The AUA is concerned about the uncertainty that the U.S. Presidential Executive Order on Immigration may be causing our international members and colleagues. The AUA represents more than 22,000 members from more than 100 countries and is a strong advocate for international collaboration, information exchange and education. For more than a century, the AUA has worked diligently to foster education, research and the advancement of patient care globally. Inclusion and diversity are pillars of our Society. It is our desire to continue to collaborate and build bridges of friendship with all corners of the globe that will foster progress in urologic care. Our commitment to our members and their patients, wherever they reside, is unwavering.
UPDATE: On February 9, 2017, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block enforcement of this Executive Order. As such, the Executive Order will not be enforced at this time. For the most up-to-date information about this suspension and international travel to the U.S., visit www.travel.state.gov. Please note that if international attendees are forced to cancel their registration due to VISA issues, the AUA will provide a 100% refund of registration fees.