What the General Urologist Should Know about Care of Transgender Patients Webcast (2023)
Transgender individuals are becoming more prevalent in society. There are an estimated 1,400,000 individuals in the U.S. with gender dysphoria. Many of these patients will undergo medical and surgical transformation. Transgender patients at various stages of their transformation will present to urological clinics for care. It is important for urologists to understand the transition process and the unique components of caring for transgender patients. The types of gender-affirmation surgery will be discussed, along with management of common complications (i.e., urethral stricture, fistula, neo-vaginal stenosis) and appropriate follow-up after surgery.
Independent educational grant support provided by:
- Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
- Merck & Co., Inc.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the process of transition, including the medical and surgical steps, and gaining familiarity with altered genitourinary anatomy in transgender men and transgender women.
- Demonstrate the risks of malignancies and thromboembolic events after hormonal therapy.
- Identify the short- and long-term risks of gender-affirmation surgery.
- Recognize and evaluate most common genitourinary complications of gender-affirmation surgery.
- Identify changes in anatomy in transgender patients to provide appropriate long-term urological care.
|Name||Company Name||Relationship Type||End Date|
|Richard A. Santucci, MD||None|
|Polina Reyblat, MD||None|
|Ervin Kocjancic, MD||NexHand||Leadership Position||Current|
|Coloplast||Consultant or Advisor||Current|
|AMS||Meeting Participant or Lecturer||Current|
|ASTELLAS||Meeting Participant or Lecturer||Current|
|Allergan||Consultant or Advisor||Current|
|Medtronic||Meeting Participant or Lecturer||Current|
|Neomedic||Meeting Participant or Lecturer||Current|
|Dmitriy Nikolavsky, MD||None|
EDUCATION COUNCIL DISCLOSURES:
COI REVIEW WORKGROUP DISCLOSURES:
AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION:
Learners will participate in this online educational activity by view the webcast and completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours
Release Date: May, 2023
Expiration Date: May, 2024
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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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™.
EVIDENCE BASED CONTENT:
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- 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.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 2.00 Non-Physician Participation