Webinar on Testicular and Penile Cancer

The increase in Urologists and centres dedicated to oncology in India in the last decade has been a welcome change. While this is already translating into better clinical and operative management of patients with Urological cancers, it can be further extended to meaningful research eventually contributing to better patient outcome. Globally Penile and Testicular cancer are classified as rare genitourinary cancers. India has a relatively higher incidence of penile cancer compared to that in many other developed nations. Rare cancers suffer from lack of strong evidence in various aspects of its management. One way of generating evidence is to conduct multi institutional studies or collaborative studies. If Indian centres routinely managing these cancers join hands, we would be able to fill the evidence gaps that are glaring at us.

This webinar is an attempt to highlight the missing links in understanding of penile and testicular cancers. Further, USI intends to discuss its vision and the pathways and challenges in conducting national and international collaborative studies which could be very relevant to these cancers. We are fortunate to have the company of three distinguished International faculties with immense experience in translational and clinical research and collaborative studies related to these two cancers.  The increase in Urologists and centres dedicated to oncology in India in the last decade has been a welcome change. While this is already translating into better clinical and operative management of patients with Urological cancers, it can be further extended to meaningful research eventually contributing to better patient outcome. Globally Penile and Testicular cancer are classified as rare genitourinary cancers. India has a relatively higher incidence of penile cancer compared to that in many other developed nations. Rare cancers suffer from lack of strong evidence in various aspects of its management. One way of generating evidence is to conduct multi institutional studies or collaborative studies. If Indian centres routinely managing these cancers join hands, we would be able to fill the evidence gaps that are glaring at us.

This webinar is an attempt to highlight the missing links in understanding of penile and testicular cancers. Further, USI intends to discuss its vision and the pathways and challenges in conducting national and international collaborative studies which could be very relevant to these cancers. We are fortunate to have the company of three distinguished International faculties with immense experience in translational and clinical research and collaborative studies related to these two cancers.   

USI TV Video Library – Submission Guidelines

USI Social Media/Website Video Submission Guidelines

Purpose: 

To make available Classical and New surgical techniques available to the peers in the community

Gradually building a video academy involving all surgical techniques related to Urological Speciality for better learning of others

Type of Videos: 

Classic Surgical Techniques/New Techniques covering entire procedure- Endourological/Laparoscopic/Robotic/Open Surgery

Length of Video: 

Maximum up to 15 minutes in duration. 

Submission of longer videos (if felt by author for a surgical Technique) requires prior permission.

Video Specifications:

  • The video must include audio narration explaining the procedure along with some text to mention critical steps/technique in the video 
  • Text and audio in the video must be in English. 
  • Audio must include narration in clear, grammatically correct English.
  • Videos must be clear, without excessive camera movement and in focus. 
  • Grainy, blurry videos will not be accepted. 
  • Editing must involve smooth transitions.
  • High-Definition (HD) video is preferred
  • Any patient-identifiable information in Radiographs and other images must not be included
  • Few PowerPoint slides may be included in the video to include details of patient history/clinical/laboratory findings/data and analysis. 
  • Videos that are only a PowerPoint slideshow will not be considered.
  • Conclusions must be related to the submission and must not be overstated

Authors: Maximum up to 4

Accepted video formats

  • Windows Media Video (WMV)
  • MPEG (MPG, MPEG, MP4)
  • Audio Video Interleave (AVI)
  • QuickTime (MOV)

Preparation of Word File to Accompany Video: A Word document must be provided that contains the following:

  • Full video title
  • Exact running time of video
  • All contributing authors
  • All authors’ affiliations and email addresses
  • Author Disclosure statement
  • Potential conflict of Interest (if any)/Any commercial Association
  • Patient Consent Statement- Authors must state, “Author(s) have received and archived patient consent for video recording/publication in advance of video recording of procedure.” 

Review Process:

It is under the discretion of Review Team to accept or Reject without explaining the reasons.

Post Acceptance Process:

Once accepted Video will be intimated to the author and circulated on various USI Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and USI webpage), mentioning name(s) of the author.

