Course Information

42nd Annual UCLA State-of-the-Art Urology Conference

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

March 02, 2017 to March 05, 2017

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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, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, urethral stricture disease, genitourinary trauma, renal and ureteral stones, testosterone deficiency, testosterone use in men with prostate cancer, 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, active surveillance, robotic surgical procedures, management of the small renal mass, GU dermatology, pediatric urology, and practice management including MIPS, ICD-10, and E/M 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 2nd 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 2, 2017, 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

Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA
Patricia and Rodes Hart Endowed Chair in Urologic Surgery
Professor of Urologic Surgery and Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Anthony V. D'Amico, MD, PhD, FASTRO
Eleanor Theresa Walters Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
Chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
Thornton, Colorado

Alan Partin, MD, PhD
The Jakurski Family Director & Professor
Department of Urology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Glenn M. Preminger, MD
Duke University Medical Center
James F. Glenn Professor of Urology
Director, Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center
Department of Urologic Surgery
Durham, North Carolina

Claus G. Roehrborn, MD
Professor and Chair
S.T. Harris Family Chair in Medical Science, in Honor of John D. McConnell, MD
E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Urology
Department of Urology
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
Professor and Nelson Chair
Department of Urology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Christopher Wood, MD
Professor, Department of Urology
Vice Chairman, Department of Urology
Division of Surgery
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Course Chair

William J. Aronson, MD

Course Co-Chairs

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
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
Stuart Holden, MD
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
Steven E. Lerman, 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
Jennifer S. Singer, MD
Robert B. Smith, MD

UCLA Faculty*

Alexandra Drakaki, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Urology
Genitourinary Oncology Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Institute of Urologic Oncology

Vandana Madkan, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Dermatology

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

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

*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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 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 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
7:30 Adjourn

Friday, March 3, 2017

7:00 Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits
7:50 Introductions and Announcements
William J. Aronson, MD
Female Voiding Dysfunction, Reconstruction, Surgical Tips and Tricks
Moderator: Shlomo Raz, MD
8:00 In-Office Strategies for Incontinence and OAB
Pelvic Floor Therapy, Tibial Nerve Stim, Injectables, Pessaries, and More
Z. Chad Baxter, MD and Ja-Hong Kim, MD
8:20 Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery-Choosing the Right Sling for the Right Patient
Shlomo Raz, MD
8:40 Interstitial Cystitis - Effective Strategies and AUA Guidelines
Ja-Hong Kim, MD
9:00 Refractory Overactive Bladder
Medical Therapy Strategies
Neurostimulation and Botulinum Toxin
Shlomo Raz, MD
9:20 Break/Exhibits
Male Voiding Dysfunction, Urethral Stricture Disease
Moderator: Shlomo Raz, MD
9:40 Key Aspects of the Male Urethral Stricture 2016 AUA Guidelines
Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
10:00 Unresolved Issues in LUTS/BPH Evaluation and Treatment
Claus G. Roehrborn, MD
10:20 Artificial Urethral Sphincter - Tips and Tricks
Complications and Troubleshooting
Shlomo Raz, MD
10:40 Innovative Approaches for the Surgical Management of BPH
Claus G. Roehrborn, MD
11:00 Case Presentations, Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Shlomo Raz
Panel: Drs. Baxter, Kim, Roehrborn, and Wessells
12:00 Lunch with Faculty
Endourology: Urolithiasis, Bladder Neck Contractures
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
1:00 Key Aspects of the AUA 2016 Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines
Glenn M. Preminger, MD
1:15 Medical Evaluation of Nephrolithiasis Made
Easy Practical Treatment Advice
Glenn M. Preminger, MD
1:30 Recalcitrant Bladder Neck Contractures and Radiation Strictures
Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
1:45 Innovations in the Surgical Management of Ureteral and Renal Calculi
Tips and Tricks
Glenn M. Preminger, MD
2:00 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Christopher S. Saigal
Panel: Drs. Preminger and Wessells
2:50 Break/Exhibits
Androgen Deficiency, Penile Prosthesis, Update on GU Trauma
Moderator: Jacob Rajfer, MD
3:10 Update on GU Trauma - Guidelines Meet Reality
Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS
3:30 Penile Prosthesis - Tips and Tricks Managing Complications
Jesse N. Mills, MD
3:50 Testosterone Therapy in 2017
Use in the Setting of Prostate Cancer
Jacob Rajfer, MD
4:10 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jacob Rajfer
Panel: Drs. Mills and Wessells
5:15 Adjourn
5:20 Reception

