Gender-affirming Genital Surgery presented by the AUA in collaboration with GURS (2019)

Chicago, IL US
May 2, 2019

Gender-affirming Genital Surgery is a new course presented by the AUA in collaboration with the Society for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS). This course covers both adult male-to-female and female-to-male common gender-affirming genital surgeries.

This course will consist of a series of lectures and panel discussions by leaders in gender-affirming genital surgery. Faculty will include expert urologists and plastic surgeons from the U.S. and Europe. Lectures will focus on surgical and anatomic details needed to perform vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and implant surgery after phalloplasty, as well as discussion on how to treat complications and revisions. The course is meant for surgeons that have an active surgical practice, are considering starting a surgical practice, or are treating the complications associated with gender-affirming genital surgery. 

Join us starting at 9 a.m. for an optional session which will focus on gaps in knowledge and outcomes reporting in gender-affirming surgery research. This group’s discussion will be summarized into a document that makes recommendations about these topics. 

Target Audience

  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Examine techniques used for construction of the neoclitoris, dissection of the neovaginal space, and how to construct the neovagina in gender-affirming vaginoplasty. 
  2. Describe techniques of colpectomy and colpocleisis used in gender-affirming trans-masculine surgery, and compare how these are different from surgery in cis-gender women. 
  3. Identify the surgical techniques of metoidioplasty. 
  4. Discuss strategies for surgical staging, urethral reconstruction, and management of complications related to gender-affirming phalloplasty. 
  5. Describe techniques used in placement of erectile implants after gender-affirming phalloplasty. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/02/2019 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/02/2019 - 5:35pm EDT

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.


Daniel Dugi, MD, FACS & Miroslav Djordjevic, MD

9:05 – 9:30 a.m.

Research: Outcomes/Complications

Joseph Pariser, MD

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Breakout Session 1: Outcomes Reporting
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Patient–reported Outcomes

Gelani Dy, MD

11:00 a.m. – NoonBreakout Session 2: Knowledge Gaps and Recommendations
Noon – 1:00 p.m.BREAK

Session I – Introduction and State of the Field

1:00 – 1:10 p.m.


Amy Penkins, LCSW

1:10 – 1:20 p.m.

Current State of Gender–affirming Surgery in the U.S. and Beyond

Loren Schechter, MD

Session II – Vaginoplasty

1:20 – 1:40 p.m.

Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty

Daniel Dugi, MD, FACS

1:40 – 1:50 p.m.

Robotic–assisted Vaginoplasty

Lee Zhao, MD

1:50 – 2:00 p.m.

Bowel Vaginoplasty

Marta Bizic

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Vaginoplasty Complications and Revisions

Rachel Bluebond–Langner, MD

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Vaginoplasty

Marta Bizic; Rachel Bluebond–Langner, MD

Session III – Metiodioplasty

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Colpectomy/Colpocleisis in Transmale Gender–affirming Surgery

Kamran Sajadi, MD

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.


Miroslav Djordjevic, MD

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.


Mang Chen, MD

3:15 – 3:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Metoidioplasty

Mang Chen, MD; Miroslav Djordjevic, MD; Kamran Sajadi, MD

3:25 – 3:45 p.m.BREAK

Session IV – Phalloplasty

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Phalloplasty Overview

Jens Berli, MD

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Single–stage Phallo

Bauback Safa, MD, MBA, FACS

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

London Phalloplasty

Nim Christopher, MD

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Belgrade Phalloplasty

Miroslav Djordjevic, MD

4:45 – 4:55 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Phalloplasty

Jens Berli, MD; Mang Chen, MD; Nim Christopher, MD; Miroslav Djordjevic, MD; Bauback Safa, MD, MBA, FACS

Session V – Secondary Procedures after Phalloplasty

4:45 – 5:05 p.m.

Managing Urologic Complications after Phalloplasty

Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD

5:05 – 5:15 p.m.

Erectile Implants after Phalloplasty

Gregory Bales, MD

5:15 – 5:25 p.m.

London Techniques of Erectile Implant Placement after Phalloplasty

Nim Christopher, MD

5:25 – 5:35 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Phalloplasty Complications and Implants

Gregory Bales, MD; Many Chen, MD; Nim Christopher, MD; Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD

McCormick Place
2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

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Course Co-director(s)

Miroslav Djordjevic

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Daniel Dugi, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Gregory Bales, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Rachel Bluebond-Langner, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Mang Chen, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Andrew Christopher

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Geolani Dy, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Joseph Pariser, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kamran Sajadi, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lee Zhao, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


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 3.50 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.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Non-Physician Participation


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Registration Fees

AUA2019 Attendee$199
AUA2019 Resident/Fellow$99
Non-AUA2019 Attendee$299

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Live Course

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.

Registration Transfer

Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.

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