Advancements in Urology, an AUA/JUA Symposium (2017)

San Diego, CA US
January 12, 2017 to January 14, 2017

Urologists and those practicing urology need a thorough knowledge of the most recent developments and techniques in urology to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety. This program is designed to inform on the technical aspects of the surgical management and treatment of urologic cancer, focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, clinical advances, and controversies in localized and advanced urologic cancers; stress urinary incontinence (SUI); management and treatment of urolithiasis; urethral stricture disease; and benign hyperplasia.

Target Audience

  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

Bladder and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

  1. Discuss the management of the patient with carcinoma-in-situ of the bladder.
  2. Identify technological advances that facilitate the endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma.
  3. Identify patients with advanced bladder cancer who are candidates for neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.
  4. Discuss advances in the management of metastatic urothelial carcinoma and the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Renal Cancer

  1. Define differences in technology and outcomes for thermo-ablative approaches to renal cell cancer.
  2. Identify key surgical steps in robotic partial nephrectomy.
  3. Detail evidence-based guidelines for the management of small renal masses.
  4. Detail the alternatives for medical therapy of advanced renal cell cancer.
  5. Discuss the effects of immune system checkpoint inhibitors on the immunosuppressive activity of tumor cells and appraise clinical investigations into the efficacy of immune system checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of renal cancer.
  6. Discuss indication and timing of cytoreductive nephrectomy and metastatectomy in advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Prostate Cancer

  1. Review the use of genomic biomarkers in the prognostication of prostate cancer outcome and prediction of therapeutic response.
  2. Detail the application of genomics to the risk stratification of the prostate cancer patient.
  3. Express how to optimize prostate biopsy both from patient experience and cancer detection standpoints.
  4. Detail the alternatives for medical therapy of prostate cancer.
  5. Describe new therapeutic agents for the management of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and outline a coherent strategy for their use.


  1. Identify surgical tips for flexible ureteroscopy to optimize outcomes and minimize complications.
  2. Identify treatment strategies to optimize outcomes and minimize complications with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
  3. Distinguish the latest techniques, tips and innovations in percutaneous renal surgery, ureteroscopy and shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).
  4. Detail evidence-based guidelines for medical and dietary kidney stone prevention.
  5. Detail the surgical steps for endoscopic-guided percutaneous renal access for stone extraction.

Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse Management

  1. Identify the treatments for refractory overactive bladder (OAB) including indications and outcomes.
  2. Discuss conservative measures to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women.
  3. Describe common surgical treatments for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women including indications and outcomes.
  4. Compare conservative and surgical treatment options for men with post prostatectomy incontinence.


  1. Describe current guidelines for the assessment and treatment of LUTS in men.
  2. Differentiate the new and evolving technology and techniques for minimally invasive treatment of BPH.

Trauma and Reconstruction

  1. Stratify patient management for urethral strictures.
  2. Define the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms for management of the patient with blunt and penetrating urologic trauma.
  3. Define specific techniques for urethral stricture reconstruction and detail their indications.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/12/2017 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/14/2017 - 12:00pm EST

Thursday, January 12, 2017

7 – 8 a.m.                          Continental Breakfast & Registration

8 – 8:05 a.m.                     Opening Remarks - Richard K. Babayan, MD


Bladder and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

Moderators: Chikara Ohyama, MD, PhD and Sia Daneshmand, MD

8:05 – 8:20 a.m.                Evolving Concept in the Management of CIS - Hiroyuki Nishiyama, MD, PhD

8:20 – 8:40 a.m.                How to Manage and Follow Upper Tract Tumors - Andrew Stephenson, MD

8:40 – 9 a.m.                     Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment for Bladder Cancer-Indication, Implication, Importance - Hiroshi Kitamura, MD, PhD

9 – 9:20 a.m.                     Update in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic UC - Sia Daneshmand, MD

9:20 – 9:45 a.m.                Panel Discussion: Case Management for Bladder Cancer

                                          Moderators: Masayuki Nakagawa, MD, PhD and Sia Daneshmand, MD

                                          Discussants: Takahiko Mitsui, MD, PhD; Yoshihisa Matsukawa, MD, PhD; Andrew Stephenson, MD;  Sia Daneshmand, MD

9:45 – 10 a.m.                   Break


Renal Cancer

Moderators: Mototsugu Oya, MD, PhD and Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh

10 – 10:20 a.m.                Nephron Sparing Surgery for Renal Tumors - Nobuyuki Hinata, MD, PhD

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.           Surgical Management for IVC Thrombus and Its Outcome - Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh

10:40 – 11 a.m.                Current Status of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy and Metastatectomy in mRCC Patients - Sia Daneshmand, MD

11 – 11:20 a.m.                Update in the Treatment of mRCC, How to Use Immune Checkpoint Blockade - Masatoshi Eto, MD, PhD

