50th Anniversary Fall Scientific Symposium Preliminary Program 

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7 - 8 am: YASOPRS Rapid Fire Cases and Presentations
8 am - Noon: General Session
Noon - 1 pm: Lunch and Learns (Non-CME)
1 - 5 pm: General Session and Breakouts
7 - 10 pm: ASOPRS 50th Anniversary Gala

Friday, October 11, 2019
7 - 8 am: YASOPRS Rapid Fire Cases and Presentations
8 am - Noon: General Session
Noon - 1 pm: Lunch and Learns (Non-CME)

1 - 5 pm: General Session 
5 - 6 pm: ASOPRS Business Meeting 

Special 50th Anniversary Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

As an internationally renowned professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at U.C. Berkeley, Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by describing a simple way of editing the DNA of any organism using an RNA-guided protein found in bacteria. This technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, has opened the floodgates of possibility for human and non-human applications of gene editing, including assisting researchers in the fight against HIV, sickle cell disease and muscular dystrophy. Doudna is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, and has received many other honors including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Heineken Prize, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award and the Japan Prize. She is the co-author with Sam Sternberg of “A Crack in Creation”, a personal account of her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing.

Abraham Verghese, MD

Dr. Verghese is a nationally bestselling author and a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of healthcare. He received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, “for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise.” His memoirs and novels on medical themes have sold millions of copies, topped bestseller lists, and earned major movie deals, while his New York Times articles arguing for greater focus on the physical patient have made waves in the medical community. His warmth and vision as well as his world-class gifts as a storyteller make him a powerful speaker both to healthcare professionals and the patient in all of us. 

Other Confirmed Invited Speakers

Chris Zachary, MD
Professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine

Ian Dunn, MD
Professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma


2018 Fall Meeting Recap 

Program Book
Posters & Videos*


*Poster and Video password sent to attendees via email.