The Society for Pelvic Research will hold its annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia on December 7-9, 2023. This meeting will include oral and poster presentations, a trainee workshop, and trainee presentation awards. Registration and abstract submission are now open, with the EXTENDED abstract submission deadline of September 14, 2023. Information flyer HERE.
Trainee Affairs Workshop:
Thursday evening, December 7 – Including presentations on “Emotional Intelligence” and “Job-seeking”.
- Friday December 8: “Meet the Experts” Breakfast and Lunch; Friday December 8 evening: Attendee Reception.
- Sarturday December 9: “Meet the Experts” Breakfast and Lunch; Saturday evening, December 9: Optional “Gala” Networking Dinner.
- Indira Mysorekar, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Basic and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine, will discuss the “Effects of aging of the bladder” in a Keynote Address. Dr. Mysorekar developed and characterized mouse models to study adult urothelial stem cell niche activation responses to injury and identified molecular markers of stem cell activation.
- Kristy Nicks, PhD, Program Director for the Bone Biology, Metabolic Bone Disorders, and Osteoporosis portfolio at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH, Bethesda will discuss “NIH Initiatives to Promote Diversity in Science”. She is a co-chair the NIAMS Diversity Supplement Scholars Program work group.
- Zachary Danziger, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, will present data on “Effects of aging on neuroregulation of the lower urinary tract” in a State-of-the-Art Address. Dr. Danziger’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience theory, computational neuroscience and application in pelvic disorders.
- William Ricke, PhD. Professor of Urologic Research, Director of the George M. O’Brien Center, University of Wisconsin, will present information on “Age associated changes in prostatic mitochondrial function and development of LUTS and BPH” in a Keynote Address in which he will discuss his research on molecular mechanisms responsible for the aging-dependent promotion of prostate fibrosis.
- John O. DeLancey, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, will discuss the “Interaction of aging and other life events on pelvic floor function” in a Keynote Address. Dr. DeLancey has made pioneering discoveries about the fundamental biomechanics of pelvic organ prolapse, birth-related pelvic floor injury, and the mechanisms of urinary incontinence.
- George A. Kuchel, MD. Professor and Chair Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut will present the Dr. Phillip P. Smith Memorial Lecture on the topic of age and its effect on pelvic function. George A. Kuchel, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Director, UConn Center on Aging, University of Connecticut.
More information regarding abstract submission, registration, and lodging HERE.