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LOS ANGELES – Physician researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA will present important information at the American Urological Association (AUA)’s Annual Meeting May 13-16 in New Orleans.

Thousands of urologists, oncologists and other urology experts will gather for the AUA’s first in-person annual meeting since 2019. The 2020 meeting was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2021 event was held virtually in September.

UCLA scientists and doctors are scheduled to deliver 28 abstracts, sessions and podium presentations at AUA22. You can browse by speaker or institution and view other programming.

Here’s a preview of some of the presentations to be made by UCLA presenters:


FRIDAY, MAY 13, 7:50 – 8:05AM

Plenary: State-of-the-Art Lecture: PSMA Diagnostics and Theranostics

Presenter: Dr. William J. Aronson, Professor of Urology

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 10:30 – 11:45 AM

MP09: Prostate biopsy targeted to prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) foci

Presenter: Dr. David Kuppermann, Contemporary Management of Prostate Cancer Fellow

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 11:05 – 11:21AM

Late-breaking abstract: PLLBA-01: Final clinical results of pivotal trial of IL-15R&[alpha]Fc superagonist N-803 with BCG in BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) CS and papillary cohorts

Presenter: Dr. Karim Chamie, Associate Professor of Urology

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 12:30 – 1:30PM

A treatment option for patients with urothelial carcinoma in the adjuvant setting

Presenter: Dr. Karim Chamie, Associate Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 7:00 – 9:00AM

KWUC – PD 35- The health-related quality of life in low-income men after surgical castration for metastatic prostate cancer

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Gaither, Resident Physician in the department of Urology


SATURDAY, MAY 14, 7:00 – 8:15AM

MP19: Trends in race and ethnicity among applications to US urology residency programs

Presenter: Dr. Efe C. Ghanney, Resident Physician in the department of Urology

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1:00 – 3:00PM

PD 30- Assessing the perceived importance of selection criteria by urology residency by under-represented in medicine applications

Podium presentation: Dr. Efe C. Ghanney, Resident Physician in the department of Urology

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 7:00 – 8:15AM

MP36: Induction of immune tolerance after haploidentical living donor kidney transplant

Presenter: Dr. Nima Nassiri, Fellow, Kidney Transplantation Division at UCLA

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 8:40 – 8:55AM

Is there a true prevention strategy in men’s health and how do we get younger male patients to see us earlier

Speaker at the American Society for Men’s Health (ASMH) meeting: Dr. Jesse Nelson Mills, Director of the Men’s Clinic at UCLA, Associate Clinical Professor of Urology

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 9 :30 – 11:30AM

To hyst or not: concurrent vaginal hysterectomy at time of colpocleisis

Podium presentation: Dr. Ouwarotimi Nettey, Resident Physician in the department of Urology

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 3:10 – 3:50PM

Giving out ‘vouchers’ for future kidney transplantations

Speaker at the Urologic Society for Transplantation & Renal Surgery (USTRS) meeting: Dr. Jeffrey Veale, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of the UCLA Kidney Exchange Transplantation Program