Fall Symposium Program

Full Program

Program Overview

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Keynote Session: Perspectives on Cell-Niche Interactions
Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine) - Leland W.K. Chung Lecture

Friday, November 11, 2016

Session I: Cellular Communication in Development
Andrew P. McMahon, PhD (Keck School of Medicine, USC)
X. Sean Li, PhD (Boston Children’s Hospital)
Zijie Sun, PhD (Beckman Research Institute/City of Hope)
Angelo DeMarzo, MD, PhD (John Hopkins Hospital)

Session II: Signaling Networks in Urologic Cells
Leonard M. Neckers, PhD (Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute)
Jindan Yu, PhD (Northwestern University)
David R. Rowley, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Arturo Araujo, PhD (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Session III: Cell-Cell Dynamics within the Niche
Michael Shen, PhD (Columbia University Medical Center)
Dean Tang, PhD (UC Davis Medical Center)
John T. Isaacs, PhD (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine)
Lori A. Birder, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
Andrea Morrione, PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)

Session IV: Molecular Niche Communication
Darius Jehan Bägli, MD (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
Carolyn Best, PhD (AUA Office of Research)
Arun Sreekumar, PhD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Martin Edwin Gleave, MD (University of British Columbia) – International Lecture

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Session V: Inflammation and Infection as Modulators of Cell/Niche Function
Vijay A. K. Rathinam, DVM, PhD (UConn Health School of Medicine)
Zongbing You, MD, PhD (Tulane University)
Timothy L. Ratliff, PhD (Purdue University Center for Cancer Research)
Ashleigh Theberge, PhD (University of Washington)
Jeremy P. Burton, PhD (Lawson Health Research Institute, University of Western Ontario) – AUA Lecture


Trainee Affairs Career Symposium: "Preparing for Exploration beyond Postdoctoral Training"

Discussion: “Advantages and Challenges of Personalized Medicine in Urology"

Linda Alford Baker MD (UT Southwestern)
Scott A. Tomlins, MD, PhD (University of Michigan School of Medicine)
Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center)
John Krolewski, MD, PhD (Roswell Park Cancer Institute)

Discussion: “The Origin of the Prostate Stem Cell and Tumor Heterogeneity”