Seminars and Events

In response to COVID-19 concerns, the UW-Madison O’Brien Center for Benign Urology Research is taking every precaution to ensure the safety and health of our staff and visitors. Please check back on this page for updates regarding upcoming events.

For general UW-Madison information about plans and response for COVID-19, check here: https://covid19.wisc.edu/.
Stay well and we hope to see you soon!

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series

  • Invited national/international guest speakers
  • Monthly events at Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research building (Room 7001A)
    • Goals:
      • Invigorate our center’s research program with exposure to new paradigms and technologies
      • Foster networking opportunities
      • Build new multi-institutional collaborations

Contact Rachel Irving to participate.


I3 (Innovative Idea Incubator) Seminar Series

  • Invited UW-Madison speaker
  • Goals:
    • Build collaborations between clinical scientists, basic scientists, and clinicians at UW hospitals and clinics and within the surrounding community.
    • Support training of new investigators and trainees at UW-Madison
  • Contact Petra Popovics if you are interested in attending or speaking

UW-O’Brien Center-sponsored CAIRIBU K Scholars Invited Speaker Seminar Series

  • Invited K Scholars affiliated with the K12 Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Programs, the K12 Urological Epidemiology (KUroEpi) Institutional Research Career Development Programs, and other developmental programs in the K series.

Monthly events currently held virtually

  • Goals:
    • Provide K Scholars in the field of urology with an opportunity to present their research on a variety of thematic topics to experts and trainees
    • Foster networking opportunities
    • Stimulate cross-disciplinary research

See here for more information.

Contact Lauren Baker to participate.


Prostate Research Group

Prostate and Prostate Cancer Research Group Meeting

2022-2023 PRG Speaker Schedule

2021-2022 PRG Speaker Schedule

2020-2021 PRG Speaker Schedule

2019-2020 PRG Speaker Schedule

2018-2019 PRG Speaker Schedule


Annual Retreat

  • Focuses on teambuilding, progress reporting, and goal setting for center investigators, trainees, and support staff.

Other UW Seminars/ Events

  • Thesis Defense: Anne Turco, PhD Candidate, Dr. Chad Vezina’s Laboratory 
    April 13, 2021 at 1:00PM CT
    Event Flyer

National Meetings/Events

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2022 Events

CAIRIBU Graduate Student Seminars

December 7, 2022

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CAIRIBU 2022

November 30-December 2, 2022

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Forum: Making the Most of Research Resources

November 16, 2022

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Society for Benign Urologic Research Annual Meeting

November 10-13, 2022

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CAIRIBU Graduate Student Seminars

November 2, 2022

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Forum: Essential Skills – How to Write a Good CV and Biosketch

October 19, 2022

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CAIRIBU Graduate Student Seminars

October 5, 2022

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CAIRIBU Writing Club: Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Grant Applications

September 21, 2022

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Forum: How to Create an Overarching Research Agenda

September 21, 2022

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CAIRIBU Catalyst Conversations with Nathan Tykocki, PhD – Part 2 of 2

September 12, 2022

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CAIRIBU Graduate Student Seminars

September 7, 2022

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Society of Benign Prostate Disease (SoBPD) 2022

August 19-22, 2022

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CAIRIBU O’Brien Center Summer Student Research Jamboree

August 19, 2022

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CAIRIBU Writing Club: Stakeholder Engagement Plans for Grant Applications

August 17, 2022

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Roundtable

August 17, 2022

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CAIRIBU Catalyst Conversations with Nathan Tykocki, PhD – Part 1 of 2

August 15, 2022

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NIDDK Division of KUH Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

August 1-3, 2022

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Strategic Networking: ARCTICS Community Forum

July 20, 2022

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GRC Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

June 19-24, 2022

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ENDO 2022

June 11-14, 2022

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Midwest Tumor Microenvironment (TME) Meeting

May 23-25, 2022

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American Urological Association 2022

May 13-16, 2022

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Duke Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Symposium

April 28-29, 2022

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AACR 2022

April 8-13, 2022

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NIDDK BPH and Male LUTS: Intersection between Pathology and Disease

March 30-April 1, 2022

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Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting

March 27-31, 2022

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Medical College of Wisconsin P20 Exploratory Center: Virtual Seminar Series Part 3

March 23, 2022

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CAIRIBU Catalyst Conversation with Michael Eadon, MD

March 21, 2022

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Medical College of Wisconsin P20 Exploratory Center: Virtual Seminar Series Part 2

February 23, 2022

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SUFU 2022 Winter Meeting

February 22-26, 2022

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Medical College of Wisconsin P20 Exploratory Center: Virtual Seminar Series Part 1

January 26, 2022

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2021 Events

Annual CAIRIBU Meeting 

December 2-3, 2021

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CAIRIBU Catalyst Conversation with Molly Ingersoll, PhD

November 15, 2021

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: Presenting your Research

November 3, 2021

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2021 SBUR Fall Meeting – Now Virtual!

