Drs. Ben Chew and Dirk Lange were invited to speak at the Engineering and Urology Society Meeting held in conjugation with the annual Conference of the American Urological Association in San Diego, California, USA. In addition, Dr. Lange was also invited to give a podium presentation as part of the conference material. At this session, Dr. Lange presented on the novel findings on understanding the signals that drive ureteral peristalsis and how they are affected when a ureteral stent is placed. The identification of such signals is a big step towards preventing stent-induced patient discomfort and pain as well as urine flow from the kidneys to the bladder after surgical procedures to remove kidney stones.