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We are pleased to invite you to attend the 3rd International Congress for Underactive Bladder (CURE-UAB) which will feature cutting edge research, clinical care, and technological advancements in the field.

This event will feature presentations from a world renowned faculty, panel discussions, work groups, and poster sessions. This international gathering will appeal to basic researchers, nurses, clinicians, academicians, industry representatives, and other stakeholders from the fields of urology, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology, and general medicine.

CURE-UAB is supported by the Robert B. & Ann S. Aikens Urology Research Fund.


Details on how to register can be found at https://beaumont.cloud-cme.com/cure-uab

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2017

Join us March 9th & 10th 2017 at The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for this milestone event.

Stanford UAB study


Opportunity to speak with Stanford Biodesign!

Calling all UAB patients: Two teams at Stanford Biodesign (biodesign.stanford.edu) are working on new treatments for underactive bladder and they would like to speak with you to better understand your needs. Come be a part of helping the thousands of other individuals with this condition.

Stanford’s Biodesign program is dedicated to creating and implementing innovative medical technologies. Patients are at the heart of this innovation – it is their need for better solutions that is driving the initiative forward. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with underactive bladder and is interested in helping advance underactive bladder research please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What is Underactive Bladder Syndrome?


The Underactive Bladder is a symptom complex suggestive of detrusor underactivity and is usually characterized by prolonged urination time with or without a sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, usually with hesitancy, reduced sensation on filling, and a slow stream.

Underactive Bladder Syndrome is a chronic, complex and debilitating disease which affects the urinary bladder with serious consequences. Patients with an underactive bladder can hold unusually large amounts of urine but has a diminished sense of when the bladder is full and is not able to contract the muscles sufficiently and as forcefully as it should, resulting in incomplete bladder emptying.

The symptoms and severity of underactive bladder vary from one person to another and the course of the disease is often unpredictable.

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