Election Notification

From the Desk of the President-Elect, Urological Society of India

Dear Members,

Greetings from USI

As per the provisions under Section 11 of the revised Constitution of Urological Society of India, notification is hereby given for USI Elections 2021 for the following posts:

President Elect – One

Council Member North Zone – One

Council Member West Zone –  One

Council Member East Zone –  One

Council Member South Zone – Two

The elections would be held through Electronic Voting (E-Voting).

The Election schedule is as follows:

Last Date for submission of Application:  15 October 2020, 5 PM

Last Date for withdrawal of application:  31st October 2020, 5 PM

Scrutiny and announcement of Candidates: 15 November 2020, 5 PM

“On-line” Voting Dates will be announced

The dates and mode of voting will be intimated in due course.

Nominations are invited on the prescribed form, which is attached here, and can also be downloaded here.

Completed nomination form, duly filled in the prescribed format, proposed and seconded by two FULL members of USI, must reach the central office before 5 PM of 15 October 2020. While sending the form, please write in bold letters on the envelope: “Nomination for USI Election 2021”. The soft copy of the same along with the bio data must be sent by email to the Election Officer at mallikuro7@gmail.com and USI Central Office at usicentraloffice1@gmail.com.

Address for mailing the hard copy of nomination form:

Urological Society of India

19, First Floor,
Near Patel Nagar Metro Station,
Opposite Metro Pillar No. 195,
South Patel Nagar,
New Delhi 110008.


  • The applicants are required to submit a brief CV (maximum of 300 words) & a recent photograph along with the nomination form for publication in the USI Newsletter.
  • Candidates contesting for the post of President-Elect are requested to provide the details of USI Council membership tenure in the nomination form. Those who are applying for these posts should have completed one full term (2 Years) as a council member in the national body prior to declaration of results. 
  • Candidates contesting for the post of USI Council membership are requested to give the details of the post held and the tenure as office bearer in the respective Zonal Chapters. Those contesting for the post of council members should have completed one full term (2 Years) in the zonal chapter prior to declaration of results. 
  • Any member holding an executive post in the national body or the zonal chapter or any subsidiaries of USI are not eligible to contest for the elections.
  • Any failure of compliance on any of the guidelines will automatically lead to disqualification.
  • As per the decision of the USI Council in July 2019, the ban on canvassing has been revoked.
  • The result of the voting (including the vote-count) will be declared by the election officer after completion of all the formalities.

With best regards,

Prof (Dr) Mallikarjuna C
President-Elect & Election Officer, 
Urological Society of India
Managing Director
Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology

Simulation in Urology Webinar

20th September 2020 – 5.40 pm IST

The first of its kind simulation in urology webinar organized by the urology Society of India and the Indian school of urology

20th September 2020 would be a day on which the first of its kind webinar on simulation in urology would be witnessed. It has been planned by the Urology Society of India and the Indian school of urology under the guidance of president Dr Anant Kumar and secretary Dr TP Rajeev,  ISU president Dr Rajiv Sood and co Chairman Dr Arun Chawla.

Eminent urologist and innovator Dr Ashish Rawandale- Patil would be the chief convener of the session.

Simulation is becoming the keystone for learning practical skills in urology in recent times. Indian simulation in urology has seen itself grow from scratch from the days when the concept of simulation was non existent in the country to the present day scenario of a well structured nation wide simulation program. It all started with a table discussion at the Urology Society of India council meeting in 2016 and slowly grew to a scale where more than 500 delegates trained in the simulation arena at the Kochi USICON 2020. The USI now conducts such simulation programs four times a year and has evolved from sessions for training the postgraduates, to sessions for training the consultants and trainers.

The USI is extremely happy to have 6 international and 28 national faculties to deliberate on this interesting topic during the webinar.

This extensive webinar of three hours would cover all the aspects of simulation from box simulators to high fidelity simulators, to homegrown innovations which have reached the international forums. Role of a good curriculum, role of various governing bodies, educational Institutes,  teachers, students and simulation industry would be covered. Debates and Star talks punctuate the webinar at various salient junctions. Various Indian origin simulators would also be presented during the webinar.

We welcome you all, to this never seen before extravaganza of simulation: Sunday 20th September 5:40 PM IST.

Long live USI

Diagnostic modalities in Ca Prostate: Do we have too many or too less?

13th September, 2020 1000 – 1300 hrs

Prostate carcinoma continues to be an enigma for uro-oncologists the world over. With the varied presentations and the myriad of diagnostic modalities available, and an ever increasing molecular and genomic markers, we need to revisit the appropriate diagnostic workup. How do the genomic biomarkers add to the management of prostate cancer, whether a multi parametric MRI is needed for all patients or a simple MRI would suffice? Should we go in for a whole body PSMA PET scan or should we follow the west and stick to bone scans? When should we get a computed tomography scan done? Where have we reached in the field of radiomics and genomics of prostate cancer? Answer to all these questions and many more, with discussions with experts, their opinions and practices would be available in a webinar dedicated exclusively to the diagnostic modalities of carcinoma prostate. Also join us for the “Star Talk” of the day, to be delivered by Dr. Ash Tewari, from Mount Sinai, New York where he will talk about combining imaging and bio markers to better understand prostate cancer. So join us this coming Sunday morning for an academic feast which promises to decipher the enigma that prostate cancer is.

