Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
The technology used in the treatment of surgical stone disease is rapidly evolving with new capital equipment, reusable and disposable items continuously being introduced. With an increased focus on health care expenditures and outcomes, it becomes critical for the urologist to make informed decisions in this area. The majority of education originates from industry and there is a lack of non-biased resources for physicians. This two-hour instructional course will spend the first hour reviewing the latest technology in stone disease and provide evidence based overview as well as expert opinions of the performance of new products and devices. Each new technology will be reviewed by one of the faculty while the remaining panelists will provide opposing or supporting viewpoints where applicable. The relevant financial considerations of implementation will also be reviewed. In the second hour clinical case scenarios incorporating video will be presented that demonstrate the use of the technology with the goal of further assessing the value, or lack thereof, where the technology may benefit the clinical situation.