StoneLab Scientific Symposium: Thinking Outside the Box for Kidney Stone Disease (2019)

Linthicum, MD US
December 6, 2019 to December 7, 2019

Co-sponsored by the AUA and the Endourological Society with programmatic support from the ROCK Society

This symposium will be a novel, interdisciplinary meeting where premier kidney stone researchers, along with experts in nephrology, can come together with experts in biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, artificial intelligence, and medical device design and development with the aim of “thinking outside the box” in the search for advances in kidney stone treatment. A critical aspect of the StoneLab Symposium is the delivery of talks from outside the normal realm of kidney stone research by leading basic scientists, followed by discussions led by kidney stone researchers and surgeons with the intent to spur the development of collaborations and the generation of new ideas and avenues for exploration.

This meeting will explore solutions for the most pressing translational science issues facing kidney stone researchers today, present research in interdisciplinary fields that might be leveraged for new research to improve treatment of kidney stone disease, and help identify future funding needs and growth areas for kidney stone research.

The four focus areas of this meeting are:

  1. stone formation and biology,
  2. surgical technology and engineering to break stones,
  3. artificial intelligence and big data applications for kidney stone treatment, and
  4. how to advance and fund innovative research.

    Registration is now closed.

    Planning Committee

    • Co-Chair: Khurshid Ghani, MD, MS, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
    • Co-Chair: Ben H. Chew, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Endourological Society Research Chair; Associate Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC)
    • Thomas Chi, MD, Professor in Clinical Urology, UCSF Department of Urology
    • Benjamin Canales, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Urology, University of Florida
    • Gary Curhan, MD, ScD, FASN, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; Channing Division of Network Medicine/Renal Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • John Denstedt, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, AUA Secretary; Richard Ivey Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Urology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Western University
    • Ziya Kirkali, MD, Program Director, Clinical Urology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health
    • Amy Krambeck, MD, Professor of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Dirk Lange, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia; Director of Basic Science Research, The Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital
    • Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, Director of the Stevan Streem Center for Endourology and Stone Disease at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic
    • Kristina Penniston, PhD, RD, Senior Scientist, Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin
    • Aria Olumi, MD (ex-officio), AUA Research Chair; Janet & William DeWolf Professor of Urologic Surgery at Harvard; Chief of Urologic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Target Audience

    • Stone researchers
    • Urologists
    • Nephrologists
    • Basic scientists
    • Early-career scientists, residents, research fellows
    • Project management members of urology research teams
    • Experts in biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, and artificial intelligence
    • R&D leaders in medical device design and development

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee will:

    1. Promote translational research for kidney stone disease in North America, especially in relation to the increasing prevalence of kidney stone disease and its surgery in the United States
    2. Attract leading scientists and physicians from multiple and diverse disciplines to exchange ideas and collaborate to improve the overall research quality in the field of kidney stone disease
    3. Foster interaction between trainees at all stages of their career development and leaders in basic science research
    4. Highlight key areas of research for funding bodies including public and private, and next-generation investigators
    5. Ignite interest in translational research and funding for kidney stones as it relates to catalyzing advancements in the field of endourology.

    Acknowledgments

    The American Urological Association would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the 2019 StoneLab Scientific Symposium: Thinking Outside the Box for Kidney Stone Disease:

    Platinum Sponsor:

     

     

     

    Diamond Sponsors:

                    

     

    Silver Sponsors:

    Allena Pharmaceuticals
    Coloplast
    Cook Medical
    KARL STORZ
    Litholyte
    Olympus
    Richard Wolf Medical Instruments
    Zhuhai PUSEN Medical Technology

    Course summary
    Course opens: 
    06/20/2019
    Course expires: 
    12/07/2022
    Event starts: 
    12/06/2019 - 12:00pm
    Event ends: 
    12/07/2019 - 4:45pm
    Price:
    $250.00
    Rating: 
    0

    *agenda updates will be posted as they become available

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    12:00 PMArrival, Registration, Light Lunch
    1:00 PMWelcome, Opening Remarks, Goal Setting

    Khurshid Ghani, MD, MS
    University of Michigan

     

    Aria Olumi, MD
    AUA Research Chair; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

     

    Carolyn Best, PhD
    AUA Research Director

    1:15 PMWelcome from AUA and Endourological Society Leadership

    John Denstedt, MD
    AUA Secretary; Western University

     

    Margaret Pearle MD, PhD
    Endourological Society Secretary; UT Southwestern Medical Center

    1:35 PMAUA Guidelines: What is Missing and What Do We Need?

