Fourth joint meeting of the American Urological Association and the Japanese Urological Association Specialty Society program at the 104th annual meeting of the American Urological Association at Chicago 2009.

Matthew R. Cooperberg, Shiro Hinotsu, Michael B. Chancellor, Yukio Homma, Peter S. Nelson, Hideyasu Matsuyama, Mani Menon, Omer Kucuk, Isao Hara, Shin Egawa, Robert G. Uzzo, Hiro Omi Kanayama, Akihiko Okuyama, Hideyuki Akaza

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Abstract

We are heartily grateful for the warm support of all of the people concerned, including the moderators and panelists of both societies for giving us the opportunity to hold the 4th American Urological Association/Japanese Urological Association (AUA/JUA) Joint Meeting, held once again at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association (25-30 April 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA). 2009 is a memorable year, being the start of new collaborations between AUA and JUA. The JUA in collaboration with AUA is promoting an academic exchange program whereby outstanding and promising Japanese and American junior faculty members will be given the opportunity to work in the USA and Japan for one month. The program not only allows the sharing of knowledge and experience, but is designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA and JUA, and assists in identifying future leaders within both organizations. The JUA will have an exhibit booth at the AUA annual meeting, promoting our new joint activities. The Journal of Urology and International Journal of Urology will share reviewers. The JUA will participate in developing AUA guidelines. With all of these activities, the JUA hopes it will provide greater opportunities to young Japanese urologists to participate in educational projects in the US. We would like to thank Professor Robert C. Flanigan, the Secretary General of AUA, Professor Glenn M. Preminger, the Chairman of the AUA Office of Education and the staff of AUA and JUA for supporting our program. We hope to keep holding the joint meeting and have plenty of ideas on themes and forums. We believe that this international program helps to establish a closer relationship between JUA and AUA in the scientific field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-708
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Volume16
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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