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71st Annual Meeting of the Florida Urological Society

August 29 – September 1, 2019 | Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress | Orlando, Florida

Program Schedule


Educational Needs

The field of urology covers a broad spectrum of both benign and malignant diseases of the genitourinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra and male external genitalia. Clinical research evidence to guide the evidence-based practice of urology continues to evolve rapidly; however outside CME events, urologists have limited opportunity to familiarize themselves with evolving diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the disease they treat on a day-to-day basis.

The objectives of this meeting are to provide Florida urologists with a convenient opportunity to educate themselves about the state-of-the art management of urological diseases and engage with expert faculty of national prominence. Particular emphasis will be provided via recommendations from evidence-based clinical practice guidelines as well as continued quality improvement in urological patient care. Specific lecture sessions surrounding the detection and treatment of urologic malignancies will update the urologist on the latest technology available to enhance their clinical practice and outcomes. In addition, focused lectures by national experts will address contemporary issues in voiding dysfunction, reconstruction, infertility, BPH and endourology. Such forums provide an opportunity to disseminate novel techniques and technologies in an evidence-based manner to advance the overall field of knowledge.

The overall goal of the meeting is to provide an evidence-based pathway to discuss the current management of patients suffering from urologic diseases.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the FUS 71st Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of the adjustable balloon continence system for the treatment of male stress urinary incontinence.
  2. Discuss the role of Aquablation for the management of BPH/LUTS.
  3. Discuss the role of transurethral water vapor therapy for the management of BPH/LUTS.
  4. Discuss the role of transurethral permanent adjustable transprostatic implants for the management of BPH/LUTS.
  5. Discuss the role of sacral neuromodulation for the management of voiding dysfunction.
  6. Describe the role of biomarkers in the evaluation of prostate cancer.
  7. Discuss management of patients following a negative biopsy in the evaluation of prostate cancer.
  8. Discuss the potential benefit of MRI in the detection of prostate cancer.
  9. List options for the timing of repeat prostate biopsy in patients undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer.
  10. Define the clinical and pathologic characteristics of high risk prostate cancer.
  11. Discuss the role of radical prostatectomy in the management of high risk prostate cancer.
  12. Discuss the role of primary radiation therapy in the management of high risk prostate cancer.
  13. Describe imaging modalities that may be utilized to evaluate biochemical failure following treatment of clinically localized prostate cancer.
  14. Discuss the indications for salvage prostatectomy following radiation therapy.
  15. Discuss the indications for salvage radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy.
  16. Discuss patient selection for salvage pelvic lymph node dissection in management of prostate cancer.
  17. Describe the role of vasectomy in family planning in developing countries and volunteer opportunities via no scalpel vasectomy international.
  18. Familiarize and learn regarding finances of retirement including current movement of financial independence to retire early (FIRE).
  19. Describe the history and reasons behind current healthcare cost in the United States and possible solution to the tremendous rise in cost of current health care.
  20. Explain the pros and cons of maintenance of certification, the existence of alternate boards (national board of physicians and surgeons) and advocacy at the state level.
  21. Discuss the epidemiology of renal cancer.
  22. Identify indications for and complications of renal mass biopsies.
  23. Discuss the current role of cytoreductive nephrectomy.
  24. Describe patient selection for partial nephrectomy for T1b renal tumors.
  25. Identify options for adjuvant therapy following nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma.
  26. Explain the relationship between the microbiome and urolithiasis.
  27. Identify current concepts in oxalate metabolism in urolithiasis.
  28. Discuss emerging techniques and technology for performing PCNLs.
  29. Discuss emerging techniques and technologies in the ureteroscopic management of urolithiasis.
  30. Discuss the potential use of robotic surgery in the management of urolithiasis.
  31. Discuss the use of antioxidants for male factor infertility.
  32. Discuss microsurgical options for male fertility.
  33. Discuss vasectomy surgical techniques.
  34. Discuss management of penile implant complications.
  35. Discuss the management options for post-radiation ureteral strictures.
  36. Discuss the management options for female mesh complications.
  37. Discuss post-operative pain management in the era of opiate prescribing restrictions.
  38. Discuss the evaluation of a patient undergoing gender affirmation surgery.
  39. Describe the role of organ sparing surgery in the management of penile cancer.
  40. List the current indications for lymph node dissection in the management of testis cancer.
  41. Discuss options for the management of BCG refractory stage I bladder cancer.
  42. Discuss the current role of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy in the management of muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Clinical & Hands-On Session

A clinical management approach to common urological conditions, foley insertion, cystoscopy & supra-pubic catheter insertion

Educational Needs

With the declining urology physician work force and increasing aging patient population, it is likely that nurse practitioners and physician assistants may play a larger role in the management of difficult urethral catheterization (DUC). There is a paucity of structured hands-on training for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in DUC and this session is geared at meeting those needs and providing a foundation for further on-the job training and application. This session will also provide clinical guidelines for common urological conditions.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant hands-on course, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the normal urethral anatomy and be more comfortable with Foley catheter insertion.
  2. Identify dilation techniques for urethral strictures and become proficient in dealing with this issue.
  3. Demonstrate the tricks and tips for Cystoscopy technique.
  4. Explain all treatment options for stricture disease.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing a new visual foley system.
  6. Describe the basics and technique of suprapubic catheter insertion.
  7. Identify the risks and morbidity associated with catheter related complications.
  8. Discuss clinical guidelines for common urologic conditions.