November 4-7, 2021

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Columbia University U54 George O’Brien Center Symposium

October 20, 2021

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: Communicating Science and Stakeholder Engagement

October 6, 2021

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CAIRIBU Connections – Collaboration on the Urobiome

September 27, 2021

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dkNET Bootcamp: Hypothesis Center: A Platform for Biomedical Researchers to Explore FAIR Data

September 10, 2021

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: Paying it Forward – Developing Good Mentoring and Leadership Skills

September 1, 2021

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AUA2021  – Now Virtual!

September 10-13, 2021

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GUDMAP Jamboree 2021  

August 23-24, 2021

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 CAIRIBU P20 Exploratory Center Conference on Obesity 

August 20, 2021

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 CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: Essential Skills for the Successful 21st Century Biomedical Scientist  

August 8, 2021  

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AUA/Duke University Virtual Workshop “Methods in Clinical Urology Research (MCURe)  

July 25-27, 2021 

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CAIRIBU Connections – Microbiome in the Lower Urinary Tract  

July 21, 2021

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 CAIRIBU Catalyst Conversations with Hunter Wessells, MD  

July 14, 2021  

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: The Grant Application Process, Part 2  

July 7, 2021

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UW-Madison O’Brien Center K12 Invited Seminar Series: Non-Invasive Assessment of Lower Urinary Tract Biomechanics  

June 10, 2021

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CAIRIBU ARCTICS Community Virtual Forum: The Grant Application Process, Part 1  

June 2, 2021

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AUA May Kick-off Weekend 

May 21-23, 2021

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R.O.C.K 2021 Annual Meeting  

May 21-22, 2021

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)’s Urology Frontier Series “Maximizing Surgical Education in a New Era” 

April 20, 2021

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2021 dkNET Summer of Data Student Internship

June 21 – July 30, 2021

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University of Alabama at Birmingham P20 Exploratory Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology Symposium

August 20, 2021

VUMC Department of Urology Live-Streamed Series
Third Thursdays at 5:00PM CT

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Duke Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Symposium 

April 29-30, 2021

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dkNet (NIDDK Information Network) webinar “nPOD Nantomy: Large-Scale Electron Microscopy Database for Human Type 1 Diabetes”
Ben N.G. Giepmans, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences of Cells & SystemsUMC Groningen, The Netherlands

February 12, 2021, 11am – 12pm PST

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Washington University School of Medicine 3rd Annual CRepHS Symposium “Determinants of Urogenital Tract Homeostasis in Aging”

January 28-29, 2021

Event Website
Event Flyer

2020 Events

Collaborating for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (CAIRIBU) Meeting – virtual

December 3-4, 2020
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Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Fall Meeting – virtual

November 11-14, 2020
Event Website

Harvard I3 Translational Imaging of Tissue Fibrosis Conference 

October 29, 2020
Event website
(https://i3.mgh.harvard.edu/fibrosis-conference/)

UW-Madison O’Brien Center Virtual LUT Symposium: “Lower Urinary Tract Functional Testing in Mice”

October 29, 2020

LUT Symposium Flyer

LUT Testing Agenda & Speakers

NIDDK Advancing Basic and Translational Research for Genitourinary Conditions: Female Urethral Function and Failure – virtual 

Beginning September 30, 2020 – seven weekly virtual sessions
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AUA 2020 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit – virtual 

August 31-September 4, 2020
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University of Pittsburgh u54 george m. o’brien center annual symposium

June 9, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA
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washington university school of medicine p20 center symposium

June 4-5, 2020
St. Louis, MO
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UW-Madison B’Brien Center Spring Symposium

May 26-28, 2020
Madison, WI
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6th Annual midwest tumor microenvironment meeting

May 18-20, 2020
Kansas City, KS
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American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting

May 15-18, 2020
Washington, DC
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Society for basic urologic research (sbur)/society of urologic oncology (SUO) joint meeting

May 15, 2020
Washington, DC
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Duke Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURE) Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day

April 24, 2020
Durham, NC
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Endocrine Society (endo) Annual Meeting

March 28-31, 2020
San Francisco, CA
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Northshore University Health system P20 Center Symposium: “Conceptualizing a Pipeline From Single Cell Data to Predictive Mathematical Modeling”

March 4, 2020
Evanston, IL
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Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting

February 25-29, 2020
Scottsdale, AZ
Event website

2019 Events

collaborating for the advancement of interdisciplinary research in benign urology (cairibu) Meeting

December 4-6, 2019
Kansas City, MO
Event website

Gerontological Society of America (gsa) annual meeting

November 13-17, 2019
Austin, TX
Event website

SOCIETY FOR BASIC UROLOGIC RESEARCH (SBUR) FALL MEETING

November 7-10, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Event website

columbia university o’brien urology center (u54) symposium

October 25, 2019
New York, NY
Event website

niddk workshop – uncovering the hidden burden of benign genitourinary conditions

October 7-8, 2019
Bethesda, MD
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Northshore university healthsystem p20 center symposium: “leukocyte phenotypes associated with bph”

