Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass, Additional Registration Required

Instructional Course

069IC - Foundations of Female Urology

Monday, May 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2009

The course will have 3 separate sessions on: (1) Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: Pathophysiology and Surgical Management. (2) Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Surgical Management. (3) Urodynamics in Women and Management of Overactive Bladder. In each of these sessions we will perform 30 minutes of didactics including Powerpoint presentations and videos. The second 30 minutes will be devoted to video presentations and Q+A from the participants. Thus, in this format, we plan to cover topics including female pelvic anatomy, the pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence and prolapse, urodynamic testing in women, midurethral sling techniques, prolapse surgery, and OAB management.

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J. Christian Winters

LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans


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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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Nirit Rosenblum

NYU Langone Medical Center

Medicine allows me to combine my fascination with human biology and my desire to help others. Anatomy classes and clinical rotations led me to pursue a surgical career. Urology offers a chance to be involved in patient care, surgery, radiology, and pathology—all aspects of medicine I found to be important. I also felt strongly that women patients may desire women providers in urology, a field historically dominated by men, particularly because urological problems can be humiliating and private.

In my practice, I largely focus on treating women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, in which pelvic organs shift out of position. My particular area of expertise is robotic repair of pelvic organ prolapse, emphasizing treatments that meet each woman’s needs. I’m also an advocate for uterine-sparing techniques for women who want to avoid having their uterus removed.

When I see people in my practice, I take into account the patient’s specific needs, age, lifestyle, personal preferences, cultural and religious beliefs, and treatment goals. I am particularly interested in preservation of female sexual function as an important goal in the restoring a woman’s quality of life after pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence surgery. I coordinate care with other healthcare providers—including physical therapists, gynecologists, and colorectal specialists—to create the best approach to managing pelvic disorders.

I am on the faculty of NYU Langone’s female pelvic medicine fellowship, training both urologists and gynecologists in this subspecialty. Nationally, I am involved in teaching postgraduate courses at urology and urogynecology conferences.


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