Saturday, September 21

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast


Continental Breakfast (pending corporate support)

8:00 am – 12:00 nn

Certification Exam

Preregistration is required. The certification application is available at, or call C-NET at 800-463-0786 for details. All applications must be postmarked by July 26, 2019.

7:45 am – 8:15 am

Conference Welcome and Awards

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Address


Urology, Urology Nursing, and the Future of Urology

1 contact hour

Jens Sonksen, MD

The development and expanding autonomy of nurses caring for urology patients is important for the future of Urology. The Copenhagen Michigan Urological Collaboration (CopMich) and its continued focus on developing these advanced roles for urology nurses will be discussed.

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

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.

10:55 am – 11:55 am

General Session


“You Do Miracles” - Spanning 35 Years as a Urology Nurse

1 contact hour

Diane Newman, ANP-BC

This lecture will review cases that showcase the important role of the urologic nurse, highlighting how she or he can make a positive impact on men and women through simple (e.g., suggesting a different catheter to decrease UTIs) or complex urologic nursing interventions (e.g., Botox injections). The presentation will empower nurses to continue in urology by focusing on the positive impact that knowledge, caring, and collaboration can make on patient care - “miracles” can happen!

12:05 pm – 1:20 pm

Non-CE Product Theater / Lunch


Examining a Therapeutic Option for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Haydee Kapin, DNP, ARNP, OCN
Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Pfizer Oncology

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Complex Neuromodulation: How to Handle the Tough Cases

1 contact hour

Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS

This presentation will outline and identify the ideal troubleshooting process and management of patients undergoing sacral neuromodulation. Managing expectations of the patient, ideal questions asked to identify individual patient issues, and solutions to various clinical situations will be emphasized.


Tricks of the Trade: Manuscript Reviewing and Writing

1 contact hour

Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-NC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP

We all have stories to tell…Our focus on patient care makes the nursing voice and experience vitally important in the rapidly- changing world of evidence-based practice. Dissemination of knowledge via publication and review, and our ability to communicate our urology nursing knowledge are vital to maintaining urology nursing as a recognized specialty. This will take you “behind the curtain” to the process of writing and reviewing manuscripts.


Vulvar Dermatitis and Dermatoses

1 contact hourPF

Margaret (Amy) Hull, MSN, RNC, WHNP-BC

This presentation will focus on the history and physical exam, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of vulvar dermatitis and dermatoses.


Chronic Pelvic Pain – Male and Female: How to be Part of the Solution

1 contact hourAPN

Heidi Ramsdell, DPT, WCS

Pelvic pain is often a multifaceted issue and can often be debilitating for the men and women. Medications and injections often have little or no effect on their pain and testing often comes back normal. So what do we do next?

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Golden Art of Ostomy Care

1 contact hour

Jenny M. Yang, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Many patients with fecal and/or urinary ostomies receive routine and follow-up care from urologic specialists and/or other healthcare providers. This presentation will address ostomy type and care, complications, assessment, and resources to increase your confidence in caring for ostomy patients.


Adult Spina Bifida Transition Clinic: Bridging the Gap of Care

1 contact hour

Hillary Risk, MSN, BSN RN, FNP-C

Spina bifida transitional care is a concept in the management of the aging spina bifida population across the United States and their advancing urological and healthcare needs. It is imperative that their urological care be transitioned for continued management and surveillance for safety and longevity. Explore a multidisciplinary team approach to enhance the compliance, increase quality of life, and enhanced patient outcomes in this specific high-risk population.


153: Is it Your Mate or Your Medications? Medications that Impact Sexuality

1 contact hourPF

Shelagh Larson, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP

Decrease in sex drive? Vaginal dryness? Lack of sensation? It may not be your mate. It maybe your medications. Come discover which medications impact sexuality and different medication options.


Male Infertility: All You Need to Know

1 contact hourAPN

Susanne Quallich, PhD, ANP-NC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP

This presentation will focus on issues and factors that contribute to a diagnosis of, or increased risk for, male fertility issues. This will include recognition of environmental, hormonal, and genetic contributors to male-factor infertility and sub-fertility as a window to overall male health. Discussion will also include treatment options and conclude with policy factors that make male fertility and reproductive care an area of health disparity.

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Special Interest Group Meetings


Advanced Practice


Geriatrics: Extended Care/Outpatient/Continence




Sacral Nerve Stimulation


Extracorpeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy/OR/Cystoscopy

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wine & Cheese / Non-CE Product Theater

The First and Only Auto-Injector for the Treatment of Hypogonadism

Sponsored by Antares Pharma

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