Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass (2018)

Celebration, FL US
November 11, 2018 to November 12, 2018

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Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass provides a structured approach to advanced robotic surgery for conditions of the prostate, kidney, and bladder with an emphasis on radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy. This course will also focus on emerging technologies including genomic testing and advanced imaging. Experienced world-class faculty with more than a decade of experience with complex robotic surgery will provide you with instruction to refine your technique and achieve superior results.

The first day will focus on prostate surgery. Specific surgical techniques will be presented in a step-by-step operative outline. Issues such as optimizing outcomes of robotic radical prostatectomy, discussing complications, and tips and tricks of challenging cases. High Definition live transmission of robotic radical prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel will include recent modifications in technique. The second day will be devoted to kidney surgery and bladder surgery. The course will include multiple video segments demonstrating tips and tricks, management of anatomic anomalies and challenging situations, with expert faculty to provide commentary and discussion. Audience participation will be encouraged to ensure one on one interaction. Panel discussions with expert faculty will address methods to recognize and address complications and problems for each of the surgical procedures.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • CONMED
  • Cooper Surgical
  • ETHICON
  • GenomeDx Biosciences
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Teleflex

Target Audience

  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind complex robotic urologic cancer surgeries such as prostatectomy, cystectomy and partial nephrectomy.
  2. Assess the key complications and outline the intra-operative and post-operative management related to robotic surgery procedures using video-based learning, surgical video and live surgery and expert panel discussion.
  3. Demonstrate current and upcoming protocols for regaining potency and continence following robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy.
  4. Provide a clinical update on treating, diagnosing, and managing complications of localized, regionally advanced, and metastatic urinary cancer.
  5. Provide a clinical update on emerging technologies in prostate cancer including MRI Fusion Biopsy, single port surgery, and genomic testing.
  6. Apply the surgical techniques and methodology behind complex robotic cancer surgeries including partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, and nephroureterectomy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 18.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
06/01/2018
Course expires: 
11/12/2021
Event starts: 
11/11/2018 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
11/12/2018 - 6:00pm
Price:
$859.00
Rating: 
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Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass
November 11‐12, 2018 | Celebration, Florida


Scientific Program

Sunday, November 11th (Prostate)

6:00 – 6:45 AM               Registration and Breakfast
                                       Breakfast Sponsored by GenomeDx Inc.                                

6:45 – 7:00 AM               Welcome

7:00 – 7:15 AM               ARS Pre‐test: Prostate

Session I: Screening and Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
                  Moderator: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
                  Panel: Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS; Samir S. Taneja, MD

7:15 – 7:30 AM               State of the Art Lecture: Prostate Cancer Screening – Where Do We Stand?
                                        Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

7:30 – 7:45 AM               Risk Stratifying Patients with Elevated PSAs: Current and Future Trends
                                       Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS

7:45 – 7:55 AM               Use of 3T mp MRI in Evaluating the Possibility of Prostate Cancer
                                       Samir S. Taneja, MD

7:55 – 8:10 AM               Optimizing MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsy: Utility and Technique
                                       Samir S. Taneja, MD

8:10 – 8:20 AM               Q&A with Moderator and Panel

Session II: Evaluation of the Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patient
                   Moderator: John W. Davis, MD
                   Panel: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH; Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS

8:20 – 8:45 AM               The Use of Genomic Testing in Newly Diagnosed Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
                                        Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS

8:45 – 8:55 AM               Active Surveillance Guidelines: Initial and Long Term Management
                                       John W. Davis, MD

8:55 – 9:10 AM               Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Who Benefits from Surgery?
                                       Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

9:10 – 9:25 AM               Prostate Cancer Trends Over the Last Decade: Is the Disease Becoming More Advanced?
                                       Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

9:25 – 9:35 AM               Q&A with Moderator and Panel

9:35 – 9:50 AM               Break


Session III: Live Surgery

9:50 – 10:50 AM             Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy
                                       Surgeon: Vipul Patel, MD
                                       OR Moderator: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
                                       Auditorium Moderator: Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
                                       Panel: John W. Davis, MD; Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Samir S. Taneja, MD

Session IV: Prostate Cancer Surgery
                    Moderator: John W. Davis, MD
                    Panel: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH; Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD

10:50 – 11:00 AM          The Prostate Cancer Consult: What Patients Need to Know Before Making a Decision
                                      John W. Davis, MD

11:00 – 11:10 AM          Improving Operating Room Efficiency and Team Training
                                     John W. Davis, MD

Technical Innovations to Optimize Outcomes

11:10 – 11:25 AM          Overview of RALP Technique: Key Steps That Actually Make a Difference
                                     Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

11:25 – 11:40 AM          Techniques to Improve Urinary Continence Outcomes
                                      Bernardo Rocco, MD

11:40 – 11:55 AM          Techniques to Reduce Positive Margins but Maximize Nerve Sparing                                                                                                                                     Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

11:55 AM – 12:10 PM    10,000 RALPs Later: Lessons Learned
                                       Vipul Patel, MD

12:10 – 12:20 PM           Understanding the NVB and the Technique of Nerve Sparing
                                       Vipul Patel, MD

12:20 – 12:35 PM           Planning the Level of Nerve Sparing and Determining the Amount of ECE During RALP
                                        Bernardo Rocco, MD

12:35 – 12:45 PM           Q&A with Moderator and Panel

12:45 – 2:00 PM             Non-CME Lunch Symposia Sponsored by Genomic Health
                                       Topic: OncotypeDX
                                       Speaker: David Abala

Session V: High Risk Prostate Cancer Surgery
                   Moderator: Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
                   Panel: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH; John W. Davis, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD

2:00 ‐ 2:10 PM                Surgery for Non‐Organ Confined Prostate Cancer: Technical Considerations
                                       John W. Davis, MD

2:10 – 2:25 PM               Extended Lymph Node Dissection
                                       Bernardo Rocco, MD

2:25 – 2:40 PM               Salvage RALP: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes
                                        VIpul Patel, MD

2:40 – 3:00 PM               Salvage Lymph Node Dissection for Rising PSA Post Treatment
                                        Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD

3:00 – 3:15 PM               Surgery for Oligometastatic Disease: Indications and Outcomes
                                        Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD

Session VI: Video Session
                    Moderator: Vipul Patel, MD
                    Panel: Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS; John W. Davis, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Raju                                         Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

3:15 – 3:40 PM               Complications of RALP
                                        Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD

3:40 – 4:10 PM               Extreme Robotic Surgery: Cases that Made the Experts Sweat
                                       Vipul Patel, MD

4:10 – 4:15 PM               Video: Simple Prostatectomy and Bladder Diverticulectomy
                                        Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

4:15 – 4:25 PM               Q&A with Moderator and Panel

4:25 – 4:40 PM                Break

Session VII: Advanced Prostate Cancer

4:40 – 4:55 PM               The Increased Utility of Surgery for Advanced Prostate Cancer: Who Benefits?
                                       Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH

4:55 – 5:05 PM               Post Prostatectomy Genomic Tests: Indications and Utility
                                       Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS

5:05 – 5:20 PM               Medical Therapy for Metastatic and Hormone Resistant Prostate Cancer: What a Urologist Needs to Know
                                       John W. Davis, MD

Session VIII: New Innovations
                      Moderator: Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

5:20 – 5:40 PM               New Robotic Platforms and Technologies on the Horizon
                                       Vipul Patel, MD

5:40 – 5:50 PM               Audience Q&A Session

5:50 – 6:05 PM               ARS Post‐test: Prostate

6:05 PM                          Meeting Adjourns


Monday, November 12th (Kidney & Bladder)

6:30 – 7:00 AM               Breakfast Sponsored by Ethicon US LLC

7:00 – 7:15 AM               ARS Pre‐test: Kidney and Bladder

Session I: Renal Tumors
                  Moderator: Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
                  Panel: Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS; Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; James R. Porter, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

7:15 ‐7:25 AM                 State of the Art Lecture: Introduction to Robotic Renal Surgery
                                        Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

7:25 ‐ 8:25 AM                Live Kidney Surgery: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
                                       Prof. Alexandre Mottrie, MD, PhD
                                       Moderator: Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS
                                       Panel: Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; James R. Porter, MD; Chandru P. Sundaram, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

