Member Benefits


If you have questions about applying for membership, the member benefits, or the categories of membership, please contact the SWIU at 847-517-7225 or e-mail us at

The Society of Women in Urology meets annually at a special breakfast held in conjunction with the national meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). A guest speaker presents on a timely topic for women in medicine and includes scientific and research news, as well as business issues like marketing and managed care. A special meeting just for networking is also held one evening at the AUA meeting. It is an important opportunity to meet SWIU members at an informal gathering and to establish relationships that you will value throughout the year.

SWIU also holds a yearly winter conference for professional development and clinical mentoring. This meeting offers a full scientific program including, in recent years, a hands-on interactive lab experience for all attendees. The meeting also has a strong mentoring focus, forums and discussions designed to help female urologists with their career development.

These meetings present an unmatched opportunity for serious learning as well as networking through meeting new members and welcoming old friends. You’ll also enjoy relaxing at locations that have been selected for their beauty, comfort and amenities.

Membership Directory

One of our favorite member benefits, the directory is updated annually and provides valuable information you can’t get anywhere else. The current member list includes phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses. We also include the subspecialty of each member and whether she accepts referrals.

Mentor Program

The SWIU Board of Directors is reinvigorating the Mentor Program. A benefit available only to members, SWIU is working to create a searchable database of mentor volunteers, activities at SWIU-sponsored events, and mentoring-related resources. Visit the Mentoring Program section of this site to learn more.

Elizabeth Pickett Research Award

Funds are available for small research grants for basic science or clinical urologic research. The awards are to continue or supplement a current project or to initiate new study. Applications are reviewed by the SWIU Research Committee and are judged primarily on the scientific merit of the proposal. The awards are for one year.


Published three (3) times a year, the SWIU Newsletter offers a calendar of events, job notices, AUA reports, feature articles from our members, and the President’s Message. Members are encouraged to submit articles of interest. We are also happy to recognize your personal and professional accomplishments in the newsletter. The SWIU NEWSBLAST is a new benefit for SWIU members. An e-mail newsblast provides important, current information for the membership in a short, accessible format.


Networking is a vital and valuable way to gain new knowledge and insight and perhaps make a friend along the way. Through our annual meeting, membership directory, and mentor program, SWIU members have access to the finest minds in women’s urology! Choose a quiet moment for a phone call or attend a meeting where your voice is one of those being heard. We need you! And, we need each other!