June 21, 2012

Urologic Surgery to host Scientific Retreat 2012, June 26 and 27

The Center for Benign Urologic Diseases is hosting Scientific Retreat 2012 beginning Tuesday, June 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. and resuming Wednesday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center, Board of Trust Room.

The two-day symposium will bring together experts from diverse, yet related, medical fields to discuss the latest research on enlarged prostate and lower urinary tract symptoms. The free retreat will also include a poster competition.

This year’s keynote speaker is Jill Macoska, Ph.D., professor of Urology and Biomedical Science at the University of Michigan Medical School. She will present, “Prostatic Fibrosis as Contributing Pathobiology to Lower Urinary Tract Dysfuntion.”

Register online at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/bud. For more information, contact Darlene Hancock at Darlene.hancock@vanderbilt.edu.

The Vanderbilt Center for Benign Urologic Diseases was established to further study on the relationship between benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms, and other associated co-morbidities.

This study may lay the groundwork for further research, leading to appropriate treatment options for the broader disease syndrome. The multidisciplinary center is led by Simon Hayward, Ph.D., primary investigator and director, and Peter Clark, M.D., associate director.