Sunday, October 28

6:45 am – 1:15 pm

Registration Open

6:45 am – 7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 7:45 am

Closing Remarks

7:45 am – 8:45 am

General Session


Promoting Professionalism in Urology Nursing

1.0 contact hours

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

As members of SUNA, each and every one of us can take steps to help promote the science of urologic nursing, an activity that is vital if urology is to continue as a recognized nursing specialty. This session will provide an overview of ways urology nurses and associates at all levels can help promote the vision of SUNA to be “the nursing authority on collaborative, compassionate and culturally competent urologic care.” The importance of authorship, manuscript reviewer, certification, policy and scope of practice issues at all levels will be discussed, as we work toward stewardship of urology nursing.

8:50 am – 10:05 am

General Session


Reconstructing the Experience for the Non-Cisgender and the Gender Non-Binary Patients

1.25 contact hour

Jennifer Wimberly, MD

In this lecture, the history of the experience of the non-cisgender and the gender non-binary patients in the medical field will be presented. Our duty and privilege as urology providers to lead the charge in reconstructing the experience for these patients and to demonstrate ability, comfort, compassion, knowledge and community in our delivery of care will be discussed.

10:10 am – 11:25 am

General Session


Research Session

1.25 contact hours

This practical and exciting session will highlight urologic research and provide attendees with a glimpse of the differences that are being made through research.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

General Session


Managing Urology-Related Pain within the Opioid Crisis

1.25 contact hours

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

The balance between the potential benefits and harms of opioid use must be considered when managing all patients, but it is less clear how this dilemma impacts our ability to manage urologic postoperative pain, or chronic pain conditions that may be managed by urology providers. This session will provide an overview of the opioid crisis and offer insight into its potential to impact the management of urology patients.

12:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Postconference Workshop


Postconference Workshop: Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation

4.0 contact hours

Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, BCB-PMD

Behavioral treatments are first line interventions for urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder and are recommended for related disorders such as voiding dysfunction, bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis, and urinary retention. These interventions are aimed at improving symptoms through education, lifestyle modifications and PFM rehabilitation. This course will provide a comprehensive review of pelvic floor disorders and rehabilitation treatments to include biofeedback-assisted PFMT and electrical stimulation. Course participants will practice on the use of instruments. Lunch will be provided to paid registrants prior to the start of the session. (Note: Workshop is limited to 30 participants. Only full conference attendees can register for this workshop.)

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Prometheus Group

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