Friday, October 26

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Product Theater / Continental Breakfast


Interpreting the Evidence....More Than Meets the Eye

Michael Kennelly, MD
Sponsored by Coloplast

7:45 am – 8:15 am

Conference Welcome and Awards

Michelle Laginess, FNP-BC
uroLogic Planning Committee Chairperson

Gwendoyn Hooper, PhD, APRN, CUNP
SUNA President

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Address


The Urobiome: What You Should Know

1 contact hour

Linda Brubaker, MD

The state of diagnosis and treatment for female urinary tract infection (UTI), one of the most common bacterial infections of humans will be reviewed in this presentation. The annual social cost of UTIs has been estimated at 1.6 billion dollars with 11.3 million antibiotic prescriptions annually. Despite elegant research into UTI pathophysiology, clinical care and prevention, strategies have not advanced in any meaningful way. This presentation will include new information about the urobiome and highlight opportunities to improve clinical care.

9:15 am – 9:30 am

New Members and First–Time Attendees Welcome and Orientation


New Members and First–Time Attendees Welcome and Orientation

New members and first-time conference attendees are encouraged to attend this orientation to learn about SUNA and the uroLogic Conference. This orientation will help attendees know who’s who and what’s what.

9:15 am – 10:45 am

Grand Opening of Exhibits / Coffee Break / Posters / Silent Auction / Raffle

The latest and the greatest in urology products and services are on display from the leading vendors in the marketplace. Exhibitors will be eager to speak with you about your patients’ needs and your professional responsibilities. Posters also will be on display during this time. In addition, you will have the opportunity to view Silent Auction items and bid on auction items.

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Concurrent Sessions


Pre-Operative Assessment of Urological Surgical Cases

1 contact hour

Tasha Carpenter, MS, PA-C

Learn the essentials for risk stratification of pre-operative urology cases. Topics will include coordination of care, anesthesia assessment, peri-operative medication management, VTE risk assessment and peri-operative patient education.


Upper Tract Urethral Malignancy Update

1 contact hour

Thomas Cangiano, MD

In this session, we will define and describe diagnosis and treatment options for localized upper tract urethral lesions. This includes staging and follow-up with the latest guidelines.


Lubricants, Moisturizers & Devices: Helping Your Patients Achieve Optimum Sexual Health

1 contact hourPF

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF

This presentation will describe the action of lubricants and moisturizers, compare and contrast types, and identify specific indications for their use. It will familiarize the clinician with female enhancement devices and sexual furniture.


Prostate Cancer: New Era of Decision Making

1 contact hourAPN

Daniel Park, PA

The latest updates on prostate cancer diagnostics, imaging and biomarkers will be presented in this session.

12:00 nn – 1:15 pm

Product Theater / Lunch


Latest Perspectives in Overactive Bladder Treatment

Matt T. Rosenberg, MD
Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Oh No! My Patient has an Ostomy, Now What?

1 contact hour

Frances Wilson, RN, CNS, MSN, CWOCNA®, CFCN(r)

Patients with fecal and urinary ostomies (sometimes both) have unique needs and face many challenges in our health care system. They frequently seek care and services from urologic and other health care professionals that are not familiar with these conditions. This can result in unnecessary referrals. Having a baseline understanding about the different types of ostomies, basic care concepts, and resources will enhance and improve the services, support and overall care that urologic professionals provide to this special, growing population.


The Ins and Outs of Medications Affecting Bladder Function

1 contact hourRx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS

Many common medications can contribute to bladder dysfunction. In this session we will review several medications that may be causative agents in bladder dysfunction or be associated with drug interactions with common agents used to treat urinary disorders. Participants will leave with increased confidence in optimizing pharmacotherapy to avoid bladder-associated complications.


Tailoring Treatment for the Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome Patient

1 contact hourPF

Christina Hegan, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC

Etiology, prevalence, pathophysiology, assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of IC/PBS will be presented. AUA guidelines and INPUT system for treatment based on subtypes/phenotypes will be compared. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, myofascial pain, and high tone pelvic floor dysfunction will be discussed. Psychosocial effects, overlapping comorbidities, and overlapping OAB will be addressed.


Challenges in the Evaluation and Management of Male Incontinence

1 contact hourAPN

Michael J. Kennelly, MD, FACS

This course will provide a clinical framework for the evaluation, treatment and follow-up of male patients with urinary incontinence. The etiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology of male incontinence, as well as the role of urodynamics and best urodynamic practices will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on surgical and non-surgical postprostatectomy incontinence management highlighting the current available treatment options, patient selection, outcomes, and troubleshooting the failed sling and artificial urinary sphincter.

2:25 pm – 3:55 pm

Exhibits Open / Refreshment Break / Posters / Silent Auction / Raffle (bids close)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Child Sexual Abuse Screening: A Unique Opportunity for Pediatric Urology Providers

1 contact hour

Melissa Young, MSN, RN, CPNP

Routine screening for sexual abuse may increase the rate of childhood disclosure. Implementing an evidence-based, validated, and developmentally appropriate screening guideline with visits to pediatric urology providers would allow child sexual abuse victims to be removed from abusive situations, receive appropriate physical and mental health services, and potentially decrease their risk for long-term physical and psychological consequences.


Fountain of Youth or Cascade of Complications: Polypharmacy in the Elderly

1 contact hourRx

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS

Aging patient population in your practice? Medication lists getting longer? This session will review pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes of common medications used in geriatric patients and their impact on the safety and efficacy of these medications. Knowledge gained in this session will help the participant avoid medication misadventures in a high-risk elderly population.


Pelvic Floor Biofeedback and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

1 contact hourPF

Julie Starr, APRN, FNP, PhD

Pelvic floor biofeedback and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) have been shown to be effective in the treatment of urinary symptoms in both men and women. This treatment option is often preferred over medication and surgical intervention. Biofeedback and NMES indications and administration will be reviewed during this session along with a review of the literature and current coding and billing guidelines. Case studies will be presented.


Integration of APP’s Tips and Tricks Panel

1 contact hourAPN

Mike Kennelly, MD, FACS
Heather Schultz, NP-C
Daniel Park, PA

This panel discussion is designed for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in regard to APP integration. The panel will be made up of one NP, one PA, and one MD. The panel will discuss where education is going in the next 5 years, urology fellowships that are available, education resources, and personal examples of APP onboarding. There will be time for audience question and answer at the end of the session.

5:05 pm – 6:05 pm

Special Interest Group Meetings


Advanced Practice


Geriatrics/Extended Care/Outpatient/Continence




Sacral Nerve Stimulation


Extracorpeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy/OR/Cysto

6:30 pm

Optional Brewery Tour

A tour of San Diego breweries is available. Click here for details.

6:15 - 7:15 pm

Wine & Cheese Event: Prostate Cancer CE Nursing Education Event

Supported by an educational grant from Prostate Conditions Education Council

Seating is limited.

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