Unopposed candidates for representative are Rodolfo Farinas (Ilocos Norte, first district), Baby Arenas (Pangasinan, third district), Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (Pangasinan, sixth district), Aline Alfonso (Cagayan, second district), Dakila Carlo Cua (Quirino, lone district), Joseph Violago (Nueva Ecija, second district) and Enrique Cojuangco (Tarlac, first district).
The younger Cua's assured victory will extend to 28 straight years, or since 1988, Quirino's representation in Congress by members of only one family.
Many CUA members are prominent on the world stage, with the AUA, SIU and other subspecialty societies.
The CUA now enjoys a special relationship with "the other CUA" - the Chinese Urological Association, with about 10 000 members.
The needs and practice patterns of todays urology graduates will likely be very different than what many of us have asked of the CUA in the past.
Generation Y (people born in the 80s and 90s) are the current cohort joining the CUA. In contrast to previous generations, they are often thought of as the "charmed" cohort, their parents had easy access to birth control, meaning they were chosen, wanted, and nurtured.
The CUA is making a conscious effort to be relevant to these individuals throughout all phases of their education and evolution into practice.
When it comes to post-graduate trainees, a Candidate membership category was created to bring our residents and fellows into the CUA family.
role in educational activities for community urologists, possibly with a separate forum at the CUA
The CUA Office of Education continued to be at the forefront of urologic education in Canada by creating and sponsoring many educational programs and events this year.
In the aftermath of the recent global recession, continuing changes and challenges in industry funding for CUA initiatives, and ever increasing regulatory oversight of industry collaboration, the CUA has had to become innovative in securing funding for programs.
is grateful to Andree Belanger, Executive Director, and her team consisting of Tiffany Pizioli, Director of the Office of Education; Nadia Pace, Project Manager; Josephine Sciortino, Editorial Director of CUAJ; and Duong Nguyen, Financial Services/Membership Coordinator for ensuring that all of the functions of the CUA
are continued without interruption.