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Educational Needs & Objectives

SC Urological Association 2018 Annual Meeting

September 14 – 15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina


Educational Needs

Urologists are called upon to provide care to patients with males with hormonal abnormalities, which can be challenging and complex. The lack of availability of andrology specialists can affect men’s ability to obtain care for this condition. The practicing urologist must be aware of the workup of males with symptoms of hormonal abnormalities, as well as the treatment options available to these patients. Finasteride is a hormone-manipulating therapy with variable short and long term side effects. The urologic community should be focused on using the best evidence for treating this population.

Urinary tract obstruction is a devastating and morbid condition. As treatment modalities advance, it is imperative that urologic surgeons understand both the foundations of surgical technique as well as the role for new technologies to minimize complications associated with treatment of this complex condition.

Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive neurologic condition which commonly includes lower urinary tract manifestations. The workup and management of patients with neurogenic bladder secondary to MS is unique and not all providers are familiar with the nuances of treating these complex patients. Urologists treating patients with MS should be aware of the treatment options for managing these patients and preventing complications of neurogenic bladder.

Renal cell carcinoma is a common urologic cancer that is treated, in its early stages, primarily by urologists. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is multifaceted and ever changing. Urologists need to be made aware of the updates on the latest options for treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer.

There is a shortage of urologists, which is anticipated to worsen as the population ages and older urologists retire from practice. Simply increasing residency positions to train more urologists is not projected to solve this problem. Incorporation of Advanced Practice Providers into Urologic Practice can help address this issue, and urologists should be aware of how best to train APPs and utilize this valuable resource.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the SC Urological Association 2018 Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the symptoms of Post-Finasteride Syndrome.
  2. Examine the complexities associated with evaluation and treatment of Post-Finasteride Syndrome.
  3. Identify options for evaluating and managing males with hormonal abnormalities.
  4. Identify the signs and symptoms of adverse events associated with treatment of males with hormonal abnormalities.
  5. Recognize the signs of urinary tract obstruction.
  6. Identify strategies to incorporate robotic surgery into the treatment of urinary tract obstruction.
  7. Discuss the pathophysiology and natural history of Multiple Sclerosis.
  8. Identify the most common urologic manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  9. Describe the basic treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
  10. Review emerging therapies for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
  11. Discuss how best to utilize Advanced Practice Providers in Urology.