Video is only for USI online Platforms and does not bear any indexation

Submission Portal: Will be created soon

Uro Vista

Introducing a new column on its Facebook page where comments on recently published articles will be published. The intention is to update the members about the recent articles. A three-member editorial board will review all the submissions before they are put on Facebook. 

The members include:

  1. Apul Goel, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  2. Rishi Nayyar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  3. Sanjoy Surekha, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Any member, full or associate, can submit a write-up (according to the guidelines). The write-up will be reviewed by the Editorial board, and, if found suitable, will be uploaded on Facebook page of USI.

Guidelines for submission of write-up

Name of activity (write-up): Urology Vista

Idea of this Facebook page: Comments on recently published articles

Type of Articles that can be chosen for the write-up: Research Article/Review Article/Case Series/Surgical Technique

Running Title of Write-up: Not more than 50 words

Font: Arial

Size: 12

Alignment: Left

Conflict of Interest statement: mandatory

Points to consider:

  1. Write-up must be under following headings:
    1. Summary of Article
    2. Insights for clinical practice/implications/importance
  2. Running Title of write-up, must be different from Main Article which was selected
  3. Word limit 500 to 750
  4. Maximum of two authors are permissible
  5. Should be in author’s own words to avoid Plagiarism
  6. Kindly submit the write-up with pdf version of the original article
  7. Submit the write-up as single word file according to submission guidelines.
  8. Max number of References 5
  9. Reference format as per standard Guidelines ( http://www.icmje.org or http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html)
  10. Tables, Figures are allowed

Submission is on the email address: urologyvista@gmail.com

Review Process:

It is under the discretion of Review Team to accept or reject.

Post Acceptance Process:

Accepted write-up will be intimated, mentioning Day of Online circulation on various USI Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and USI webpage), mentioning name of the author/s.

This write-up is only for USI online Platform and does not bear any indexation (Pubmed or any other)

Guidelines for USI Affiliate Bodies

Remarkable growth in the number of qualified Urologists in the India over the last two decades has prompted commissioning of number of associations, societies and forums at city and state levels in the country. Some of these have existed for over two-three decades doing excellent work. Currently, there are four zonal bodies which are officially affiliated to the Urological society of India (USI) and the USI council has included the serving Presidents of the four zonal bodies-namely North Zone USI, West Zone USI, East Zone USI and the Association of Southern Urologists, as members. The zonal bodies in turn have co-opted the Presidents of various states in its territory as ex-officio members in their respective executive councils. However, there are several states and innumerable cities/towns which have qualified urological practitioners without its local professional body. The USI has long felt the supportive role it can play in commissioning of such bodies at the city/state levels which can function as affiliate organizations.

Existing bodies:

USI clarifies unequivocally that it has no intention of interfering with the nomenclature, constitution and administration of all the existing bodies and these shall function as before. 

Purpose

The basic purpose of chartering city level and state level chapters is to foster unity and promote fraternal connect across the nation.

A federal organization of various units of USI at different levels will promote uniformity in purpose and functioning of the fraternity.

Further, the official chartering of chapters of USI at different levels will confer upon the latter, stature and standing. 

The advisory role played by the USI without compromising on the autonomy of these chapters will promote growth and development of the individual units.

Also, the chapters will enjoy inclusiveness by virtue of being official organizations of one parent body 

Broad guidelines for starting affiliate bodies:

