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Female Urology & Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) Full Agenda
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Female Urology & Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS) Agenda


Thursday, June 12, 2014

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Exhibits

EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pelvic Anatomy of the Lower Urinary Tract and the Anatomy & Physiology of Continence/Incontinence
Mickey M. Karram, MD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Neurophysiology & Pharmacology of the Lower Urinary Tract
Howard B. Goldman, MD
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Evaluation (History & Physical) of a Patient with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Urodynamics: When, Why & How
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Neurogenic Bladder
Howard B. Goldman, MD
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM Audience Response Questions (entire group)



Breakout Sessions
(Participants will select from these breakout sessions)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Case Studies: How Best to Evaluate Patients with LUTS
Panel discussion
Moderator: Mickey M. Karram, MD
Neil H. Baum, MD
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
Howard B. Goldman, MD
Beri Ridgeway, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Board Review: Anatomy, Neurourology, & Urodynamics
Sam Siddighi, MD
Jeffrey S. Hardesty, MD


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Potential Luncheon Symposium
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Nonsurgical Treatments of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder
Beri Ridgeway, MD
  • Case Study
  • How much history and exam is necessary?
  • Behavior modification
  • Pharmacologic treatment
  • How to measure outcomes
  • Follow-up
  • When is enough, enough? Going on to the next step
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Refractory OAB: Botox & SNS
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
  • Case study
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Role of Urodynamics and Cystoscopy
  • Treatment of Remediable Conditions
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Synthetic Slings for SUI; Which Sling for Which Patient
Mickey M. Karram, MD
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Autologous Slings: When, Why, and HOW
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Break and Exhibits
3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Case Presentations: Avoiding & Managing Complications: Including De Novo and Post-op Voiding Dysfunction
Panel discussion
Moderator: Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Audience Response Questions (entire group)



Breakout Sessions
(Participants will select from these breakout sessions)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Board Review
Sam Siddighi, MD
Jeffrey S. Hardesty, MD
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Videofest Surgical Techniques: Retropubic, Transobturator and Single Incision Synthetic Slings; Autologous Slings, Urethrolysis and Mesh Sling Complications
Moderator: Howard B. Goldman, MD
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Mickey M. Karram, MD
Beri Ridgeway, MD



5:00 PM Adjourn for Evening

Friday, June 13, 2014

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Exhibits

EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (CONTINUED)
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Recurrent UTI’s and Painful Bladder
Howard B. Goldman, MD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Evaluation and Management of Nocturia
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD

PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Surgery for POP an Overview
Beri Ridgeway, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Route of Hysterectomy and Techniques for Vaginal Hysterectomy
Mickey M. Karram, MD
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Surgery for POP Native Tissue Repairs
Mickey M. Karram, MD
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Surgery for POP Augmenting Repairs: When, Why & How
Beri Ridgeway, MD
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Surgery for POP: Avoiding and Managing Complications & Outcome measures -Case Studies
Moderator: Mickey M. Karram, MD
Howard B. Goldman, MD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Beri Ridgeway, MD
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Audience Response Questions on Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (entire group)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Potential Luncheon Symposium



Breakout Sessions
(Participants will select from these breakout sessions)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Case Discussions and Surgical Videos on a Variety of Patients with Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Moderator: Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Mickey M. Karram, MD
Howard B. Goldman, MD
Beri Ridgeway, MD
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Board Review Session on Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Augmenting Surgical Materials for Pelvic Reconstruction
Sam Siddighi, MD
Jeffrey S. Hardesty, MD



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Defecatory Dysfunction: Outlet Obstruction and Fecal Incontinence
Mickey M. Karram, MD
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Peri-operative, Intra-operative, and Post-operative Care and Management
Beri Ridgeway, MD
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Stretch Break
3:45PM - 4:00 PM Audience Response Questions (entire group)



Breakout Sessions
(Participants will select from these breakout sessions)
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Case Presentations of Complicated Pelvic Floor Patients with Video
Moderator: Howard B. Goldman, MD
Mickey M. Karram, MD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Beri Ridgeway, MD
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Board Review on Anal Physiology: Defecatory Dysfunction, Peri-operative and Intra-operative Care and Management
Sam Siddighi, MD
Jeffrey S. Hardesty, MD



5:15 PM Adjourn for Evening

Saturday, June 14, 2014

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
(THREE SESSIONS RUNNING CONCURRENT; PARTICIPANTS CHOOSE WHICHEVER SESSION THEY WISH TO ATTEND)
FEMALE UROLOGY AND UROGYNECOLOGY
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Lower Urinary Tract Fistulas
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Urethral Diverticulum
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Urethral Reconstruction
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Videofest: Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction
Moderator: Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
Mickey M. Karram, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Role of Bulking Agents for ISD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Obliterative Procedures for POP
Mickey M. Karram, MD
11:15 AM - 11:45 PM Surgical Management of Complications (case discussions)
Moderator: Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Mickey M. Karram
Beri Ridgeway, MD
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Surgical Management of Recurrences (case discussions)
Moderator: Beri Ridgeway, MD
Jerry G. Blaivas, MD
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD
Mickey M. Karram, MD
12:15 PM Symposium Adjournment
THE ECONOMICS OF MEDICINE; PRACTICE MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & CODING AND REIMBURSEMENT
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM On-Line Marketing for the 21st Century Doctor
Neil H. Baum, MD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM How to Build Your Practice and Attract Patients On-line
Neil H. Baum, MD
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Coding and Reimbursement: The Basics
Michael A. Ferragamo, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Coding and Reimbursement: Advanced
Michael A. Ferragamo, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Buying/Selling your Practice; Negotiating & Hospital Contracting (getting the best RVU values)
Neil H. Baum, MD
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Segue to Retirement
Neil H. Baum, MD
11:15 AM - 11:45 PM Safely Improving Speed in the OR and Decreasing Turn-Around Time between Cases; Office Practice Procedures
Neil H. Baum, MD
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Clinical Research - Doing Drug Studies and Other Ancillary Income
Neil H. Baum, MD
12:15 PM Symposium Adjournment
BOARD REVIEW
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Board Review Test Taking Strategies
Sam Siddighi, MD
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM What to Expect on the Board Review Test
Sam Siddighi, MD
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM What Procedures and Conditions You Need To Focus on
Sam Siddighi, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Single Biggest Mistake Doctors Make on The Test which is The Difference Between Passing and Failing
Sam Siddighi, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:15 AM STATISTICS REVIEW; EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE BOARD EXAM
Sam Siddighi, MD
12:15 PM Symposium Adjournment