Practical PCNL: From Access to Exit- A Hands-on Course- Seattle (2018)
The Practical PCNL: From Access to Exit - A Hands-on Course is geared for the practicing Urologist who wants to gain comfort with performing percutaneous stone removal, obtaining his/her own percutaneous access using both fluoroscopy and ultrasound, and familiarity with current instrumentation including flexible ureteroscopy.
This educational activity is supported by independent educational grants from:
- Bard Medical
- Cook Medical
- Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation
- Urology Residents
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Obtain percutaneous access to the kidney using both fluoroscopy and sonography.
- Review instrumentation integral to optimizing PCNL success (including tract dilation, graspers, baskets, flexible nephroscopy).
- Demonstrate the optimal methods for post-operative drainage and management of the percutaneous tract.
- Recognize and manage complications of PCNL.
- Perform and review ultrasound imaging.
- Apply knowledge gained in this course to develop a practice which is comfortable in offering PCNL to its patients as an integral surgical procedure in the treatment of stone disease.
- Gain familiarity with flexible ureteroscopy and instrumentation, and learn how to utilize it in combination with PCNL to enhance access and stone treatment success.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
|6:30 a.m. – 7:20 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|7:20 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.||Welcome/Course Format|
|7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||Fundamentals of Renal Ultrasound|
|8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.||Fundamentals of Fluoroscopy/Radiation Safety|
|8:20 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.||Case Selection (STONE Morphometry) Selection of Access Site|
|8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.||Positioning for PCNL|
|8:50 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.||Fluoroscopy-guided Percutaneous Access: "Bull's Eye"|
|9:10 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.||Endoscopically-guided Percutaneous Access with Fluoroscopy|
|9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Access and Complications|
|9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Break|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.||Dilation of Tract and Complications|
|10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.||Stone Removal and Lithotripsy - Pneumatic, Ultrasound, Laser|
|10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Flexible Nephroscopy and Flexible Ureteroscopy in PCNL: Access Sheaths and Other Tips|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.|
Surgical Cases - Video
|11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Lunch|
Surgical Skills Lab
|12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Surgical Skills Stations|
|Station 1: Percutaneous Access with Fluoroscopy|
|Station 2: Ease|
|Station 3: Renal Ultrasound on Real People|
|Station 4: Ultrasound-guided Access|
|Station 5: Flexible Nephroscopy, Rigid Nephroscopy and NLM Models and Instrumentation (Includes Advanced Basketing Techniques)|
Sunday, November 11, 2018
|8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Exit Strategies: Tubes vs. Tubeless Debate|
|9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.||Medical Management of Kidney Stones|
|9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.||Review of AUA Guidelines for Medical and Surgical Management of Urolithiasis|
|9:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.||Difficult Cases: Panel Discussion/Q&A Session and Difficult Access: Tricks and Tips|
|10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.||Break|
|11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Complications and How to Prevent Them for PCNL|
|11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.||Billing and Coding|
|11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Pediatric Stones: Special Considerations|
|12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.||Updates on Ultrasound Stone Research|
|12:20 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.||Evaluations|
|12:30 p.m.||Course Adjourns|
The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.
More information coming soon regarding hotel and travel.
Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Learners: The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Evidence Based Content: It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
AUA Disclosure Policy: All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.
Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Conflict of Interest Review Work Group or its subgroup.
- Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
- Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
- Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
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- 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 11.75 Non-Physician Participation
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An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.
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