The 16th Annual Floyd A. Fried Advances in Urology Symposium
The 16th Annual Floyd A. Fried Advances in Urology Symposium will be held June 22 – 23, 2018 at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
This Year’s Keynote Speakers
Dr. Lin is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Urology, the Director of the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research, and holds the Pritt Family Endowed Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Lin received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his urology residency at the University of Washington and urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, followed by an American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) Physician Scholar Award at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Lin serves on various national committees including the guideline panels for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Lin was Chair of the Male Genital Panel for the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) 8th Edition. Dr. Lin is co-Chair of the Prostate Cancer Task Force of the NCI GU Steering Committee and is Chair of the Localized Prostate Cancer Committee for the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG). Dr. Lin is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and the SUO Clinical Trials Consortium (SUO-CTC), currently the Treasurer of the SUO.
Dr. Lin’s major basic/translational research interests are in molecular/genomic biomarkers for aggressive prostate cancer, and his major clinical research efforts are in prostate cancer active surveillance and novel strategies in high-risk prostate cancer. Dr. Lin is the lead PI for the Canary Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS) since its inception in 2008. Dr. Lin is also co-PI of the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) and co-Lead of the Prostate Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Lin receives funding from multiple peer-reviewed grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Department of Defense (DOD).
Victor W. Nitti, MD, is Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is also the head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is the fellowship director for that ACGME accredited program. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and did his urology residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He then completed a fellowship in female urology, neurourology and reconstructive urology at UCLA.
Dr. Nitti served on the faculty at SUNY Brooklyn before joining the faculty of NYU in 1995. He is an authority on urodynamic techniques, medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, female pelvic reconstructive surgery and voiding dysfunction. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles as well and over 60 book chapters on these subjects. He is the editor of two textbooks: Practical Urodynamics, published by W. B. Saunders and Vaginal Surgery for the Urologistpublished by Elsevier. He has presented his research at national and international meetings and has been invited as a visiting professor and participated in postgraduate courses throughout the world. In 2015 he was the recipient of the AUA’s Victor Politano Award for expertise and contributions in urodynamics, medical and surgical therapies for urinary incontinence, female pelvic reconstruction and voiding dysfunction.
Dr. Nitti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Board of Urology (ABU) and a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), the International Continence Society (ICS) and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4thand 5thInternational Consultation on Incontinence (ICI). He is a past president of SUFU and the current president of the SUFU Foundation. Dr. Nitti currently holds the position of Chair, American Urological Association Office of Education and is the Secretary of the New York Section of the AUA. He served as President of SUFU from 2010-2012. He serves on the combined FPMRS Committee of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/American Board of Urology. Dr. Nitti is on the editorial boards of Neurourology and Urodynamics, the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and the International Urogynecology Journal.