    Amy Krambeck, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine

    1:50 PMEndourological Society: What is Missing and What Do We Need?

    Ben Chew, MD, MSc
    Endourological Society Research Chair; University of British Columbia

    2:05 PMMeeting Participant Introductions 
    2:30 PMSession 1-A: Stone Formation and Biology

    Session Chairs:

    Dirk Lange, PhD
    University of British Columbia and Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital

     

    Amy Krambeck, MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine

    2:35 PMGeobiology of Kidney Stones - What’s Next?Bruce W. Fouke, PhD
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    2:50 PMUnderstanding Chemical Factors of Human Kidney Stones Influencing Fragmentation by Laser Lithotripsy

    Adam Matzger, PhD
    University of Michigan

    3:05 PMBiogenic Minerals and their Elusive Habitat

    Sunita Ho, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    3:20 PMPanel Discussion, Q&A

    Session Speakers

    3:40 PMBreak 
    4:00 PMSession 1-B: Stone Formation and Biology

    Session Chairs:

    Gary Curhan, MD, ScD
    Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

     

    Benjamin Canales, MD, MPH
    University of Florida

    4:05 PMThe Microbiome and Metabolome of the Urinary Tract for Urolithiasis

    Aaron Miller, PhD
    Cleveland Clinic

    4:20 PMIntestinal Microbiome and the Role of Metabolomics 

    Dirk Lange, PhD
    University of British Columbia and Stone Centre at Vancouver General Hospital

    4:35 PMRole of Biofilms, Organics and Urine Chemistry in the Formation of Kidney Stones – Different (Bio-)Chemistry Results in Different MineralsRobin Gerlach, PhD, Dipl-Ing
    Montana State University
    4:50 PMPanel Discussion, Q&A

    Session Speakers

    5:10 PMUncovering the Burden of Kidney Stone Disease: New Epidemiological Insights

    Brian Matlaga, MD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    5:20 PMOpening Keynote: KIT: A Spot Urine Assay for Kidney Stone Disease

    Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    5:50 PMDiscussion, Q&A

     

    6:05 PMEarly-Career Travel Awardees Poster Session - Part 1 
    6:35 PM

    Reception, sponsored by Boston Scientific
    Tour of the Museum

     
    7:00 PMNetworking Dinner, sponsored by Boston Scientific 
    8:00 PMAdjourn (shuttles available to return to hotels) 

    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    7:30 AMBreakfast, sponsored by Bard/BD
    Morning Registration
    8:00 AMOpening, Recap from Previous Day, and Goal Setting

    Ben Chew, MD, MSc
    Endourological Society Research Chair; University of British Columbia

    8:10 AMSession 2-A: Surgical Technology and Engineering to Break Stones

    Session Chairs:

    Manoj Monga, MD
    Cleveland Clinic

     

    Khurshid Ghani, MD, MS
    University of Michigan

    8:15 AMKeynote: Developing the Next Frontier in Robotic Endoscopy

    Fred Moll, MD
    Auris Health, Inc.

