Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider Webcast (2020)



  • Oncology
  • Technology and Pharmacology
  • Urolithiasis
  • Infections/Inflammations
  • Men’s Health
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Best Practices and Practice Integration: An APP Practice Management Panel Discussion

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Target Audience

  • Physician Assistants
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health Care Professionals


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define active surveillance and identify appropriate candidates and discuss tools & templates for active surveillance and triggers to discontinue active surveillance. 
  2. Recognize and explain the appropriate treatment and follow-up for patients with superficial bladder cancer. 
  3. Outline an approach to telehealth for APPs. 
  4. Utilize available perioperative risk stratification tools to assess thromboembolic risk and bleeding risk in patients taking antithrombotic medications in order to develop a perioperative antithrombotic management plan for elective surgeries.
  5. Identify and discuss the management of complex nephrolithiasis cases. 
  6. Comprehend and recognize the differential diagnosis and evaluation algorithm for patients with micro and macroscopic hematuria presenting in the office setting.
  7. Discuss what is and is not classified as a complicated UTI and the evaluation and management of those infections.(
  8. Ascertain the concept of shared decision making for the evaluation and treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
  9. Analyze the latest evidence on the surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH/LUTS.
  10. Differentiate between storage or emptying in a neurogenic bladder in order to properly treat and prevent complications. 
  11. Identify mechanisms and risks associated with 3rd line treatment options for overactive bladder. 
  12. Identify common problems associated with neurogenic and overactive bladder.
  13. Discuss optimal utilization of urologic Advanced Practice Providers. 
Course summary
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Session I: Oncology

  • Welcome/Introduction: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP; Jim Kovarik, PA-C
  • Prostate Cancer: Active Surveillance Management: Jim Kovarik, PA-C
  • Abstract Presentation: Assessing Quality and Safety of an Advanced Practice Provider led Active Surveillance Clinic for Men with Prostate Cancer – Xin Lin, NP
  • Role of Genetics for Urologic Cancers: Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS
  • Diagnosis and Management of Superficial Bladder Cancer: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP
  • Podium Presentation – Testicular Mass in a Prostate Cancer Survivor: Diagnosis Management – Mary Dunn, MSN, RN, OCN, NP-C
  • Podium Presentation – GU Hereditary Genetic Counseling and Testing: Prostate Kidney and Bladder Cancer, Oh My! – Lindsey Byrne, MS, LGC
  •  AUAUniversity Demo for the NEW APP Curriculum: Mary Dunn, MSN, RN, OCN, NP-C

Session II: Technology & Pharmacology

  • Telehealth in Urology Practice: Stanley Mukundi, PA-C
  • Perioperative Antithrombotic Therapy Management: Sarah Stanley, PA-C
  • Podium Presentation – Advocacy and the Advanced Practice Provider: Why State and Federal Advocacy Should be an Integral Component of Your Professional Life – Adele Caruso, DNP, CRNP
  • Podium Presentation – Decreasing Post-Operative Opioid Use While Simultaneously Managing Pain: A Prospective Study of Men Who Underwent Scrotal Surgery – Libert Ramos, DNP, MSN/Ed, APRN
  • Podium Presentation – Changes & Challenges and Tips & Tricks to Assisting in Single-Port Robotics Cases – Ashleigh Renitsky, PA-C

Session III: Urolithiasis

  • Challenging Urolithiasis Case Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP
    • Panelists: Jim Kovarik, PA-C; Leslie Lorbacher, NP
  • Pediatric Urology 101: Heidi A. Stephany, MD
  • Podium Presentation – Transition Care for the Young Adult with Congenital Urologic Conditions – Rachel Shapiro, PA-C                                                           

Session IV: Infections/Inflammation

  • Welcome: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP; Jim Kovarik, PA-C
  • Evaluation of the Patient with Hematuria in 2020: The New Guidelines and Beyond:  Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS
  • Complicated UTI Management: Brooke Zilinskas, PA-C

Session V: Men’s Health 

  • Guidelines Based Medical Management and Effective Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction:  Kenneth Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C
  • BPH Debate: Bipolar TURP vs. HoLEP
    • Moderator: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP                                      
    • Panelists: Kerri L. Thurmon, MD, MPH; Kevin McVary, MD, FACS
  • Podium Presentation: Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation following RP: Merging Research with Clinical Practice – Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB-PMD
  • NEW Award Presentation: Advanced Practice Provider of the Year: Tricia Zubert, NP and Chair, APP Membership Committee

Session VI: Voiding Dysfunction

  • Neurogenic Bladder: To Pee or Not to Pee, that is the Question... - Lori Guelman, APN
  • Treatment Options for Refractory OAB:  Alana Murphy, MD
  • Neurogenic Bladder and Overactive Bladder Case Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Jim Kovarik, PA-C                                              
    • Panelists: Lori Guelman, APN; Alana Murphy, MD
  • Podium Presentation – The Use of Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) as an Alternative Treatment for OAB/Incontinence – Lynn Allmond, FNP-BC, CCRC
  • Podium Presentation – Caring for the Patient with an Orthotropic Neobladder Urinary Diversion – Kevin Wayne, PA-C

Session VII: Best Practices and Practice Integration: An APP Practice Management Panel Discussion                             

  • Best Practices and Practice Integration: An APP Practice Management Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Jim Kovarik, PA-C
    • Panelists: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP; Kenneth Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C; Edouard J. Trabulsi, MD, FACS
  • Closing Remarks/ Course Adjourns: Anne Calvaresi, DNP, CRNP; Jim Kovarik, PA-C


Learners will participate in this online educational activity by taking the pretest, viewing the webcast and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 14.00 hours

Release Date: June, 2020
Expiration Date: June, 2023


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 activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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