The annual conference of the Karnataka Urology Association, KUACON 2016 was held outside the State, at Radisson Blue, Goa from 29th September to 2nd October 2016. The meeting was well organized by the secretary, Dr. Girish Nelivigi and attended by most members. An association whatsapp group was formed, with strength of 236 members, which helped in the conducted of the conference as well as various scientific programs over the year. The conference was a feast of the best scientific presentations from all over the state. The program was also conducted in such a way that the academic sessions were held mostly in the morning, and the afternoon was spent at leisure with families, with cultural activities in the evening.
The Important events were the Neuro-Urology / Urodynamics session and BOE lecture on 29th September.Devon Travelling fellowship, Davangere PG symposium on Urinary tract infections in adult female, Prof. P. Venugopal Oration – “The moderate sized kidney stone – an ongoing dilemma” by Dr. Percy Chibber, NU Hospital Best Video session, formal Inauguration, free papers and BMC best poster session on 30th September. Dilip Adappa best paper session, Point of technique videos, Basic sciences lecture on tissue engineered graft for urethral strictures by Dr. K.N. Sridhar, Uro-Oncology session on locally advanced and Metastatic Prostate Cancer by Dr. Raghunath, Dr. Srivatsa N, Dr. Yuvaraja TB and Dr. Raghavan were held on 1st October. The M. P. RajuMysogus Endowment Lecture was delivered by Dr. M K Mani, Senior Nephrologist, Chennai on Ethical problems of renal transplantation.
The General Body Meeting was subsequently held, where the minutes of the previous GBM meeting were approved. Dr. Bharat Kshatri read out the report of KUACON 2015, Hubli. The Secretary and Treasurer read out the annual report of 2015-16. The activities from various parts of the state were mentioned by the respective members. The new Office Bearers for 2016-17 were installed. They are as follows.
President: Dr. M. Shivlingaiah, Bengaluru
Secretary: Dr. Nischith Dsouza, Mangaluru
Dr. Kumar Prabhu, Bengaluru
Dr. ShisheerDevraj, Belagavi
Dr. Suresh Kaagal Reddy, Vijaypura
Dr. S. B. Patil, Vijayapura was the President Elect, 2017-18