Saturday, March 4, 2017

6:30 Breakfast/Exhibits
Video Session
7:00 Female and Male Reconstructive Urology
Shlomo Raz, MD
Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
8:00 Active Surveillance in 2017 - State of the Art
Alan Partin, MD, PhD
8:20 SBRT vs IMRT vs High Dose Brachy
Anthony V. D'Amico, MD, PhD
8:40 Focal Therapy and HIFU
Where Do We Stand Now
Leonard S. Marks, MD
9:00 Robotic Prostatectomy Video Session
Challenges with Locally Advanced Disease
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
9:20 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. D'Amico, Marks, Partin, and Reiter
9:50 Break/Exhibits
10:10 When to Use Prostate Cancer Biomarkers
Which Ones?
Alan Partin, MD, PhD
10:30 How to Image and Stage Prostate Cancer in 2017 - MRI, PET, PSMA
Robert E. Reiter, MD, MBA
10:50 Locally Advanced and Low Volume Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Role for Radiation and Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Anthony V. D’Amico, MD, PhD

Role for Surgery
Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA

Medical Oncology Perspective
Matthew Rettig, MD
11:20 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Chang, D'Amico, Holden, Marks, Partin, Reiter, and Rettig
12:00 Lunch with Faculty
Bladder Cancer
Moderator: Mark S. Litwin, MD, MPH
1:05 Key Aspects of the 2016 AUA
Bladder Cancer Guidelines
Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA
1:20 BCG Failures - Optimal Management in 2017
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
1:35 Key Issues in Muscle Invasive and Advanced Bladder Cancer
Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA
1:50 Clinical Use of Immunotherapy for Advanced Disease
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
2:05 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
New Discoveries: Immunotherapy for Bladder Cancer
Moderator: Dr. Mark S. Litwin
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Chang, Chin, and Drakaki
2:50 Break/Exhibits
Kidney Cancer
Moderator: Arie S. Belldegrun, MD
3:10 The Small Renal Mass - State of the Art in 2017
Christopher Wood, MD
3:30 Video Session - Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Managing and Avoiding Complications Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
3:50 New Approaches to Optimize Management of High Risk Kidney Cancer
Medical Therapy Prior to Surgery
Christopher Wood, MD

Medical Therapy After Surgery
Allan J. Pantuck, MD, MS
4:10 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
From the Small Renal Mass to Advanced Disease
Moderator: Dr. Arie S. Belldegrun
Panel: Drs. Chamie, Pantuck, Raman, Smith, Wood
5:30 Adjourn

Sunday, March 7, 2017

6:30 Breakfast/Exhibits
Video Session
7:00 Robotic Radical Cystectomy - Tips and Tricks
Karim Chamie, MD, MSHS
7:30 Robotic Simple Prostatectomy
Arnold I. Chin, MD, PhD
Practice Management
Moderator: Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
8:00 MIPS 2017 - Understanding the Next Medicare Mandate
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
8:30 E/M Coding Update – Compliant Coding under Increased Chart Review
Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
9:10 Getting Ready for MACRA Quality Reporting
Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
9:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Christopher S. Saigal
Panel: Mark N. Painter, BA, CPMA
10:00 Break/Exhibits
GU Dermatology
Moderator: Carol J. Bennett, MD
10:20 GU Dermatology - Practical Management Pearls
Vandana Madkan, MD
10:40 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Carol J. Bennett
Panel: Dr. Madkan
Pediatric Urology
Moderator: Jennifer S. Singer, MD
11:00 What's New in Pediatric Urology
Steven Lerman, MD
11:35 Panel Discussion and Case Presentations
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer S. Singer
Panel: Dr. Lerman
12:30 Adjourn

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

  • Understand key aspects of 2016 AUA Guidelines for kidney stones, urethral stricture disease, and bladder cancer
  • Utilize biomarkers and biopsy techniques for active surveillance
  • Determine the role for SBRT and high dose brachytherapy for prostate cancer
  • Manage high risk prostate cancer
  • Understand the present role for focal therapy for prostate cancer
  • Utilize alternative intravesical chemotherapies for bladder cancer
  • Manage the small renal mass
  • Perform robotic surgery for benign and malignant urologic conditions
  • Treat male and female voiding dysfunction, BPH, and kidney stones
  • Treat testosterone deficiency
  • Utilize testosterone therapy in the setting of prostate cancer
  • Manage urethral stricture disease
  • Manage genitourinary trauma
  • Manage GU dermatologic conditions
  • Navigate ICD-10 Coding and related practice management issues

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 21.25 (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.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists Credit
Approved by the ASRT for a maximum of 12.5 Category A continuing education credit.

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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 $299.00 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 January 31, 2017 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 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.