Baltimore, MD, February 27, 2018 – Today, the American Urological Association (AUA) announced a modernized structure to better align its international growth with its global footprint and to further develop wide-reaching collaborations and opportunities.
Three new Assistant Secretary positions, each with a distinct global geographic region of responsibility, have been approved by the AUA Board of Directors.
Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS, an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has been appointed as one of the three new Assistant Secretaries and will oversee the AUA’s partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As Assistant Secretary, Dr. Smith will play a critical role in supporting the AUA Secretary in shaping and executing the AUA’s international strategy, programming, and activities. She will also assist in implementing the AUA’s International Education Plan and help identify new opportunities with national and multi-national urological societies.
Additionally, she will work to maintain relationships with key urologists and other strategic partners across the globe, participate in the AUA’s Annual Meeting, and serve as section editors for the AUA publication, AUANews.
These newly created positions are a reflection of the continuity and foundation Dr. Inderbir Gill established during his tenure as AUA’s Chair of Global Initiatives.
“Today’s announcement further solidifies our commitment to advancing urology on a universal scale. I would like to thank Dr. Gill for his many contributions to the international community and I look forward to working with Drs. Chang, Shukla, and Smith to further expand and enhance our programs, globally.” – AUA Secretary, Manoj Monga, MD, FACS.
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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 21,000 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.