The Northeastern Section (NSAUA) is one of the American Urological Association’s eight geographic Sections, with approximately 800 urologists (60 percent U.S. and 40 percent Canadian). The Section includes 16 urology residency training programs where a total of approximately 180 residents are currently attending. A primary mission of the Section is to assure the membership of the NSAUA continuing excellence in research and educational activity within our Section. The Section includes a 501(c)(6) membership organization that proudly provides an excellent scientific meeting each Fall that includes State-of-the-Art speakers, podium and poster sessions, exhibits and social networking activities. The Section has a 501(c)(3) Foundation which provides annual scholarship grants to research scholars in basic or clinical sciences related to urology, and to acquiring, developing or improving knowledge and skills in a specific aspect of the specialty.
Beginning in 2002, the Section began offering support to its 16 Urology Programs in its geographical region by providing financial assistance for urology residents to attend the Annual Meeting. Contributions to the Research and Education Fund have also enabled the Section to provide special programming and events specifically tailored for urology residents.
We value input and suggestions from our membership about additional benefits and components that may complement our annual Section meeting. There have been practice management and coding seminars, and courses in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, etc. that we have sponsored. Also, if members want to promote regional or local meetings, the Section may be able to provide organizational assistance. If you, as a practicing urologist have concerns or need assistance, you may submit those requests to the Section Secretary, and because of our close relationship with the AUA Executive Committee, your concerns can be channeled directly to the AUA’s top leadership.
“Founded in 1948, the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association (NSAUA) is unique in many ways. It is the youngest section of the AUA, yet its membership is the most diverse internationally; 59 percent of its members represent the United States, and 41 percent represent Canada... Although the NS is the youngest AUA section, its roots and distinctive features are among the oldest.”
Meyer, Robert, MD and Margaret, “History of the Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association: Waterways.” The American Urological Association Centennial History 1902 – 2002. Ed. Lawrence Jones, MD and Paul Peters, MD Baltimore: American Urological Association, 2001. 585-642.
- Maintain and promote the highest standards for clinical urological care.
- Provide state-of-the-art education to practicing urologists, trainees, allied practitioners and the public on urological conditions.
- Support innovative research on the diagnoses, prevention, causes, and treatments of urological disorders.
- Promote the publication of high quality urological clinical and fundamental research.
- Provide the tools for members to become leaders in urology.
The Northeastern Section of the AUA will stand at the forefront of education and research promoting excellence in the specialty of urology serving both its members and the public. The Section will be driven by the different challenges and socioeconomic conditions between the United States and Canada fostered by our unique geographic boundaries.
Geography of the Northeastern Section
The Northeastern Section is comprised of the state of New York (except the southeastern portion) and the western portion of the state of Pennsylvania. The eastern portion of Canada, including the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Manitoba are covered.