LINTHICUM, Md., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) and Sociedad Cubana de Urología (SCU) have partnered to present the inaugural AUA/SCU Summit to be held October 26-27 at El Palacio de Convenciones in Havana, Cuba.
Manoj Monga, MD, AUA Secretary, as well as John Davis, MD and Rafael Gosalbez, MD will serve as AUA faculty and present the latest advances and treatments in urologic medicine in the areas of Endourology, Oncology and Pediatric Urology. Local experts will also present on the current state of urologic diseases and treatments in Cuba. Local hospital tours will serve as an opportunity for visiting urologists to gain further insight into the practice of urology in Cuba.
"There is a universal connection within the urologic community," said Dr. Monga. "The AUA and Sociedad Cubana de Urología are committed to promoting the interchange of urological skills, education and patient care that is critical to the continued success of urology in the world community."
In November 2015, leaders from the AUA and SCU signed a Memorandum of Understanding solidifying an educational bridge between the two organizations that includes joint educational programming with the goal to further cultivate the two parties' friendship and collaboration and foster academic exchange among urologists within both associations.
"We are looking forward to this historic visit," said Dr. Octavio Manuel de la Concepcion Gomez. "The AUA and Sociedad Cubana de Urología have been working toward this day for nearly a decade and are committed to providing quality education through this ground-breaking program in Havana, Cuba."
The AUA has a long history with Cuba, with the Southeastern Section of the AUA actually having held its Annual Meeting in Havana more than 60 years ago. Now, the AUA looks to begin a new chapter of friendship and collaborations among the AUA and Cuban urology.
The AUA/SCU Summit was made possible through the generous support of KARL STORZ Endoskope.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 22,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Christine Frey, AUA
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