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LUGPA 2021 Annual Meeting:
Re-imagining the Practice of Urology
November 11-13, 2021
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

After more than a year of being apart we are excited that we can come together in person for the LUGPA 2021 Annual Meeting: Re-imagining the Practice of Urology to learn, exchange ideas and to celebrate the accomplishments and sustainable changes that independent practices of urology implemented as result of the pandemic. This year’s Annual Meeting is LUGPA’s most important event - with three days of education and networking available for our constituents: urologists, advanced practice providers, administrators, managers, and healthcare industry supporters.

This premiere event begins on Thursday, November 11, with a customized FULL DAY of programming on practice management and a half-day of continuing medical education on state-of-the-art topics in patient care and latest research in urology.  In addition, workshops will be offered for medical directors, research coordinators, advanced practice providers, lab managers and directors, and practices that provide radiation/oncology services. The day will conclude with a Networking Reception and later, the LUGPA Forward Windy City After-Hours Reception.




On Friday, November 12, the meeting will open with remarks from Program Committee Chair Scott Sellinger, MD, and an update from LUGPA President Jonathan Henderson, MD, followed by LUGPA’s Health Policy Forum and a Q & A session with political analyst and former New York U.S. representative, Joe Crowley. Attendees will gain insights from LUGPA practices on how they implemented and sustained changes as a result of the pandemic during a roundtable session.  The Practice Benchmarking Update will provide information on useful comparative productivity and financial and quality metrics, followed by Don Yaeger who will talk about the value of teamwork and building a “great” organizational culture. Our healthcare industry supporters will also be available in the exhibit hall throughout the program to answer questions and to network during the Welcome Reception that will close the day. 

The meeting will resume on Saturday morning, November 13 with remarks and recap by Dr. Sellinger, followed by LUGPA Forward’s panel on “Strategies to Recruit Female Urologists to your Practice.”   After the LUGPA Forward panel, there will be sessions covering topics on developing new service lines, reputation management, partner transition options and the ever-popular “open-mic” with facilitator Dr. Richard Harris. Finally, the Annual Meeting Keynote Dr. Drew Pinsky, (“Dr. Drew”) will inspire us as the program concludes.

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We look forward to welcoming attendees back to Chicago for the LUGPA 2021 Annual Meeting: Re-imagining the Practice of Urology November 11 – 13, 2021. Please note we have recently updated our health and safety protocols for the LUGPA 2021 Annual Meeting. All meeting attendees, exhibitor personnel and LUGPA staff will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to the meeting. You will need to upload your vaccination card into the system at the time you register for the meeting. If you have already registered, please log back into your registration using your confirmation number and email address to upload your vaccination card. Email communication was sent out regarding the process for this. 

In addition, face masks will be required in all public indoor spaces. LUGPA will continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and will update the
health and safety page as appropriate.

We are excited to see you in November! 


Important Deadline information:

For those with complimentary registration, please submit the travel form in your
confirmation email by October 1.

** However, please note any reservations made outside of the event date (November
11-13) will be at your own expense. This
excludes Practice Administrators attending
the Practice Administrator’s Workshop
on November 11 – your room for November 10
will be covered.

For all other registrations, please book your room at the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Magnificent Mile Hotel using this link by October 12. You also received this link in your
confirmation email.


Interested in sponsoring this LUGPA event? 
Annual Meeting prospectus now available!  Contact Rachel Rusch at (312) 794-7788 or 
[email protected].  

Presentations from past LUGPA Annual Meetings are available here [login required]. 

View all LUGPA upcoming events here.