Dear members of Taiwan Urological Association:

The annual event of Taiwan Urological Association, TUA Annual Meeting, will grandly take place at China Medical University, Taichung, from August 17 (Sat.) to 18 (Sun.).

The last time when the annual meeting took place in central Taiwan was 2003. After seventeen years, we’re back to Taichung City, the city with the most pleasant weather. The members can take the opportunity to experience the latest tourist and cultural construction.

2019 TUA Annual Meeting will feature “health, innovation, and excellence.” Besides inviting the worldly influential experts and scholars as well as the new stars to share the latest results of clinical trials and professional knowledge, the meeting will also provide many interesting and practical agendas with such topics as “The Secret World of the Reviewers and Reviewees,” “The Rise of Research,” “Female Debate,” “UDS Red and White Battle & Master Q&A,” “Discussion on the Self-Pay Issue of National Health Insurance,” “Guideline Contest,” “Create the Medical Blue Sea,” and “The Forum of the Latest Medical Law and New Knowledge on Management,” not to mention the well-received workshop. Dear old and new friends, never miss RIRS Workshop. Please pay attention to the latest news and promotion of the association.

With such plentiful and diverse contents, we will guarantee that the members’ participation is worthwhile. Here I’d like to express the gratitude to the colleagues of Department of Urology, China Medical University, each committee, and secretariat for their hard work and endeavor.

TUA has stuck to the concept of upgrading the service quality to the members. The App of TUA Annual Meeting was officially launched in 2017 as a result of the leadership of the secretary general, Chung-You Tsai, and the endeavor of the professional team. From this year, to greet the era of information and the environmental wave, TUA will gradually reduce the paper usage and strengthen the digitalization of information. Through Line@ and Facebook, the official website of TUA will interact with the members. Welcome to propose your precious suggestions through these social media, which will become the power for TUA to level up.

Wish every member good health and happiness. See you in Taichung in August, 2019.

21st Term President of TUA

Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital

Prof. Yeong-Shiau Pu