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.            Panel Discussion: Case Management for Renal Cancer

                                         Moderators: Yoshihiko Tomita, MD, PhD and Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh

                                         Discussants: Tomoya Fukawa, MD, PhD; Motohide Uemura, MD, PhD; Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh; Sia Daneshmand, MD 

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Lunch



Friday, January 13, 2017

7 – 8 a.m.                            Continental Breakfast


Prostate Cancer

Moderators: Shin Egawa, MD, PhD and Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh

8 – 8:20 a.m.                     Update of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis—Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer - Norio Nonomura, MD, PhD

8:20 – 8:40 a.m.                Update of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis—Imaging Studies - Andrew Stephenson, MD

8:40 – 9 a.m.                     Update on Prostate Cancer Biopsy Reporting - Toshiyuki Kamoto, MD, PhD

9 – 9:20 a.m.                     Update in the Treatment of mCRPC - Sia Daneshmand, MD

9:20 – 9:45 a.m.                Panel Discussion: Case Management for Prostate Cancer

                                          Moderators: Isao Hara, MD, PhD and Andrew Stephenson, MD

                                          Discussants: Jun Miki, MD, PhD; Takashi Kobayashi, MD, PhD; Inderbir S. Gill, MD, MCh; Andrew Stephenson, MD

9:45 – 10 a.m.                   Break



Moderators: Katsuhito Miyazawa, MD, PhD and Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

10 – 10:20 a.m.                Unresolved Issues in Stone Management—An Overview - Richard K. Babayan, MD

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.           Endoscopic Treatment of Renal Stones— Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy - Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

10:40 – 11 a.m.                Endoscopic Treatment of Renal Stones—FTUL - Junichi Matsuzaki, MD, PhD

11 – 11:20 a.m.                Medical and Dietary Stone Prevention - Taro Iguchi, MD, PhD

11:20 – 11:45 a.m.           Panel Discussion: Case Management for Urinary Stones

                                        Moderators: Shizuka Iida, MD, PhD and Richard K. Babayan, MD

                                        Discussants: Atsushi Okada, MD, PhD; Taro Iguchi, MD, PhD; Kyoko Sakamoto, MD; Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch


Saturday, January 14, 2017

7 – 8 a.m.                         Continental Breakfast


Urinary Incontinence & Prolapse Management

Moderators: Hirotaka Asakura, MD, PhD and Larissa Rodriquez, MD


8 – 8:20 a.m.                     Refractory OAB - Hidehiro Kakizaki, MD, PhD

8:20 – 8:40 a.m.                Conservative Managements for Incontinence and Prolapse - Michael E. Albo, MD

8:40 – 9 a.m.                     Surgical Management for Incontinence and Prolapse - Momokazu Gotoh, MD

9 – 9:20 a.m.                     Treatment for Post-operative Incontinence - Michael E. Albo, MD

9:20 – 9:45 a.m.                 Panel Discussion:  Case Management for Urinary Incontinence & Prolapse

                                           Moderators: Hikaru Tomoe, MD, PhD and Michael E. Albo, MD

                                           Discussants: Manami Kinjo, MD, PhD; Yasukuni Yoshimura, MD, PhD; Larissa Rodriquez, MD

9:45 – 10 a.m.                    Break



Moderators: Naoya Masumori, MD, PhD and Richard K. Babayan, MD

10 – 10:20 a.m.                Guidelines for Male LUTS - Tomonori Yamanishi, MD, PhD

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.           Evolving Techniques of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Treatment of BPH - Steven A. Kaplan, MD

 10:40 – 11 a.m.                Panel Discussion: Case Management for BPH & LUTS

                                          Moderators: Yoshiyuki Kojima, MD, PhD and Richard K. Babayan, MD 

                                          Discussants: Ryosuke Takahashi, MD, PhD; Yasuhito Funahashi, MD, PhD; Steven A. Kaplan, MD; Richard K. Babayan, MD


Trauma & Reconstruction

Moderators: Hirotsugu Uemura, MD, PhD and Allen F. Morey, MD, FACS

11 – 11:20 a.m.                Reconstruction of Urethral Strictures 2016 - Allen F. Morey, MD FACS

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.           Update in the Management of Kidney and Ureteral Injuries - Yosuke Nakajima, MD, PhD

11:40 a.m. – Noon           Panel Discussion: Case Management for Trauma & Reconstruction

                                         Moderators: Makoto Sumitomo, MD, PhD and Allen F. Morey, MD, FACS

                                         Discussants: Yosuke Nakajima, MD, PhD; Hirotsugu Uemura, MD, PhD

Noon                                Closing Remarks - Masato Fujisawa, MD, PhD

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

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association Education & Research, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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™.

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Available Credit

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


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