  1. There are four Zonal chapters functioning as affiliate bodies of the USI ( The South Zone has retained its title as Association of Southern Urologists as it was registered prior to conceptualization of zonal chapters)
  1. Within the zone whose territories have been recognized by the USI, qualified Urologists may consider applying for charter of City as well as state chapters
  1. A minimum of 25 qualified Urologists (MCh or DNB or an equivalent recognized in the constitution of USI) may send a proposal for chartering of a state chapter and a minimum of 10 qualified Urologists may send a proposal to charter a city chapter. This may be modified in a need based manner ( requirements of Societies act ) 
  1. The members keen on starting a chapter shall meet formally before applying to the USI to pass a resolution* which shall express the intent of the members to start a professional body affiliate to the USI and then shall apply** for a charter. 
  1. Every newly commissioned chapter of will be given a charter by the USI after scrutiny of the application by the USI council.
  1. Each of these chapters will have its own constitution and bylaws modeled on the draft provided ( vide infra ) 
  1. Each of these chapters will be aligned in a federal relationship with the parent body i.e. the USI.
  1. Each of the chapters will have its autonomy and shall function within the framework of its adopted constitution.
  1. Each of the chapters will communicate with the USI about its activities and progress. The parent body will assist the chapters on issues like academics, member development and collaborative programs. The USI will not interfere with administration of the chapter. USI may play an advisory role if the chapter wishes to seek any specific inputs.
  1. Each of these chapters shall be registered with the registrar of societies in its own geographic location.
  1. Each of the chapters will be entitled to the various privileges that USI might consider to extend from time to time which includes matching ( USI will match the funds generated by the chapter) or full  grants for specific  activities.
  1. Each of the chapters will manage its finances independently as per the laws of the land. USI shall not interfere in the financial administration of the chapters.USI shall neither absorb nor assist defray any losses incurred by the chapters.
  1. Each of the chapters shall have a logo which shall be designed by the USI with space for title of the city/state chapter. The USI will guide the chapter on the design of the logo to ensure uniformity.
  1. USI reserves the right to withdraw the charter granted if the chapter fails to live up to the stated goals and objectives.

Draft Resolution

We the urologists of city of … state of …. Have resolved on …day of …. Two thousand twenty…that we shall apply for a charter to the Urological society of India to found the city( name of the city)/state( name of the state) chapter of Urological society of India.

Names

  1. Dr……..
  2. Dr……..
  3. Dr………

Draft of Application

To

The Secretary,

USI

Sir,

We are pleased to apply for the charter to found the city chapter of ….. ( USI ) and state that we shall conform to the guidelines provided by the USI for the same.

We have enclosed the resolution passed to that effect on …..

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely

Secretary Elect# 

# Secretary Elect will take charge as the charter Secretary upon receipt of the charter from the USI

Model Constitution

  1. TITLE
    The name of the society shall be “The City/State Chapter of Urological Society of India “hereafter referred to as “The chapter”.
  2. REGISTERED OFFICE The office of the chapter shall be determined from time to time by the Governing body of the Forum. 
  3. OBJECTIVES 

a. To associate together in one body all scientific personnel actively interested in practice of Urology in and around the city of ….. or within the state of ….. And function as an affiliate body with full autonomy of the Urological society of India

b. To promote best and current practices in the field of Urology in and around the city of ….or Sate of…….

c. To support and associate with academic activities of postgraduate students undergoing training in Urology (MCh and DNB courses /equivalent programs introduced by the Government, approved by the regulatory bodies from time to time) operational in the recognized institutions in and around the city of ….. or state of……………. 

d. To promote scientific research in Urology and allied disciplines for the purpose of improving the practice of Urology by i) establishing an ethics committee in accordance with accepted  legal norms, ii. Providing financial assistance and  iii. Providing external auditing services  

e. To promote, establish or support any institution, scientific association or research organization which is directed towards raising the standards of Urological practice or teaching or research in Urology in the country. 

 f. To promote publication of scientific literature pertaining to Urological practice or research. 

g. To endeavor to establish and maintain liaison with other associations or organized bodies, in India or abroad whose objects are keeping with those of the forum

h. To invite and organize conferences of scientific bodies of Urologists at state, zone and national levels 

i. To officially network its members on Whatsapp, Facebook and such other convenient networking means for furtherance of the objects of the chapter. To publish bulletin of the forum either in printed or electronic format for disseminating scientific information as well as to keep the members informed about the proceedings of the forum.

k. To carry out any other activities which are identical or conducive to the furtherance of the objects of the chapter.

l. The activities of the chapter would be purely charitable in nature and not motivated for profit. 

4. MEMBERSHIP

 There shall be following category of members. 

