Sunday, October 15

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast Symposium


Successful Bladder Management for Your Male Patients

Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Sponsored by Coloplast

8:25 am – 9:25 am

Concurrent Sessions


Dysuria: A Burning Dilemma…A Case Study Perspective

1 contact hour

Lori Guelman, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Dysuria is prevalent in 3% of adults 40 years and older and is responsible for over 8 million office visits and 2 million ER visits. Although the typical causes for dysuria are acute cystitis, there are many other less common diagnoses and etiologies. The objectives for this case study presentation include understanding the risk factors for dysuria, being knowledgeable of the spectrum of differential diagnoses, and understanding the role of pelvic floor physical therapy.


Sharing Nursing Practice Internationally: A UK Experience. Setting Up a Nurse Led Outpatient Service for the Administration of Intradetrusor Botulinum Toxin Type A

1 contact hour

Julia Taylor, MSc

British Association of Urological Nurses (BAUN) members now regularly undertake diagnostic flexible cystoscopies, ureteric stent removal, biopsy, and laser ablation. Nurses also are performing intradetrusor botulinum toxin A injections using a flexible cystoscope. The presenter will share the “Salford experience” of setting up a nurse led clinic. The session will describe the rationale, stages, and key considerations necessary to set up the service and share the findings of the Patient Satisfaction Audit following implementation.


Management of Constipation and Fecal Incontinence in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings

1 contact hourPF

Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN

Fecal incontinence and constipation are common problems encountered by the urology nurse. A summarization of current insights into the pathology of constipation and fecal incontinence, and a focus on a clear pathway for nursing management will be presented.


Contemporary Issues for the Nurse Practitioner in Urology Specialty Practice

1 contact hourAPN

Susanne A. Quallich, PhD, ANP-BC, NP-C, CUNP, FAANP
MiChelle McGarry, MSN, RN, CUNP, FAANP

This presentation will review the APRN consensus model, in the context of the need to increase access and the aging population’s need for specialty care, and discuss how NPs in urology can provide patient care across the urology continuum. Emerging issues for the NP who wishes to maintain a specialty practice will be discussed, including education/certification; legal issues; present and future regulatory issues; and present and future reimbursement issues.

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Exhibits Open/Coffee Break/Posters

11:05 am – 12:05 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Improving the Diagnosis of Localized Prostate Cancer

1 contact hour

Jeffrey S. Montgomery, MD, MHSA

The audience will be introduced to the clinical need for targeted prostate biopsy, the background and indications for multi-parametric prostate MRI, the process involved in performing an MRI/ultrasound co-registered fusion prostate biopsy, and the clinical outcomes of this procedure.


Bladder Health and Pediatric Overactive Bladder (OAB)

1 contact hour

Valre W. Welch, MSN, CPNP
Shelly King, MSN, BSN, RN, CPNP

Influences on bladder health begin in infancy and continue throughout the lifespan. Optimizing bladder health is an essential goal in pediatric urology. Many factors negatively impacting bladder health can be modified or treated to prevent or reverse bladder dysfunction. Learning newer evidence-based approaches to correcting these symptoms is vital for these individual’s long term bladder health. Modalities for improvement in bladder health and quality of life important to all ages will be identified.


PTNS: Making It Better and Looking to the Future

1 contact hourPF

Leslie Wooldridge, GNP-BC, CUNP

Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) has been FDA approved for almost 20 years. Success rates vary in the literature from about 50%-88%. Wouldn’t you like to have the upper hand when it comes to achieving outcomes your patients are happy with? From choosing patients to making every treatment session count, this presentation will discuss advanced concepts and techniques that are sure to produce better outcomes for your patients. In addition, we will discuss research related to the “next generation” of tibial nerve stimulation.


Case-Based Update on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

1 contact hourAPNRx

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

This presentation will demystify the process of identifying, diagnosing, and managing men with hypogonadism, within the latest evidence-based guidelines. It will review the current criteria for diagnosis and discuss
controversies regarding the definition of hypogonadism and those groups that would benefit from treatment. Case studies will be used to focus the discussion on participants’ concerns regarding identification and management.

12:15 am – 1:30 pm

Luncheon / Non-CE Program


Patient Care in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

Holly McGinn, RN
Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Pfizer Oncology

1:40 pm – 2:25 pm

Business Meeting/Awards

2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Concurrent Sessions


What Do Kids Really Need to Treat Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction?

