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2017 LUS Annual Meeting

April 21 – 23, 2017
Shreveport Convention Center
Shreveport, Louisiana


Educational Needs

Urology, as all other medical specialties, has science which needs to be questioned and refreshed on a regular basis. The community and academic urologists all support call coverage through the emergency department leaving open endless possibilities for presentation of urologic disease including infection and trauma. Updates by state-of-the-art lecturers provide one of the best methods for exposing dogma and new thought on what has otherwise been deemed settled science.

We will have lectures on many aspects of prostate cancer and its management: screening; treatment of early disease; immunologic therapy; options for advanced and metastatic disease. Almost every urologist is required to be abreast of the most current treatment of this common malignancy. Also a radiation oncologist will explain the role of his this modality for the treatment of prostate cancer.

The kidney presents two main groups of malignancies: renal cell carcinoma and transitional cell carcinoma. We will have lectures on the management of both of these, by a variety of methods: endoscopic, laparoscopic, and immunologic. These newest techniques and treatments are essential to the urologist’s ability to manage these diseases in 2017. The adjacent organ, the adrenal gland, will be discussed as well in a session regarding laparoscopic adrenal surgery.

A radiologist will teach the physics of MRI and its urological applications. This imaging technique is still a mystery to many urologists as its use in our field is just being discovered.

Exceptional and anecdotal cases will also present opportunities to learn and think unconventionally during our case presentation portion of the program.

The residents and young urologists will share their research and explain their niche in our state. We will have a national leader in health policy demystify some of the latest regulations from Washington regarding our ability to practice.

An esthesiologist will explain the latest techniques in urologic anesthesia which allow patients to recover more quickly and has lessened hospital stays dramatically.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the LUS 2017 Annual Meeting, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe diagnosis and treatment for upper urinary tract trauma.
  2. Explain diagnosis and treatment for lower urinary tract trauma.
  3. Recognize and provide treatment for dermatological presentations of urologic and non-urologic disease.
  4. Explain management of infectious disease in urology.
  5. Integrate the most efficient and least morbid management for Fournier’s Gangrene.
  6. Recognize how to work more efficiently in the emergency department.
  7. Describe the entire spectrum of diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.
  8. Explain the options for treating various stages of renal cell carcinoma
  9. Explain current techniques in treating upper tract transitional cell carcinoma.
  10. Recognize the use and utility of MRI in urology.
  11. Describe the current options for practicing under Federal regulations, specifically MACRA.
  12. Describe newer anesthesia techniques to improve patient care.
  13. Explain the indications for and techniques of laparoscopic adrenal surgery.