Urological Society for
American Veterans

We gratefully acknowledge these exhibiting companies for supporting our meeting!


2022 USAV Annual Meeting (during the AUA Annual Meeting)
New Orleans  - Sunday, May 15, 10:00am to 2:30pm

St. Charles Ballroom - Hilton New Orleans Riverside

rev. 4-28-22
10:00 AM Exhibit set up / Network with Physicians
10:30 AM Welcome / USAV Update
Robert L. Grubb III, MD, President, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Arvin K. George, MD, Scientific Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
Abhinav Sidana, MD, Scientific Program Co-Chair, Associate Director, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
10:35 AM Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness Update
Mike “Bing” Crosby, Founder & CEO
10:40 AM Conducting Research at the VA - NavRef.
Julia F. Houston, MSW & Robin Rusconi, Clinical Trials Facilitator, NAVREF
10:55 AM Moderated Podium Presentations
#01 Diagnostic performance of PSA Density for prostate cancer among African Americans and Caucasians. Shu Wang, MD
#02 Survival of Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumors in Pediatric Patients and Young Adults – A Stage Group Stratified Analysis. Arnav Srivastava, MD
#03 Hormone Naïve Versus Hormone Exposed Metastatic Prostate Cancer Outcomes in the SEARCH Database Claire Trustram Eve, BS
#04 National Distribution of Prostate Cancer Screening. Kanesha Overton, BS
#05 Rates of Penile Fracture in Patient’s Treated with Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum within the Veterans Health Administration. Thomas A. Masterson, MD
#06 Systematic Selection of Implementation Strategies for Risk-aligned Bladder Cancer Surveillance. Florian R. Schroeck, MD, MS
#07 Long-term Outcomes of Penile Prosthesis in a VA Practice. Grant M. Van der Voort MD
#08 MRI-US Fusion Cryotherapy for Men with Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Oncologic and Functional Outcomes. Daniel Lama, MD
#09 Robotic and Microscopic Vasectomy Reversal Experience at a Veterans Affairs Hospital Robert Brunner, MD
#10 Single Port vs. Xi Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Posterior Urethroplasty Wen Liu, MD, MPH
PAPER ID# Unmoderated Poster Session - Viewing
01-UNMOD Active Surveillance for Intermediate Risk Patients in a Majority African American Veterans  Cohort. Joshua Pincus, Med. Student
02 - UNMOD Age is not a predictive factor to oncologic outcomes in patients aged greater than 70. Jenna Winebaum, MD
03 - UNMOD Changing Demographics and Characteristics of Statin Users in a Radical Prostatectomy Cohort Justin D. Waller, MS
04 - UNMOD Comparison of Dietary Sensitivities Between Veterans with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome and Other Pelvic Pain Disorders. Aubrey K. Jarman, RD
05 - UNMOD Exploring Racial Differences in Administration of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Prior to Radical Cystectomy. Jessica A. Connor, MD
06 - UNMOD Measurement of Long-Term Diet Adherence Following A Randomized Controlled Trial of a 6-Month Low-Carbohydrate Intervention on Disease Progression in Men with Recurrent Prostate Cancer. Aubrey K. Jarman, RD
07 - UNMOD Obesity and prostate cancer outcomes in smokers and nonsmokers following radical prostatectomy: Results from the SEARCH Cohort. Ivy T. Liu, BS
08 - UNMOD Oncologic outcomes of surgical management for high-risk prostate cancer: results from a statewide collaborative. Joshua M. Kuperus, MS1
09 - UNMOD Predictors of Gleason-Upgrading and Treatment in Patients on Active Surveillance Joshua Pincus, Med. Student
10 - UNMOD Racial and Gender Differences in Food Sensitivities in a Cohort of Veterans with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Aubrey K. Jarman, RD
12 - UNMOD Statin and Aspirin Use Prior to Prostatectomy is Associated with Decreased Pretreatment Prostate-Specific Antigen Velocity at Prostatectomy. Jonathan B. Hill, BS
13 - UNMOD Substantial Radiologist-level Variation of Fusion Biopsy Outcomes in a State-wide Quality Improvement Collaborative. Daniel A. Triner MD, PhD
14 - UNMOD The Impact of Change in PSA Doubling Time Among Patients with Nonmetastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Joshua A. Parrish
15 - UNMOD The Rise and Fall of the Thoracoabdominal Incision In Urological Oncology. Samuel R. Donnenfeld, MD
16 - UNMOD Treatment Trends of Peyronie’s Disease at the Veteran’s Hospital between 2015- 2019 Thomas A. Masterson, MD
17 - UNMOD Survey of Informed Consent Procedures in Urology. Juliana E. Kim, MD
18 - UNMOD Comparing Survival Between Genders After Immunotherapy for Stage III and IV Urologic Malignancies. Kevin Chua, MD
11:35 AM BALLOON Debate
Enucleation: John M. DiBianco, MD, Univ. of Michigan, University of Florida
TURP: L. Spencer Krane, MD, Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans VA Medical Center
Urolift: Amin S. Herati, MD, Director of Male Infertility & Men's Health, Asst. Professor of Urology, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maryland
Rezum: Arvin K. George, MD,  Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
Aquablation: Gopal H. Badlani, MD, Professor of Urology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Salisbury VA Medical Center
12:15 PM Visit Exhibits / Refreshment/Lunch Break / View Posters
12:45 PM Industry Supported Talk - Supported by Exact Sciences
Performance of the Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score® for Risk Stratification in African American Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer.
Daniel Shoskes, MD, MSc, Medical Director, Urologic Oncology Medical Affairs, Exact Sciences, Emeritus Professor of Urology, The Cleveland Clinic
1:05 PM Addressing Needs of Female Vets at the VA.
Rachel Rubin, MD, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Washington DC VA Medical Center
1:20 PM PSMA PET - Indications and Outcomes
Kevin Ginsburg, MD, MS, Fox Chase Cancer Center
1:35 PM Novel Lasers in Endourology.
Khurshid R. Ghani, MD, Professor, Director – Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
1:50 PM Industry Supported Talk - Supported by Procept
Establishing a New Standard in BPH Tx for all Prostates.
Brian Helfand, MD, Chief of Urology, Northshore Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
2:10 PM Poster Awards Ceremony
L. Spencer Krane, MD, Assistant Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans VA Medical Center
Jeffrey J. Tosoian, MD, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville VA Medical Center
2:15 PM Industry Supported Talk - Supported by Eebu Health
Active Surveillance: Automating Tracking and Patient Engagement.
Harvey Goodman, CEO, Eebu Health & Operations Director, Michigan Medicine Smart Prostate Cancer Surveillance Project
2:25 PM Concluding Remarks
Robert L. Grubb III, MD, President
Arvin K. George, MD, Scientific Program Co-Chair
Abhinav Sidana, MD, MPH, Scientific Program Co-Chair
2:30 PM End of Meeting