Full Members 

 Full members shall be qualified Urologists engaged in active practice of urology in and around the city of ….. or state of …….

Student members: 

Student members shall be Urology post graduates undergoing training at recognized institution in and around the city of …… or state of……. These memberships are for three years i.e., the training period and are given the option to apply for full membership on completion of their course upon producing the degree certificate in Urology.

Honorary members:

Honorary members shall be those who are not qualified urologists but have made significant contribution to the field of urology or its allied branches. These are elected and approved by the general body of the forum. Their total number shall not exceed 5 % of the total membership strength at any time.  

5. RIGHTS OF MEMBERS 

Only full members have the right to vote. Only full members shall become office bearers of the chapter. All classes of members shall have the right to attend any scientific proceedings of the chapter.

 6. CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP 

a. Any member may resign from his membership at any time by serving a notice in writing to the Secretary. Such resignation shall not relieve the member from the responsibility to pay any dues to the forum prior to ceasing to be a member. 

b. The governing body shall have the right to terminate the membership or alter the class of any individual member even after election, if it is subsequently found that material facts supplied in the application were incorrect.

 c. The governing body shall have the powers to terminate the membership of any member

 

  1. Who have been found guilty of unprofessional behavior or of working against the interest of the forum provided that members concerned is offered full opportunity to present his case to the governing body and provided that in case of termination of membership, the latter is confirmed at the Annual General Body Meeting by two third majority of members present. 
  2. Who have defaulted in paying the forum dues for over a period

 7. SUBSCRIPTION 

The subscription shall be as follows: Full Members (Life Subscription) Rs…… Student Members (for three years) Rs. …… Honorary members -free

8. FINANCIAL YEAR 

The Financial year of the Association shall be from 1st April to 31st March. 

9. BANK ACCOUNT

 The Bank Account shall be operated by the Treasurer in the name of the forum. All cheques shall be signed by the Treasurer and Secretary/President of the forum.

 10. OFFICERS OF THE FORUM 

Officers of the Association shall be the President, Secretary and Treasurer. The officers shall be elected at Annual General Body Meeting from the list of suggested nominations submitted to the returning officer appointed by the governing body.

President 

The President will hold the Office for one year. The President shall hold Office from the day following the termination of Annual General Body Meeting at which he is installed to the termination of the next Annual General Body Meeting. 

 Secretary 

Secretary shall be elected for a period of two years. He will hold the Office from the day following termination of Annual General Body Meeting at which he is elected to the termination of the Second Annual meeting. 

Treasurer 

Treasurer shall be elected for a period of two years. He will hold the Office from the day following termination of Annual General Body Meeting at which he is elected to the termination of the second annual meeting. 

The past officers shall be eligible for re-election for the same post depending on the need of the chapter at any point. 

11. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS 

a. President shall preside over all the meetings of the chapter. 

b. The Secretary shall look after the day to day affairs of the chapter under the directions of the governing body. The secretary shall be responsible i.  For summoning all meetings of thechapter  ii. For preparing the agendas and keeping minutes of the proceedings  iii. For all files, documents, books and other papers of the chapter.  iv. For maintaining a register of members. v. For formulating the annual report to be presented to the forum and Annual General Body Meeting. 

d. The Treasurer shall be responsible for receiving all subscriptions and other dues from the members, for paying all bills and for preparing an audited statement of accounts and Balance Sheet annually to the Council and General Body Meeting. The treasurer shall keep true and accurate records of all financial transactions of the chapter. On request from the Secretary the treasurer shall pay authorized bills of the chapter. The treasurer shall be responsible for notifying all members regarding their dues to the chapter. 

