96th Annual CSGUS Meeting

Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons

Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons

The department of Urology at Wake Forest School of Medicine is excited to host the 96th Annual CSGUS Meeting and look forward to your attendance. Highlights of the program include:

Friday Academic Program - Academic presentations, group picture, business meeting, and a tour of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine with live demonstrations.

Friday Morning Program for Your Guests - A personal tour of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds’ estate and home to the Southeast's finest collection of American Art, followed by lunch with a distinguished speaker who will cover various topics of life in the 1900s, including the birth of early American architectural design.

Friday Evening Dinner -  Dinner Casual North Carolina BBQ dinner and North Carolina entertainment at the Winston Cup Museum and Event Center. Experience the nostalgia of the legendary Winston Cup Series stock car racing history including memorabilia and racing artifacts, real race cars, and racing simulators.

Saturday Speakers Program and Old Salem Tour - Confirmed speakers to date include Senator Richard Burr, Rogan Kersh, Bob Timberlake, Susan Ruskin and Frank Vagnone. Then, step back in time and experience early American history in the unique 1700s Moravian settlement of Salem, the country’s most authentic historic early settlement. We will tour award-winning early period buildings and gardens and meet costumed interpreters and tradespeople who are still building porcelain, silverware and even rifles by hand using techniques from the 1700s. Visit the Old Salem website for more information.

Saturday Evening Cocktails and Black Tie Dinner - Evening Black Tie Reception and Dinner Enjoy an evening full of food, music and magical entertainment!

Program Agenda 

Thursday, November 8
6:30-9:00pm - Evening Opening Welcome Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres at the Graylyn Estate Manor House, Living Room Wing 

Friday, November 9
6:30-7:25am – Breakfast at Graylyn Estate Manor House in the Main Dining Room and Dining Room Porch

7:30am – Shuttles depart for Biotech Place 

8:00am-12:30pm – 96th Annual Meeting Academic Program located at Biotech Place Auditorium, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

  • Companions Program: 
    • 10:15am – Shuttles depart for Reynolda House Museum of American Art
    • 10:25am – Arrival
    • 10:40am – Presentation by Phil Archer, Director of Program and Interpretation, Reynolda House Museum of American Art
    • 11:00am – Docent-Led Tour of Reynolda House and Dorothea Lange Exhibition
    • 12:15-1:30pm – Luncheon, Reynolda House Auditorium 
    • 1:40pm – Join tour at WFIRM (Shuttle A) / Return to Graylyn (Shuttle B) / Stay and Shop at Reynolda Village (Shuttle C departs for return to Graylyn at 3:30pm)

12:30-1:45pm – Group photograph, Lunch, and Business Meeting - Biotech Place, Room 153 A&B

1:45pm – Shuttles depart for WFIRM

2:00-3:30pm – Presentations at WFIRM with Tour and Live Demos

3:30pm – Shuttle A departs for Graylyn; Shuttle B departs for Urology Clinical Center

3:45-4:15pm – Tour of Urology Clinical Center; Shuttle B returns to Graylyn

6:15pm – Shuttles depart Graylyn lobby entrance for The Winston Cup Museum

6:30-9:00pm – Cocktails and Casual North Carolina BBQ Dinner at the Winston Cup Series Museum

9:00pm – Shuttles depart for Graylyn

Saturday, November 10
6:30-8:15am – Breakfast at Graylyn Estate Manor in the Main Dining Room and Dining Room Porch

8:15am – Depart for short walk or shuttle to the Graylyn Estate’s Mews Conference Room

8:30am-12:30pm –

  • Speakers Program
    • Susan Ruskin, Dean of the School of Filmmaking, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    • Rogan Kersh, Provost and Professor of Wake Forest University; author of "Millennials, Politics and Culture"
    • Bob Timberlake, World renown American realist artist and home furnishings designer
    • Senator Richard Burr, chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee
    • Frank Vagnone, President and CEO of Old Salem Museums and Gardens

2:30-1:15pm – Lunch Buffet - Mews Dining Room, Graylyn Estate

1:15pm – Shuttles depart for Old Salem Museum and Gardens

1:30-4:00pm – Tour of Old Salem

4:15-4:30pm – Shuttles depart Old Salem for return to Graylyn

6:30pm – Shuttles depart Graylyn for Old Town Club

7:00pm – Cocktails and Black Tie Dinner at  Old Town Club

9:00pm – Shuttles depart for return to Graylyn

Sunday, November 11
6:30-10:00am – Breakfast at Graylyn Estate Manor House in the Main Dining Room and Dining Room Porch


The enchanting Graylyn Estates is an historic property that features modern amenities in 85 unique guestrooms situated throughout the pristine 55-acre estate. To reserve a room, call 800-472-9596 and request our special group room rate by mentioning the Genitourinary Surgeons conference. The rate is $179/night single- and $199 double-occupancy per night.

Travel to Winston-Salem

There are 3 convenient airports in North Carolina with easy access to Winston-Salem:

1. Greensboro airport (GSO)- The closest airport, is just 20 minutes away from Winston Salem. It serves major hubs daily, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington Reagan National, Washington-Dulles, NY and New Jersey.

2. Charlotte Airport (CLT)- 70 minutes away from Winston Salem, is ranked as the fifth busiest airport in the world, seeing more daily flights than Houston, London, Paris, and JFK. it is a major national hub for most airports in the US, also with direct service to Canada, major European cities (London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Frankfort, Munich, etc.), as well as 28 Caribbean destinations.

3. Raleigh-Durham (RDU)- 90 minutes away. Has daily service to many national cities, and a few European destinations (London).

Car service from and to all 3 airports and Winston Salem is available through hired car services (Singh Budget Transportation, 336-893-8284), taxi, or Uber (least expensive). There are also shuttles to and from GSO, CLT and RDU. You can find shuttle cost and scheduling information on the Wake Forest Airport Transportation website. Blue Bird Cabs (336-722-7121) and ABC Door 2 Door Transportation (336-721-9921) in Winston-Salem also provide transportation to and from GSO. 

Explore in Winston-Salem

We look forward to hosting you in the City of Arts and Innovation, which offers activities to suit any taste.

  • Cultural activities ranging from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the largest collection of early antiques from the American South, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
  • Gateway to the Yadkin Valley wine region with more than 40 vineyards and wineries offering wine tastings.
  • A walking food tour where you can sample innovative menu items from the city's popular restaurants and learn about local history along the way.
  • Go furniture shopping in the adjoining city of High Point, referred to as the "Home Furnishings Capital of the World." 
  • Nearby Mount Airy, the home of Andy Griffith, includes Floyd's Barber Shop, Wally's Service Station, the Andy Griffith Museum, and the Mayberry Replica Courthouse.
  • For the outdoor enthusiasts, explore nearby mountains for hiking, and visit vast lakes for fishing and boating, both just 30 minutes away.
  • Feeling adventurous? Complete your trip with a stop to the ocean and enjoy the tail end of the North Carolina Indian Summer, only a few hours’ drive from Winston Salem.