1 contact hour

MiChelle McGarry, MSN, RN, CPNP, CUNP, FAANP

Pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction (BBD) is estimated to affect 24% of all school-age children in the U.S. The standard of care has been reassurance, unnecessary medications, or invasive testing. Research shows that affected children have lower self-esteem than their peers. This presentation will be very practical, giving information on what is and is not pediatric BBD, the causative pathophysiology, appropriate evaluation, and a simple, effective treatment plan


Get Published

1 contact hour

Jane Hokanson Hawks, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

The Editor of Urologic Nursing will provide writing tips, discuss author guidelines and templates for manuscript types, provide references and links related to publication tools, outline the publication process and offer suggestions for overcoming writer’s block. You will receive assistance for making your idea into a publication and create a timeline and manuscript template for publication of a manuscript in Urologic Nursing.


Understanding Myofascial Pain in the Patient with Chronic Pelvic Pain

1 contact hourPF

Jennifer Butts, PT, MTC

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a challenging medical condition that providers face. Pelvic floor muscle or myofascial dysfunction may be an overlooked or less understood cause of CPP. Myofascial pain can be a factor in conditions involving the urinary, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and musculoskeletal systems. Common symptoms of patients with chronic pelvic pain will be discussed. Evaluation concepts of the pelvic floor to identify appropriate candidates and understand the role of physical therapy in the treatment of these complex patients will be presented.


Testis Cancer: An Update on Current Diagnosis and Management

1 contact hour

Srinivas Vourganti, MD

AUA guidelines and recent literature for patients with testicular cancer with an overview of recent evidence-based diagnostic and treatment modalities for this population will be presented.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Bladder Management Empowerment through Adaptive Equipment

1 contact hourPFOPTAPN

Michael Taylor, MOT, OTR/ L

Bladder management and specifically independent bladder management can be a critical aspect to quality of life and compliance to lifelong bladder health. There are many types of adaptive equipment that can be used or made to empower the user to perform their own intermittent catheterization. Attendees will learn about custom and off-the-shelf adaptive equipment that will allow your clients to overcome limitations caused by obesity, limited hand dexterity, mild visual impairments, and impaired mobility.


Urologic Emergencies

1 contact hour

Michael McGuire, MD

Some urologic conditions have serious or life-threatening consequences and require immediate medical attention. This session will be a review of abnormalities you can’t miss!


Determining a Treatment Plan for Urinary Incontinence in an Older Adult: Application of the Four Topic Approach to Ethical Decision Making

1 contact hourPF

Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC

The Four Topic Approach for Ethical Decision Making provides a set of practical questions that busy clinicians can use to make ethical treatment decisions. Introduction of the model and use of a case study to demonstrate how it can be used to create a treatment plan for urinary incontinence in a frail older adult dependent upon a family caregiver will be presented. Current evidence on urinary incontinence treatments for frail older adults also will be highlighted in the treatment considerations.


Current Update in Renal Cell Carcinoma Diagnosis and Management

1 contact hourAPN

Ronald Boris, MD

This lecture will be an overview of the current epidemiology and demographic trends of renal cell carcinoma. Both traditional and novel ways to image and diagnoses patients with renal masses will be updated. Treatment strategies and the formulation of individual algorithms for patients with newly diagnosed renal masses will be discussed.

4:55 pm – 5:55 pm

Concurrent Sessions


Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Prostate Cancer Treatment

1 contact hour

Michael Beat, MD, MPH, MBA

Participants will be provided with current information regarding advances in IMRT management of prostate cancer.


Past, Present, and Future of Incontinence

1 contact hour

Victor Senese, BSN, RN, CURN

A description of how early man discovered the urinary system worked and the historical treatments from early times to current times will be discussed. This will provide a great understanding of why incontinence occurs and what we are currently using to treat incontinence. We also take a peek into the future to discuss some options that will possibly be seen as we struggle to treat this disease.


Gender and Sexual Diversity: Exploring the Galaxy Identities

1 contact hourPF

Rena McDaniel, MEd, LCPC

The focus of this session will be on developing a thorough understanding of language, pronouns, and concepts related to gender and sexual diversity in order to create an affirming and safe space for clients from the first interaction. Participants will explore the impact of multiple oppressed identities, our own privilege and bias, as well as develop skills for supporting clients through decisions about coming out and medical interventions. Come to this session ready to engage around complex, fluid, and sometimes paradoxical aspects of identity and sexuality.


Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic: What Do We Do Now?

1 contact hourAPN

Terri Voepel-Lewis, PhD, RN

Current controversies regarding pain management of the patient undergoing urologic procedures will be provided in this lecture. Options that provide better pain relief while minimizing opioid-related adverse effects will be discussed. Factors that contribute to poor pain management, persistent postoperative pain, and opioid addiction will be highlighted. Participants will be able to take away several strategies that will improve their care of the urologic patient with pain.

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