Georgia Urological Association Annual Meeting

September 9 – 12, 2010
The Cloister at Sea Island
100 1st Street South
Sea, Island, GA 31561
(888) 732-4752


President’s Message

Dear Georgia Urologist,

As we all face multiple upcoming changes in health care, organized physician groups are increasingly important. The Georgia Urological Association (GUA) is the official state organization for practicing urologists in Georgia and has been around for many decades. I have had the honor of serving as GUA President this year, and would like to update you on the status of the group as well as invite you to the annual GUA Fall Meeting from September 9 – 12, 2010.

Last year, the GUA membership voted to contract with WJ Weiser & Associates, Inc., to handle the administration of the association. This capable group directs many local, regional and national urology-specific organizations, including the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association, Inc. (SESAUA). I believe this partnership will be incredibly valuable to the GUA in terms of maintaining industry support and working to include as many Georgia urologists as possible.

This year, we are planning an exciting meeting with topics relevant to some of the latest advances in urology as well as socioeconomic updates. The meeting is a great opportunity to spend time with colleagues and gather continuing medical education credits. Spouses and families are welcome, and there will be activities for all. While the Fall Meeting has been held for many years at Sea Island, Georgia, recent changes may make this location difficult in the future. We need to discuss how to proceed with upcoming meetings and need everyone’s input.

The annual GUA business meeting occurs during the Fall Meeting. Particularly, we need to vote on updated organization bylaws and discuss how best to represent the interests of Georgia urologists moving forward. Remember the GUA selects state representatives for the SESAUA and State Society Network of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc. (AACU). It is a great opportunity to become involved, and we need to have as many voting members present as possible.

I would like to personally ask for your participation in the GUA this year. For those of you who have regularly attended meetings, I hope to see you again. For those who attended in the past, I hope you will return. If you have never attended a GUA meeting, I certainly hope this year’s will be your first. We have a fantastic collection of urologists throughout Georgia, and the goal of the association is to provide meaningful education and to represent all of us. But we need your help.

I look forward to seeing you in September.

Best regards,

Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD


Thank you to our 2010 Industry Partners/Grant Supporters

Ruby Level Industry Partner





The GUA Would Like to Thank Our 2010 Exhibitors

Abbott Laboratories
American Medical Systems
Astellas Pharma US, Inc
Augusta Medical Systems
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Bard Urological Division
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
Biopsy Diagnostics, PC
Boston Scientific
Caris Life Sciences
Cheaha Lithotripsy
Cook Medical
Covidien/Liebel Flarsheim
Dendreon Corporation
Galil Medical
Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Karl Storz Endoscopy - America
Network Imaging Systems, Inc.
Olympus/Gyrus ACMI
Onco Diagnostic Laboratory
Pfizer, Inc.
PLUS Diagnostics
QDx Pathology Services
Richard Wolf Medical Instruments, Corp.
Slate Pharmaceuticals
Watson Pharmaceuticals

GUA Industry Opportunities
Industry Partnerships are a vital part of our success. The GUA is currently seeking Industry Partners who share our commitment to growth and excellence in the field of urology.

The partnership packages we offer include additional marketing opportunities and enhanced exposure throughout the meeting. Through this program, we hope to work in tandem with our industry colleagues to identify ways to enhance our current member programs and implement new projects that will lead to improved patient care through better physician education and mentoring. Please invite your industry contacts to become GUA Industry Partners. Partnership packages are promotional opportunities and, unlike educational grants, are appropriate to discuss with your sales representatives. Please ask them to contact Donna Kelly at for more information.

If you have vendors you do regular business with, please ask them to become more involved with GUA.
Thank you for your help!



Course Description
The Fall Meeting curriculum includes a combination of timely urologic subjects delivered by experts in the field followed by interactive patient cases. Advances in female urology, urologic oncology and men’s health will be discussed. In addition to medical topics, important socioeconomic updates will be reviewed. Sessions are structured in the mornings to allow free afternoons for sporting and other personal activities.

Registration/Information Desk Hours are as follows:
Location: Cloister Foyer

Thursday, September 9, 2010: 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 10, 2010: 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 11, 2010: 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 12, 2010: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Exhibit Hall Hours are as follows:
Location: Cloister

Thursday, September 9, 2010: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
F riday, September 10, 2010: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 11, 2010: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



One ticket to each evening function is included in your registration fee.

Welcome Reception
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cloister
Attire: Resort Casual
Georgia Urological Association welcomes its members to the 2010 Annual Meeting. Members can visit with exhibitors while connecting with their fellow members, sampling a variety wines and enjoying a variety of appetizers.


Friday Evening Cocktails
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Ocean Room & Courtyard
Attire: Resort Casual
Join the GUA for an evening cocktail reception while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean.


Saturday Evening Cocktails
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Black Banks Terrace
Attire: Resort Casual



Golf/Golf Tournament
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Seaside Course
Tee off time: 1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $208.65/person


Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010
Plantation Course
Tee off time: 1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $160.50/person


These rates include green fees, car fees, forecaddie fees, range balls, club storage and club cleaning. Please note that sales tax (currently 7%) has been figured into the price for your convenience, however, neither price includes the gratuities for the forecaddie. The suggested gratuity is $20.00 per person and up depending on service.


