Urology Pioneers To Share Moments Of Epiphany In DC Seminar

Friday, May 13, 2011

BUFFALO, NY — Researchers call it the “aha!” moment, that defining epiphany at the intersection of inspiration and clarity. On Monday, May 16, a virtual who’s who among urology pioneers will reveal how and when their “aha!” moments changed to historical milestones on the journey to scientific discovery at a special seminar hosted by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in the nation’s capital. 

“The Epiphany of Discovery: A Personal Journey” will be held from 6-9 pm at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC.

Presentations to include:

  • PSA Discovery to Application: An Historic Journey, by T. Ming Chu, PhD, Chair Emeritus, Diagnostic Immunology Research, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • Surgeon-Controlled Robotic Surgery: The Audacity of Imagination, by Mani Menon, MD, Director, Vattikuti Urology Institute; The Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair in Oncology, Henry Ford Health System, MI
  • Notes from the Lunatic Fringe: Musing on the First Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, byRalph Clayman, MD, Dean, School of Medicine; Professor of Urology University of California, Irvine

Welcome and introductory remarks will be made by program organizers James L. Mohler, MD, Chair, Department of Urology, and Khurshid A. Guru, MD, Director, Robotic Surgery, both of RPCI.

To view the full program of speakers, topics and times, click here.

Follow hashtag #RPCIatAUA on Twitter for updates from The Epiphany of Discovery: A Personal Journey, and for RPCI posters/presentations at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org