En route to the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association and the 9th World Chinese Urological Society annual meeting in Orlando, the Medical School hosted 40 urology professors from China. The Chinese urologists, who are enrolled in the Peking University Urological Training College, attended a three-day program, May 12 – 14, 2014, that covered current advances in urology.
The Peking University Urological Training College is the highest level of training institute in China for urology chairmen. Each year, selected urologists from major hospitals in China join the Peking University Urological Training College for a weeklong course held by a world-class urology department in the United States or Europe to learn about advances in urological basic and clinical science.
The program consisted of live surgeries and lectures given by local urologists from the Medical School, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Memorial Hermann Vanguard Urological Institute. The visitors witnessed live robotic assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer and robotic assisted radical nephroureterectomy with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for renal pelvic cancer moderated by Dr. Steven Canfield, director of the division of urology. These high-tech and highly skilled operations were truly eye opening for all visitors. The lectures covered all aspects in urology and the visitors were impressed by our world renowned faculty, friendly staff, and world-class hospitality at the medical school, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
The Medical School’s Division of Urology has hosted three U.S. training classes in Houston for the Peking University Training College since 2006. All three programs were chaired or co-chaired by Dr. Run Wang, professor of surgery, with Dr. Surena Matin, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Dr. Tung Shu, from Memorial Hermann Vanguard Urological Institute.