Course Information

41st Annual UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology Conference

The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, California

March 03, 2016 to March 06, 2016

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This course explores the most challenging management problems facing the practicing urologist. Distinguished faculty present current information and techniques in female pelvic medicine and reconstruction, stress urinary incontinence, medical and surgical treatment strategies for overactive bladder, pelvic pain disorders in men and women, management of renal and ureteral stones, men’s health issues including testosterone deficiency and Peyronie’s disease, surgical therapies and technologies for BPH, urologic oncology (including kidney, prostate, bladder, imaging and ablative therapies), biomarkers for cancer detection and management, MRI fusion biopsy of the prostate, castrate resistant prostate cancer, emerging therapies for urologic malignancies, robotic surgical procedures, urologic infections, and practice management including ICD-10 coding. 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.


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

*The Optional Dry Lab on Thursday, March 3rd is almost full as it is limited to 25 participants. Please call 310-794-2620 for availability and to register for both the course and dry lab over the phone.


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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. 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 Physicians
  • $350.00 David Geffen School of Medicine Faculty*
  • $275.00 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 3, 2016, 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.

Guest Faculty

Peter T. Scardino, MD
David H. Koch Chair
Chair, Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

James Porter, MD
Director, Robotic Surgery
Providence Health Care System and Swedish Medical Center

Michael O’Donnell, BA, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Urology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS
Secretary, AUA
Professor of Surgery/Urology
Director, Stevan Streem Center of Endourology & Stone Disease
The Cleveland Clinic

Christopher J. Logothetis, MD
Chair and Professor
Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sandip Vasavada, MD
Professor of Surgery (Urology), Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Urologic Director, Center for Female Pelvic
Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Glickman Urological Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
CEO, PRS Urology SC

Course Chair

William J. Aronson, MD

Course Co-Chair

Craig Canfield, MD
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
Gregory S. Jack, MD

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

William J. Aronson, MD
Z. Chad Baxter, MD
Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
Carol J. Bennett, MD
Jonathan Bergman, MD, MPH
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
Stuart Holden, MD
Gregory S. Jack, MD
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Leonard S. Marks, MD
Jesse N. Mills, MD
Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS
Jacob Rajfer, MD
Shlomo Raz, MD
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
Robert B. Smith, MD
Scott Zeitlin, MD

UCLA Faculty*

Gregory J. Moran, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Disease

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

Michael L. Steinberg, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology

* David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, March 3, 2016

3:00 - 7:00 pm Registration for Dry Lab and General Session
5:00 - 7:30 pm Optional Dry Lab – $100 (limited to 25 participants)
5:00 - 5:45 MRI/US Fusion Biopsy - Applications in Clinical Practice
Leonard S. Marks, MD, Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS, and Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
5:45 - 7:30 MRI/US Fusion Biopsy – Hands On Dry Lab with Instruction
Leonard S. Marks, MD, Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS, and Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH

Friday, March 4, 2016

7:00 Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
7:50 Introductions and Announcements
William J. Aronson, MD
Female Voiding Dysfunction, Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction
Moderator: Shlomo Raz, MD
8:00 Evaluation of Female Voiding Dysfunction
Practical Use of Urodynamics
Sandip Vasavada, MD
8:20 Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery - Indications, Efficacy, Risk
Shlomo Raz, MD and Sandip Vasavada, MD
8:40 Management of Sling and Mesh Complications
Shlomo Raz, MD
9:00 Role of Urethral Bulking Agents in 2016
Technical Tips with Video
Z. Chad Baxter, MD
9:20 Break/Exhibits>
9:40 Refractory Overactive Bladder
Botulinum Toxin and Neuromodulation
Sandip Vasavada, MD
10:00 Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Transvaginal Approach
Indications, Technique, Prevention of Complications
Shlomo Raz, MD
10:20 Management of Recurrent UTI in Women in the Era of Antimicrobial Resistance
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
10:40 Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain
Diagnosis and Update on Treatment Strategies
Sandip Vasavada, MD
11:00 Case Presentations, Panel Discussion, Surgical Technique Video
Moderator: Dr. Shlomo Raz
Panel: Drs. Baxter, Kim, Vasavada
12:00 Lunch with Faculty
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
1:00 Ureteroscopy: Top 10 Tips and Tricks
Latest Technology
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS
1:15 Working with Infectious Calculi
Gregory S. Jack, MD
1:30 A Primer on Stone Prevention
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS
1:45 Non-Surgical Treatments for Renal and Ureteral Stones
Gregory S. Jack, MD
2:00 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Christopher S. Saigal
Panel: Drs. Jack and Monga
2:50 Break/Exhibits
Men's Health Session: Androgen Deficiency, Peyronie’s Disease, BPH
Moderator: Jacob Rajfer, MD
3:10 Management of Testosterone Deficiency – State of the Art
Jesse N. Mills, MD
3:30 Surgical Therapies for BPH in 2016
Gregory S. Jack, MD
3:50 Peyronie's Disease
Strategies for In-Office Collagenase
Jesse N. Mills, MD
4:10 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jacob Rajfer
Panel: Drs. Jack and Mills
5:15 Adjourn
5:20 Reception