12. THE GOVERNING BODY 

The governing body of the chapter  shall consist of a. Office bearers elected as per rule 10, one immediate past President, one immediate past secretary and 4 members elected in the Annual General Body Meeting from the list of suggested nomination submitted to the returning officer appointed by the governing body, two of which will be from academic institutions and two from the practicing pool. These members shall be elected for a period of 2 years 

13. DUTIES OF THE GOVERNING BODY 

a. The governing body shall constitute the executive authority of the forum in all scientific, business and financial activities. 

b. The governing body shall be responsible for arrangements for the business and scientific parts of the Annual General Meeting. 

c. The governing body shall have the powers to decide to convene such other scientific meetings besides the annual one as it deems necessary.

 d. The Governing body shall have the powers to invest money of the chapter with due regard for all existing laws. 

e. The Governing body shall meet at least six times in a year.

 f. The Governing body shall have powers to appoint any subcommittee for any special purpose or any aspect of functioning. 

g. Such subcommittee shall be under the direction of the governing body and the report of such subcommittee shall be incorporated in the report of the governing body & submitted to the Annual Meeting. 

14. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

 Annual General Meeting shall be a business and may be clubbed with a scientific activity( Seminar/Oration/workshop) 

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting shall be 

a. To receive the report of the Governing body. 

b. To receive the report of the Treasurer and the audited statement of accounts and balance sheet.

c. To elect office bearers and members of the forum 

e. To consider other business as the governing body may determine. 

f. To consider any resolution or amendments to the rules submitted by members in accordance with rule. 

g. Quorum at Annual General Meeting shall be constituted by 10% of total membership. If no quorum is formed the meeting is adjourned for 3o minutes. If no quorum is established at the end of 30 minutes, it is presumed to have been established and the annual general body meeting is conducted. 

h. Resolution: Any member desirous of moving a resolution at the Annual General Meeting shall notify the same in writing to the Secretary at least six weeks before the date of such meeting. 

15. ELECTION 

a. Notification of nomination to various posts will be done by Secretary 1 month before Annual General Meeting

 b. All nominations will be proposed and seconded by two full members of the forum with written consent of the candidate. 

c. All nominations shall reach the returning officer not later than 1 week before the date of Annual General Meetings. 

d. After scrutinizing the nominations, the final list of nomination will be announced by the returning officer during the annual general body meeting.

f. The election shall be held by secret ballot at the time of Annual General Meeting.

 The results would be declared by the Returning Officer only after counting of votes polled is completed. The results have to be ratified by the AGM after announcement by the Returning Officer.

 g. For any casual vacancy that may occur, the Council shall be empowered to appoint a successor who shall hold office till Annual General Meeting. 

16. DISSOLUTION 

Any number not less than three-fifth of the full  members of forum may determine that the chapter shall be dissolved and there upon it shall be dissolved forthwith, or at the time then agreed upon, and all necessary steps shall be taken for the disposal and settlement of property of the forum, its claims and liabilities. If upon dissolution of forum or termination shall remain after discharge of all debts and liabilities any property or funds whatsoever they shall be given or transferred to an institution or institutions having similar objectives as the forum which shall be determined by the votes not less than three fifth of the members of the group at the meeting at the time of dissolution. 

AMENDMENTS TO RULES

 Notice to any proposal to repeal, amend, or add to the existing rules shall be forwarded to the Secretary in writing not later than six weeks before the date of Annual General Meeting. All the amendments to rules suggested by the member or by the governing body shall be circulated to the members by the Secretary at least two weeks before the meeting. The proposal shall appear on the agenda of the meeting in the form of a resolution duly proposed and seconded. No proposal shall be considered as passed unless it is carried by a majority of at least three-fifth of the members present by voting.

USI Calendar of Events Aug-Dec 2020

From August to December 2020 USI is excited to bring the following events to further the cause of academics in Urology.

