP: Determining the Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Children with Diabetes: Multi-center Cross-sectional Survey

Clinical Science – 2nd Place
Brian Inouye, MD: Use of Isotonic Contrast Solution in the Artificial Urinary Sphincter Does Not Impact Device Longevity

Basic Science – 1st Place
Brent Nosé, MD: The endogenous anti-inflammatory Annexin A1 augments recovery following bladder outlet de-obstruction

Basic Science – 2nd Place
Joshua Randolph: Co-culture with Healthy Schwann Cells is Unable to Recover Major Pelvic Ganglia Neuron Survival after Radiation

Translational Science – 1st Place
Shelby Harper: Annexin A1 Inhibits NLRP3 and Prevents Inflammation During Bladder Outlet Obstruction

Translational Science – 2nd Place
Omar Abdelaal, MD: Purging of Leukemia Cells Prior to Spermatogonial Stem Cell (SSC) Auto Transplantation to Restore Fertility