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3rd International Congress for Underactive Bladder “CURE-UAB”

3/9/2017 12:00 AM
3/10/2017 12:00 AM

For questions concerning program content or meeting logistics, contact:

Janet Okonski
Meeting Planner
T: (412) 841-3550
E: janet.okonski@gmail.com

NW Washington
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Event Details


International gathering of physicians, scientists, nurses, other health professionals and stakeholders interested in learning about the causes and potential treatments for people living with an Underactive Bladder.

Registration Deadline

March 7, 2017​​​​​​​​​​​​​


March 8, 2017

  Evening arrival welcome social and meeting preparation

March 9, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.   Introduction
Ananias Diokno
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Update CURE-UAB 2.0 Denver + Housekeeping
Michael Chancellor
8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speakers and Town Hall Forum
Moderator: Christopher Chermansky
  1. UAB at the NIH: NIDDK and NIA
    Tamara Bavendam (10 min) and Marcel Salive (10 min)

  2. Underactive Bladder, What We Know and What We Don't Know
    Alan Wein, 20 min

  3. Terminology Issues of Underactive bladder; International Continence Society Working Group Report
    Roger Dmochowski 20 min

  4. Town hall open forum
    45 min
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Break: Exhibitors and Networking
10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Point/Counterpoint: Science of UAB Myogenic vs. Neurogenic
Moderator: Lori Birder
  1. UAB-Myogenic
    Rosalyn Adams (20 min)

  2. UAB-Neurogenic
    William de Groat (20 min)

  3. Town hall open forum
    30 min
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Poster viewing with presenters at their posters
Exhibitors and networking
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Task Force Committees
  • Split into groups based on individual's selection (group may vary by size, if not picked, we will assign to even out sizes)
  • Task Force Committees may meet again informally during pm break between 4:30-5:30pm, Fri am breakfast, break, lunch and after meeting
  • Deliverable: A position white paper for publication within 3 months
  1. Harmonizing Myogenic and Neurogenic Underactive Bladder
    Laura Lamb and Lori Birder

  2. Contrast and Reconcile Detrusor Underactivity and Underactive Bladder
    Alan Wein and Chris Chermansky

  3. Epidemiology and Health Economics of Underactive Bladder
    Stuart Reynolds and Ray Rosen

  4. Expanding Role of Health Care Providers in Transforming Underactive Bladder Care
    Shelly Lajiness and Mark Gibbons

  5. Regulatory Guidance Panel for Underactive Bladder New Technology Assessment
    Karl Thor and Michael Chancellor
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break: Poster Viewing, Exhibitors and Networking
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Poster Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Laura Lamb
Poster Judges: Naoki Yoshimura and William de Groat
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CURE-UAB Reception with Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, Best Poster Awards
Moderator: Michael Chancellor
Poster Award Judges: Naoki Yoshimura and William de Groat

March 10, 2017

  Breakfast and open poster session
8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Summary and Announcements
Ananias Diokno and Michael Chancellor
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Forum: Polices and Regulatory Issues for Underactive Bladder
Moderator: Michael Chancellor
  1. Patient's Perspective
    JoAnne Lake (15 min)

  2. Drug Company's Perspective
    Karl Thor (15 min)

  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Regulatory Considerations in the Development of Underactive Bladder Treatment
    Debuene Chang (15 min)

  4. Academic and Patient-Centered Perspective
    Ray Rosen (15 min)

  5. Town hall open forum
    45 min
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break: Exhibitors and Networking
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Report and Discussion from Task Force Committees and Wrap-Up
Moderator: Ananias Diokno
  1. Task Force Report for Group Input
    10 minutes each x 5

  2. CURE-UAB 3.0 wrap up and moving forward
    Michael Chancellor

Box Lunch available at task force and sub-committees meetings​.​


Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue
NW Washington, D.C.  20001
Phone:  (202) 737-1234 or (888) 735-2954

Website:  https://washingtondc.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
(More hotel information can be obtained from this website.)

Government Room Rate

A limited block of sleeping rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $259 per night for single occupancy, plus tax (13%). To reserve a hotel room at the group rate, call reservations at (202) 737-1234 or (888) 735-2954 and identify yourself as a member of the Congress for Underactive Bladder or click on the link to book your group rate for the 3rd International Congress for Underactive Bladder “CURE-UAB.” The room block will be in effect until full. Any room reservations received after the room block is full will be accepted on a space and rate-availability basis.

Reservation Dates

Book arrival on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and departure on Friday, March 10, 2017. If you require alternate dates, please send an email to Janet Okonski at janet.okonski@gmail.com. Any alternate date requests will need to be approved through the NIDDK.


Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. Once full, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates and may be sold out. When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.


If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to arrival, or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card.


Minutes are currently unavailable.


Attendees are currently unavailable.


Submission Deadline

March 1, 2017

Submitting Abstracts

All proposals must be submitted via email to CURE.UAB@gmail.com with “CURE-UAB Research Abstract” in the subject line. Abstract submissions should be no longer than 300 words (not including names, affiliations, title, figures, tables, or images). It would be appreciated if each program collated its abstracts into a single e-mail submission. Please use one page for each abstract and submit the entirety as one MS Word document or PDF file. We will provide poster numbers and group assignments for each abstract author directly on the Word document. We will then merge all submissions into one PDF for distribution. Each program can print the PDF to bring to the meeting, or attendees can maintain it on their personal mobile devices. We will not be providing hard copies of the abstracts at the meeting.

Abstract Organization

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  • Statement of the purpose of the study
  • Statement of the methods used
  • Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion
  • Statement of the conclusions reached

Formatting Requirements

Please follow the instructions below to format an abstract. (Note: Submissions will not be edited for spelling or grammar and will be accepted “as is.”)

  • The abstract should be a PDF file or an MS Word document with 1-inch margins, typed single space, using a font no smaller than 10 points (12 cpi). Please use a common font, such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.
  • The abstract’s title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation. Do not use subheadings (e.g., Methods, Results).
  • The title should be followed (in standard capitalization, not all caps) by the author’s first and last names, degree (if applicable), and affiliation (if applicable), as well as city, state, and country. If there is more than one author, underline the primary author’s name (one primary author per abstract).
  • Do not insert blank lines between the title and the body of the abstract or between paragraphs.
  • Please ensure that your abstract is the correct length (no longer than 300 words).
  • Use standard abbreviations (e.g., RBC) and standard symbols for units of measure (e.g., kg, g, mg, mL, L, and %). Place abbreviations and acronyms in parentheses after the full word the first time that the term appears. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except as the first word of a sentence.
  • Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, the abstract may not be longer than one page, including any tables or graphs.​

Poster Presentations

Posters will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster boards. Pushpins and Velcro will be provided onsite. The recommended poster size is 3 feet by 5 feet.

Poster Location

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Room number to be announced
400 New Jersey Avenue
NW Washington, D.C. 20001​​


  • 400 New Jersey Avenue
  • DC 20001



For questions concerning program content or meeting logistics, contact:

Janet Okonski
Meeting Planner
T: (412) 841-3550
E: janet.okonski@gmail.com