Tom McNicholas has written widely on many aspects of urinary disease. He is particularly in demand for teaching on benign prostatic disease and urinary symptoms. He has major interests in the management of prostate cancer, the treatment of urinary stone disease and in making common urological investigations (especially prostatic biopsy) both painless and safer.
He has written over 150 major scientific papers which can be reviewed in the bibliography. Most recently he has been lead author of the chapter on Benign Prostatic Disease in the latest addition of Campbell’s Urology. This 4 volume textbook is the “bible” for urology and is used by urological experts worldwide. He is one of only a small handful of British urologists to have been recognised in this way.

Reflections on the RSM Innovation meeting

Innovation, regulation, excitement, even inspiration! New ideas, how to protect and develop them, and a revolutionary proposal to give them away free!! All these proposals were on show recently at the Innovation in Urology day at the RSM in London.
Sponsored by the RSM Section of Urology and The Urology Foundation (TUF), and put together by Tom McNicholas and Rik Bryan, the meeting on 26 February 2016 covered: drug development (what’s coming and how can we streamline and improve novel drug development so they don’t cost billions); new genetic advances coming but some already in a regional lab near you (such as VHL and BRCA); device development – and how that process can be learned and taught!
Lastly, the future is a different country (as LP Hartley almost said) so Mark Speakman and Tim O’Brien grabbed their passports and explored that place to finish the meeting. Mark wondered, are we and our junior colleagues clear what we want from our professional bodies and how should we be training and preparing for a future career in urology? Tim outlined more technological possibilities.
Reflections? There were a few...

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