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Diokno Lapides Essay Contest


Will your idea change the world of urology?

Win the most prestigious urology prize in the world and have your innovative ideas recognized among those of the greatest urologists of the past 30+ years. The contest is open to all physicians, PhD scientists, and MD and PhD trainees throughout the world. Essays will be judged in a blinded fashion by an independent panel and the winners will be honored among peers at the AUA National Meeting in May.

AWARDS Grand Prize: $3,000 Second Prize: $1,000 Third Prize: $500

Diokno Lapides Essay Contest

Details on how to submit essay can be found at https://dioknolapides.wixsite.com/essay

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017

Stanford UAB study


Opportunity to speak with Stanford Biodesign!

Calling all UAB patients: Two teams at Stanford Biodesign (biodesign.stanford.edu) are working on new treatments for underactive bladder and they would like to speak with you to better understand your needs. Come be a part of helping the thousands of other individuals with this condition.

Stanford’s Biodesign program is dedicated to creating and implementing innovative medical technologies. Patients are at the heart of this innovation – it is their need for better solutions that is driving the initiative forward. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with underactive bladder and is interested in helping advance underactive bladder research please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What is Underactive Bladder Syndrome?


The Underactive Bladder is a symptom complex suggestive of detrusor underactivity and is usually characterized by prolonged urination time with or without a sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, usually with hesitancy, reduced sensation on filling, and a slow stream.

Underactive Bladder Syndrome is a chronic, complex and debilitating disease which affects the urinary bladder with serious consequences. Patients with an underactive bladder can hold unusually large amounts of urine but has a diminished sense of when the bladder is full and is not able to contract the muscles sufficiently and as forcefully as it should, resulting in incomplete bladder emptying.

The symptoms and severity of underactive bladder vary from one person to another and the course of the disease is often unpredictable.

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