Saturday, October 14

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast / Non-CE Program


Best Practice For Your Practice: The OR Coordinator's Guide to Running A Stone Surgery Center

Frank Nezu, MD
Sponsored by Olympus America, Inc.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 August 18, 2017.

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Conference Welcome

Gina Powley, MSN, RN, ANP
uroLogic Planning Committee Chairperson

Gwendoyn Hooper, PhD, APRN, CUNP
SUNA President

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Keynote Address


Fad Diets and Dietary Supplements from A to Z: What Works and What Is Worthless in 2017

1 contact hour

Mark Moyad, MD, MPH

Rules and regulations regarding nutrition/diet and dietary supplements and the different options to improve quality control in the field of dietary supplements will be discussed. The clinical evidence that suggests what diets band/or supplements can be recommended and what dietary options and/or dietary supplements should NOT be recommended will bencovered.

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.

10:55 am – 11:55 am

Concurrent Sessions


The Cancer Nursing Partnership: Delivering the Recovery Package to Those Affected by Cancer

1 contact hour

Fiona Sexton, RN, BSc, MSc, Immediate
Past-President BAUN

While there have been improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment and more people are living longer after diagnosis, not everyone is living well. Cancer services in the United Kingdom need to adapt to ensure that patients are supported throughout their journey. The Recovery Package is a series of key interventions that together can greatly improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer and reduce unnecessary hospital attendance.


“Catheter? I just need a little more time…”: A Look into the Treatment and Causes of Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR) After Surgery

1 contact hour

Joanne (Jody) Minnick, DNP, APRN, ACNPBC, FNP-BC

Screening, recognizing and options in postoperative urinary retention and patients at risk, procedures that place a patient at risk that result in urologic intervention (example spinal surgery, catheter placement during the procedure, undiagnosed BPH/stricture/or other obstructions) will be discussed.


Sexual Health and Function for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders

1 contact hourPF

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN

Women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) face major health burdens and may experience change in sexual health and function. The current evidence for PFD therapies and how to provide anticipatory guidance for women considering therapy will be discussed. The role of the clinician is critical to provide a safe environment to discuss sexual health, ask sensitive questions, understand evidence-based therapies available, recognize their impact on sexual function, and provide holistic care for women with PFDs.


Neuropathic Bladder Update: 2017

1 contact hourAPN

Shelly King, MSN, RN, CPNP

If you want to know more about what’s new in the treatment of neuropathic bladder, then this lecture is for you. Evaluation and interpretation of results are important to maximize each patient’s bladder health. Management with medications, Botox®, sacral neuromodulation, and reconstructive surgery will be discussed, including the risk/benefit profile of each treatment.

12:00 nn – 1:20 pm

Lunch Symposium (Non-CE)


Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Overactive Bladder

Stephen F. Schiff, MD, FACS
Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Setting the Course: A Research Agenda for Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly

1 contact hour

Christine Bradway, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

The interdisciplinary research agenda set for urinary incontinence in the elderly by members of the U13 Bedside-to-Bench Conference Series, held in 2016 and supported by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society, will be detailed in this presentation. Key findings will be presented and case studies will be used to augment and highlight additional pertinent points.


Urology Briefs

1 contact hour

This session is a series of short presentations on focused urology topics. The presentations will be informative and eye-opening.


Mesh Madness: Where Are We Now on the Surgical Management of Incontinence and Prolapse?

1 contact hourPF

David D. Rahn, MD

Following a review of the evolution of surgical options for stress urinary incontinence, this lecture will detail the efficacy and safety issues of the various midurethral slings. The rationale for mesh use in pelvic organ prolapse repair, its efficacy, and the unique safety issues associated with its placement by a transvaginal route as well as the future directions for managing mesh use in urogynecologic procedures will be discussed.


Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer: Contemporary Applications

1 contact hourAPN

Leslie Deane, MB.BS, MS, FRCSC, FACS

This lecture will provide an overview of the current use of pre-diagnosis, post-diagnosis and post-treatment biomarkers in prostate cancer care today. The attendee will gain a knowledge of how to incorporate these novel markers into practice and for whom they are appropriate.

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

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

4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Integrative Therapies for Men Following Prostate Cancer Treatment

1 contact hour

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN

Many men are seeking complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to help maximize their health after prostate cancer. Some men are including CAM treatments to help manage their reproductive health issues and guide their recovery post prostate cancer treatment. It is beneficial to have an understanding of the various therapies that our patients may be using. Evidence to encourage a wider perspective on encouraging CAM therapy will be reviewed.


The Resistance: The Increasing Trend of Bacterial Resistance in Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

1 contact hourRx

Lori Guelman, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for nearly seven million office visits and one million emergency department visits annually, at a cost of over one billion dollars. Almost half of all women will experience one UTI during their lifetime and yet over 50% of symptomatic women do not have culture documented UTIs. UTIs are over diagnosed and over treated, contributing to the increasing trend of bacterial resistance. Updated simple UTI guidelines, antibiotic resistance, and alternative management will be discussed.


Prevention and Management Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)

1 contact hourPF

Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN

IAD is a common problem for patients with fecal and/or urinary incontinence. A summary of current evidence regarding the pathology, risk factors, clinical presentation, and management options for IAD will be presented.


Inner and Outer Tubes: Stents, Dilators, Nephrostomy Tubes, and Catheters

1 contact hourAPN

Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC

Obstructive conditions leading to obstructive uropathy, hydronephrosis, bladder outlet obstruction, or urinary retention are encountered in daily urologic practice. Urology has a plethora of devices that once inserted can relieve GU obstruction. As these devices are inserted, managed, and removed by urologic nurses, this lecture will target the new-to-urology APRN or the urology nurse who needs a refresher regarding device use.

5:20 pm – 6:20 pm

Special Interest Group Sessions

These sessions are open to all who attend the conference. The following groups will meet informally to discuss issues of common interest.


Advanced Practice






Sacral Nerve Stimulation/Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation



6:30 pm

Optional Tour of Chicago

A tour of Chicago is available. Click here for tour details.

6:45 - 7:45 pm

Wine & Cheese / Product Theater: Prostate Cancer CE Nursing Education Event

1.5 contact hour

Thomas E. Keane, MD
Supported by an educational grant from Prostate Conditions Education Council

To RSVP, please contact Lindsay McBride at or 303-999-2571.

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