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Educational Needs & Objectives

SUFU 2018 Annual Meeting at the AUA
May 18, 2018
San Francisco Convention Center
San Francisco, CA

Educational Needs

A sub-specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) is a physician in Urology or OB/GYN who, by virtue of education and training, is prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Comprehensive management includes those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with these conditions and complications resulting from them. However, FPMRS problems remain in the purview of the general urologist. The problems that affect women — such as voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infections, and even bladder pain syndrome, have significant medical, economic, and social impacts, yet the ideal management of even the most common conditions often remains controversial. This program will provide participants with evidence-based information on how to evaluate and treat patients with common FPMRS diagnoses, and how to deliver that service in an efficient, safe, patient-centered way.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the SUFU at the AUA 2018 Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:
  1. Discuss the differences between 3rd line OAB therapies and how best to utilize them (i.e, which patients should get which therapy, and why?).
  2. Properly evaluate and treat primary nocturia in women.
  3. Properly evaluate and treat the underactive bladder in women.
  4. Utilize evidence-based information regarding recommendations for treatment and prevention of recurrent UTIs.
  5. Explain evidence-based information concerning the science behind the use of vaginal laser therapy and its approved indications.
  6. Gain practical information to enable successful incorporation of minimally-invasive procedures into a busy office clinic setting with the goal of delivering effective, patient-centered, safe, and efficient treatment for some common FPMRS issues.
  7. Gain practical information to enable successful incorporation of supportive ancillary treatment services into your practice with the utilization of trained support staff.
  8. Discuss the influence of social media on the business of medicine today — and the delivery of medicine — and how to use it to protect your reputation, enhance your practice, and educate patients.