Conferences & Meetings

Our department offers a variety of educational events for faculty, staff, residents and students, as well as community physicians and other health care professionals.

Grand Rounds

East bank aerialEvery Wednesday, we offer learning opportunities for urology professionals throughout the community, both inside and outside the University. Grand Rounds presentations include a variety of lectures and case presentations on both research and clinically-pertinent urology topics.

Discuss advances in specific areas of urology, the most contemporary management of difficult case scenarios, and identify critical steps that would improve patient care. CME credits available.

Date/time: September through June at 7 a.m.
Location: Please contact Bethany Libbesmeier, for schedule and location.  

Journal Club

Moderated by Philipp Dahm, MD, and Eduardo Fernandes, MD, Journal Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss and critique academic journal articles. Residents, faculty, community physicians, and other health care professionals are invited to attend.

Participants will learn to review the article and determine its scientific validity based on its cited statistics through robust group discussion.

Date/time: September through June at 7 a.m.
Location: B564 Mayo Memorial Building

Morbidity & Mortality Conference

At this monthly conference, residents and department faculty discuss clinic numbers and case write-ups. They determine the Clavien Classification of various commonly encountered complications in order to critically analyze and identify areas for clinical improvement. The conference is open to Department of Urology residents and faculty only.

Morning Conferences

Two additional learning opportunities for our department’s faculty, staff, residents as well as other physicians:

  • Indications Conference
  • Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Conference

Indications Conference 

Gives Department of Urology faculty, staff and residents an opportunity to present and discuss upcoming urology cases.

Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Conference

Gives department faculty, staff, residents and other physicians the chance to comprehensively discuss urology oncology cases as a team.

Date/time: Every other Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Location: B426 Mayo Memorial Building

Resident Conferences

residentsAt monthly conferences, residents learn more in-depth about the urology specialty. Monthly conferences include:

  • Core curriculum conferences
  • Uropathology conference
  • Clinicopathologic conference

Core curriculum conferences

Department of Urology faculty, other U Medical School faculty, and community physicians present lectures. Covers a broad range of topics from Campbell-Walsh urology textbook and AUA core curriculum. You’ll be exposed to each topic at least twice.

Uropathology & Clinicopathologic conference

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology professor Juan Manivel, MD presents lectures on 20+ uropathology topics and urology cases. You’ll be exposed to each topic two or more times.

Date: August through May
Location: B507 Mayo Memorial Building

  • 1st Tuesday: 5 p.m. Uro-radiology conference; 6 p.m. Core curriculum conference
  • 2nd Tuesday: 5 p.m. Uro-pathology conference ; 6 p.m. Core curriculum conference
  • 3rd Tuesday: 5 p.m. Clinicopathologic conference ; 6 p.m. Core curriculum conference
  • 4th Tuesday: 5 p.m. Morbidity & mortality conference (B564 Mayo)
  • 5th Tuesday (if applicable): 5 p.m. Core curriculum conference

High school program

Each year, anatomy students from high schools across the metro visit the University of Minnesota’s Department of Urology. The students spend half their day learning about urology and urologic conditions.

AUA Conference

Now in its 112th year, the American Urologic Association Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of urologists in the world. Many Department of Urology physicians attend to get unparalleled access to groundbreaking research, new guidelines and the latest advances in urologic medicine.

It offers many educational opportunities – including hands on courses, specialty tracks, and more than 1,500 studies in the field of urology.