Course Information

47th Annual UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology Conference

Live In-Person & Live Virtual Learning
The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, California

March 04, 2022 to March 06, 2022

*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.

Syllabus for Conference Registrants

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This course explores the most challenging management problems facing the practicing urologist. Distinguished faculty present current information and techniques in urologic oncology (prostate, bladder, kidney), male and female voiding dysfunction, incontinence, urinary tract infections, BPH surgical therapies, neurogenic bladder, mini-perc for kidney stones, kidney stone prevention, disposable scopes, androgen deficiency, prevention and management of penile prosthesis complications, prostate cancer focal and radiation therapy, perineal prostate biopsy, active surveillance, genetic testing, advanced prostate cancer therapy, robotic surgery, BCG refractory bladder cancer, upper tract TCCA, renal tumors, pediatric urology, practice management, GU dermatology, and trauma. 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.

*As of January 19, 2022: We look forward to seeing you at our live in-person conference, but we have also added a live virtual option. The live virtual option will allow you to view the program virtually, in real time, in the event you are unable to attend the meeting in-person. The conference will not be recorded. Live, day-of attendance, either in-person or virtual, is required to obtain CME and ASRT credit.

COVID Protocols & Policies

At the present time, UCLA policy mandates that all in-person participants for any UCLA meeting on and off campus comply with the following to attend the event:

  • Proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of beginning of the event
  • Wear masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status

The following are acceptable as proof of negative COVID-19 test result from a PCR or antigen test:

  • A printed document from the test provider or laboratory, OR
  • An electronic test result displayed on a phone or other device from the test provider or laboratory which should include person’s name, type of test performed, and negative test result

Participants who are not compliant with the UCLA COVID policy will not be permitted to attend the event in-person. We will provide additional details regarding the process for submitting proof of vaccination or negative test result, in advance or onsite, prior to the course.

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

*Note: Online registration will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 27th.

Enrollment after online registration has closed

Live In-Person Conference: Call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Tuesday, March 1st. After 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 1st, please enroll onsite.

Live Virtual Conference: Call (310) 794 – 2620 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) by Thursday, March 3rd for live virtual registration.

By Phone

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

By Fax

Send the completed enrollment form with credit card information and authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (310) 794-2624.

Course Fees

Live In-Person Conference

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

  • Physicians: $550.00
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty *: $350.00
    • Please use your Mednet email address when completing the online registration form
  • Non-Physician, Healthcare Professionals: $275.00
  • Residents (accompanied by a confirmatory letter of status from department chief or training director): $110.00

Live Virtual Conference (*added on January 19, 2022)

(Fees include course registration and materials and live virtual access)

  • Physicians: $550.00
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty *: $350.00
    • Please use your Mednet email address when completing the online registration form
  • Non-Physician, Healthcare Professionals: $275.00
  • Residents (accompanied by a confirmatory letter of status from department chief or training director): $110.00

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 31, 2022, 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.

If the in-person gathering is canceled or capacity limits are modified per CDC or public health guidelines, the conference will be modified accordingly.

Course Chair

William J. Aronson, MD

Course Co-Chairs

Craig Canfield, MD
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS

Guest Faculty

Laurence Klotz, CM, MD, FRCSC
Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Chair of Prostate Cancer Research
Member, Order of Canada
Division of Urology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Lori B. Lerner, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
Boston University School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Urology
Deputy Chief, Surgical Service
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, Massachusetts

James McKiernan, MD
John K. Lattimer Professor of Urology
Chairman, Department of Urology
New York, New York

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, FRCS
Professor and Chair
Department of Urology
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
CEO
PRS Managed Services, LLC
Denver, Colorado

Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
Director of Reproductive Urology
Associate Professor
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Nirit Rosenblum, MD
Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of FPMRS
Department of Urology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Department of Urology Faculty*

Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Urology
Professor of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
A. Lenore Ackerman, MD, PhD
William J. Aronson, MD
Z. Chad Baxter, MD
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
Matthew Dunn, MD
Sriram Eleswarapu, MD, PhD
Kiran Gollapudi, MD
Steven E. Lerman, MD
Jesse N. Mills, MD
Victor W. Nitti, MD
Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS
Jacob Rajfer, MD
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
Kymora Scotland, MD, PhD
Brian Shuch, MD
Jennifer S. Singer, MD
Renea Sturm, MD