Session II: Renal Mass Management
                  Moderator: Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
                  Panel: James R. Porter, MD; Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

8:25 – 8:40 AM               Evaluation of a Renal Mass: Nephrometry Scoring and Case Selection
                                        Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

8:40 – 8:55 AM               Role of Renal Biopsy and Active Surveillance of Small Renal Masses
                                       Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

8:55 – 9:05 AM              Renal Ischemia Management
                                      Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

9:05 – 9:15 AM               Patient Positioning and Port Placement and Preparing the Team for an Emergency Situation
                                       Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS

9:15 – 9:25 AM               Q&A with Moderator and Panel

9:25 – 9:40 AM               Break

Session III: Kidney Video Session
                    Moderator: Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS
                    Panel: James R. Porter, MD; Chandru P. Sundaram, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

9:40 – 9:50 AM               Robotic Pyeloplasty and Pyelolithotomy
                                       Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

9:50 – 10:00 AM             Robotic Ureteral Reimplantation
                                       Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

10:00 – 10:10 AM           Robotic Radical Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy
                                        Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

Videos: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Tips and Tricks

10:10 – 10:35 AM           Step By Step Approach to Partial Nephrectomy: Key Steps
                                       Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS

10:35 – 10:50 AM           Video Transperitoneal Approach: Tumor Excision and Renorraphy
                                       Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS

10:50 – 11:05 AM          Video Retroperitoneal Approach: Tumor Excision and Renorraphy
                                      James R. Porter, MD

11:05 – 11:15 AM           Video Complex Cystic Mass
                                       James R. Porter, MD

11:15 – 11:25 AM           Video Hilar Tumor
                                       Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

11:25 – 11:35 AM           Video Large Renal Mass
                                       Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

11:35 – 11:50 AM          When to Use Fluorescence Imaging: Selective or Early Unclamping of the Renal Artery
                                      Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS

11:50 AM‐12:05 PM       Q&A with Moderator and Panel

12:05 ‐1:20 PM               Lunch Sponsored by MiMedx Group, Inc.

1:20 – 1:30 PM                Case Presentation: Management of Positive Margins, Intraoperative Frozen Sections, and Tumor Spillage
                                         Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

1:30 – 1:50 PM               Case Presentations: Preoperataive Decision Making
                                        Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
                                        Panel: Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS; James R. Porter, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Chandru P. Sundaram, MD

1:50 – 2:00 PM               Case Discussion Q&A with Panel

Session IV: Advanced Robotic Renal Surgery
                   Moderator: Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
                   Panel: Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

2:00 – 2:25 PM               Video: Complications of Renal Surgery Management
                                        Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS

2:25 ‐ 2:55 PM                Video: Challenging Cases

                                        James R. Porter, MD
                                        •    IVC and Renal Vein Thrombectomy and Nephrectomy
                                        •    Difficult Renal Tumors

                                         Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
                                        •    Intraoperative Troubleshooting

2:55 – 3:05 PM               Robotic Renal Transplantation
                                        Bernardo Rocco, MD

3:05 – 3:15 PM               Robotic RPLND
                                       James R. Porter, MD

3:15 – 3:25 PM               Robotic Node Dissection for Penile Cancer
                                        Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD

3:25 – 3:35 PM               Q&A with Moderator and Panel

3:35 – 3:45 PM               ARS Post‐test: Kidney

3:45 – 4:00 PM                Break

Session V: Bladder Cancer
                   Moderator: Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS
                   Panel: Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

4:00 – 4:20 PM               State of the Art Lecture: Outcomes of Radical Robotic Cystectomy
                                        Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS

4:20 – 4:50 PM               Video: Technique for Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion
                                        Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS

4:50 – 5:05 PM               Robotic Ileal Conduit
                                       Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD

5:05 – 5:20 PM              Robotic Intracororeal Urinary Diversion
                                       Bernardo Rocco, MD

5:20 – 5:30 PM              Audience Q&A Session
                                       Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS

5:30 – 5:35 PM               ARS Post‐test: Bladder

5:35 PM                          Meeting Adjourns
 

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Course opens: 
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Cancellation Policy

An administration 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 of 50% of the registration fee will be paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before October 5, 2018. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by October 12, 2018.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.

Questions?

Call 1-800-904-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.