Saturday, October 1

All event times are Central Time Zone.

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast / Product Theater (pending corporate support)

8:15 am – 9:30 am

General Session


Gender Affirming Surgery: What Healthcare Providers Should Know

1.25 CH

Jonathan Witten, MD

This session will include an overview of gender affirming surgical care of the transgender patient, including transfeminine surgery, transmasculine surgery, and non binary surgery.

9:45 am – 11:00 am

General Session


Sex and Drugs: What Helps and What Hurts


Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS

Many men and women struggle with sexual dysfunction and sometimes this can be related to medications and/or drugs (prescription or illicit). This presentation will explore different medications and/or drugs that adversely impact sexual dysfunction. In addition, information will be presented on some of the pharmacological treatments for sexual dysfunction in both men and women.

11:00 am – 12:00 nn

General Session


Going With the Flow - Time Management In the Clinic Setting

1.0 CH

Nicole Boesch, CMA, CUA, FAUNA
Audra Horn, RN, FNP-BC

This session will provide tips and tricks for time management in a clinic setting from the CMA, RN, and NP perspective.

12:00 nn – 1:15 pm

Luncheon / Product Theater


Discover the Impact of GEMTESA: A Selective β3-Adrenergic Agonist for Effective OAB

Julie Firlit Buesser, NP
Diane Newman, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD

Sponsored by Urovant Sciences

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Intermittent Catheterization: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

1.0 CH

Jeffrey Despommier, OTR, OMS, CUA, ATP

It is estimated that millions around the world have neurogenic bladder and need to use a catheter for urine to exit the body. This session will include discussion to improve patient outcomes, increased collaboration between occupational therapists and nurses, as both professions play a vital role in bladder management.


Inpatient Urologic Nursing Bootcamp

1.0 CH

Christopher Tucci, MS, RN-BC, CURN, NE-BC, FAUNA

This session will focus on inpatient care and instruction of post-op TURP/nephrectomy/cystectomy and renal stones. Post-op expectations at home for foley, nephrostomy, and ureteral stents including home care will also be discussed.


Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence: All Things Pessary


Lisa Pair, DNP, WHNP-BC

The purpose of this presentation is to review the fitting and management of patients desiring pessary device to manage pelvic organ prolapse and/or urinary incontinence.


How Technology Has Changed Urology Nursing

1.0 CH

Victor Senese, BSN, RN

The pace of technology in healthcare is advancing. In this presentation, key technology trends are identified that are likely to influence nursing practice over the next decade. The role of electronic health records (EHRs), wearable technologies, big data and data analytics, and increased patient engagement will be considered. There will also be discussion on the dangers we need to navigate in this new technological world.

2:40 pm – 3:40 pm

Concurrent Sessions


CAUTIs: A Consistent and Persistent Threat to Catheterization

1.0 CH

Tadas Sileika, PhD

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) present an ongoing and evolving problem to clinicians and patients alike. In order to properly address such infections, it is imperative to dive deeper into the microbiological underpinnings of the disease state.


A Guidelines Based Approach to the Management of Muscle Invasive and Non-Muscle Invasive Disease


Christopher Russell, MD

A detailed review of current bladder cancer staging/workup and a guidelines based review of management strategies for both muscle invasive and non-muscle invasive disease.


New CDC Guidelines for Managing STIs

1 contact hourADV

Jo-Ann Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, CUNP

This session will review the new CDC guidelines for STI screening in asymptomatic males and females as well as testing and treatment in symptomatic patients. Differences in treatment based on sexual preferences
will be reviewed and highlighted.


Help! They've Peed and I Don't Know What to Use!

1.0 CH

Kathryn Dere, MSN, RN, CWOCN

How do you address incontinence with minimal impact on quality of life? This presentation is aimed at healthcare professionals seeking to make informed decisions as they choose, or help their patents choose, an appropriate continence product within the various categories available.

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Inpatient Advanced Practice Providers: How They Benefit Your Practice


Stefanie Manley, APRN, ACNS-BC

The benefits of an inpatient advanced practice provider (APP) will be discussed, and participants will identify direct and indirect impacts on patient care. How the APP role can reduce physician burnout while increasing physician and APP compensation and productivity will also be presented to help provide the APP with autonomy and workplace satisfaction.


Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) - Implications for the Pediatric Urology Patient and It’s Long-Term Effects into Adulthood

1.0 CH

Valre Welch, MSN, CPNP, FAUNA

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a situation far more prevalent than most people realize. It crosses all socio-economic lines and has significant implications for pediatric urological conditions. CSA – definitions, conditions seen related to CSA in pediatrics, and how these victims carry these urological problems into adulthood – will be discussed via case studies.


Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

1.0 CH

Kelly Stratton, MD

Focal therapy of prostate cancer is becoming an increasingly popular treatment of localized disease aimed at minimizing the detrimental impact on quality of life. This talk will provide an overview of focal therapy treatment options, candidate identification, and how patients are followed after focal therapy.


Evaluation and Management of Nephrolithiasis


Bethany Parsell, MSN, APRN, CNP, CUNP

Participants will understand how to evaluate patients for stones, co-morbid conditions that can cause stones, how stones are treated, metabolic and pharmacologic stone management, and preventative measures for all stone types.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Orleans ‘Dead of Night’ Haunted History Tour (Optional)

The SUNA Foundation is hosting a 2-hour bus tour, which includes bus transportation (pick-up and return to the hotel); a tour guide; a free copy of the bestselling book, New Orleans Ghosts, Voodoo, and Vampires; a non-alcoholic drink and food item at Morning Call Café; and a souvenir. Additional fee ($75) and pre-registration required. A portion of each ticket will help support the SUNA Foundation. Click here to download the tour registration form.

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