Summary of Event:
On February 22, 2014, the UF Department of Urology held its 8th annual High Impact Urology CME event at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. This year’s meeting proved again to be a highly successful educational event with approximately 100 registered attendees including community urologists, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. This year’s invited faculty included world-renown leaders in the fields of kidney cancer, urothelial cancer, female urology, and endourology and stone disease.
Dr. Robert Uzzo from the Fox Chase Cancer Center provided a scholarly talk on the overdelivery of health care as pertains to kidney cancer in the current health care environment in the US, emphasizing the importance of critically assessing both patient, physician and tumor risks in clinical decision making.
Dr. Gopal Badlani from Wake Forest University, and the current AUA Secretary, provided an update on the AUA’s position on the use of synthetic mesh in female urologic surgery with respect to recent medical legal concerns. He also provided a report of his experiences with medical volunteerism in Niger and encouraging fellow urologists to embark on similar journeys to serve.
Dr. Martin Dineen from Atlantic Urological Associates in Daytona Beach, FL, recounted his numerous volunteer trips to Haiti and described his emotional experiences working with the local community to provide aid, even amongst the devastation of the 2010- earthquake.
Dr. Ralph deVere White, Director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center detailed his multi-year research effort to gain further insights in to the assesment and prediction of chemotherapeutic response of patient’s undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to cystectomy for bladder cancer.
Dr. Jamie Wright from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center summarized the latest developments on the use of sacral neuromodulation and and treatments for postprostatectomy incontinence.
Lastly, Dr. Manoj Monga from the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of Cleveland Clinic, and the incoming AUA Secretary, provided technical tips and tricks on flexible ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy to improve safety and outcomes.
Complementing the talks by invited speakers, faculty from the University of Florida Department of Urology provided talks highly relevant to those attending.
Dr. Paul Crispen, Assistant Professor of Urology, spoke on patient selection for active surveillance of renal masses.
Dr. Li-Ming Su, the David A. Cofrin Professor of Urology and Chief of UF Urology’s Division of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, reviewed outcomes and complications of robotic partial nephrectomies.
Dr. Johannes Vieweg, Chair of the Department, updated participants on targeted therapies for advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Dr. Lou Moy, Assistant Professor and Director of the Female Urology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Program, reviewed the use of Botox in the lower urinary tract.
Dr. Vinny Bird, Associate Professor and co-Director of the UF Urology Residency Program, spoke on the use of nephrolithometry scoring systems for percutaneous treatment of large kidney stones.
And Dr. Benjy Canales, Assistant Professor of Urology, provided a metabolic evaluation of patients at high risk of stone formation.
In summary, this year’s UF Department of Urology CME meeting allowed for plenty of healthy discussion between community health care providers and national thought leaders in urology in a one day high impact meeting.
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Attending Faculty included:
Vincent Bird, MD, Benjamin Canales, MD, Paul Crispen, MD, Martin Dineen, MD, FACS, M. Louis Moy, MD, Li-Ming Su, MD, Johannes Vieweg, MD
Visiting Faculty included:
Gopal Badlani, MD
Wake Forest – Baptist Health
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Monaj Monga, MD
Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH
Director, Center for Endourology and Stone Disease
Robert Uzzo, MD, FACS
Fox Chase Cancer Center – Temple Health
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Attending Surgeon, Urologic Oncology
G. Willing “Wing” Pepper Chair in Cancer Research
Edward James Wright, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Director of Neurourology
Associate Professor of Urology
Ralph deVere White, MD
Director, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Dean for Cancer Programs
Distinguished Professor, Department of Urology