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New Job Posting: IWK Health

The Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre are recruiting a full-time clinical and academic Pediatric Surgeon & Urologist to join three other clinical and academic Pediatric Surgeons and two other Pediatric Urologists within the Dalhousie Department of Surgery. 


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CUA 2023 Annual Meeting Registration


Early bird registration end May 30, 2023.



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Registration for JCC 2023 is now open!

Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) and Walker Cancer Centre Uro-Oncology Forum 2023


Friday April 14 & Saturday April 15, 2023

Location: Inn on the Twenty (3845 Main Street, Jordan, ON, L0R 1S0)

Meeting Co-Chairs: 
Anil Kapoor, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, McMaster University, 
Aly-Khan Lalani, Juravinski Cancer Centre, McMaster University

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CUA Reception at AUA 2023

Dr. Armen Aprikian, CUA President, is pleased to invite you to the CUA Reception held during the AUA in Chicago.

Saturday, April 29, 2023
6-8 PM
Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121S Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL, 60616

Business Casual

RSVP required: corporate.office@cua.org
Exclusively for CUA Members & Partners in Industry

**Come Visit CUA at Booth #2756**

Area of Focused Competence (AFC)

Obtain Recognition of your expertise in Pediatric Urology through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) has recognized the Area of Focused Competence (AFC) in Pediatric Urology as a Royal College discipline, and has launched a Practice Eligibility Route for this area of focused competence (PER-AFC). 

If you would like to have your competencies in Pediatric Urology recognized by the Royal College with an additional designation, we invite you to apply. Eligibility criteria are outlined in the application form, which can be requested at diplomas@royalcollege.ca.

This application process reviews your discipline specific scope of practice and collects feedback from a number of peers through multisource feedback. Your application will be reviewed by the AFC committee in Pediatric Urology to determine whether you meet the discipline’s requirements. The application fee is $1950 CDN and the annual fee for Diplomates is $250 CDN.

More information regarding the route and application process is available on the Royal College website: Practice Eligibility Route - AFC: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Andrew E MacNeily MD FRCSC
Chair, AFC Pediatric Urology Committee

Standard Synthetic Mid-urethral Sling

As an ongoing commitment to openness and transparency, Health Canada would like to notify you that a summary safety review (SSR) regarding standard synthetic mid-urethral slings and their long-term safety and effectiveness will be published (see attached document). The SSR is intended to provide Canadians with a sufficient understanding of the safety review conducted by Health Canada, specifically what was assessed, what was found and what action was taken.

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Health Canada approves PLUVICTO™

Health Canada approves PLUVICTO™ as first targeted radioligand therapy for progressive PSMA positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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Attention Community Urologists: CUA could possibly fund your next scholarly initiative.

Applications are now being accepted to all of CUA's Community Urologist CPD Grants, so apply anytime!

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Listing of CUA Clinical Tools

CUA-developed clinical tools are all available just one click away on:


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Integration of TICE and VERITY-BCG(TM)

TO: Physicians Prescribing Treatment for Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC)

  • Until 2021, TICE BCG was the only strain available in Canada.
  • A second strain of BCG recently received conditional approval by Health Canada in 2021 and is available in the Canadian market: VERITY-BCGTM.
  • The past shortage of BCG is therefore resolved.

The Medical Advisory Board of Bladder Cancer Canada, with endorsement by the Canadian Urological Association (2021), has reviewed and support the following suggestions. Click "READ MORE" for full details. 

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Lupron Depot are Now Back in Stock

AbbVie is pleased to inform you that all formulations of LUPRON DEPOT are now available.  More importantly, the inventory shortage which affected the availability of LUPRON DEPOT has now been completely resolved. We do not foresee any future disruptions.

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An update on transvaginal mesh for CUA Members

Blayne Welk, Duane Hickling, Greg Bailly, Stephen Steele, Richard Baverstock, Jacques Corcos, Kevin Carlson



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