Tushar Aditya Narain, Convenor

Subspecialty in Urology Webinar

USI ISU webinar on subspecialty in Urology will be held on 23rd August 2020.

In India, organised Urology practice started around 1960 by a group of
surgeons interested in Urology. The era between the years 1960-80 was an era of
struggle for Urology, when Urologists had to compete with General Surgeons.The
decades from 1980-2000 saw the stabilisation of Urology as a standalone speciality.
After year 2000, sub-specialisation practice started in Urology and some institutions
started fellowships in Urology.
India is a vast country of 130 billion population and at present, the ratio of
Urologists is 1:5 lac population. Most Urologists are practicing in tier 1 and 2 cities.
The question then arises whether to provide basic Urology care for such a large
population or develop the field further by subspecialisation practice.
There are so many unanswered questions like – Who should do
subspecialisation? In which subspecialty? What should be the duration of
fellowships? When to do subspecialisation? Where to practice after
subspecialisation ? Should work in which city? Should work as solo practice orin
group practice?Should practice in subspeciality alone or combined with Urology
practice? Is subspecialty practice alone financially viable.
We will discuss all these issues as per our survey responses and try to find
answers in our Webinar on 23rd August, 2020 between 10.30am –1.15pm. Please


Due to COVID pandemic the conference has been shifted to 8th – 11th April’2021

USICON 2021 at Ahmedabad awaits you for an academic feast. Ahmedabad (pronounced as Amdavad in Gujarati) is the largest city and former capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmadabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. Ahmedabad’s population of 5,633,927 (as per 2011 population census) makes it the fifth-most populous city in India, and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 6,357,693 is seventh-most populous in India. Ahmadabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.

Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India, and its stock exchange is the country’s second oldest. Cricket is a popular sport in Ahmedabad, which houses the 54,000-seat Sardar Patel Stadium. The effects of liberalization of the Indian economy have energized the city’s economy towards tertiary sector activities such as commerce, communication, and construction. Ahmedabad’s increasing population has resulted in an increase in the construction and housing industries resulting in the recent development of skyscrapers.

Organising secretariat
Shyam Urosurgical Hospital,
4th-floor, Viva complex,
Opposite Parimal Garden, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad- 380006, Gujarat, India,
Ph: 079-26469846, 079- 26466700
Email: usiconaua2021@gmail.com

Semilive Urological Robotic Surgery Webinar

28th July 2020 – 1730 to 2030 Hrs

Robotic-assisted surgeries are increasing rapidly and urology is the frontline branch using da vinci platform. Though use of da vinci platform was started in year 1999-2000 for radical prostatectomy, it is now used for several urological cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery and more recently, for kidney transplantation. This webinar is aimed to demonstrate various robotic surgery in urology practice and several tips will be available from the experts in each field. Number of robots in India are increasing and available at major teaching and non-teaching institution and clearly represents growth of robotic surgery.

Andrology Webinar USI-ISU

This webinar focusses on the relevant practical issues in Andrology and discusses the evidence-based approach to the problems in the Indian setting. The eminent faculty will participate in the interactive discussion on the topics. The webinar is divided into two major subdivisions – Male Infertility & Erectile Dysfunction

Learning Objectives

  • Early detection & Interventions in Hypogonadism
  • Prognostication of Sperm Retrieval Rates in Azoospermia
  • Approach to ‘Failed Varicocoelectomy’
  • Current status of MicroTESE
  • Management of Concealed Penis
  • Determinants of choice of Technique in Peyronnies Disease
  • Home ICIVAD –  Overcoming challenges in the Indian Setting
  • Penile Prosthesis – Current status and way forward in Indian setting

Endourological Management of Stone Disease: Current Controversies Webinar

Endourological Management of Stone Disease : “Current Controversies”

USI -ISU Webinar : July 21st, 2020

Introduction :

Stone disease comprises the most common and the bulk of a Urologists practice volume. Endourology is the so called bread and butter for the genitourinary surgeon. The recent advancements in the development of endoscopes (especially flexible ureteroscope ), accessories and lithotripsy devices has pushed our boundaries in the way we manage the stone disease. As a result of this we have quite a few controversial issues to be discussed for better understanding which will help us deliver a better healthcare services to our patients.

Aim :

To highlight the current controversies in the endourological management of stone disease and get an evidence based perspective. To discuss clinical scenarios which we face in day to day practice that are challenging to manage as the evidence available is also equally controversial. 

Objective : 

To enlighten the viewers about the controversies in endourological management of stone disease and give them the best possible solutions and alternative management options  in the form of short talks, expert opinions, debate and case discussions by a panel of experts.