Golf sign-up sheets will be available at the registration desk during the GUA meeting. You will be able to sign up your teams as well as pick your tee times on these sheets.


Tennis will be available on Friday, September 10, and Saturday, September 11.

Stop by the GUA registration desk at the meeting for payment information and to sign up.



The Cloister offers a comprehensive selection of additional events and activities on its website. Please visit for a complete listing and additional information.



The 2010 GUA Annual Meeting will be held at The Cloister at Sea Island Hotel in Sea Island, Georgia, where special room rates have been arranged for meeting attendees.

The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive
Sea Island, GA 31561
Main: (888) 732-4752

Room Rate: $395.00
The Main Wing River View Rooms rates are per room, per night single/double occupancy, and rate does not include the $25.00 resort fee, nor does it include tax (currently 12%).

Hotel Deadline (cut-off date): August 5, 2010

Reservations can be made by calling the reservations office at (800) 732-4752. Please reference the Georgia Urological Association 2010 Meeting to receive the group rate and the $25.00 reduced resort fee. A $500.00 deposit will be required per reservation, and guests should plan to make individual dining and activity plans prior to arrival.

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Late check-out requests must be pre-arranged and approved by GUA.

Late check-out charges:
Up to 3:00 p.m. – 25% of daily room rate
Up to 6:00 p.m. – 50% of daily room rate
After 6:00 p.m. – 100% of daily room rate

Hotel Cancellation/Additional Charges
You will need to provide the hotel with a credit card when making a reservation. The card provided when making the reservation will have a deposit of $500.00 placed on it at the time of booking. This deposit will be applied to the guest pay folio at check in. Cancellation/shortening of stay is allowed until 14 days prior to check-in without penalty. If canceled within the 14-day window, the deposit of $500.00 is forfeit.



Airport Information
The closest major airports to the Sea Island Resort are Savannah Hilton Head International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport. Both airports are about 1.5 hours from the resort. There is also a small airport in Brunswick, which is about 30 minutes away, and a private airport on St. Simons Island for small jets, which is about 10 minutes away.

Rental Car
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the 2010 GUA Annual Meeting. For reservations, please call (800) 331-1600. You must mention the code “J901055” to receive the discounted rates. Avis is located at both Savannah International and Jacksonville International airports.

Parking is included in the resort fee.

Ground Transportation
Several transportation companies are located at both airports. For full listings of available ground transportation options please visit the following websites:

Savannah Hilton Head International

Jacksonville International

Town Car
Sea Island Transportation – Sedan service is available at both airports through Sea Island Resort Transportation. For rates, reservations and information please call (912) 638-5126.

East Coast Transportation is the preferred sedan and limousine company servicing Jacksonville International Airport. For rates, reservations and information please visit or call (904) 525-8600.

Luxury Limousine Service, Inc. is the preferred sedan and limousine company servicing Savannah international Airport. For rates, reservations and information visit or call (912) 354-2982.


Taxi Cab Services


Taxi cabs are located on the lower level outside of baggage claim and are available on-demand for service to any destination. A few options are as follows:

Checker Cab Company: (800) taxi-cab or (904) 345-3333

Gator City Taxi at: (904) 741-0008


All ground transportation services including rental car agencies, taxi and limousine services are located on the lower level of the terminal building adjacent to baggage claim. A few options are as follows:

Yellow Cab Company: (912) 236-1133

Pro Cab Taxi Service: (912) 330-9723



The Sea Island Resort offers a variety of daily programming for children. Children’s activities require advance reservations and are subject to seasonal changes. Call (866) 879-6238 to learn about the different programs offered, confirm availability and book a reservation. You can also visit the activities tab on the Sea Island website for more information.



The destination for the 2010 GUA Annual Meeting has been known as a beautiful resort destination since 1928. Sea Island, located off southeastern Georgia’s Atlantic coast, features a private beach spanning five miles, with the Sea Island resorts offering activities including golf, water sports and spa services. Sea Island is rich in culture and history.

Sea Island holds a plethora of historical attractions, including Fort Frederica, St. Simons Island Lighthouse, Christ Church, Little St. Simons Island, Cumberland Island and Jekyll Island. Visit Frederica’s archeological remnants from the battle between the Spanish and British in 1742. Or walk through the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, originally built in 1810, which now serves as an aid to navigation, its light shining seaward every night and during inclement weather. If you’re looking for something different, see what Jekyll Island has to offer. With its historical sites – Club National Historic Landmark District, Horton House and Wanderer Memorial – Jekyll Island will bring you back to the colonial era.

Explore the Golden Isles’ shopping options, which range from ladies’ apparel boutiques to eclectic gift shops. Find a unique piece of history at local art galleries and antique shops or browse through jewelry boutiques that feature southern style accessories.

The Cloister offers a wide range of cuisine including the sophisticated Georgian Room featuring southern dishes, the calming Oak Room with menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the cozy Colt & Alison offering a selection of delicious seafood. Following dinner, enjoy a drink at the River Bar which offers a variety of beverages and appetizers.

