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President’s Message

Vipul R. Patel, MD, FACS.

The Florida Urological Society (FUS) is one of the largest state urological societies, and the largest state urological society in the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society (SESAUA). I am honored this year to serve in the important role as the FUS President for 2019 – 2020.

The FUS has always allowed me the enjoyment of being able to work aside my longtime friends and colleagues in Florida. Having completed my residency, fellowship and the last decade of my practice in the state of Florida, the FUS has been an integral part of my ability to collaborate with my peers.

As I look forward to the upcoming year, I would like to continue the important work of my predecessor Dr. Kevin K. Lee. I hope to be able to continue to serve the current and emerging needs of our practicing urologists

Drs. Lee and the scientific committee have done a tremendous job this past year. Despite threats of Hurricane Dorian impacting our meeting this year, the 2019 program went off without a hitch.

This year I would like to focus our society’s attention on increasing our member participation and membership across the board. Additionally, I hope that we can take an active focus on the ever evolving urologic oncology landscape, especially during our 2020 Annual Meeting.

We are already hard at work planning for the 2020 meeting. This meeting is going to be held at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Miami is something of a second home to me after spending my residency and fellowship time in this amazing city. I hope to share some of the amazing amenities with each of you.

This meeting will be chaired by Drs. Lawrence Hakim and Nicolas Muruve I have no doubt they will continue the amazing work of creating a dynamic annual meeting.

Finally, I would like to thank both WJ Weiser & Associates for doing a great job for the FUS, and also to our exhibitors and sponsors for their continued support.

Vipul R. Patel, MD, FACS