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William Steers 1955-2015

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Last June, we had the great pleasure of hosting Dr. William Steers, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urology as our guest speaker during the BJUI session at BAUS. He delivered a Prezi presentation entitled “Being Wrong” – an amazing collage of his experiences as a surgeon, innovator, scientist and editor. The lecture struck a chord with many colleagues both senior and junior, purely because of its reflective, personal and candid content. Little did Bill or any of us realise that this would be our last meeting during the British summer.For more information about latest presentation Click drssa. During the USANZ 2015 meeting in Adelaide, we were very sad to hear of his death on the 10 April 2015 after a short battle with cancer. For more info visit cmsmd .

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Dr. Steers, born on 19 August 1955, was a Paul Mellon Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at the School of Medicine of the University of Virginia, President of the American Board of Urology from 2010-2011, initiator of the Charlottesville Men’s Four Miler, and rather proud producer of the wine label from his very own Well Hung Vineyard. Bill was a legend in the world of neuro-urology. He was passionate about Men’s Health and the functional outcomes of robotic assisted radical prostatectomy.

wineryIn addition to his many accomplishments, he was a keen jogger who loved streaming his favourite music on Spotify while editing articles for the Journal of Urology. Bill was a dedicated family man and is survived by his wife, Amy; sons, Colin and Ryan; daughter-in-law, Ali; and grandson, Rex. A celebration of his life will be held on April 18, 2015, from 2-5 pm. at the Steers residence and home of Well Hung Vineyard, Charlottesville, VA.

Bill – your legacy of friendship, collaboration and inspiration for the next generation lives on. For the first time in history, the Journal of Urology led a joint workshop for young international reviewers along with European Urology and the BJUI, during the 2015 meeting of the European Association of Urology in Madrid. We salute your memory as we come to terms with your untimely passing.

 

 

 

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