    8:45 AMDeveloping a New Laser for Stones: The Thulium Fiber Laser

    Nathaniel Fried, PhD
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    9:05 AMUltrasonic Energy to Treat Kidney Stones

    Michael Bailey, PhD
    University of Washington

    9:25 AMPanel Discussion, Q&A

    Session Speakers

    9:50 AMBreak 
    10:10 AMSession 2-B: Surgical Technology and Engineering to Break Stones

    Session Chairs:

    Robert Sweet, MD
    University of Washington

     

    Gregory Tasian, MD, MSc
    University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    10:15 AMKeynote: Single Compartment Drug Therapy for the Ureter

    Michael Cima, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    10:45 AMThe Role of Mechanics in the Function and Dysfunction of the Urinary SystemSara Roccabianca, PhD
    Michigan State University
    11:00 AMTagged Microbubbles: A Potential New Minimally Invasive Technique for Urinary Stone DiseaseMarshall Stoller, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    11:15 AMPanel Discussion, Q&ASession Speakers
    11:35 AMSelected Travel Awardee Podium Presentation

    Kevin Koo, MD, MPH
    Johns Hopkins University

    11:45 AM

    Lunch, sponsored by Lumenis
    Early-Career Travel Awardees Poster Session - Part 2

     
    12:35 PMSession 3: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Trials

    Session Chairs:

    Kristina Penniston, PhD, RDN
    R.O.C.K. Society Secretary-Treasurer; University of Wisconsin

     

    Charles Scales, MD
    Duke University

    12:40 PMUsing Predictive Modeling to Guide Clinical Decisions in Kidney Stone Disease

    Karandeep Singh, MD, MSc
    University of Michigan

    12:55 PMDigital Health Technologies to Support Dietary Behavior Change

    Dori Steinberg, PhD
    Duke University

    1:10 PMPCORnet

    Brad Hammill, DrPH
    Duke University School of Medicine

    1:25 PMPanel Discussion, Q&A

    Session Speakers

    1:45 PMDeep Learning of Medical Images for Aiding Kidney Disease Diagnosis

    Yong Fan, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania

    2:00 PMPrecision Phenotyping of Kidney Stone Composition from Large-Scale Electronic Health Records

    Cosmin A. Bejan, PhD
    Vanderbilt University

    2:15 PMPanel Discussion

    Session Speakers

    2:35 PMBreak 
    2:55 PMSession 4: Research & Development

    Session Chairs:

    Thomas Chi, MD
    University of California, San Francisco

     

    Ziya Kirkali, MD
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, NIH

    3:00 PMPathways to Commercialization: Opportunities and Lessons LearnedWilliam Roberts, MD
    University of Michigan
    3:15 PMThe 10,000 Foot View of R&D in EndourologyTimothy Harrah, PhD
    Boston Scientific
    3:30 PMHow to Attract Investment for Your IdeaRichard Heuser, MD
    University of Arizona
    3:45 PMR&D: The view from the FDACharles Viviano, MD, PhD
    Food and Drug Administration
    4:00 PMPanel Discussion, Q&A

    Session Speakers

    4:20 PMLooking Ahead - Next Steps and Closing Remarks

    Facilitators: Khurshid Ghani, MD, MS
    University of Michigan

     

    Ben Chew, MD
    Endourological Society Research Chair; University of British Columbia

    4:45 PMAdjourn (Shuttles available to BWI Airport and Amtrak Station) 
    AUA Headquarters
    1000 Corporate Blvd.
    Linthicum, MD 21090
    United States

    The AUA has secured a discounted rate at two hotels for your convenience:

    Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Washington Airport
    1516 Aero Drive
    Linthicum, MD 21090
    Tel: 410-691-0500

    Make your reservation on the phone by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and reference the AUA Stone Lab Scientific Symposium or click here.

    Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI Airport
    940 International Drive
    Linthicum, MD 21090
    Tel: 410-859-3366

    Make your reservation on the phone by calling 410-859-3366 and reference the AUA Stone Lab Scientific Symposium or click here.

    Information and Rates for Both Hotels

    To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.
    Room Rate: $89 + tax single/double occupancy.
    Cut off Date: Friday, 11/15/2019 (After this date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at these hotels.)
    Check in: 3:00pm
    Check out: 12:00pm
    Parking: Complimentary
    Shuttles to/from BWI airport, Amtrak Station and the AUA: Complimentary
    Both hotels are in walking distance from the AUA

    NOTE: This activity is a non-CME resource. CME is not awarded for this activity.

    Available Credit

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    06/20/2019
    Course expires: 
    12/07/2022

    Price

    Price:
    $250.00
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