Webinar: Controversies in Surgical Stone Management: A Case-Based Instructional Course (2020)

July 7, 2020

Course Director: Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS

This course tackles key controversies in surgical stone disease and elucidates the most current rationale to varying treatments using case-based scenarios. Two well-known senior experts give honest and clear assessments of the field in these controversial areas. Active discussion is encouraged, and the discussion favors more experienced endourologists. Controversies include: dusting vs basketing, mini PCNL vs. standard PCNL, supine vs prone PCNL, micro PCNL vs ureteroscopy, wireless vs safety wire ureteroscopy, stents vs no stents, SWL vs URS and retrograde vs. antegrade caliceal diverticular stone treatments.

Please note this course is FREE to all AUA Members and is an exclusive member benefit.  If you would like to become an AUA Member, we'd be happy to have you - think about all the great member benefits!

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Apply standard therapy to complex problems.
  2. Counsel patients and colleagues regarding controversial topics in stone management.
  3. Manage all aspects of a complex surgical stone case.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/07/2020 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/07/2020 - 11:30am EDT

Scientific Agenda


Welcome, Housekeeping Notes


Disposable Ureteroscopes

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS

Wireless Ureteroscopy, Dusting vs Basketing

Margaret Pearle, MD  

Post Procedural Imaging

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS

Perc Access: Radiology vs Urology

Margaret Pearle, MD  

Stones in Caliceal Diveritcula

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS

Stones in Ureterocoele

Margaret Pearle, MD  

Case Studies

Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS & Margaret Pearle, MD  


Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS and Margaret Pearle, MD




Surgical & Medical Management of Stones Guidelines Update: A Case-Based Approach (2020) will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 7 at 10 AM EST.


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Education Council Disclosures

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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.


Course Director(s)

Stephen Nakada, MD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Boston Scientific;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Urology Times;.

Margaret Pearle, MD, PHD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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™.


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Available Credit

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