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024IC - Técnicas de Avanzada en Cirugía Reconstructiva Uretral: Análisis de Nuestros Errores (Curso en Español)

Saturday, May 19
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: MCC WEST, 2004

Given the continuous increasing spanish-speaking attendance to the AUA's annual meetings, and the AUA's interest to strengthen international partnership/collaboration, we believe there is a need in a spanish course in urethral reconstruction. I have strong relationship with over 150 urologists practicing genitourinary reconstruction in Latinamerica, Caribbean, Portugal and Spain. Two years ago we created a networking and collaborative group that communicates mainly via WatsApp. I was requested to submit the reconstructive course that I once directed in 2014 that was well attended. The course was not renewed due to lack of timing addressing the suggestions from audience. Hereof I propose the following course, taking in consideration critiques from 2014 and current suggestions. There is no doubt that formal GU reconstruction is poor in Latin-America , and this course will serve to improve surgical care in the region. This time included faculty from South America and Spain, to broaden the audience. The objectives of the course will be to describe current trends in complex and challenging techniques in urethral reconstructive surgery, with emphasis in troubleshooting.

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Ramon Virasoro

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dr. Ramón Virasoro earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed both general surgery and urology residencies at Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas (CEMIC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1992 to 1999. He practiced general urology from 2000-2004 at CEMIC, where he was a member of the kidney transplant team.
Dr. Virasoro completed his fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery in 2007, in Norfolk, VA. While in Argentina, he developed the genitourinary reconstructive surgery section at CEMIC. He was the coordinator until he joined Urology of Virginia.
Dr. Virasoro is a member of the American Urological Association, and served as the Argentine representative for the International Members Committee of the AUA from 2008 to 2011. He is also an active member of the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS), and The Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU).
Dr. Virasoro is an International Medical Educator (IME) with Physicians for Peace, a local non-profit organization. He has completed several humanitarian missions to the Dominican Republic, where he performs reconstructive surgeries for indigent patients. In Santo Domingo, Dr. Virasoro has developed, and is the Director of, the first Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in the Caribbean. The fellowship will train 3 local Urologists over the next 5 years.
Dr. Virasoro has published several articles regarding genitourinary reconstruction, and has authored many chapters in urology. He has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings.
When not working, Dr. Virasoro enjoys time with his family, gardening and bird watching.


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Javier C. Angulo

Universidad Europea de Madrid

Professor of Urology in Universidad Europea de Madrid (Laureate Universities), Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid. Born in Baracaldo (Basque Country, Spain) in 1964. Graduated in Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), resident in Hospital de Basurto (Bilbao, Spain) and fellow trained in urologic oncology in Harper Hospital, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, EEUU). Doctorate Award in Universidad del País Vasco for his Thesis on the prognosis of bladder carcinoma in 1992. Fellow of the European Board of Urology (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes) in 1994. Master on Medical and Health Management in 2009. Chief of Urology in Hospital Universitario de Getafe (2008-2015). Director of Actas Urológicas Españolas (2011-2014). Chair of Scientific Activities in Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) (2014-2016). Board member of the European School of Urology (ESU), Education Office of the European Association of Urology. Author of more than 300 articles, 62 in Q1-Q2 journals. H-index 23. Author and editor of more the 20 books, principal investigator in more than 30 Phase 2-3 clinical trials and author of more than 500 communications in scientific meetings. Main interests include surgical oncology (bladder and prostate), reconstructive surgery, incontinence, overactive bladder, pharmacoeconomics, history and medical education. He lives with his wife and two sons in Madrid and is fond of anthropology and Paleolithic art.


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Reynaldo G. Gomez

Hospital del Trabajador

Reynaldo G. Gomez, MD. Chief of Urology. Hospital del Trabajador, Santiago, Chile.
- Catholic University of Chile Medical School. 1972 - 1978.
- RESIDENCE GENERAL SURGERY: Catholic University of Chile Medical School. 1979 - 1981
- RESIDENCE UROLOGY: Catholic University of Chile Medical School. 1982 - 1984

- LICENCIATE IN MEDICINE. Catholic University of Chile, 1979.
- MEDICO-CIRUJANO. University of Chile, 1979.
- MAGISTER IN SURGERY. Catholic University of Chile, 1982.
- SPECIALIST IN SURGERY. Catholic University of Chile, 1982.
- SPECIALIST IN UROLOGY. Catholic University of Chile, 1984.
- POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, University of California San Francisco, USA, 1991.

- MIEMBRO TITULAR. Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile
- MIEMBRO TITULAR. Sociedad Chilena de Urologia
- FELLOW. American College of Surgeons
- MIEMBRO. Confederación Americana de Urologia
- INTERNATIONAL MEMBER American Urological Association
- ACTIVE MEMBER The Society of Genito Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons
- ACTIVE MEMBER. Société Internationale d'Urologie.

- PRESIDENT Sociedad Chilena de Urología. 2000 - 2002.
- Director Office of Bylaws, Confederación Americana de Urología. 1998 – 2010.
- Board Member, Société Internationale d'Urologie. 2013-2016
- PRESIDENT Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons Society (GURS), 2010.

- Prize EDUARDO ABUD. Sociedad de Cirujanos de Chile 1983.
- Prize VI Congreso Chileno de Infectología, 1990.
- Prize Surgical Forum. XXXV Congreso Chilean Chapter, American College of Surgeons. 1991.
- Prize Poster Section. 67th Annual Meeting Western Section American Urological Association. 1991.
- Prize Best video. XXVII Congreso Chileno de Urología, 2004.
- Prize Surgical Technique. XXVII Congreso Chileno de Urología, 2004.
- Prize Best video. XXX Congreso Chileno de Urología, 2007.
- Best Poster Trauma and Reconstructive Urology, AUA 2011.

Trauma and reconstructive urology, urethral reconstruction, urodynamics and neurogenic bladder, bladder reconstruction, erectile dysfunction.


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