Message from the President
Dear Members and Friends of the AAPU,
Paul Austin and his wife Kelly organized a fantastic meeting in beautiful Mayakoba, Mexico in January of 2020. There were many scientific highlights, productive networking, and an outstanding social program. It was a pleasure to welcome numerous new members to the meeting and especially to see so many bring their family and friends. We enjoyed the interactions and presentations by our friends from the industry and we had productive and collegial interactions. The AAPU appreciates their continuous and generous support.
Dr. Israel Franco led a task force to craft updated Bylaws for our organization which were approved in the business meeting and will be made available to all members. The Board was updated and new officers elected, who will be posted on our website soon. Member dues and meeting registration fees along with the generous support of our sponsors keep the AAPU financially healthy and allow us to support the AAPU research prize of $10,000. This competitive award is given annually to one or two of our members and the results presented at our annual meeting.
We would like to recognize Heather Manella, our Executive Assistant and Maureen McCarthy our Location Management for their outstanding service to the AAPU. They both work behind the scenes to make the organization and the meeting a yearly success. THANK YOU!
It was a pleasure to serve the APPU as Secretary of Treasure for the last five years and I am now honored to serve as your President of the American Association of Pediatric Urology for 2021.
I would like to welcome all members, their friends and families as well as our industry sponsors to join us for the AAPU 2021 meeting which will take place January 11-15th in Jackson Hole, WY. We chose the week before Dr. Martin Luther King day in order to take advantage of much reduced prices for accommodations, skiing, and event diners and to beat the crowds on the slopes! Jackson is home of legendary skiing and snowboarding as well as access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. In Jackson Hole, you will tap into the beauty of nature, the Teton Mountain Range, the preserved landscape, and wildlife that abounds everywhere you go.
The program will be based at Snake River Lodge in Teton Village, a ski in ski out property at the foot of the ski slopes with direct access to the ski gondola. Snake River Lodge, one of the original Teton Village lodges dating back to 1962 (It was just renovated and looks brand new!) boasts a warm, comfortable setting combined with authentic Western hospitality.
My wonderful wife Joan and I planned a spectacular social program including, nightly happy hours, social dinners, a visit to the elk reserve, tube sliding, and an evening at a local craft beer brewery. The farewell dinner will take place at the famous Mangy Moose and guarantee an evening of entertainment and fun!
We are working on reduced lift price tickets and have a local management company that can offer you ski schools, visits to the National Parks, snowmobile tours and even advanced back country adventure trips. The scientific agenda will be as always full of novel and interesting presentations and will spark many stimulating conversations that made the AAPU the most valued yearly meeting by many of our members!
Let’s have some fun!!!