AUA Innovation Nexus Program Agenda

McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL
April 27, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks Steven A. Kaplan, MD, FACS
Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
8:10 - 9:10 AM The Importance of an AUA Incubator

Moderator: Jim Robinson
CEO, Urovant Sciences

John Flavin, MBA
Founder & CEO, Portal Innovations; Co-Founder, Matter

Patrick Flavin, JD
President, Portal Innovations; Co-Founder, Matter

Brian Friedman, JD, MBA
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, William Blair

9:10 - 10:00 AM Urology: Defining the Top of the Funnel

Moderator: John McConnell, MD
CEO Emeritus & Professor of Urology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Neil Fleshner, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Co-founder, Point Biopharma;
Professor, Division of Urology, University of Toronto

Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD
General Partner, Incept, LLC

Michael J. Young, MD, FACS
Department of Urology, Director, Division of Innovation and Technology, University of Illinois Chicago

10:00- 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM Financing and M&A Environment for Urology Companies

Michael Ragan
Executive Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Taking Ideas to Reality

Moderator: Susan Stimson
President & CEO, Zenflow, Inc.


David Hung, MD
Founder, President, and CEO, Nuvation Bio

Theodore Lamson, PhD
Co-Founder, Neotract; Co-Inventor, UroLift

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

My Prostate Cancer Journey and How Wall Street Financed Innovations That Saved My Life 

Speaker: Charlie Gasparino
Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Reverse Pitches

Boston Scientific




Moderator: Jennie Xue
Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC
2:45 - 3:15 PM Networking Break
3:15 - 4:50 PM


BlueWind Medical
Overactive Bladder
Daniel Lemaitre, Chairman and CEO
Roger Dmochowski, MD, Chief Medical Officer

CarePath by iO Urology
Enlarged Prostate
Britton Garrett, CEO

Fellow Health
Male Reproductive Health
William Matthews, CEO and Founder
James Smith, Chief Medical Officer and Founding Physician

FIZE Medical, Inc.
Digital Urinometer
Dror Zerem, CEO

Global Continence
Pediatric Bedwetting
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD, Co-founder, President, & Chief Executive Officer

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Dan Deardorf, CEO

NINA Medical
Enlarged Prostate
Shmuel Ben-Ezra, Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Gilad Amiel, MD, Medical Director

Valar Labs
AI/Bladder Cancer
Anirudh Joshi, CEO

Virtuoso Surgical
Robotic Surgery
Duke Herrell, CEO

Overactive Bladder
Isaac Oppenheim, Founder and CEO

Moderator: Charlie Gasparino
Senior Correspondent, Fox Business Network

Amarpreet S. Sawhney, PhD
General Partner, Incept, LLC

Kevin Slawin, MD
Founder & Managing Partner, Rapha Capital Management, LLC

Jennie Xue
Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Securities, LLC

4:50 - 5:20 PM Invaluable Advice for a Career in Biotech: Follow the Science

Mitch Steiner, MD, FACS
Chairman, CEO & President, Veru

5:20 - 5:30 PM Closing Remarks Steven A. Kaplan, MD, FACS
5:30 - 6:30 PM Networking Reception