Saturday, October 30

7:00 am – 4:45 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 7:15 am


7:15 am – 8:15 am

Product Theater


Caring for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient: Treatment Landscape and Beyond

Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP, RNFA
Sponsored by Tolmar

8:15 am – 8:30 am

Remarks and Awards

8:30 am – 9:30 am

General Session


Bizarre and Spectacular: Interesting Urologic Case Presentations

1 contact hour

Hillary Durstein, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CUNP
Jeffrey Guse, RT, RDMS, RVT, CUA

These are the cases you love to hear about and share with others. Case reports are meant to add to scientific research, or help other healthcare providers who might encounter the same strange condition in the future. Some also serve as highly effective cautionary tales. The presenters have compiled a number of compelling and bizarre case studies full of unexpected observations and outcomes. This presentation will showcase some the most challenging urologic case studies ever encountered.

9:40 am – 10:40 am

General Session


Stop That Cycle! Is It Moisture or Pressure Injury? Do you know what to do?

1 contact hour

Katherine Dere, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Distinguishing between moisture injury and pressure injury in the buttock, gluteal fold, sacrococcyx region is difficult and is often misdiagnosed. Discussion of various etiologies, treatment options, and prevention strategies for these conditions will be included.

10:50 am – 11:50 am

General Session


What Happened To Antibiotic Stewardship?

1 contact hour

Michelle Lajiness, FNP-BC, FAUNA

During this presentation, we will look at the most common diagnoses in urology that require antibiotic treatment and discuss rationale for treatment, treatment length, and current guidelines while considering antibiotic stewardship. Diagnoses will include UTI, prostatitis, epididymitis, urethritis and prostate biopsy. The definition and principles of antibiotic stewardship will be presented along with complications of over usage of antibiotics. Case examples will be provided.

12:00 nn – 1:15 pm

Corporate Luncheon / Product Theater


Corporate Luncheon / Product Theater

Sponsored by Urovant Sciences

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Tricks of the Trade: Manuscript Reviewing and Writing

1 contact hourGEN

Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP, FAUNA

Our focus on patient care makes the nursing voice and experience vitally important in the rapidly-changing world of evidence-based practice. Dissemination of specialty knowledge via publication and review, and our ability to communicate our specialty urology nursing knowledge, is vital to maintaining urology nursing as a recognized specialty and acting as advocates for our patients. Nurses serve in many roles, but these roles will remain invisible unless we take steps to document the value and challenges of our unique roles. This talk will take you “behind the curtain” and introduce the process of writing and reviewing manuscripts.


The Bedside Consult – Evidence-Based Nursing interventions for Common (and not so common) Urinary Catheterization Complications

1 contact hourPF

Todd Thompson, MSN, RN

As a urologic nurse you are often called upon to assist other staff in dealing with common, and not so common, urological situations. This presentation will focus on common situations, why you may be called to assist other staff in a hospital, such as catheter placement, voiding around catheters, as well as strange urine composition and clogging. The presentation is filled with pictures of various situations and focuses on practical and quick solutions to these situations.


Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Is It the Prostate or Bladder’s Fault

1 contact hourURO

Gina Powley, MSN, ANP-BC

Male urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) can oftentimes be tricky to treat. There are 3 categories of male LUTS: storage or irritative symptoms, voiding or obstructive symptoms and post micturition. This session will help the provider focus on symptoms and de-emphasize the perceived role of any specific organ in the etiology of such symptoms using urodynamics and UroCuff in the treatment of symptoms. Review and interpretation of urodynamic studies as well as how to interpret UroCuff results will be discussed.


What We Should Know About Penile Cancer

1 contact hourONC

R. Jeffrey Karnes, MD

This session will include information pertaining to the demographics and risk factors for penile cancer, initial evaluations of penile lesions, and clinical and radiographic staging. There will also be discussion as to when to refer a patient to oncology and the management of penile cancer stage-by-stage. Case studies will be provided.

