Needs & Objectives
Louisiana Urological Society 2019 Annual Meeting
April 5 – 7, 2019 | Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
Cajundome Convention Center, Festival Ballroom
444 Cajundome Blvd
Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette
2350 West Congress Street
Urologists care for patients with a wide range of conditions. Such care requires specialized knowledge of the pathologic processes and treatment genitourinary tract diseases in men and women. Rapid advances in treatment make it difficult for the practicing urologist to stay abreast. Add to that the changing socioeconomic climate of medicine, and the challenges of providing cost effective, quality care to our patients seem even greater.
This meeting will provide Urologists the opportunity to update knowledge in several areas. This will be done through lectures and direct interaction with experts. I have tried to identify specific areas of need, based on what I see in everyday practice. The meeting is divided into general areas. The first is voiding dysfunction, with an emphasis on that associated with spina bifida. The second is infertility. Topics on male and female infertility will be discussed. The third is cancer. I have tried to identify what I feel are specific area of need with respect to cancer care.
Lastly we will devote time to socioeconomics of medicine, discussing current legislative topics. It is important for all Urologists to understand the political climate order to appropriately plan accordingly, with the goal of providing optimal care for all patients.
At the conclusion of the LUS 2019 Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:
- Identify patients with urethral stricture disease.
- Discuss diagnostic workup, and current treatment options for patients with urethral stricture disease.
- Review the options for bowel management in patients with spina bifida, and be familiar with the development of a bowel program individualized for each patient.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of neurogenic bladder in patients with spina bifida.
- Discuss the appropriate management of spina bifida patients with neurogenic bladder, especially those with high storage pressures.
- Identify technology, such as smartphone apps and podcasts, to aid in the treatment of patients with pelvic floor issues.
- Identify patients for whom sacral nerve stimulation would be beneficial.
- Discuss current options for sacral nerve stimulation.
- Identify patients for whom pelvic floor physical therapy would be beneficial.
- Discuss various modalities used by physical therapists to treat pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Recognize sexual issues faced by adult men with spina bifida.
- Discuss treatment options for adult men with sexual dysfunction caused by spina bifida.
- Properly monitor patients on testosterone replacement therapy for complications.
- Discuss management of complications in men on testosterone replacement therapy.
- Define criteria for male infertility.
- Discuss appropriate diagnostic work-up of the infertile male.
- Discuss the pathology, diagnostic work-up, and management of the infertile male with non-obstructive azoospermia.
- Identify surgical options for the management of non-obstructive azoospermia.
- Review currently available assisted reproductive techniques, from the viewpoint of the female infertility specialist.
- Explain the role of the urologist in managing couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization.
- Identify patients with metabolically active stone disease.
- Review the work-up and management of patients with metabolically active stone disease.
- Identify patients who may be candidates for minimally invasive treatment for BPH.
- Discuss two new minimally invasive options for BPH, Urolift® and Rezum®.
- Recognize patients who are appropriate candidates for robotic reconstruction of the upper urinary tract.
- Discuss various robotic techniques for robotic reconstruction of the upper urinary tract.
- Recognize patients with renal masses who are appropriate candidates for ablative techniques.
- Compare the two currently available ablative techniques, radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation.
- Identify patients with metastatic renal cancer who may be candidates for surgery.
- Explain the decision making process when applying surgical techniques in the treatment of metastatic renal cancer.
- Access the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) list of currently available urologic cancer trials.
- Discuss the role of MRI in the imaging of the prostate.
- Develop appropriate expectations, and strategies with the use of MRI in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.