Sunday, September 22

7:00 am – 6:15 pm

Registration Open

6:30 am – 8:00 am

CE Breakfast Symposium


The Urologic Nurse Meets the Challenge of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Insights on Patient Care in an Expanding Treatment Landscape

1 contact hour

Julia Batten, APRN, MSN, MPH
Virginia J. Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Supported through educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co., Inc.

8:05 am – 8:20 am

Remarks and Awards

8:25 am – 9:25 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Exploring the Role of Nursing in Interdisciplinary Urology Team Collaboration

1 contact hour

Taylor Wang, MSN, RN, CPNP
Sally Dunn, BSN, RN

Pediatric urologic care can be complex and is often managed throughout the lifespan. Many urologic diagnoses necessitate both surgical and medical management, making collaboration between patients, registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice nurses (APNs), and physicians critical to patient outcomes and satisfaction of care. As healthcare changes and focus shifts from inpatient to outpatient care, team collaboration in the outpatient setting needs to be explored further. A unique care delivery model which values collaboration of team members and informed and shared decision making will be discussed.


Evidence-Based Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction

1 contact hour

Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS

Evidence-based comprehensive evaluation of and treatment for erectile dysfunction including current practice guidelines will be discussed in this session.


Urogyn Prolapse Evaluation and Surgical Repairs

1 contact hourPF

Christopher Walker, MD

Urogyn prolapse treatment may require surgical repair. Dr. Walker will discuss the evaluation and surgical repair options for pelvic organ prolapse including minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Pelvic floor reconstruction using biologic tissue rather than mesh will also be explored.


Transgender Post-Op Complications

1 contact hourAPN

Jonathan Witten, MD

While some trans and non-binary people transition their gender socially without changing their bodies, or with only hormone therapy, many choose to have surgery to help align their body with their sense of identity and decrease dysphoria. This session will discuss potential post-op complications associated with gender-affirming surgeries.

9:25 am – 10:55 am

Exhibits Open / Coffee Break / Posters

11:00 am – 12:00 nn

General Session


Trigger Point Injections

1 contact hour

Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, CPE

Trigger points can be the cause of sexual pain in women and ejaculatory pain in men. This session will discuss trigger point injections which involve the infiltration of muscles with an anesthetic solution, sometimes with steroids as anti-inflammatories, which is useful in identifying the exact location of the pain and simultaneously relieving the pain.

12:10 pm – 1:25 pm

Luncheon / Non-CE Product Theater


Diagnosis and Management of Overactive Bladder

Ashley Tapscott, DO

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

1:35 pm – 2:35 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Adult Buried Penis: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

1 contact hour

Mary West, MSN-ED, RN, CURN

The purpose of this session is to provide the urology nurse with an overview of the multidisciplinary approach towards treating adult patients with buried penis. Case studies, utilizing pre-op, intra-op, and post-op photos will be the main focus, with clinical pearls to help urology nurses insert a foley catheter in a patient with a buried penis. The psychological distress these patients face will also be discussed.


Genitourinary Injuries: Perineal and Pelvic Trauma in Men

1 contact hour

Bahaa Malaeb, MD, FACS

The focus of this session will be on presentation and management of various lower urinary tract and genitalia injuries sustained during perineal and pelvic trauma. Urologic implications depending on mechanism of injury (blunt versus penetrating), presenting signs and symptoms (immediate versus delayed), evaluation and management, as well long-term impact of these injuries will be discussed.


Treatment of SUI in the Male and Female, Both Non-Surgical and Surgical Approaches

1 contact hourPF

Jeff Brady, MD
Thomas Cangiano, MD

This session will provide an overview of the non-surgical (behavior therapies/lifestyle modifications) and surgical (various surgical interventions) treatments of stress urinary incontinence.


Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urinary Tract Infections Among Long-Term Care Residents

1 contact hourAPN

Nicole Zhang, PhD, RN

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in long-term care patients. With the goal of preventing future UTIs, older adults may be prescribed prolonged antibiotic regimens as one of several strategies to prevent UTIs. Uncertainties remain including the optimal prophylaxis duration, long-term effects on the health of older adults, impact on antimicrobial resistance, and the relationship to patient-centered outcomes.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Postprostatectomy Incontinence Treatment Delay: Urology Nurses Can Make a Difference

1 contact hour

Mary West, MSN-ED, RN, CURN

The purpose of this session is to provide the urology nurse with an overview of the options (non-surgical and surgical) available to their postprostatectomy patients suffering with SUI. Pre/postoperative assessment will be reviewed, including the Standing Cough Test: an objective measurement of SUI. Additionally, the impact of urinary incontinence on self-efficacy and quality of life will be discussed.


UDS – Troubleshooting Difficult Cases

1 contact hour

Dawn Mayberry

The focus of this presentation will be on how to look at a urodynamic study graph and understand what you’re looking at. You will leave with some tricks to help you make sure your diagnosis is based on true information that you can back up. Bring a difficult study we can read together.


Update on HRT for Menopause Including Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)

1 contact hourPF

Shelagh Larson, DNP, WHNP, NCMP

Menopause is a natural process of life, yet it is the least talked about with patients. There are many myths and outdated information on the Internet. In this presentation, you will be informed of the latest national guidelines for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms and GSM.


Testicular Cancer Made Easy in 45 Minutes

1 contact hourAPN

Steven K. Williams, MD

An overview for testicular cancer for advanced practice providers will be provided. There will be discussion from diagnosis to treatment, and everything you were afraid to ask.

3:55 pm – 4:55 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Reducing 30-Day Readmissions Following Radical Cystectomy – Part 1

1 contact hour

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

Readmission intensity differs widely after discharge following radical cystectomy. This session will discuss factors that may affect readmission rates including surgeon experience, hospital volume, post-hospital care and patient selection.


UDS – How to Interpret and Apply to Management of Patients with LUTS

1 contact hour


Advanced evaluation of lower urinary tract function combines assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms with signs of UI or related lower urinary tract disorders and assessment of the underlying pathophysiology based on multichannel urodynamic testing. Case presentations will demonstrate how each of these elements contribute to a comprehensive diagnosis of lower urinary tract dysfunction and options for management.


Recurrent Vaginitis—Evaluation and Treatments

1 contact hourPF

Ann Ashley-Gilbert, MD

Learn about the potential causes and types of vaginitis as well as risk factors, possible prevention tips, evaluation of signs/symptoms and treatment of this discomforting condition.


Penile Reconstruction – Penile Emergencies

1 contact hourAPN

Jeff Brady, MD

This session will discuss various penile emergencies and reconstructive procedures.

5:05 pm – 6:05 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Reducing 30-Day Readmissions following Radical Cystectomy – Part 2

1 contact hour

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

This session will focus on how to reduce readmissions through a multidisciplinary care plan spanning all phases of care from preoperative to home.


Plant-Based Diets in Urologic Disease

1 contact hour

Shivam Joshi, MD

Plant-based foods may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and heart disease. Emerging evidence also suggests that a plant-based diet may be useful in preventing and treating prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney stones. Animal-based foods may increase the risk of developing these urologic diseases.


Fecal Incontinence Evaluation and Treatments

1 contact hourPF

Sandra Morse, MSN, RN, FNP-C

The focus of this lecture will center on examining and evaluating patients presenting with complaints of fecal incontinence, including methods of testing for anal sphincter defects, and exploring treatment options that are currently available.


Bladder Cancer

1 contact hourAPN

Thomas Cangiano, MD

A comprehensive review of diagnosis and management of bladder cancer will be presented in this session.

8:30 pm

Optional 50th Anniversary Celebration Event ~ IllumiNations: Reflections on Earth/Epcot®

Celebrate SUNA’s 50th Anniversary while viewing IllumiNations: Reflections on Earth at Epcot®. Enjoy a private dessert reception at the Terrace des Fleurs on the promenade encircling the World Showcase Lagoon. (Additional fee required.) Click here for details.