Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
Over 1.6 million Americans identify as Transgender. Surgical volume of Gender Affirming Surgery increased 3-fold in 2012-2014 according to the recent JAMA publication and surgical volumes in the past 48 months skyrocketed throughout the United States. Many medical centers rapidly develop programs to support the diverse population they are serving. As volume for gender affirming surgery increases, the complications of these complex genitourinary reconstructions are seen in urology clinics and offices around the United States and the world. Current state of knowledge of postoperative care as well as ability to evaluate and manage these complications is limited, as this field is emerging and no formal training has been received by majority of currently practicing urologists. Additionally, cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills required to deliver high quality patient-centered care requires special training and deep understanding. Care for transgender persons requires multidisciplinary approach - specialists from urology, plastic surgery, physical therapy, endocrinology and mental health professionals are needed to provide proper patient-centered care to transgender individuals.
In this course we will focus on detailed steps of management of common and rare complications that arise after vaginoplasty and one or two-stage phalloplasty. Additionally, we will cover voiding function and dysfunction as well as sexual function in patients post gender affirming procedures. Introductory part of the course will be led by a father of a transgender person, a well known physician in our urologic community who will share his personal journey as a father and a phisician. Next, the course will cover steps of operation to aid in understanding of post-surgical anatomy.
The remainder of the course will be divided into 3 components: 1. Evaluation, assessment and management of immediate and delayed complications of Male -to -Female procedures, 2. Evaluation, assessment and management of immediate and delayed complications of Female-to-Male procedures. 3. Voiding and sexual function - evaluation and management.