UCLA Faculty*

Albert J. Chang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Brachytherapy and Vice Chair of Surgical Services
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Urology

Jeremy Davis, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Dermatology

Alexandra Drakaki, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Urology
Director - Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
Co-Director of Research, GU Trials Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology and Institute of Urologic Oncology

Amar U. Kishan, MD
Associate Professor
Chief of Genitourinary Oncology Service
Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research
Department of Radiation Oncology

Matthew Rettig, MD
Professor of Medicine and Urology
Medical Director, Prostate Cancer Program
Institute of Urologic Oncology
Associate Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology
VA Greater Los Angeles – West Los Angeles

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Friday, March 4, 2022

7:00 am REGISTRATION/BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
7:55 am Introductions and Announcements
William J. Aronson, MD
Male and Female Voiding Dysfunction, Reconstruction, Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Moderator: Victor W. Nitti, MD
8:00 am Recurrent UTI’s: Evaluation and Management of a Common Problem
Nirit Rosenblum, MD
8:15 am Urethral Bulking for Female SUI – State of the Art 2022
Victor W. Nitti, MD
8:30 am GU implications of Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Nirit Rosenblum, MD
8:45 am Classifying Patients with Pelvic Pain to Guide Treatment Decisions
A. Lenore Ackerman, MD, PhD
8:55 am Panel Discussion: Common Problems in Female Pelvic Medicine
Audience Questions – Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Victor W. Nitti
Panel: Drs. Ackerman, Baxter, and Rosenblum
9:50 am BREAK/EXHIBITS
10:10 am Optimizing BPH Surgical Therapy in 2022 – Morphology Matters
Lori B. Lerner, MD
10:40 am Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Applying the New Guidelines
Victor W. Nitti, MD
11:00 am Panel Discussion: Common Problems in Male Voiding Dysfunction Audience Questions – Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Victor W. Nitti
Panel: Drs. Baxter and Lerner
12:00 pm LUNCH
Urolithiasis/Endourology
Moderator: Matthew Dunn, MD
1:00 pm Shock Wave Lithotripsy – The Beat Goes On
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, FRCS
1:15 pm The Mini-Perc – Indications and Technique
Matthew Dunn, MD
1:30 pm How to Prevent a Kidney Stone
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, FRCS
1:45 pm Video – Ureteroscopy for an Impacted Stone – Tips and Tricks
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, FRCS
2:00 pm Panel Discussion – Audience Questions – Case Presentations

Including Use of Disposable Scopes
Moderator: Dr. Matthew Dunn
Panel: Drs. Monga and Scotland
3:00 pm BREAK/EXHIBITS
Men’s Health – Testosterone Deficiency, Complex Penile Prosthesis
Moderator: Jesse N. Mills, MD
3:20 pm Testosterone Deficiency and Treatment
Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
3:40 pm Endocrine Disruptors and Sexual Health: What Urologists Should Know
Sriram Eleswarapu, MD, PhD
3:55 pm Penile Prosthesis – A Step by Step Approach

Prevention of Complications
Ranjith Ramasamy, MD
4:15 pm Salvaging Penile Prosthesis Complications
Jesse N. Mills, MD
4:35 pm Panel Discussion – Audience Questions – Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jesse N. Mills
Panel: Drs. Eleswarapu, Rajfer, and Ramasamy
5:45 pm ADJOURN/RECEPTION

Saturday, March 5, 2022

6:30 am BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
Video Session
7:00 am Transitioning From Multiport to Single Port Robotic Surgery

Focus on Retroperitoneal Radical Prostatectomy
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
7:30 am Robotic Radical Prostatectomy – Maximizing Continence, Potency, Negative Margins
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
8:00 am State of the Art - Imaging and Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Active Surveillance

Perineal Biopsy, Micro-Ultrasound, Liquid Biopsies, and More
Laurence Klotz, CM, MD, FRCSC
8:30 am Radiotherapy for Primary Treatment and Biochemical Recurrence in 2022
Amar U. Kishan, MD
8:45 am Focal Therapy – Uses and Misuses
Laurence Klotz, CM, MD, FRCSC
9:05 am Panel Discussion – Audience Questions – Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Kishan, Klotz, and Reiter
10:00 am BREAK/EXHIBITS
10:20 am Improving Survival and Quality of Life in Men on ADT
Laurence Klotz, CM, MD, FRCSC
10:40 am Metastasis Directed Therapy in the Era of PSMA Imaging
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
10:55 am Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer in 2022

