2023 Society Meeting Program

 R.O.C.K. Society Meeting at the AUA

Monday, May 1, 2023
8:00 to 8:05 AM
Jody P. Lulich
ROCK Society President
8:05 am - 8:20 am
Session I: Origins
Moderator: Jody P. Lulich
8:05 am
The Lost Art of Open Stone Surgery
Dean G. Assimos
The University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
8:20 am - 8:50 am
Session II: Insights from Naturally Occurring Animal Models of Stone Disease: Our Pets
Moderator: Vernon Pais
8:20 am
The Evolution of Care: More Than Open Surgery
Jody P. Lulich
University of Minnesota Urolith Center, St. Paul, MN
8:30 am
Leveraging Dogs to Uncover Genetic Drivers of Calcium Stones
Eva Furrow
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
8:40 am
The Microbiome in Calcium Oxalate Forming Dogs
Emily Coffey
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
8:50 am
Questions and Answers
9:00 am - 10:20 am
Session III: Medical Management: Where is the Evidence?
Moderator: Patrick Lowry
9:00 am
Debate - Empirical vs. Targeted Nutrition Therapy
Michael Borofsky
University of Minnesota


Kristina L. Penniston
UW School of Medicine, Madison, WI
9:20 am
9:30 am
Water: Type, How Much, How Often
Necole Streeper
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
9:40 am
Magnesium: The Neglected Mineral
Kristina L. Penniston
UW School of Medicine, Madison, WI
9:50 am
Bisphosphonates, Futuristic or Far Fetched
Naim M. Maalouf
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
10:00 am
Disparities in Socioeconomic Status and Stone Care
Joseph Crivelli
10:10 am
Questions and Answers
10:20 - 10:50 AM
10:50 am - 11:55 am
Session IV: Clinical Conundrums: How the Experts Navigate Nuance and Conquer Castastrophe
Moderator: Ephrem Olweny
10:50 am
A Large Infection Stone in an Elderly Patient
Patrick W. Mufarrij
George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC
11:00 am
Significant Ureteral Injury Passing Ureteral Access Sheath
Ojas Shah
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
11:10 am
Pleural Injury post PCNL
Nicole Lara Miller
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr, Nashville, TN
11:20 am
The Forgotten Stent with Severe Encrustation
Mantu Gupta
11:30 am
Recurrent Calcium Phosphate Stones Associated with High Urine pH and Low Urine Citrate
Lama Nazzal
11:40 am
Innocent Bystanders?: Which Asymptomatic Stones Should be Removed When Managing Symptomatic Stones
Gyan Pareek
Brown Urology Inc, Providence, RI
11:50 am
Questions and answers
11:55 am - 12:05 pm
Session 4: The Future
Moderator: Jodi Antonelli
11:55 am
The Future is Brighter than Ever: How Do We Prepare?
Gregory E. Tasian
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
12:05 PM
Closing Remarks
Jody P. Lulich
ROCK Society President