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UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology

The Ritz-Carlton
Marina del Rey, California
March 06, 2014 to March 09, 2014

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Course Description

This course explores the most challenging management problems facing the practicing urologist. Distinguished faculty present current information and techniques in urologic trauma, prosthetic surgery, female urology, reconstructive and urethral stricture surgery, overactive bladder, incontinence, management of renal stones, endourology, robotics, urologic oncology (including kidney, prostate, bladder, testis cancer, imaging and ablative therapies), varicocele management, infertility, hypogonadism, Peyronie's disease, urologic surgery techniques and managing complications, and pediatric urology. The conference emphasizes interaction between participants and faculty and allows ample time for case presentations and group discussions, ensuring an outstanding educational experience for attendees.

Registration Information


Enrollment in this seminar is limited, so we suggest you enroll early.


To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Registration Fee

Fees include course registration, daily continental breakfasts and breaks, Friday evening reception, and Friday and Saturday luncheons.

  • $550.00 for physicians
  • $350.00 David Geffen School of Medicine Faculty*
  • $275.00 for non-physician, healthcare professionals
  • $110.00 residents (accompanied by a confirmatory letter of status from department chief or training director)
*Please indicate faculty appointment title and campus on registration form.


Cancellations must be received in writing by February 5, 2014, and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided. You may fax your refund request to 310-794-2624.

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Course Chair

William J. Aronson, MD

Department of Urology Faculty*

Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Urology
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Fielding School of Public Health

William J. Aronson, MD

Z. Chad Baxter, MD

Arie S. Belldegrun, MD

Carol J. Bennett, MD

Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS

Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD

Bernard M. Churchill, MD

Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH

Gregory S. Jack, MD

Ja-Hong Kim, MD

Steven E. Lerman, MD

Leonard S. Marks, MD

Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS

Jacob Rajfer, MD

Shlomo Raz, MD

Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA

Larissa V. Rodríguez, MD

Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH

Jennifer S. Singer, MD

Robert B. Smith, MD

UCLA Faculty

D. Jeffrey Demanes, MD *
Department of Radiation Oncology

Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD *
Professor of Pathology and Urology
Chief of Surgical Pathology
Director of Urologic Pathology

Christopher R. King, MD, PhD *
Department of Radiation Oncology

Patrick Kupelian, MD *
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology

Fairooz Kabbinavar, MD, FACP *
Professor of Medicine and Urologic Oncology
Departments of Medicine and Urology
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Steven S. Raman, MD *
Professor of Radiology, Surgery and Urology
Department of Radiology

Matthew Rettig, MD *
Departments of Medicine and Urology

Guest Faculty

H. Ballentine Carter, MD
Professor of Urology, Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director, Division of Adult Urology
Brady Urological Institute

Surena F. Matin, MD
Professor, Department of Urology
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive
New Technology in Oncologic
Surgery, Division of Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

James McKiernan, MD
George F. Cahill Professor of Urology
Interim Chairman Squier Urologic Clinic
Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons

Allen F. Morey, MD
Paul C. Peters, M.D., Chair in Urology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Peter N. Schlegel, MD
James J. Colt Professor and Chairman
Department of Urology, Starr 900
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Marshall L. Stoller, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Urology
University of California San Francisco

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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Program Agenda

Thursday, March 6, 2014

3:00-7:00pm Registration for Dry Lab and General Session
4:00-6:00pm Dry Lab - $75 (limited to 40 participants)
4:00-4:45pm Ureteroscopy, Percutaneous Nephroscopy New Technology, Tips, and Tricks
Marshall L. Stoller, MD
Gregory S. Jack, MD
4:45-6:00pm Ureteroscopy, Nephroscopy, Laparoscopy Dry Lab
Marshall L. Stoller, MD
Gregory S. Jack, MD

Friday, March 7, 2014

7:00 Registration Breakfast/Exhibits
7:50 Introduction and Announcements
William J. Aronson, MD
Voiding Dysfunction, Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction GU Trauma, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture Disease, Prostheses in Urology
Moderator: Shlomo Raz, MD
8:00 GU Trauma Update - 2014
Allen F. Morey, MD
8:30 Vesico-Vaginal Fistula: Use of Vaginal Flaps
Shlomo Raz, MD
8:50 The Case Against Endoscopic Treatment of Urethral Stricture
Allen F. Morey, MD
9:10 To Mesh or Not to Mesh for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Case Study
To Mesh
Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD
Not to Mesh
Shlomo Raz, MD
9:50 Peyronie's Disease Revisited
Allen F. Morey, MD
10:10 Update on Neuromodulation Botulinum
Toxin Tibial and Sacral Neuromodulation
Shlomo Raz, MD
10:30 Prosthetics in Urology New Surgical Strategies
Allen F. Morey, MD
10:50 Refractory Overactive Bladder
Case Study
Inject Botulinum Toxin
Z. Chad Baxter, MD
Sacral Neuromodulation
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
11:10 Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Larissa V. Rodriguez
Panel: Drs. Baxter, Kim, Morey, Raz
Bladder and Testis Cancer
Moderator: Robert B. Smith, MD
1:20 BCG Resistant High Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Step-by-Step Approach with Novel Agents
James McKiernan, MD
1:40 Upper Tract TCCA – State of the Art
Surena F. Matin, MD
2:00 Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Coordination of Surgery and Systemic Therapy, Bladder Sparing
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
2:20 Update on Management of Early Stage Testis Cancer
Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
2:40 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Robert B. Smith
Panel: Drs. Chamie, King, Litwin, Matin, McKiernan, Rettig
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
3:30 Management of Large Renal Calculi in 2014 - State of the Art
Marshall L. Stoller, MD
3:50 ESWL: Where is the Future Heading?
Gregory S. Jack, MD
4:10 Complications of Stone Surgery-Avoidance and Management
Marshall L. Stoller, MD
4:40 Case Scenarios, Metabolic & Dietary Interventions
Moderator: Dr. Christopher S. Saigal
Panel: Drs. Jack and Stoller

