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Urology Update 2018

Urology Update 2015

Please join us on November 10-11 at the Hilton Toronto for the 26th Annual Urology Update.

Expert faculty will highlight a program focused on important clinical problems. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with your colleagues, visitors, and thought leaders from all over North America as you learn about the latest evidence-based approaches. We look forwarding to continuing our tradition of building upon past experiences each year to produce a unique program and we hope to see you there.

Event details and registration info: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/urology/

Hot Topics

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Renal cancer
  • Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder
  • Endourology
  • New BPH procedures
  • Assessment and approval of new technology

Astellas Prostate Cancer Innovation Grant Competition 2016-17

The University of Toronto has partnered with Astellas Pharma to create the Astellas Prostate Cancer Innovation Fund with the purpose of supporting and advancing prostate cancer research.

Under the direction and supervision of an interdisciplinary UofT review committee, overseen by the Chair of the Division of Urology, the Fund will provide 3 grants in the amount of $50,000. Grants are open to faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine and across UofT’s affiliated hospitals and research institutes, with academic appointment to the following Departments: Surgery; Medicine; Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology; Radiation Oncology; or Medical Imaging. Please see attached for the formal Call for Applications and Terms of Reference.

Call for Applications 2016-2017

Terms of Reference 2016-2017

Inaugural “Astellas Innovation in Prostate Cancer Research” Grant Awards

Inaugural Astellas Innovation Grants in Prostate Cancer Research have been awarded to:

Dr. Tony Finelli
“Measuring the quality of care, long-term outcomes, and health care utilization in low risk prostate cancer (PC) patients undergoing active surveillance: a population-based approach”.

Dr. Shabir Alibhai
“Prescribing a reduction of sedentary time to improve cancer-related fatigue in men with prostate cancer”.

Dr. Andrei Drabovich
“Non-invasive diagnosis of prostate cancer and stratification of its molecular subtypes using genomic profiling of circulating tumor cells isolated from semen”.

Dr. Neil Fleshner
“Prostate biopsy avoidance using combination PCA3 and multiparametric magnetic resonance scanning in selected patient cohorts”.