38th World Congress of Endourology and Uro-Technology (WCET 2021)

October 23, 2021 to December 18, 2021

Minimally invasive urology encompasses highly technologic and rapidly evolving minimally invasive treatment options. As such, practitioners are in need of a forum that introduces state-of-the-art techniques, technologies and medical management strategies from both an evidence-based and technical skills standpoint.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the 2021 Annual Meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Describe recent developments in the medical management, non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical management of urologic diseases.
  • Integrate the latest guidelines on the management of urologic conditions into clinical practice.
  • Identify new technologies for the management of benign and malignant urologic conditions.
  • Incorporate new techniques into surgical practice for a variety of urologic problems.
  • Analyze outcome data and critically appraise medical and surgical options for the treatment of urologic conditions using evidence-based medicine.
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2021 - 12:00am EDT
Event ends: 
12/18/2021 - 11:59pm EST

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Robotic Single Port Extraperitoneal Radical Prostatectomy

Surgeon: Jihad Kaouk, MD
Moderator: Simone Crivellaro, MD
Discussant: Reza Mehrazin, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   Flexible Ureterorenoscopy with Thulium Fiber Laser                      

Surgeon: Leye Ajayi, MD
Moderator: Jodi Antonelli, MD & Olivier Traxer, MD
Discussant: Laurian Dragos, MD

Saturday, October 30, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     HoLEP using Ho:YAG 120W laser with pulse modulation

Surgeon: Nicole Miller, MD
Moderator: Andreas Gross, MD
Discussant: Fernando Gomez-Sancha, MD and Amy Krambeck, MD

Saturday, November 6, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am      Unique Waveform Technology for Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

Surgeons: Moti Duvdevani, MD; Bhaskar Somani, MD & Khurshid Ghani, MD
Moderator: Michelle Jo Semins, MD & Silvia Proietti, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   HoLEP using a 150W Ho:YAG laser                     

Surgeon: Marawan El Tayeb, MD
Moderator: Mitchell Humphreys, MD
Discussant: Fernando Gomes Sanchez, MD

Saturday, November 13, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Hood radical prostatectomy

Surgeon: Ashutosh Tewari, MD
Moderator: Anthony Costello, MD
Discussant: Atsushi Takenaka, MD & Seung Hyun Jeon, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   Hybrid Thulium Laser Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy                      

Surgeon: Ioannis Kartalas Goumas, MD
Moderator: Daron Smith, MD
Discussant: Kymora Scotland, MD & Brian Matlaga, MD

Saturday, November 20, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Prostatic urethral lift procedures in an ambulatory setting

Surgeon: Anand Kumar Dhanasekran, MD
Moderator: Abhay Rane, MD
Discussant: Malti Reiken, MD and Karen Stern, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   Single Use Cystoscopes: Why and when to use                    

Surgeon: Oliver Wiseman, MD & Brian Eisner, MD
Moderator:  Bodo Knudsen, MD & Kelly Healy, MD

Saturday, December 4, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Robotic Surgery Lessons from Fellows--What I Wish I knew When I Started Robotic Surgery

Surgeon: Jason Farrow, MD & Jason Joseph, MD
Moderator: Li-Ming Su, MD
Discussant: Tara Morgan, MD; Chandru Sundaram, MD & Evangelos Liatsikos, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   Water vapor therapy for BPH                     

Surgeon: Seth Bechis, MD
Moderator: Claus Roehrborn, MD; Jessica Mandeville, MD & Nick Tadros, MD

Saturday, December 11, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Surgeon: Craig Rogers, MD
Moderator: Jay Raman, MD
Discussant: David Thiel, MD and Ali Kural, MD

Saturday, December 18, 2021

9:00am - 10:00am     Thulium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate with a novel pulsed Thulium: YAG-Laser

Surgeon: Christopher Netsch, MD
Moderator: Gopal Badlani, MD
Discussant:  Neil Barber, MD

10:00am - 11:00am   Single Use Ureteroscopes - The 2nd Generation                   

Surgeon:  Ben Chew, MD & Naeem Bhojani, MD
Moderator: Marianne Brehmer, MD & Manoj Monga, MD

Planner, Faculty & COI Reviewer Disclosures

PDF icon WCET 2021 Disclsoures 3.pdf

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 14.0 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 mitigate 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.

Mitigation of Identified Conflict of Interest: All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation 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 mitigate conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • 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
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic

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.


Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

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Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs: The AUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.



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