Each year, the U-M Department of Urology hosts several signature events (click here for full event calendar), to which Department members, as well as others from across the University and community at large are invited to participate, including:
Nesbit Visiting Professorship
The annual Nesbit Urological Society meeting is conducted over the course of a Thursday afternoon and Friday each fall, preceding a U-M home football game. Created in honor of Dr. Reed M. Nesbit, who was one of the foremost figures in the burgeoning speciality of genitourinary surgery during his years of practice from 1928-1968, the Society is open to all current and former faculty members, residents, and fellows, as well as others who are interested in supporting the mission of the U-M Department of Urology; and exists to promote urological teaching; the art of urological surgery and urological research; and the dissemination of information concerning urology to the membership and the general public, for the benefit of society as a whole.
Chang Lecture on Art and Medicine
This lecture series was established in honor of the extraordinary Dr. Cheng-Yang Chang family, who link art and medicine. Held annually since 2007, this event takes place on a Thursday during the week of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.
Duckett and Lapides Visiting Professorship
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 Fairs.
McGuire Visiting Professorship
The Edward J. McGuire, M.D., Research Professorship in Urology was established through the a generous gift from Brian and Mary Campbell, as well as other gifts to the Department of Urology, in honor of Dr. McGuire, who was a huge force in American urology, and a formative figure in the interface between gynecology and urology. The McGuire Lecture is held bi-annually in January/February, and brings a foremost expert in the field of neurourology, urodynamics, and urinary incontinence to Ann Arbor to present to our residents and faculty.
Montie Visiting Professorship
The Montie Lecture is held bi-annually in August/September, in honor of Dr. James E. Montie, and brings thought-leader in the field of urologic oncology to Ann Arbor to present to our residents and faculty.