Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass provides a structured approach to advanced robotic surgery for conditions of the prostate, kidney, and bladder with an emphasis on radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.
Maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
This two-day didactic course is designed for urologists.
Maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Vipul Patel, MD, FACS
Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida
Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program
Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS
Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD
Matthew W. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS
John Warren Davis, MD
Professor Alexandre Mottrie, MD, PhD
James R. Porter, MD
Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS
Bernardo Rocco, MD
Joseph A. Smith, Jr., MD
Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
Samir S. Taneja, MD
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
The first day will focus on prostate surgery. Specific surgical techniques will be presented in a step-by-step operative outline. Issues such as optimizing outcomes of robotic radical prostatectomy, discussing complications, and tips and tricks of challenging cases. High Definition live transmission of robotic radical prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel will include recent modifications in technique. The second day will be devoted to kidney surgery and bladder surgery. The course will include multiple video segments demonstrating tips and tricks, management of anatomic anomalies and challenging situations, with expert faculty to provide commentary and discussion. Audience participation will be encouraged to ensure one on one interaction. Panel discussions with expert faculty will address methods to recognize and address complications and problems for each of the surgical procedures.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
|6:00 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|6:45 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.||Welcome|
|7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.||ARS Pre-Test: Prostate|
Session I: Screening and Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
|7:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.|
State of the Art Lecture: Prostate Cancer Screening - Where Do We Stand?
|7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.||Risk Stratifying Patients with Elevated PSAs: Current and Future Trends|
|7:45 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.||Use of 3T mp MRI in Evaluating the Possibility of Prostate Cancer|
|7:55 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.||Optimizing MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsy: Utility and Technique|
|8:10 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
Session II: Evaluation of the Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patient
|8:20 a.m. ‐ 8:45 a.m.||The Use of Genomic Testing in Newly Diagnosed Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer|
|8:45 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.||Active Surveillance Guidelines: Initial and Long-Term Management|
|8:55 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.||Low and Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Who Benefits from Surgery?|
|9:10 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.||Prostate Cancer Trends Over the Last Decade: Is the Disease Becoming More Advanced?|
|9:25 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.||Break|
Session III: Live Surgery
|9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.||Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy|
Surgeon: Vipul Patel, MD
OR Moderator: Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Auditorium Moderator: Joseph A. Smith, Jr., MD
Panel: John Warren Davis, MD; Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS; Bernardo Rocco, MD; Samir S. Taneja, MD; Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
Session IV: Prostate Cancer Surgery
|10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||The Prostate Cancer Consult: What Patients Need to Know Before Making a Decision|
|11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.||Improving Operating Room Efficiency and Team Training|
Technical Innovations to Optimize Outcomes
|11:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.||Overview of RALP Technique: Key Steps that Actually Make a Difference|
|11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.||Techniques to Improve Urinary Continence Outcomes|
|11:40 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.||Techniques to Reduce Positive Margins but Maximize Nerve Sparing|
|11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.||10,000 RALPS Later: Lessons Learned|
|12:10 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.||Understanding the NVB and the Technique of Nerve Sparing|
|12:20 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.||Planning the Level of Nerve Sparing and Determining the Amount of ECE During RALP|
|12:35 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|12:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.||Non-CME Lunch|
Session V: High-Risk Prostate Cancer Surgery
|2:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.||Surgery for Non-Organ Confined Prostate Cancer: Technical Considerations|
|2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.||Extended Lymph Node Dissection|
|2:25 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.||Salvage RALP: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes|
|2:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.||Salvage Lymph Node Dissection for Rising PSA Post-Treatment|
|2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.||Surgery for Oligometastatic Disease: Indications and Outcomes|
Session VI: Video Session
|3:10 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.||Complications of RALP|
|3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.||Extreme Robotic Surgery: Cases that Made the Experts Sweat|
|4:05 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.||Video: Simple Prostatectomy and Bladder Diverticulectomy|
|4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|4:20 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.||Break|
