Award Information

Traveling Fellowship Award

Prize: $1,500 Eligibility: Important! Only residents and urologists in practice for less than five years post-residency within the geographic area of the North Central Section, AUA, are eligible to win the Traveling Fellowship Award.

Subject Matter: The essay may consist of any topic of urological interest.

Manuscripts: If accepted for consideration, the paper must be submitted in sextuple. The paper should bear the title of the subject and the name(s) of the author(s). The editorial form should be that required by the Journal of Urology. All illustrations must be labeled on back with title of paper.

Criteria: The award is given to eligible physicians who have designed and carried out the majority of the work in a suitable clinical or basic research project. Only the principal author of the manuscript will be considered, and recipients of previous years are not eligible.

Conditions: The money from the award is intended to support a clinical tour by the recipient to an academic institution of his/her choice during the year following receipt of the award. The Section requires the recipient to give a report of this travel upon completion.

Judges: The papers are judged by the Editorial & Awards Committee, North Central Section, AUA.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

Thirlby Award

Eligibility: The award is given only to member urologists in the geographic area of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association who are primarily engaged in private practice. They may hold teaching affiliations, but the material for presentation must come exclusively from their private practice. To be considered for this award, please check the appropriate place on the Application Form. Prize: The Thirlby Award consists of a commemorative plaque awarded to the member in private practice who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, contributed the best scientific project at the Annual Meeting.

Subject Matter: Abstracts, scientific exhibits, or movies will be available for consideration of this award.

Program: All papers to be considered for the Thirlby Award will be presented on the program at the annual meeting. The Award will be announced at the Annual Banquet.

Conditions: This award shall be made every year, regardless of the number of presentations.

Judges: The papers are judged by the Editorial & Awards Committee, North Central Section, AUA.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

The John D. Silbar Award - Attention Program Directors

Prize: $1,000 Eligibility: This award will be given to an outstanding urology resident within the geographic boundary of the North Central Section.

Criteria: The awardee must reflect outstanding qualities in clinical ability, high ethical and moral standards, compassion for patients, and outstanding bedside manner.

Nominations: Nominations are requested from all Urology Program Directors in the Section. Letters of nomination and curriculum vitaes of all nominees are to be sent to the Secretary of the Section at the address below.

1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 350
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Judging: The Editorial and Awards Committee will select the top two or three candidates and notify the Section Secretary. The Secretary will forward the curriculum vitaes of the top choices to Dr. John Silbar, who will make the final decision.

Bizarre and Interesting Case Award

Prize: $100 Eligibility: All abstracts that are accepted in the Bizarre and Interesting Case Award Category will be eligible for this award. Each presentation will be three minutes long and will be judged by the Editorial and Awards Committee.

Criteria: The award will be given to the person who presents the most interesting or bizarre case or developed a gadget or innovative surgical technique.

Podium/Poster Presentation Awards

Prize: Generous Awards Eligibility: All abstracts that are accepted as a Podium/Poster Presentation will be eligible for the Podium/Poster Awards. Each podium/poster will be judged and the final prize will be awarded.

Best Video Award

1st place receives $100

Resident Bowl Award

Winning team receives $250 per person, a plaque and partially sponsored trip to compete at the AUA

NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award

Prize: $2,000 Eligibility: Important! Only residents and urologists in practice for three years post residency or fellowship and urologists in practice for less than three years within the geographic area of the North Central Section, AUA, are eligible to win the NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award

Subject Matter: Only abstracts on socio-economic matters will be considered of this award.

Program: One abstract will be selected as the NCS/AACU Health Policy Young Investigator Award and will be presented on the program at the annual meeting. The Award will be announced at the Annual Banquet.

Conditions: This award shall be made every year, regardless of the number of presentations.

Judges: The papers are judged by the North Central Section representative to the AACU Board of Directors, NCS Secretary, and NCS Health Policy Council Chair.

Registration: Program participants must register for the meeting to present papers.

 

Award Winners

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NCS Awards 2014 – Chicago, Illinois

posted: October 2, 2014
TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Winner:
Brian J. Minnillo, MD – Few Modifiable Factors Predict Readmission Following Radical Cystectomy

THIRLBY AWARD

Winner:
Avinash Chennamsetty, MD – Urinary Incontinence and Satisfaction with Treatments After Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

JOHN D. SILBAR AWARD

Winner:
Adam Kadlec, MD – Loyola University Medical Center

BEST BIZARRE & INTERESTING CASE

Matthew R. Fulton, MD – Primary Testicular Adenocarcinoma Presenting 40 Years After Partial Orchiectomy

BEST POSTER
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Adrenal/Kidney/Ureter/Bladder
Basic Science: Grace B. Delos Santos, MD – Characterization of the Murine Bladder Response to Subtotal Cystectomy: A Model of Mammalian Organ Regeneration
Clinical: Brian A. VanderBrink, MD – Experience with Urological Application of Botulinum Toxin Injection in Pediatric Population with Medically Refractory Neuropathic

Bladder Pediatric Urology
Basic Science: Raman Unnikrishnan, MD – Sunitinib Reduces Expansion of in Vitro Induced Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells
Clinical: Sarah P. Psutka, MD – Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of the Need for Resection of the Inferior Vena Cava During Nephrectomy for Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma and Venous Tumor Thrombus

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bladder
Basic Science: Kristin A. Greco, MD – Exosomes as a Delivery Vector for PLK1 SIRNA in Bladder Cancer
Clinical: Sarah P. Psutka, MD – Evaluation of the Impact of Body Composition and Muscle Density on Overall Survival Following Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

Laparoscopy/Robotics
Basic Science: Ronney Abaza, MD, FACS – Robotic Nephrectomy is not Costlier Than Standard Laparoscopy When Robot Available
Clinical: Timothy Durso, BS – Volume Preservation Better Predicts Renal Functional Outcome than Warm Ischemia Time in Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

BEST VIDEO

Winner:
Elizabeth V. Dray, MD – Repair of Megameatus with Intact Prepuce: A Modified Approach

NCS/AACU HEALTH POLICY YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Winner:
Chandy Ellimoottil, MD, MS – Ainticipating the Impact of National Insurance Expansion on Inpatient Urological Surgery

RESIDENT BOWL WINNING TEAM

Winning team receives $250 per person, a plaque and partially sponsored trip to compete at the AUA

Winners:
Adam C. Calaway, MD
Adam S. Howe, MD
Scott C. Johnson, MD
Jessica R. Meyers, MD
Joseph J. Pariser, MD

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