Serving as vice president of Heron Therapeutics since April, 2016, Erol Onel is a physician and medical business professional with more than two decades of experience. Erol Onel has been a member of the American Society of Andrology (ASA) since 1999, and is a former committee chair for the organization.
Founded in 1975, the ASA is host to more than 600 members around the world, whose specialties range from urology to biochemistry and animal science. The society supports research into male reproduction, and promotes scientific comprehension of this field.
Each year, the ASA Annual Conference takes place in a select North American city. The 2016 meeting was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in early April. The five-day event, Old Dogmas, New Ideas: The Changing Landscape in Andrology, offered attendees numerous lectures on topics such as The Role of the Urologist in the Era of IVF, and Exploring the Genetic and Genomic Basis of Male Reproductive Defects, as well as workshops, symposiums, and receptions.
The 2017 installment of the ASA Annual Conference, which marks the 42nd year of the event, will take place in late April, in Miami, Florida.