The Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists (PUNS) Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 15, 2014 in Orlando, has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, as part of the Pediatric Urology Fall Congress. We sincerely apologize for this unexpected change in date and any inconvenience it may cause to your schedule and travel plans.
Please know this decision was not made in haste. After lengthy discussions with the American Urological Association (AUA) and our pediatric urology colleagues and careful consideration of all options available to our group, the PUNS leadership made the thoughtful decision to move our annual meeting to the Fall Congress to provide our members the most comprehensive and inclusive educational opportunity.
In addition to the PUNS Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 23, attendees will be able to attend the entire Fall Congress scientific programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 24-26) and you will be able to claim CME credit for all sessions attended. This was not to be the case if we held our meeting in May; In addition to registering for the PUNS Meeting ($275), meeting attendees would have been required to also register for the AUA Annual Meeting ($125 AUA members/$300 non-members) in order to attend any of the Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) and/or AUA programming. The PUNS leadership thought this would be cost-prohibitive for many of our members.
We are excited to join our pediatric urology colleagues at the Fall Congress and we have planned an exceptional day of PUNS programming, including presentations on hydronephrosis, constipation, biofeedback, abstracts, and a nurse practitioners panel.
If you have any questions regarding the annual meeting and the change in date, please donít hesitate to contact us directly via the Administrative Office.
PUNS Executive Committee