What the Urologist Needs to Know
Matthew Rettig, MD
11:10 am Panel Discussion – Audience Questions – Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Kishan, Klotz, Rettig, and Reiter
12:00 pm LUNCH
Bladder Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
1:00 pm Treatment of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer in the Modern Era
James McKiernan, MD
1:20 pm Advances in Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
1:40 pm BCG Unresponsive Bladder Cancer: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going
James McKiernan, MD
2:00 pm Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Chang, Chin, Drakaki, and McKiernan
2:50 pm BREAK/EXHIBITS
Kidney Cancer
Moderator: Brian Shuch, MD
3:10 pm Improving Risk Stratification of the Renal Mass in Urologic Practice
Brian Shuch, MD
3:25 pm Video – Improving Partial Nephrectomy with 3-D Imaging Guidance
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
3:45 pm Adjuvant Therapy – A Paradigm Shift for Urological Management
Brian Shuch, MD
3:55 pm Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Brian Shuch
Panel: Drs. Chamie and Pantuck
5:00 pm Adjourn

Sunday, March 6, 2022

6:30 am BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
Video Session
7:00 am Endourology Tips and Tricks The Mini-Perc, and More
Matthew Dunn, MD
Practice Management
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
8:00 am Practice Management
  • Medicare and E/M Update 2022
  • Appropriate Use of Telehealth in Urology
  • Modifiers and Documentation - Scenario Based Coding Session
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
10:00 am BREAK/EXHIBITS
GU Dermatology and Trauma
Moderator: William J. Aronson, MD
10:20 am GU Dermatology – Practical Aspects
Jeremy Davis, MD, MS
10:45 am Genitourinary Trauma – The Latest Guidelines
Kiran Gollapudi, MD
Pediatric Urology
Moderator: Steven E. Lerman, MD
11:10 am What’s New in Pediatric Urology
Steven E. Lerman, MD and Renea Sturm, MD
11:40 am Pediatric Urology Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Steven E. Lerman, MD
Panel: Renea Sturm, MD
12:30 pm Adjourn

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

  • Utilize perineal biopsy for prostate cancer diagnosis and active surveillance
  • Utilize molecular markers for personalizing prostate cancer care
  • Counsel patients on focal therapy for prostate cancer
  • Utilize PSMA imaging for managing patients with prostate cancer
  • Improve quality of life in men on androgen deprivation therapy
  • Manage bladder cancer refractory to BCG
  • Manage patients with upper tract urothelial cancer
  • Manage the small renal mass
  • Manage GU implications of menopause and hormone replacement therapy
  • Manage male and female voiding dysfunction
  • Utilize urethral bulking agents for incontinence
  • Apply the new guidelines for neurogenic bladder
  • Utilize mini-perc and ESWL for kidney stones
  • Prevent kidney stones
  • Utilize disposable scopes in urology
  • Manage testosterone deficiency
  • Prevent and treat penile prosthesis complications
  • Understand the therapies for advanced prostate cancer and genetic testing
  • Manage recurrent UTI’s in women
  • Manage common pediatric urology problems
  • Manage dermatology problems in urology
  • Apply new GU trauma guidelines
  • Determine the optimal surgical therapy for patients with BPH

CME Credits

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 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

The Department of Urology is a California Board of Nursing approved provider (#8888).

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Credit

Approved by the ASRT for a maximum of 18.25 Category A continuing education credit.

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Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292
310-823-1700 or 800-241-3333
310-823-2404 (facsimile)
www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/marina_del_rey

Accommodations

*Update as of 12/17: The room block is now available to book under the conference rate. Please call to reserve or use the direct link below. Rooms and conference rates are available on a first come basis.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton for conference participants at a special conference rate of $324 plus tax per night for single/double occupancy. One night’s deposit is required to guarantee late arrival (after 5pm). Confirmation of reservations received after February 17, 2022 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.

You may also book a room directly through the website: https://book.passkey.com/go/2022urologyconference.

Conference Parking

  • Daytime: $20
  • Overnight: $30