Session VII: Advanced Prostate Cancer
|4:35 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.||The Increased Utility of Surgery for Advanced Prostate Cancer: Who Benefits?|
|4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Post-Prostatectomy Genomic Tests: Indications and Utility|
|5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.||Use of Advanced Imaging and New Biomarkers to Evaluate PSA Recurrence|
|5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Medical Therapy for Metastatic and Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer: What a Urologist Needs to Know|
Session VIII: New Innovations
|5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.||New Robotic Platforms and Technologies on the Horizon|
|5:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Alternative Surgical Appproaches to Prostate Cancer: Partial Prostatectomy, Prostatic Artery|
|6:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.||Audience Q&A Session|
|6:10 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.||ARS Post-Test: Prostate|
|6:25 p.m.||Meeting Adjourns|
|6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.||Breakfast|
|7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.||ARS Pre-Test: Kidney and Bladder|
Session I - Renal Tumors
|7:15 a.m. - 7:25 a.m.|
State of the Art Lecture: Introduction to Robotic Renal Surgery
|7:25 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.|
Live Kidney Surgery: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
Session II: Renal Mass Management
|8:25 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.||Evaluation of a Renal Mass: Nephrometry Scoring and Case Selection|
|8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.||Role of Renal Biopsy and Active Surveillance of Small Renal Masses|
|8:55 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.||Renal Ischemia Management|
|9:05 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.||Patient Positioning and Port Placement and Preparing the Team for an Emergency Situation|
|9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|9:25 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.||Break|
Session III: Kidney Video Session
|9:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.||Robotic Pyeloplasty and Pyelolithotomy|
|9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||Robotic Ureteral Reimplantation|
|10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.||Robotic Radical Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy|
Videos: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Tips and Tricks
|10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.||Step-by-Step Apporach to Partial Nephrectomy: Key Steps|
|10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.||Video Transperitoneal Approach: Tumor Excision and Renorraphy|
|10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.||Video Retroperitoneal Approach: Tumor Excision and Renorraphy|
|11:05 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.||Video Complex Cystic Mass|
|11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.||Video Hilar Tumor|
|11:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.||Video Large Renal Mass|
|11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.||When to Use Firefly: Selective or Early Unclamping of the Renal Artery|
|11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|12:05 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.||Non-CME Lunch|
|1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Case 1 Presentation: Management of Positive Margins, Intraoperative Frozen Sections and Tumor Spillage|
|1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.||Case 2 Presentation: Multiple Renal Masses|
|1:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Case Discussion Q&A with Panel|
Session IV: Advanced Robotic Renal Surgery
|2:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.||Video: Complications of Renal Surgery Management|
|2:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.||Video: Challenging Cases|
|2:55 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.||Robotic Renal Transplantation|
|3:05 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.||Robotic RPLND|
|3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.||Robotic Node Dissection for Penile Cancer|
|3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.||Q&A with Moderator and Panel|
|3:35 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||ARS Post-Test: Kidney|
|3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Break|
Session V: Bladder Cancer
|4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.||State of the Art Lecture: Outcomes of Radical Robotic Cystectomy|
|4:20 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.||Video: Technique for Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion|
|4:50 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.||Robotic Ileal Conduit|
|5:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.||Robotic Intracororeal Urinary Diversion|
|5:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Audience Q&A Session|
|5:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m.||ARS-Post-Test: Bladder|
|5:35 p.m.||Meeting Adjourns|
For more details on who is presenting on each topic, visit the AUAUniversity Robotics course page.
|Live Course Only Early Bird - On/Before Sept. 28, 2018||Live Course Only Standard - On/After Sept. 29, 2018|
|AUA Member||$549 each||$689 each|
|Non-Member||$689 each||$859 each|
An administration fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee will be paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.
AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before October 5, 2018. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by October 12, 2018.
Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.
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Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel
225 Celebration Pl
Celebration, FL 34742
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass is supported by independent educational grants from:
To encourage and support the participant's care of their patients, visit UrologyHealth.org to access existing resources and educational materials provided by the Urology Care Foundation on a variety of urologic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, prostate health, kidney health and bladder health.