Sea Island enjoys warm temperatures in mid-September, with an average high of 87 degrees F and low of 72 degrees F.

Outdoor Recreation
Enjoy the great outdoors with the many recreational activities The Cloister has to offer. Scenic trails for biking and walking, guided nature tours, water sport activities and rentals, charter yacht cruises, fishing, clay target shooting lessons, kayaking and beach activities including horseback riding are just a few. There are several children and teen activities offered as well.



The Executive Office of the GUA manages registration for the GUA Annual Meeting. Please call the GUA office at (847) 517-7225 if you have any questions.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Scientific Sessions
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Cocktails


Spouse/Guest Registration Fee Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Cocktails


Early Registration Deadline
August 5, 2010 is the deadline for receipt of the GUA Meeting Pre-Registration Form. All registration forms received at the GUA office after August 5, 2010, will be considered late and will be charged a $50.00 late fee. All on-site meeting registrations will also be assessed at the late fee.

Requests for registration cancellations/refunds must be submitted in writing to the GUA Executive Office by August 15, 2010. All refund requests will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after August 15, 2010.

GUA pre-registrants will receive a complete registration packet on site at the registration/information desk. The packet will include badges, social tickets and general meeting information.



Educational Needs

Urology is a constantly evolving field that requires the consistent update of diagnostic and treatment strategies. Moreover, urologic providers need up-to-date reviews of topics that affect the care of their patients. Specifically, the areas of female urology, men’s health, and urologic oncology include subjects with recent new and emerging strategies for managing those with urologic conditions. Given the multiple ongoing changes in global health care, providers also recognize the importance and request discussion of relevant socioeconomic topics to their practice of medicine.


After attending this meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the latest advances in stress urinary incontinence, including the most recent guidelines for management of patients.
  • Describe the rationale and potential safety issues for administration of testosterone in patients with known prostate cancer.
  • Review pathophysiology and treatment options for men with post-prostatectomy incontinence.
  • Identify patients that might benefit from aggressive treatment of renal cell carcinoma.
  • Explain the strategy for use of immunotherapeutic mechanisms to treat prostate cancer.
  • List the important changes in coding and reimbursement affecting the urologic practice.
  • Review important updates with government changes in health care, including how these changes may affect the future of the urology workforce.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and the Georgia Urological Association. The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict Resolution Statement

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education has reviewed this activity’s speaker and planner disclosures and resolved all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.

General Disclaimer
The statements and opinions contained in this program are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the GUA. The appearance of the advertisements is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The content of this publication may contain discussion of off-label uses of some of the agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses. The GUA disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the abstracts or advertisements.

Special Assistance
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Call (847) 517-7225 if you require special assistance to fully participate in the meeting.

Please feel free to contact the GUA Executive Office by:
Phone: (847) 517-7225
Fax: (847) 517-7229


2010 GUA Annual Meeting Program Schedule/ Scientific Program

*All sessions will be located in the Cloister I unless otherwise noted
*Speakers and times are subject to change

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Information/Registration Desk Open
Location: Cloister Foyer
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Cloister II
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Party
Location: Cloister II
6:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Information/Registration Desk Open
Location: Cloister Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Location: Cloister II
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Cloister II
1:00 p.m. Golf/Tennis
(Tee off time between 1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tennis - on own)
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Evening Cocktails
Location: Ocean Room Courtyard

7:50 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Update on Coding and Reimbursement
Mark Painter
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Preparing Your Practice for the Future
Mark Painter
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break — Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Update on Stress Urinary Incontinence
Eric S. Rovner, MD
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Resident Award Presentation:
Analysis of Perioperative Complications Associated with Endoscopic Groin Dissection
S. Mohammed A. Jafri, MD
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Case Presentations for Panel and Audience
Peter T. Nieh, MD
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Cloister II
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Information/Registration Desk Open
Location: Cloister Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Location: Cloister II
1:00 p.m. Golf and Tennis
(Tee off time between 1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tennis - on own)

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Testosterone Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer
Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
John J. Smith, III, MD
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Case Presentations for Panel and Audience
Chad W.M. Ritenour, MD
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break — Visit Exhibits
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. How Aggressive Should We Be with RCC?
Viraj A. Master, MD
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Vahan S. Kassabian, MD
11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Questions and Answers
11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Robotic Management of Urolithiasis
Raju Thomas, MD
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Information/Registration Desk Open
Location: Cloister Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Location: Cloister Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. SESAUA Update
Raju Thomas, MD
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Government Update
Joe Arite
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Future of the Urology Workforce
Martha K. Terris, MD
10:00 a.m. GUA Business Meeting

Disclaimer Statement
Statements, opinions and results of studies contained in the program are those of the presenters/authors and do not reflect the policy or position of the GUA nor does the GUA provide any warranty as to their accuracy or reliability.

Every effort has been made to faithfully reproduce the abstracts as submitted. However, no responsibility is assumed by the GUA for any injury and/or damage to persons or property from any cause including negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instruments, or ideas contained in the material herein.