2nd August – SundayLaparoscopic upper urinary tract reconstruction: Dilemmas and solutions1730-1930 hrs
9th August – Sunday Penile and testicular cancer – the grey zones in 2020: Is collaboration the way forward?1700-2000 hrs
15th August – SaturdayAUA – USI instructional course – Infertility and Paediatric Urology1830 – 2200 hrs
16th  August – SundayAUA – USI instructional course – Female Urology1830 – 2030 hrs
23rd August – SundayUrology subspecialties – Indian perspective1030 – 1300 hrs
30th August – SundayBasics in PCNL – from localization, puncture to stone clearance1000 – 1300 hrs
6th September – SundayFlaps and grafts in reconstructive Urology – which, when, and where?1000- 1300 hrs
13th September – SundayDiagnostic modalities in Ca Prostate: Do we have too many or too less1000 – 1230 hrs 
20th September – SundaySimulation  in learning Urology1000 – 1300 hrs
27th September – SundayFemale Urological fistulae – have we mastered them1000 – 1300 hrs
4th October – SundayOnline mock examination0900 – 1600 hrs
11th October – SundayOpen surgical procedures in stone management – case-based approach1000 – 1300 hrs
18th October – SundayVascular access: we need to gear up with the vascular guys1000 – 1300 hrs
25th October – SundayUpdate on GUTB1000 – 1300 hrs
1st November –  SundayImage-guided interventions in Urology: Are we ready to take on the interventional radiologists1000 – 1300 hrs
8th November – SundayCouncil meeting0900 – 1700 hrs
15th November – SundayFemale bladder outlet obstruction – Indian scenario1030 – 1300 hrs
22nd November – SundayUpdate on cadaver transplantation1000 – 1300 hrs
29th November – SundayCPPS/ IC – PBS: Give IC a chance1000 – 1300hrs
6th December – SundayResidents forum1000 – 1300 hrs
13th December – SundayWorkshop on manuscript writing1030 – 1300 hrs
20th December – SundayPenile implant surgery – a perfect cure for impotency! – prospects and outcome1030 – 1300 hrs
Table of proposed activities by the Urological Society of India

Share this list with your fellow members and block these dates in your calendar.

Neurovesical Dysfunction Webinar

The USI ISU Session on Neurogenic Bladder is a 150min program aimed at discussing the salient aspects of evaluation and management of two of the major classes of patients: those with spinal disease-injury and those with suprapontine lesions. The discussions are chiefly case-based and issue-based. There is a special session on salvage techniques including indwelling catheters and containment options. Dedicated time is reserved for audience questions. The program should be useful both to practicing urologists and trainees.

 10th July’2020       1800 – 2030 hrs 
Watch the program on the Facebook group or YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/593186781316300

Topic: Neuro vesical dysfunction and overactive bladder – current strategies of management

Convenors : Dr Sanjay Sinha / Dr Arun Chawla
Opening remarks: Dr Rajeev T P, Hon Secretary, USI ( 2 mins )
Address by Prof Anant Kumar, President, USI ( 2 mins )
Address by Prof Rajeev Sood, Chairman,ISU ( 2 mins )
Learning Objectives : Dr Arun Chawla ( 3 mins )

Session I:  1810 – 1910
Clinical Epidemiology of Neurogenic Bladder – Anita Patel ( 15 mins )
Panel Discussion: Management of High Risk nLUTD ( 45 mins )              
Moderator: Dr Sanjay Sinha
Panellists : Dr Rishi Nayar, Dr Sanjay Pandey, Dr Vineet Narang, Dr Shirish Yande

Session II: 1910 – 1950
Panel Discussion: Managementof nLUTD in suprapontine lesions( 40 mins)
Moderator : Dr Arun Chawla         
Panellists : Dr Shailesh Raina, Dr Nitin Kekre, Dr Arabind Panda, Dr Aneesh Srivastava

Session III: 1950 – 2030
Panel Discussion: Catheters, Continence Products, Containment Strategies ( 30 mins )   Moderator: Dr Nikhil Khattar
Panellists : Dr Vijay Madduri, Dr Ankur Mittal , Dr Kalyan Sarkar, Dr Anita Patel
Audience Interaction Session ( 10 mins ) 
Dr Nitin Kekre, Dr Sanjay Sinha

USICON 2021

USICON 2021 at Ahmedabad awaits you for an academic feast. Ahmedabad (pronounced as Amdavad in Gujarati) is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmadabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. Ahmedabad’s population of 5,633,927 (as per 2011 population census) makes it the fifth-most populous city in India, and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 6,357,693 is seventh-most populous in India. Ahmadabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.


Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country’s second oldest. Cricket is a popular sport in Ahmedabad, which houses the 54,000-seat Sardar Patel Stadium. The effects of liberalization of the Indian economy have energized the city’s economy towards tertiary sector activities such as commerce, communication, and construction. Ahmedabad’s increasing population has resulted in an increase in the construction and housing industries resulting in the recent development of skyscrapers.

Organizing secretariat
Shyam Urosurgical Hospital,
4th-floor, Viva complex,
Opposite Parimal Garden, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad- 380006, Gujarat, India,
Ph: 079-26469846, 079- 26466700
Email:usiconaua2021@gmail.com

USI Travelling Fellowships

AUA, BAUS and NAUS have cancelled their conferences for this year and hence the related travelling fellowships for these conferences also stand cancelled. In view of this the Council deliberated and took a decision not to carry forward the same for next year.

Regarding the EUREP, AURC and SLAUS, no information has yet been received and the decision would be taken once we recieve a definitive information from the respective associations.

AUA Fellowship
Dr. Aditya Mahesh Gupta Yashoda Hospital Secunderabad
Dr. Utsav Shailesh Shah Sri Ramchandra Medical Center
Dr. Ninad Tamboli Institute of Nephro Urology Bangalore
Dr. Raj Shekhar Guddeti KMC Manipal

BAUS Fellowship
Dr. Prashanth Yangala Moses – VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi
Dr. Bandhan Bahal – Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital

AURC Course – UAA Fellowship
Dr. Prakash Sankapal – GMC & Sir JJ Group of Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Anuj Arora – Sri Ramchandra Medical Center
Dr. Varun Kumar Katiyar – RML New Delhi

EUREP Fellowship
Dr. Dhaval Sagarbhai Desai – RML New Delhi
Dr. Mayank Gupta – Institute of Nephro Urology, Bangalore

SLAUS Fellowship
Dr. Milap Jigneshkumar Shah – KMC Manipal
Dr. Harshit Garg – AIIMS New Delhi

NAUS Fellowship
Dr. Akash Agarwal – IPGMER & SSKM Kolkata
Dr. Ravi Lalit Taori – KMC Manipal
Dr. Avisek Dutta – IPGMER & SSKM Kolkata
Dr. Akshay Mahesh Kriplani – KMC Manipal

BAUS (Bangladesh) Fellowship
Dr. Satish Kumar Ranjan – AIIMS Rishikesh
Dr. Vivek Sharma – ABVIMS & RML Hospital, New Delhi
Dr. Ankit Gupta – RML New Delhi
Dr. Abhishek Thakur – PGIMER Chandigarh

USI Fellowship Announcement

fellowship program USI

From the desk of USI President:
There is lack of uniformity in the curriculum of different training institutions in our country. I have been feeling very strongly about the need for re-training of our young urologists in
different sub-specialties, to which, they did not have enough exposure.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the commencement of numerous new fellowships in Urological sub-specialty starting from this year. This is a unique initiative by the Urological
society of India to provide opportunities to USI members to get advance training in different sub-specialty of Urology from various centers of excellence. This will help them in improving and upgrading their skills and knowledge.

Eligibility requirements:
The candidates who want to avail these fellowships must fulfil the following criteria:Candidate must a full-time member of USI or a trainee USI member with the eligibility to be a full member.

  • Candidate must have a degree of M.Ch. / D.N.B. in Urology from a recognized institution in the country.
  • No age limit for the candidate.

Selection process:
After receiving the applications, the members of board of education USI, the past president and the honorary secretary will select the candidates based on merit and inform them. The decision of granting the fellowship will solely rest with the USI.

Fellowship details, number and period:
There are three types of fellowships on offer.

A. Short-term observer-ship: The total duration of this observer-ship will be from one to four weeks. It will not have any specific curriculum as it will be a need-based training in a particular procedure like PCNL, RIRS, robotic radical prostatectomy etc. The observer-ship will be designed and tailored according to the candidates specific choices. Candidate will maintain a log book to be signed by the trainer/teacher/HOD. There will be no financial help from USI but individual institution may/may not provide for stipend.