Saturday, March 8, 2014

7:00 Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Shlomo Raz, MD
Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
8:00 AUA Guidelines on Prostate Cancer Detection: A Step Forward or Backward
H. Ballentine Carter, MD
8:20 Molecular Markers, Imaging, and Biopsy Techniques for Detection of Prostate Cancer
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA;
Leonard S. Marks, MD
8:50 Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: Why, Who, and How
H. Ballentine Carter, MD
9:10 State-of-the-Art Radiotherapy
Case Study
Patrick Kupelian, MD
High Dose Brachy
D. Jeffrey Demanes, MD
9:50 Point Counterpoint – 60 yo with Multiple Cores GG 3+3 on One Side
Active Surveillance
H. Ballentine Carter, MD
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
10:10 Update on HIFU, Salvage Cryotherapy and Focal Therapy
Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
10:25 Urologic Management of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer
Sequencing Therapy, Optimizing Patient Care
Matthew Rettig, MD
10:45 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Belldegrun, Carter, Demanes, Kupelian, Marks, Raman, Reiter, Rettig
Kidney Cancer, Management of Small Renal Masses and Advanced Disease
Moderator: Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
1:10 Update on Kidney Imaging
Steven S. Raman, MD
1:25 Management of Small Renal Mass
Active Surveillance, Role of Biopsy
Surena F. Matin, MD
1:40 Point Counterpoint - Small Renal Mass – Case Study
Partial Nephrectomy
Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH
Ablation (RFA, Cryo)
Surena F. Matin, MD
2:00 Cytoreductive Nephrectomy – Still Relevant?
James McKiernan, MD
Integrating Medical Therapy with Surgery
Fairooz Kabbinavar, MD, FACP
2:20 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Arie S. Belldegrun
Panel: Drs. Huang, Hu, Kabbinavar, Matin, McKiernan, Pantuck, Raman, Smith
3:10 BREAK
Infertility, Hypogonadism
Moderator: Jacob Rajfer, MD
3:30 Varicocele: Indications for Repair
Peter N. Schlegel, MD
3:50 New Concepts in Treatment of Men With Low Testosterone
Peter N. Schlegel, MD
4:10 Successful Fertility Treatment in Testicular Failure
State of the Art
Peter N. Schlegel, MD
4:30 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jacob Rajfer
Panel: Dr. Schlegel

Sunday, March 9, 2014

7:00 Robotic Surgery, Endourology
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD; Gregory S. Jack, MD
Pediatric Urology
Moderator: Jennifer S. Singer, MD
8:00 What's New in Pediatric Urology?
Bernard M. Churchill, MD;
Steven E. Lerman, MD
8:50 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer S. Singer
Panel: Drs. Churchill and Lerman
Surgeon's Workshop: Indications Surgical Techniques, Tips and Tricks Managing Complications
Moderator: Carol J. Bennett, MD
9:40 Robotic Prostatectomy in the Morbidly Obese
Retropubic Approach
Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH
10:10 Radical Cystectomy Open vs. Robotic
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
10:30 Partial Nephrectomy - How Aggressive Should We Be?
Robotic and Open Approach
Jim C. Hu, MD, MPH;
Robert B. Smith, MD
11:00 Surgical Management of BPH - Latest Technology and Outcomes
Gregory S. Jack, MD
11:20 Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Carol J. Bennett
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Hu, Jack, Smith

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At the conclusion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate and manage upper and lower urinary tract trauma
  • Assess and correct various problems with incontinence, pelvic prolapse, impotence, and voiding dysfunction
  • Manage prostate, kidney, bladder, and testis cancer
  • Understand the role of ablative therapies for prostate and kidney cancer
  • Evaluate and treat upper tract urinary calculi
  • Assess and treat a variety of pediatric urologic conditions
  • Understand the latest developments in the management of varicocele, hypogonadism and infertility

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The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 (plus 2 for Dry Lab) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292
310-823-1700 or 800-241-3333
310-823-2404 facsimile

March is the ideal time of year to visit Southern California. Temperatures are usually in the mid 70s, and skies are sunny and clear. The Ritz-Carlton overlooks the world's largest small craft harbor and offers spectacular coastline vistas from the balcony of every guestroom. Guests will enjoy three tennis courts, the swimming pool, a fitness center/spa, and many other amenities that give the Ritz-Carlton its uncompromising reputation.

Within walking distance of the hotel are a variety of restaurants, clubs, and shops, as well as biking paths, jogging trails and, of course, the Marina Beach. Close by are art galleries, popular restaurants, architectural showpieces, and the distinctive cultural scenes of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Shopping in Beverly Hills, Century City, and Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade is close by. The Los Angeles area offers a variety of vacation entertainment for both adults and children. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Universal Studios are just a few of the attractions that help make a visit to Southern California a memorable experience.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton for seminar participants at a special conference rate of $270.00 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy. One night's deposit is required to guarantee late arrival (after 5 pm). Confirmation of reservations received after February 4, 2014 is subject to availability.

For reservations call 310-823-1700 or 800-241-3333. Be sure to mention UCLA's State-of-the-Art Urology Conference when calling in your reservations.


Daytime: $10 valet only
Overnight: $25
These rates are subject to change.

Emergency Calls

You may be reached during the conference at 310-823-1700. Ask the hotel operator to direct your call to the UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology conference registration desk.

Transportation to Hotel from LAX

Taxi or shuttle service is available from Los Angeles International Airport to the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.

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