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Instructional Course

037IC - Urodynamic Evaluation & Advances in Management of Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in Adults: A Case-Based Approach

Saturday, May 19
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2006

This comprehenisve and very practical course on adult neurogenic bladder dysfunction is designed for Urology residents, fellows, practicing urologists, and allied health professionals (e.g., nurses and physical therapists) with special interest in Neuro-Urology. Topics covered will include urodynamic evaluation of patients with various neurogenic bladder conditions and an upto date review of non pharmacological, pharmacological, minimally invasive, and reconstructive surgical treatment options. The presentations will be corroborated and supplemented by real clinical cases of the course faculty, providing a unique case based approach to the evaluation and management. Audience response system (ARS) will be utilized to make the course more interactive and interesting. Such a practical approach is aimed to keep the attendee engaged and actively involved in the course. Exceptionally clear and instructional urodynamic illustrations of common neurogenic lower urinary tract conditions (CVA, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, spinal cord injury, myelodysplasia, spinal cord tumors, herniated intervertebral disk, peripheral nerve injury, cauda equina syndrome, conus medullaris syndrome, among others) will be included along with contemporary advances in the management as practiced in 2016-2017 in the light of recent guidelines in the management of adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction. At the end of the course, the attendees will become confident and proficient in the urodynamic evaluation and contemporary management of common neurogenic lower urinary tract conditions.

Learning Objectives:

Hari Tunuguntla

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Hari Siva G.R. Tunuguntla, MD, is working as Associate Professor of Urology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is the Attending Urologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Director of the Section of Voiding Dysfunction, Genitourinary Reconstruction, Neuro Urology, Urodynamics & Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and is also Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of Voiding Dysfunction, Neuro Urology, Male and Female Urologic Reconstruction. His clinical practice encompasses management of the entire gamut of voiding disorders, Neurourology, overactive bladder, Female Urology, Urinary Incontinence and lower urinary tract reconstruction in men and women. His practice also involves comprehensive treatment of complex urethral strictures in men; post-radical prostatectomy urinary incontinence (biofeedback, pelvic floor muscle physical therapy, bulking agent injections, male urethral sling surgery, and artificial urinary sphincter implantation); penile prosthesis surgery; treatment of Peyronie's disease; rectourinary fistula surgery in men; the entire spectrum of genitourinary fistula surgery in women; pessary treatment in women; minimally invasive sling surgery for urinary incontinence in women; vaginal/robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in women; bladder chemodenervation with Onabotulinum toxin; sacral neuromodulation; and posterior tibial nerve stimulation. In addition, patients with various neurological conditions causing bladder problems constitute a significant portion of his patient population. For the last six years, he has been a course director for the CME accredited Neurourology course for urologists at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association.

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Angelo E. Gousse

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Angelo Gousse is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, he is a former tenured Professor of Urology (Current Voluntary Professor) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Vice-Chairman of the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Urology service, where he was also the Urology Residency Program Director and Fellowship Director for Female Urology, Urodynamics, and Reconstructive Surgery for more than 10 years.

He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a postdoctoral fellowship in urodynamics, female urology, and pelvic floor reconstruction at the University of California Los Angeles. He is Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Urology. Dr Gousse is on the prestigious executive Board of the Society for Urodynamics Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. He serves as Chair of residency education.

Dr. Gousse’s research interests have focused on urinary incontinence in male and female, overactive bladder neuropharmacology, reconstruction of the urinary tract, neurogenic urinary incontinence, as well as functional recovery from spinal cord injury. An international leader in voiding dysfunction and reconstruction, he has pioneered the optimal dosage of neurotoxins to manage bladder dysfunction. He led several clinical trials leading to FDA approval of Botox in Urology. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous textbook chapters, journal articles, and abstracts, and has participated as a visiting professor in the United States and abroad on various aspects of reconstructive urology.

His professional awards and honors include: Best Doctors in America 2005 to 2018, US News and World Report, Best Urologists in America’s, Top Urologists by the prestigious Consumer’s Research Council of America 2008, Strathmore’s Who’s Who since 2001, The Journal of Urology Best Reviewer 2016 and many others.

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Stephen R. Kraus

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Kraus is Professor & Interim Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) where he heads the Division of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology & Voiding Dysfunction. He completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University and received his MD from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he also completed his residency in urology. He completed a fellowship in Neuro-Urology, Incontinence, and Urodynamics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and he received his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at the UTHSCSA. Dr Kraus received his subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) from the American Board of Urology in June 2013.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr Kraus is also a member of: the American Urological Association, the American Urogynecologic Society, the International Continence Society and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) . He is on the Board of Directors for SUFU and for the Texas Urological Society where he also serves as Chair of the Education Committee.

Dr Kraus has served as faculty for many post graduate courses on topics including Neurourology, Female Urology, Overactive Bladder, Male Incontinence & Voiding Disorders and Urodynamics. Dr Kraus served on the AUA Guidelines Panel on Urodynamics and is currently on the AUA Guidelines Panel on Female Stress Urinary Incontinence. Dr Kraus also heads the SUFU OAB Clinical Care Pathway Project.

Dr. Kraus is actively engaged in research and has served as principal investigator for a variety of studies and grants including the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, sponsored by the NIH/NIDDK. In addition to serving on the editorial board of Drugs & Aging and BMC Urology, Dr. Kraus serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology and Neurourology & Urodynamics.

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