August 29, 2019
Evanston, IL
Event website

University of alabama (uab) p20 center conference

July 11-12, 2019
Birmingham, AL
Event website

University of pittsburgh o’Brien center (u54) symposium

June 11, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Event website

NIDDK THINK TANK ON NEUROSCIENCE IN UROLOGY

May 19-21, 2019
Rockville, MD
Event website

Flyer: NeuroscienceInUrology_May2019

AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AUA) ANNUAL MEETING

May 3-6, 2019
Chicago, IL
Event website

SUFU Annual Meeting at AUA

May 3, 2019
Chicago, IL
Event website

duke multidisciplinary k12 urologic research career development program (kure) multidisciplinary benign urology research day

April 26, 2019
Durham, NC
Event website

Uw-madison o’brien center spring symposium: “molecular and cellular mechanisms of fibrosis”

April 11-12, 2019
Madison, WI

endocrine society (endo) annual meeting

March 23-26, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Event website

society of urodynamics, female pelvic medicine & urogenital reconstruction (SUFU) winter meeting

February 26 – March 2, 2019
Miami, FL
Event website

2018 Events

collaborating for the advancement of interdisciplinary research in benign urology (cairibu) meeting

December 12-14, 2018
Ellicott City, MD
Event website

SOCIETY FOR BASIC UROLOGIC RESEARCH (SBUR) FALL MEETING

November 8-11, 2018
Palm Springs, CA
Event website

AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AUA) ANNUAL MEETING

May 18-21, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Event website

SUFU Annual Meeting at AUA

May 18, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Event website

duke multidisciplinary k12 urologic research career development program (kure) multidisciplinary benign urology research day

May 11, 2018
Durham, NC
Event website

UW-Madison O’Brien Center Spring Symposium: “cellular functions in urology”

April 20-21, 2018
Madison, WI

endocrine society (endo) annual meeting

March 17-20, 2018
Chicago, IL
Event website

society of urodynamics, female pelvic medicine & urogenital reconstruction (SUFU) winter meeting

February 28 – March 3, 2018
Austin, TX
Event website

2017 Events

SOCIETY FOR BASIC UROLOGIC RESEARCH (SBUR) FALL MEETING

November 9-12, 2017
Tampa, FL
Event website

UW-Madison O’Brien Center Spring Symposium: “steroid hormone pathways and mechanisms of action in benign urologic disease”

May 22-24, 2017
Madison, WI

Program:

AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AUA) ANNUAL MEETING

May 12-16, 2017
Boston, MA
Event website

SUFU Annual Meeting at AUA

May 12, 2017
Boston, MA
Event website

duke multidisciplinary k12 urologic research career development program (kure) multidisciplinary benign urology research day

April 28, 2017
Durham, NC
Event website

endocrine society (endo) annual meeting

April 1-4, 2017
Orlando, FL
Event website

Columbia University O’Brien Center Symposium: “The Genomics & Genetics of Urogenital & Other Organ Malformations”  

March 31, 2017
New York, NY
Event Program (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f8db4e36f657d1433218347/t/602a8a84fdf5dc081fbd4908/1613400708169/columbia-U54-obrien-symposium-2017.pdf)

society of urodynamics, female pelvic medicine & urogenital reconstruction (SUFU) winter meeting

February 28 – March 4, 2017
Boston, MA
Event website

2016 Events

SOCIETY FOR BASIC UROLOGIC RESEARCH (SBUR) FALL MEETING

November 10-13, 2016
Paradise Valley, AZ
Event website

AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AUA) ANNUAL MEETING

May 6-10, 2016
San Diego, CA
Event website

SUFU Annual Meeting at AUA

May 6, 2016
San Diego, CA
Event website

duke multidisciplinary k12 urologic research career development program (kure) multidisciplinary benign urology research day

April 29, 2016
Durham, NC
Event website

UW-Madison O’Brien Center Spring Symposium: “The Environmental Impact on urologic health and disease”

April 4-5, 2016
Madison, WI

Flyer:

endocrine society (endo) annual meeting

April 1-4, 2016
Boston, MA
Event website

society of urodynamics, female pelvic medicine & urogenital reconstruction (SUFU) winter meeting

February 23-27, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Event website

2015 Events

Columbia University O’Brien Center Symposium: “The Genetic Origins and Complications of Urinary Tract Abnormalities”

November 12, 2015
New York, NY
Event Program (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f8db4e36f657d1433218347/t/602a8aa28d8bc021cb82a65f/1613400738510/columbia-U54-obrien-symposium-2015.pdf)

SOCIETY FOR BASIC UROLOGIC RESEARCH (SBUR) FALL MEETING

November 12-15, 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event website

AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AUA) ANNUAL MEETING

May 15-19, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Event website

BASIC SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM AT THE AUA: “AGING AND UROLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS”

May 15, 2015
New Orleans, LA
Event website

U54 Inside Flyer 4.21.20-1

U54 Inside Flyer 3.24.20-1

U54 Outside Flyer – 11.13.19 – Nathan Tykocki

U54 Outside Flyer – 3.20.19 – Timothy Ratliff

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