2019 Urology Conference Recap

Published on in Urology Update

HIS award recipient at conference Last year, members from the Division of Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) had a strong showing of posters, workshops and talks at conferences and meetings across the world. Here are highlights from some of the most noteworthy events.

Hypospadias World Congress

At the end of October 2019, hundreds of surgeons from all over the world gathered in Philadelphia for three days of presentations, panel discussions, basic science and operative videos focused on improving the quality of care for children and adults with hypospadias. This event was presented by the Hypospadias International Society. Highlights include:

  • 142 participants from 28 different countries and six continents
  • Two prizes given:
    • Hadidi Basic Science Prize — Awarded to Kelsey Lewis, PhD
    • Hanna Clinical Research Prize — Awarded to Sameer Mittal, MD, MS
  • Seven sessions across three days, including the following topics: basic science, general hypospadias management, chordee, operative videos, re-operative hypospadias repair, adult hypospadias care and long-term follow-up, patient-reported outcomes and education
  • Six panels covering the following topics: development of human urethra; master in hypospadias surgery; how to correct penile curvature; adult hypospadias surgery; international classification, assessment and long-term follow-up; and hormonal therapy
  • 67 abstract presentations 

Society for Pediatric Urology Annual Meeting

In May 2019, CHOP had a strong presence at the Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) Annual Meeting, an organization in which our colleague, Attending Pediatric Urologist Arun Srinivasan, MD, serves on the Executive Council.

Our team members participated in 11 abstract presentations and moderated sessions on hypospadias, disorders of sexual development and fetal surgery. Highlights include:


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