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Fellows' Day

Join fellows and faculty from the AUGS community for a half-day program geared toward fellows’ interests. There will be a panel discussion focused on how to find a job after fellowship, including experts from an academic model, HMO model, private practice model, and urology practice model, as well as an expert in contract negotiations.  

The program will also include a Stump the Professor session and a breakout session for abstract presentations, where fellows can practice presenting their research projects to a small group of peers. 

All fellows are encouraged to participate in this session. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of five roundtable topics lead by various experts in our field. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to meet AUGS President, Halina Zyczynski, who will discuss opportunities for fellows to get more involved in AUGS.

We look forward to having you join us for this informative and interactive program. Residents are also welcomed to attend Fellows’ Day

Program Schedule

7:45 am – 8:00 am Breakfast and Welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Expert Panel Discussion of Job Mentoring

  • Academic Practice –  Lieschen Quiroz, MD
  • HMO Practice –  Emily Whitcomb, MD
  • Private Practice –  Mike Moen, MD
  • Urology Practice –  Speaker TBD
  • Contract Lawyer –  Speaker TBD
  • Contract negotiations – Speaker TBD
9:00 am – 9:15 am Q&A for Panel
9:15 am – 9:30 am Break
9:30 am – 10:45 am Fellows Abstract Presentations
Moderators: Marc Toglia, MD; Robert Flora, MD
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:30 am Stump the Professor
Catherine Matthews, MD; Anthony Visco, MD
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Roundtable Discussions
  • How to Teach and Lead in the Operating Room – Mikio Nihira, MD
  • Coding/Billing – Marc Toglia, MD
  • Successful Manuscript Submission – Jennifer Wu, MD
  • Global Health Opportunities in FPMRS – Grace Chen, MD
  • QI Project IdeasRobert Flora, MD  
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Allergan
1:00 pm AUGS Spotlight: Meet the President
Halina M. Zyczynski, MD
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm AUGS-SGS Fellows’ Pelvic Research Network (FPRN) Meeting


Fellows Podium Session Abstract Submission

To present at the Fellows-only podium session, which will be a non-competitive atmosphere aimed at increasing exposure to this type of experience, please submit a written abstract for presentation. All types of research are welcome and it is not required to have been submitted to the AUGS meeting. These abstracts may have been previously submitted or may be ongoing research that is not yet completed. Abstract submissions will be accepted until September 1. Everyone attending Fellows Day is encouraged to submit an abstract.

Please use the upload tools below to submit your photo and abstract.