Saturday, March 5, 2016

6:30 Breakfast/Exhibits
Video Session
7:00 Surgical Approaches for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
James Porter, MD
Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
8:00 Should we Still be Screening for Prostate Cancer with PSA?
Peter T. Scardino, MD
8:20 Role of MRI/US Guided Biopsy in Clinical Practice
Update on Focal Therapy and HIFU
Leonard S. Marks, MD
8:40 MRI and Nuclear Imaging
Practical Use in the Pre and Post-Diagnostic Setting
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
9:00 The Role of Biomarkers in Clinical Practice
Peter T. Scardino, MD
9:20 Break/Exhibits
9:40 Challenges in Robotic Prostatectomy - Video Session
Large Median Lobe, Morbid Obesity, and More
James Porter, MD
10:00 Surgery for High Risk Disease and Multimodal Therapy
Peter T. Scardino, MD
10:20 New Findings in Radiation Oncology
Dose Escalation, Reduced Duration, Role of High Dose Brachy, and More
Michael L. Steinberg, MD
10:40 Urologic Management of Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer
Sequencing Therapies, When to Refer
Christopher J. Logothetis, MD
11:00 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Holden, Logothetis, Marks, Porter, Reiter, Scardino, Steinberg
12:10 Lunch with Faculty
Bladder Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
1:15 BCG Failures - What to Do and How to Do It
Michael O’Donnell, BA, MD, FACS
1:30 Managing Complications of Intravesical Therapy
Michael O’Donnell, BA, MD, FACS
1:45 Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma - Nephron-Sparing Approaches
Optimizing Delivery of BCG/Chemo to the Upper Tract
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
2:00 Present Role for Urinary Biomarkers for NMIBC
Michael O’Donnell, BA, MD, FACS
2:15 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
New Discoveries: Immunotherapy for Bladder Cancer
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Chin, Logothetis, O’Donnell, Steinberg
3:00 Break/Exhibits
Kidney Cancer
Moderator: Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
3:20 Introduction - Emerging Therapies for Kidney Cancer
Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
3:30 Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Complex Tumors and Imperative Indications
James Porter, MD
3:50 Update on Role of Radical Nephrectomy for Metastatic Disease
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
4:05 Therapy of Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Immunotherapy Era
Christopher J. Logothetis, MD
4:20 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
From the Small Renal Mass to Advanced Disease
Moderator: Dr. Arie S. Belldegrun
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Logothetis, Pantuck, Porter, Raman, Smith
5:30 Adjourn

Sunday, March 6, 2016

6:30 Breakfast/Exhibits
Video Session
7:00 Robotic Radical Cystectomy with Intracorporeal Neobladder
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
7:30 Robotic RPLND for Testicular Cancer
James Porter, MD
Practice Management
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
8:00 ICD-10 Phase II - QRUR, MACRA, PQRS and MU
Avoiding Penalties with Proper Coding Documentation for Co-Morbidities
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
8:30 Medical Necessity and Coding - Understanding the Rules and Adapting Your Practice for Medical Necessity Appeals
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
8:50 Common Modifier Mistakes - -59, -58, -25, -X(ESPU)
What You Need to Know
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
9:10 Value Based Care Redesign in Urology
Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
9:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Christopher S. Saigal
Panel: Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
10:00 Break/Exhibits
Infections in Urology
Moderator: Carol J. Bennett, MD
10:20 Prostate Biopsy Prophylaxis - Sepsis Prevention
Jonathan Bergman, MD, MPH
10:40 New 2015 STD Guidelines - The "Burning" Issues
Gregory J. Moran, MD
11:00 Prostatitis and Pelvic Pain
Practical Approaches for Helping our Patients
Scott Zeitlin, MD
11:20 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Carol J. Bennett
Panel: Drs. Bergman, Moran, Zeitlin
12:30 Adjourn

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

  • Utilize MRI and fusion biopsy for diagnostic prostate biopsy and active surveillance
  • Utilize alternative intravesical chemotherapies for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and manage complications
  • Utilize urine, serum, and tissue biomarkers for managing urologic malignancies
  • Manage early and advanced prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer
  • Perform robotic surgery for urologic oncologic conditions
  • Treat male and female voiding dysfunction, BPH, and kidney stones
  • Treat castrate resistant prostate cancer
  • Treat testosterone deficiency and Peyronie's Disease
  • Navigate ICD-10 Coding and related practice management issues
  • Manage mesh complications
  • Manage chronic pelvic pain conditions, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, and sexually transmitted diseases

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 20.5 (plus 2.5 for Dry Lab) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.


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

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 two lighted tennis courts, a waterfront swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center/spa, as well as 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, Abbott Kinney, 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, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags 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 conference participants at a special conference rate of $289.00 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 2, 2016, 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 visit their website:


Daytime: $13 valet only
Overnight: $28

Emergency Calls

You may be reached during the conference at 310-823-1700. Ask the hotel operator to direct your call to the UCLA Stateof-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.