Founder and Program Director
Jackson Hole Urologic Seminar
Dr. Ralph Hopkins was the Program Director and Founder of the Jackson Hole Urologic Seminar. He was awarded the 2003 American Urological Association’s “Presidential Citation Award Education” for the support and coordination of the Jackson Hole Conference. He also had served as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming, Clinical Urologist Visiting Professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine and course director for Wyoming ATLS.
Dr Ralph Hopkins pioneered the medical meetings by creating “THE CRITIQUE PANEL” (1980), which allows full participation of the audience and dissection of the subjects presented with in-depth discussion by international experts and specialists in the area.
The friendly competition among internationally recognized speakers culminates with the award banquet where especially designed bronzes are given to the best presenters.
Dr. Ralph Hopkins had many friends and attendees of the Jackson Hole Seminars that continue his legacy. As he would say:
“There is nothing better than the Jackson Hole Seminars, the Tetons, my friends and family and a good Kentucky Lemonade”
Dr. Hopkins received his bachelor’s degree in 1963 and his medical degree in 1967 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed a medical and surgery internship at Denver General Hospital, in Denver, Colorado, a residency in general surgery at University of Kentucky and a residency in urology at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Hopkins held several memberships in medical societies including the American Medical Society, Wyoming State Medical Society, the American Urological Association and the Western Section of the AUA.