Why Join NCS?
Benefits to membership include: • Outstanding meetings and state-of-the-art scientific programs. • North Central Section membership directory. • Access to online members only section. • Significantly reduced meeting registration fees. • Networking opportunities with other experts in the field.
Research Scholars Program
The Research Scholars Program provides support to young men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in urologic research. In all, over 460 researchers have been granted research scholarships and awards through a variety of programs and fellowships. One-year fellowships for MDs and PhDs are available for the 2014 Research Scholars Program.
NCS Annual Meeting
The North Central Section holds an annual meeting each fall to provide a forum for the communication of current knowledge and techniques regarding the treatment and diagnosis of bladder, prostate and kidney diseases. The meeting offers highly informative breakfast sessions, special guest lectures, podium and poster presentations, panel discussions, video presentations and the Bizarre and Interesting Cases session.
Every two years, NCS assembles its online Membership Directory, which contains names, phone numbers and addresses of all NCS members. This valuable resource aids members in networking and keeping in communication with their colleagues.
Prior to the annual meeting, the NCS publishes a Pre-Convention Newsletter, which includes a message from the NCS President as well as reports from the secretary, treasurer and representative to the AUA Board of Directors. A federal affairs update and multiple state affairs updates also inform urologists within the section what is happening at the state and national levels in regards to programs and laws in the field of urology.
Following the annual meeting, the NCS publishes a Post-Convention Newsletter which introduces NCS’ new president and includes highlights of the meeting from the secretary, treasurer and past president. The newsletter also includes a state affairs update, which keeps urologists up to date with the ever-changing healthcare policies in the NCS states and how legislation will affect their practice.
NCS sends important information on upcoming meetings including online registration, abstract deadlines and NCS programs directly to your inbox.