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Instructional Course

017IC - Advanced Ureteroscopy: Overcoming Challenging Problems

Friday, May 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2006

This post graduate course is designed for practicing Urologistst who perform ureteroscopic procedures and wish an update on advanced applications and instrumentation. The faculty will present innovative endoscopic treatments for urolithiasis, upper uroinary tract urothelial carcinoma, as well as intra-renal and ureteral stricture disease.

The course begins with a historical perspective and current ureteroscopic access techniques presented by Demetrius Bagley. Olivier Traxier will then present a comprehensive review of current and new ureteroscopic instrumentation, as well as various endoscopic lithotripsy techniques and outcomes. Diagnostic ureteroscopy including a review of benign and malignant lesions will be present by Michael Grasso, who will also review in detail endoscopic management of upper urinary tract urothlial carcinoma including outcomes and adjuvent therapiies. Finally, Scott Hubosky will present ureteraosocpic management of obstructing lesions of the upper urinary tract, as well management of ureteroscopic complications.

By taking this course the audience will have a more comnprehensive understanding of current and future ureteroscopic therapies, and will be updated on newest instrumentation and surgical technique.

Learning Objectives:

Michael Grasso

Professor and Vice Chairman
New York Medical College

Michael Grasso III, received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, and completed his Urology residency training at Jefferson as well. While there he worked closely with Dr. Demetrius Bagley, developing broad academic interests in minimally invasive surgery and Uro-oncology, advancing the field of endourology by developing minimally invasive therapies and instrumentation, with significant contributions to the literature. He served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Urology at Loma Linda University, Professor of Urology at New York University, and since 2001 he has been Professor and Vice Chairman of Urology at the New York Medical College.

He is currently a Regional Director of Urology for Northwell Health, Director of an Endourology fellowship-training program since 1999, Director of living related renal transplantation at Westchester Health, while also stewarding a basic science research program in renal physiology with Thambi Dorai Ph.D at New York Medical College.


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Demetrius H. Bagley

Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Demetrius H. Bagley is The Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor of Urology and Professor of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. His major interests are in urologic endoscopy, laser therapy and the treatment of calculi and intrarenal neoplasms. He has been invited to speak widely in 35 different countries.
After receiving his undergraduate and medical degrees at Johns Hopkins University, he completed two years of general surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital before a three year fellowship in oncology at the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Bagley then completed urology residency at Yale. His first faculty appointment was at the University of Chicago (Assistant Professor to Associate Professor 1979-1983). He then moved to Jefferson in 1983 where he remains.
Dr. Bagley is a member of the major urologic organizations including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is the past President of the Philadelphia Urological Society and an associate member of the Kimmel Cancer Center. He was Editor-in-Chief of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Endourology and Section Editor of the Arab Journal of Urology, and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology, British Journal of Urology International and African Journal of Urology. He is the author/co-author of 10 books on urologic endoscopy and over 390 papers and chapters. For 27 years, he has been Chair or faculty of an AUA course on Ureteroscopy.
Dr. Bagley has been cited in the Best Doctors in America and Philadelphia Magazine's "Top Doctors" for stone treatment, cancer treatment and ureteroscopy. He received the Endourology Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and in 2012, the TJU Inter-Professional Education Award and the Valentine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine. The American Urologic Association presented Dr. Bagley with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” 2014.


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Scott G. Hubosky

Sidney Kimmel Medical School at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Scott G. Hubosky, MD is The Demetrius H. Bagley, Jr. MD Associate Professor of Urology, Director of Endourology and Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Urology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed urology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2005. After successful completion of a fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery under the auspices of the Endourological Society at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, he came back to join the staff of the Department of Urology at Thomas Jefferson University in July of 2006.

His research interests include endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma, nephrolithiasis, radiation safety and ureteroscopic instrumentation. He has published multiple manuscripts and book chapters on the endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma as well as the natural history and management of this disease in patients with Lynch Syndrome. Dr. Hubosky has also published manuscripts on safety issues involving flexible ureteroscopy.


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