2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Urethral Valves – Evolving Concepts in Management

1 contact hourGEN

Michael Keating, MD

Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are the most common cause of bladder outlet obstruction in baby boys. Our discussion will deal with the natural history of the anomaly and its clinical implications for affected boys. Major points of focus include: the role of fetal intervention for valves; the postnatal treatment of obstruction during the newborn period; and the subsequent treatment of bladder dysfunction and hydronephrosis that often persist through later development. In addition, a subset of boys, whose valves go undetected while in utero, present at a later age. Differentiating these from other causes of bladder outlet obstruction, both anatomic and functional, sometimes poses a diagnostic challenge that will be addressed.


RN/APP Tool Kit for Evaluating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

1 contact hourPF

Julie Starr, APRN, PhD

Do you ever wish you had a step-by-step guide for evaluating patients with LUTS? This lecture will guide the urology RN/APP in performing a thorough history and physical exam of the patient presenting with LUTS including but not limited to OAB, voiding dysfunction and irritative voiding symptoms. Use of a bladder diary, pad weight and uroflow will be discussed. Physical exam including post void residual, prolapse exam and evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles will be addressed. Treatment algorithms will be provided including behavior modification for patients with OAB. Case studies will be reviewed.


Understanding Female Urodynamics in 2021

1 contact hourURO

Elizabeth Williams, MD

This presentation is designed to better understand the key elements of the female urodynamics test. Each portion of the urodynamics test will be discussed in detail. There will be an emphasis on interpretation and clinical application of the findings.


Kidney Cancer: A Practical Guideline Based Approach to Renal Mass Work-up, Management, and Follow-up

1 contact hourAPPONC

Christopher Russell, MD

A review of the current AUA and NCCN guidelines for kidney cancer and how to apply these principles to clinical practice will be presented in this session.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Onboarding and Role Considerations for the Urology APP

1 contact hourAPPGEN

Gina Powley, RN, MSN, ANP
Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP, FAUNA

There is no formal education to become a APP specialized in urology, meaning the expectations and training for the role tend to be employer and state-dependent. Integration of APPs into the urological care setting can be challenging, with differences among the current state and federal regulatory environments, reimbursement considerations and role expectations. The role of the NP in a urology practice is highly variable and dependent on the needs of the practice. This presentation will discuss the basics of on-boarding the APP new to urology, and the potential specifics of the individual role.


Chronic Pelvic Pain Assessment and Treatments Options – Male/Female

1 contact hourAPPPF

Louis Graham, MD

Musculoskeletal and visceral causes of chronic pelvic pain will be explored in this session. Treatment options for chronic pelvic pain will also be discussed.


Understanding the “Video” of Video Urodynamics

1 contact hourURO

Jeff Guse RT, RDMS, RVT, CUA

Video urodynamics is considered the “gold standard” for the evaluation of voiding abnormalities. The presentation will show how video adds an anatomic dimension to the urodynamic study that is complimentary to the pressure/ flow study. Several urodynamic case studies will be presented, exploring what advantages can be offered and what information will be missed unless video is utilized. Common anatomic abnormalities encountered, such as bladder outlet obstruction, bladder diverticulum, and vesicoureteral reflux will be demonstrated.


Penile Rehab after Prostate Cancer Treatment

1 contact hourONC

Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS

There are multiple penile rehabilitation strategies making it challenging to determine which strategy is the best one. This presentation will review different strategies for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer treatment and what the evidence determines about each strategy.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

CBUNA Certified Meet & Greet

By invitation only.

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

“Cheers and Beers” Private Brewery Tour (Optional)

Enjoy a private tour of three craft breweries, enjoy tastings, and learn historic facts about St. Louis. The tour will include a personal tour guide, private bus transportation from brewery to brewery, and a pint of beer at each location. Coolers will be provided on the bus, so you can bring snacks/food. Celebrate being back together by “hopping” on-board! Additional fee ($65 plus tax) and pre-registration required. A portion of each ticket will help support the SUNA Foundation. Click here to register.

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