B. Short-term fellowship: This short fellowship will be of one to three months duration. The training curriculum will be designed by USI and the institution. The fellow will get hands on training as a first assistant and he/she may also perform few procedures under the guidance of the teacher or trainer. A log book is to be maintained by the candidate and to be signed by the teacher/HOD. Candidate should also participate in OPD, follow up, perioperative care and ward rounds as per the protocols of the institution. There will be Financial assistance by the USI for this fellowship.

C. Long term fellowship: The total duration of this fellowship will be from 6 months to one year. A detailed curriculum will be drawn out for it by the USI and institution. The candidate will be employed temporarily by the institution/Hospital and he/she will work as a full-time fellow. The candidate will be required to do OPD, ward rounds, night duty, pre and post-operative care, participate in academic programs, teachings and rounds of the institution as per the protocol. He/she would get hand on training as a first assistant and should also perform procedures under direct supervision of the teacher. The candidate is required to maintain a log book, to be signed by the teacher/HOD, and Should also be involved in clinical audit, research and publication. Financial help will be provided by the Institution/Hospital and USI.

For all the above fellowships, the travel to these institutions are to be born by the candidates. If the institution has the facility for accommodation and it is willing to provide to the candidates, it will be offered to them, otherwise the candidates will have to arrange for the accommodation on their own. No extra grant will be provided for accommodation. The stipend offered to the candidates from the institutions may vary and it will be according to the institutional protocol.

The total number of fellowships:

A. Short term observer-ship – No limits on the number of this fellowship. The numbers will be decided based on availability at the institution.
B. Short term fellowship – Total five in number, to be offered twice in a year.
C. Long term fellowship – Total five in number and to be offered twice in a year.

Time of application:

The candidates can apply twice in a year between January 1st to 15th and July 1st to 15th. They will be informed about the status of their application within 30 days of receiving the application.

Sub-specialties on offer:

The fellowships are to be offered to all the candidate in the following sub-specialties

  • Endourology- Laser prostatectomy, PCNL. RIRS
  • Reconstructive urology- Stricture urethra, GU fistulae/ureteric and bladder reconstruction
  • Female urology
  • Andrology/ infertility/sexual dysfunction
  • Uro-Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Urology—Laparoscopy/Robotic
  • Kidney Transplant/Vascular access
  • Paediatric Urology

Institutions where fellowships are offered:

All the different fellowships will be offered from the list of institutions mentioned below

  • Max Superspeciality hospital, Saket Delhi
  • IKDRC – ITS Ahmedabad
  • MGM Medical college & Hospital AURANGABAD
  • Yenepoya Medical College Hospital Mangaluru, Karnataka
  • Fusion Kidney Institute Ahmedabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre Delhi
  • Jaslok Hospital Mumbai
  • NU Hospitals (West) Bangalore
  • B.T. Savani Kidney Hospital Rajkot
  • Aykai Hospial Ludhiana
  • Global Rainbow Healthcare Agra
  • Basarge Urology Hospital Kohlapur
  • UROCARE Indore
  • Asian institute of Nephrology and Urologynaecology Hyderabad
  • Tejnaksh Hospital’s Institute of Urology, Dhule
  • Institute of LASER urological Surgery, Faridabad
  • Anantaram Memorial Cuttack Nursing Home, Cuttack
  • Velammal Medical College and Research Institute, Madurai
  • R G Stone Hospital New Delhi
  • Preeti Urology & Kidney Hospital Hyderabad

Certification:

The certificate of completion of the fellowship will be issued by the USI. The candidates will be facilitated at the annual meeting of USI and the certificates will be handed over to them.

Grievances and dispute redressal:

Any grievances, complaints or disputes will be resolved by USI. The decision will be taken by the board of education USI in consultation with the institutions. The decision of the USI educational board will be final.

Feedback and review of program:

Honest feedback is desired from the candidate and the institutions at the end of the fellowship to improve the fellowship program. Each candidate will have to submit the feedback about the experience of the fellowship to the office of USI at the end of the term.

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