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Instructional Course

021IC - Surgical & Medical Stone Guidelines Update: A Case-Based Approach

Saturday, May 19
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: MCC WEST, 2002

To utilize a case-based and interactive approach to highlight key components of the current AUA Guidelines for the Medical and Surgical Management of Kidney Stones. During this course, representative basic and complex clinical cases/vignettes will be discussed with the use of data from the comprehensive guidelines to demonstrate critical points. Use of the audience response system and Q/A between cases amongst the faculty and audience members will be critical to the success of the course. Important aspects regarding metabolic evaluation, medical management, preoperative evaluation, imaging techniques, and surgical treatment recommendations (as well as surgical approaches and complications) in adult, pediatric, pregnant, and complex patients will be illustrated. The faculty will also reference the Guideline Statements that provide the framework for their decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:

Ojas Shah

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Dr. Ojas Shah is Professor of Urology and Director of the Division of Endourology and Stone Disease at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He also serves as the Director of the Endourology Fellowship at Columbia. His clinical interests include surgical and metabolic treatments of kidney stone disease, minimally invasive urologic surgery, upper tract transitional cell carcinoma/urothelial carcinoma, ureteral strictures, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteral/renal reconstructive surgery, and BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia).

He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgical and urologic training at New York University Medical Center. He spent an additional year at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center as a fellow in endourology, laparoscopy and metabolic stone disease.

Dr. Shah served as a member of the American Urological Association Surgical Management of Stones Guidelines Committee. He is an Assistant Editor to the Journal of Urology and is an Editor for the 5th edition of Taneja's Complications of Urologic Surgery. He has a strong focus on medical student and resident education, and served as the urology residency program director at NYU prior to joining Columbia.


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Dean G. Assimos

UAB School of Medicine

Dr. Dean George Assimos is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He obtained a BS degree in biology from Purdue University in 1974 and an MD degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977. He subsequently completed his urology residency at Northwestern University in 1983. He was a fellow intra-renal surgery and kidney stone disease at Wake Forest University in 1984 after which he was an A.U.A. research scholar at the same institution from 1984-1986. He has dedicated his career to the care of patients afflicted with complex renal stone disease including medical and surgical management. He conducts clinical, translational and basic science research focusing on factors which impact urinary oxalate excretion. He and his research colleagues have received steady funding from the NIH for these endeavors. They have demonstrated the important contribution of dietary oxalate to the urinary oxalate pool, defined the importance of interactions between dietary calcium and oxalate, and characterized mechanisms of gastrointestinal oxalate absorption and endogenous oxalate synthesis. He has served as a member of the A.U.A. Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel since its inception and is currently the Chair of this committee. Dr. Assimos is on the editorial board of several urologic journals. He is also committed to urologic education participating as a speaker and course director for the A.U.A. and other organizations.


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John C. Lieske

Mayo Clinic

John C. Lieske, M.D. is currently Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and the Director of the Renal Function Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Lieske is also Principal Investigator for the Mayo Clinic O’Brien Urology Research Center, Assistant Director for the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium (Director of the Dent Disease component), and Principal Investigator for the Mayo NIH Nephrology Training Grant. He has a longstanding interest in urinary proteomics and nephrolithiasis, including NIH-funded projects to investigate inhibitors of crystal aggregation, growth, and adhesion to tubular cells; epidemiology of nephrolithiasis; genetics of nephrolithiasis; and mechanisms of enteric hyperoxaluria. As director of the Renal Function Lab, Dr. Lieske has also developed expertise regarding renal markers of renal disease including tandem-MS based assays for urinary biomarkers and validation of newer markers of injury and kidney function (e.g., cystatin C, NGAL). Dr. Lieske has previously conducted clinical trials regarding the role of diet and probiotics in patients with and without enteric hyperoxaluria. He has also studied the epidemiology of enteric hyperoxaluria and kidney disease after bariatric surgery and the pathogenesis of kidney stone precursor lesions.


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Brian R. Matlaga

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Brian Matlaga is the Stephens Professor of Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and also serves as the Director of Ambulatory Care for the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. Dr. Matlaga received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his Medical Degree and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University. He then completed his internship in surgery and residency in urology at Wake Forest University; his subsequent fellowship at Indiana University was supported by an American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholarship.

Dr. Matlaga is an internationally recognized expert in the medical and surgical management of patients with urinary stone disease, and he is the Director of Stone Disease for the Brady Urological Institute. This expertise is built on his academic investigations of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of stone formation, as well as into the advancement of minimally invasive surgical techniques. A frequent contributor to the medical press, Dr. Matlaga’s research has received both national and international awards; in 2014, he was the recipient of the Endourological Society’s Arthur D. Smith Endourology Lectureship, which was given in recognition of accomplishments in the first ten years of his career.


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