The Duckett Lecture began in 1997, just after Dr. John W. Duckett passed away, as a way of honoring him and the connections he helped to build between Ann Arbor and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which played a defining role in the development of pediatric urology. In 2008, the Lapides Lecture was added to give an adult practice perspective — and as a way to honor Dr. Jack Lapides, who was an internationally renowned genitourinary surgeon, innovator, and medical educator. The Duckett and Lapides Lectures take place each year during the week of the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
The Duckett and Lapides Visiting Professorship was held on July 19, 2019. Please click here for details.