2nd Annual Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Urologic Oncology Conference

Aurora, CO US
June 2, 2023 to June 3, 2023

The Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Urologic Oncology Conference is an opportunity for urology physicians and fellows to expand their understanding and education in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of this specialized area. Pediatric urologic oncology has traditionally been considered a minute aspect of routine pediatric oncology, however, recent reviews of pediatric urology practice demonstrates the proportion dedicated to oncology is more widespread than provided in traditional education in fellowship training. 

Over the course of this two day conference, learners will better understand and assess the management of oncology issues in pediatric urology practice, evaluate standards of care for children, adolescents and young adults with urologic malignancy, and improve comprehension of current surgical guideline competence with a focused review of current National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Urological Association and Children’s Oncology Group guidelines.

Need a Course Refresher? 

Handouts and course materials are available here

Registration Fees: 

  • Fellows Live or Virtual Attendance: FREE
  • Non-Fellow Healthcare Provider Live Attendance: $250
  • Non-Fellow Healthcare Provider Virtual Attendance: $150


For the comfort and convenience of out-of-town learners, we have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver. Hotel accommodations for two nights are complimentary for urology fellows and offered at a discounted rate for physicians -- please select your preference when registering for this event. 

Target Audience

This education program is primarily oriented towards pediatric urology fellows, but is also open to pediatric urologists, urologic oncologists, pediatric surgeons, urology residents, and pediatric oncologists. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss current standards of care in diagnosis of pediatric urologic cancers.
  • Evaluate currently available clinical trials for patients with pediatric urologic cancers.
  • Explore ongoing research in the realm of pediatric urologic cancers.
  • Recognize the appropriate use of testis-sparing compared to radical orchiectomy rates in children with testicular tumors
  • Improve the understanding and evaluate the consequences of pre-chemotherapy decisions and management options for local control
  • Increase the awareness of imaging and surgical nuances in treating pediatric patients with renal tumors
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/02/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
06/03/2023 - 5:00pm MDT
Friday, June 2, 2023
11:30AM - 12:30PMAttendee Lunch
12:30 - 12:40PMWelcome & Schedule Overview
RMS Session
12:40 - 1:00PMIntroduction & Overview
Presented by: Amanda Saltzman, MD
1:00 - 1:30PMBasics & Background
Epidemiology, workup, stage/group/risk, path, concept of local control, treatment backbone
Presented by: Amanda Saltzman, MD
1:30 - 2:30PMKey Surgical Topics
Biopsy techniques, LN sampling, PRE, DPE, XRT considerations, diversion
Presented by: Amanda Saltzman, MD
2:30 - 2:45PMBreak
2:45 - 3:05PMFemale Genital RMS
Presented by:
Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS
3:05 - 3:35PMParatestis RMS
Presented by: Nicholas Cost, MD
3:35 - 3:45PMUrachal RMS
Presented by:
Nicholas Cost, MD
3:45 - 4:30PMRMS Panel Discussion
Kathleen Kieran, MD
4:40 - 5:00PMMy Difficult RMS/Sarcoma Cases
Presented by: Amanda Saltzman, MD
5:15PMAdjourn Day 1
5:15 - 8:30PMAttendee Reception
Saturday, June 3, 2023
7:30 - 8:30AMAttendee Breakfast
Renal Session
8:30 - 9:00AMDemystifying COG & Important Historical Renal Trials
Presented by:
 Nicholas Cost, MD
9:00 - 9:30AMBasics & Background
Workup, staging, surgical planning, chemo/XRT regimens 
Presented by: Kathleen Kieran, MD
9:30 - 10:30AMKey Surgical Topics
Radical Nx, partial Nx, LN sampling, MIS, role of biopsy
Presented by: Kathleen Kieran, MD
10:30 - 10:45AMBreak
10:45 - 11:00AMPredisposition Syndromes/Bilateral Tumors
Presented by:
 Jonathan Walker, MD
11:00 - 11:15AMNon-Wilms Renal Tumors
Presented by:
 Kathleen Kieran, MD
11:15 - 12:00PMRenal Panel Discussion
Amanda Saltzman, MD Panelists: Nicholas Cost, MD, Kathleen Kieran, MD, Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS & Jonathan Walker, MD
12:00 - 12:30PMAbstract Presentations
12:30 - 1:15PMLunch Break
1:15 - 2:00PMOncofertility
Presented by:
 Kathleen Kieran, MD & Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS
Testis Session
2:00 - 2:20PMThe Importance of Pubertal Status
Pathology, treatment, algorithms, p vs. radical orchiectomy
Presented by: Amanda Saltzman, MD
2:20 - 2:40PMCOG vs. NCCN Approaches to Testis Tumors
Presented by:
 Amanda Saltzman, MD
2:40 - 3:00PMStromal Tumors
Presented by:
 Nicholas Cost, MD
3:00 - 3:45PMTestis Tumor Panel Discussion
Kathleen Kieran, MD Panelists: Nicholas Cost, MD, Amanda Saltzman, MD, Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS & Jonathan Walker, MD
3:45 - 4:00PMBreak
4:00 - 5:00PMMy Difficult Renal/Testis Cases
Presented by: Kathleen Kieran, MD
5:00 - 5:45PMHow do I get more involved with cancer at my institution?
Nicholas Cost, MD, Kathleen Kieran, MD, Amanda Saltzman, MD & Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS
5:45 - 6:00PMWrap-up & Adjourn

*Schedule subject to change

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E 16th St
Aurora, CO 80045
United States



Nicholas Cost, MD*
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director of the Surgical Oncology Program,
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kathleen Kieran, MD*
Associate Professor of Urology
Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Urology
Faculty, Olympic College
University of Washington
Seattle Children’s Hospital    

Armando Lorenzo, MD*
Hospital for Sick Children

Amanda Saltzman, MD*
Associate Professor of Urology & Pediatrics
Director, Oncofertility Program, Markey Cancer Center
University of Kentucky

Margarett Shnorhavorian, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS
Professor of Urology
University of Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital

Jonathan Walker, MD
Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital


*Planning Committee


Amanda Saltzman, MD, planner for this activity, was previously a consultant for Ethicon. 

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

All of the relevant financial disclosures listed have been mitigated.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: A general certificate of attendance will be available after the completion of the online evaluation. Claim only credit commensurate of your conference attendance.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.


We're excited to announce that we are inviting submissions for Scientific Abstracts! Accepted abstracts will be delivered as either podium or poster presentations during the meeting. We will offer discounted registration to those who submit. 

Please email abstracts in a standard AUA format with a 350-word limit before February 1, 2023 to nicholas.cost@childrenscolorado.org. If you are not a fellow, and are planning to submit a scientific abstract, please submit by this deadline; after receiving your submission you will be provided a code for a discounted registration rate of $125.

Abstracts will be considered even if they have been presented elsewhere as long as they have not been previously published as a manuscript. 

All individuals who register by February 1, 2023 for live registration are eligible to win. This giveaway is open to all legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) at the time of entry. Participation in this giveaway constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules and the decisions of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Winning a prize is contingent upon compliance with these official rules.

The eligible registration period for the giveaway will begin on October 1, 2022 and ends on February 1, 2023 at 11:59pm MST. Any registrations entered after this period will not be considered for the giveaway.  On or about June 2, 2023, a winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The winner of the drawing will be recorded by Children’s Hospital Colorado and the value of the prize will be attributed as non-monetary compensation. If the winner does not wish to accept the giveaway, an alternate potential winner will be chosen at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. Children’s Hospital Colorado has the right to cancel the giveaway if particular criteria are not met by the registration deadline.