2020 Urological Surgery Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the American Urological Association’s (AUA) Annual Conference (AUA2020). Due to our collaboration with the AUA2020 the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) also cancelled the in-person 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year Meeting.

Despite the crisis, ACOS remains steadfast in our mission of promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education and has been hard at work to offer a virtual version of this important meeting. We are proud to announce that the program is now available to registrants in an on-demand format via the ACOS eLearning Portal.

Educational Program

ACOS extends gratitude to our expert roster of faculty for the 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting. We are grateful for their participation.

Overview and Objectives

The program curriculum for the 2020 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ (ACOS) Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting is designed to provide clinical updates for the urological surgeon in practice. After attending this activity, participants will be better able to:

• Describe new urological surgery research, technology and surgical techniques. 
• Outline the latest developments for the management and treatment of urologic conditions, including stone disease, sexual medicine, incontinence, and endourology. 
• Explain the indications, techniques, complications, and outcomes of presented procedures. 
• Incorporate evidence-based research into practice to improve patient outcomes.

CME

The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. Eligible attending physicians can earn AOA continuing medical education (CME) credits by participating in the educational programming for the 2020 Urological Surgery Discipline Mid-Year VIRTUAL Meeting. ACOS estimates that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education will approve this program for a maximum of 6.75 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours.

  • Interventional Urology

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    Interventional Urology presented by Ardeshir R. Rastinehad, D.O., FACOS

    Interventional Urology

    Presented by Ardeshir R. Rastinehad, D.O., FACOS

    Session Description

    Learn about the changing field of urology with the integration of new technologies. 

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Understand indications for prostate MRI
    2. Understand the how fusion biopsy technology works
    3. Learn about new techniques in the treatment of BPH 

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Ardeshir Rastinehad, D.O., FACOS

    Vice Chairman, Department of Urology and System Director, Prostate Cancer

    Dr. Rastinehad is currently the Vice Chairman, Department of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and the System Director, Prostate Cancer at Northwell Health. 

    Dr. Rastinehad trained at the National Cancer Institute as an Interventional Urologic Oncologist and is the first urologist to be dual fellowship-trained in Urologic Oncology and Interventional Radiology. He has expertise in a wide array of interventional radiological and surgical techniques, including image guided procedures, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

    Dr. Rastinehad’s research has been published in leading national and international medical journals. He has published over 100 articles and multiple text book chapters and is a leader in his field of Uroradiology and was the senior editor of the first comprehensive text book on the subject, ‘Interventional Urology’, in 2016. 

    Dr. Rastinehad continues to dedicate his time to caring for patients by researching and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for urologic diseases, as well as training the next generation of urologists.  

  • Male Stress Urinary Incontinence

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    Male Stress Urinary Incontinence presented by Kirin. K. Syed, D.O., FACOS

    Male Stress Urinary Incontinence

    Presented by Kirin. K. Syed, D.O., FACOS

    Session Description

    Review of male stress urinary incontinence. 

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Review of physiology of male SUI
    2. Evaluation and diagnosis of male SUI
    3. Review of treatment options 

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees.

    Kirin Syed, D.O., FACOS

    Dr. Syed is a board-certified urologist in Fort Lauderdale Florida. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her internship and residency in urological surgery at UMDNJ  (now Rowan University) in Southern New Jersey.  She then went on to sub-specialize in the area of male and female pelvic health, reconstruction and prosthetics.  She completed a clinical fellowship in voiding dysfunction, female urology, urologic reconstruction and prosthetics at the Bladder Health and Reconstructive Urology Institute at Memorial Hospital in South Florida.  

    She has authored and co-authored numerous publications and posters, has presented her work at multiple national conferences and has been frequently invited to speak to medical and non-medical audiences.  

    She has held several leadership positions. She is the current Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Representative of the AUA Young Urologists Committee and the Co-Director of the Department of Urology Global Prostate Cancer Team in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    In addition to treating general urology conditions, she is one of the few doctors in the Fort Lauderdale area that performs advanced procedures for urinary incontinence including minimally invasive urethral bulking, Botox®, placement of female and male slings and artificial urinary sphincters. She utilizes a unique non-mesh technique for bladder prolapse repair and is adept at placing penile implants for erectile dysfunction. 

    She is one of the only physicians in the area that is surgically trained to place neuromodulation InterStim™ Therapy for urinary and fecal incontinence and perform reconstructive surgery for urethral stricture disease. 

    Dr. Syed is an active member in the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons,
    American Urological Association (AUA), Society of Women in Urology and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  

    She enjoys teaching and working with residents and medical students and received the Resident Achievement Award by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in 2016. She has also received distinction as one of the 2015 National Guardian of the Profession by the AOA. She was also a member of the winning team at the 2013 MidAtlantic Section of AUA Regional Resident Jeopardy Bowl and a semifinalist at the 2014 AUA Annual Resident Jeopardy Bowl. 

  • Management of Complicated Stone Disease

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    Management of Complicated Stone Disease presented by Joel Abbott D.O., FACOS

    Management of Complicated Stone Disease

    Presented by Joel Abbott D.O., FACOS

    Session Description

    Learn about utilization of ECIRS, MIP, and other evolving technologies in the management of complex urolithiasis. Strategies and techniques employed in the management of complex urolithiasis.

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Understand techniques that reduce renal trauma in the management of stone disease
    2. Understand the different surgical techniques between PCNL and MIP
    3. Understand approaches to multiple tract percutaneous renal surgery 
    4. Understand the advantages of ECIRS in the treatment of stone disease

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Joel Abbott, D.O., FACOS

    Urologist

    Dr. Joel Abbott is a board-certified urologist specialized in endourology and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotics, laparoscopy and advanced kidney stone care. He completed a specialized Endourology/Laparoscopic fellowship at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. 

    Dr. Abbott is primarily focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with kidney stones, particularly large and complex kidney stones. He previously served as the associate director of Chesapeake Urology’s Advanced Kidney Stone program and the University of Maryland Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Endourology. 

    He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and completed his Osteopathic Rotating Internship and General Surgery Internship at West Virginia University, Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Abbott completed his residency in Urologic Surgery at Michigan State University, St. John Providence Health Osteopathic Division in Detroit, where he served as Chief Resident three consecutive years. 

    Dr. Abbott has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including the American College of Osteopathic Surgeon’s Erwin Literary Award, the Michigan Osteopathic Association’s Scientific Research Award, the American Urological Association’s Dr. Edwin L. Thirlby Award, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, the Mark Cummings, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medical Scholarship, and the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Outstanding Resident of the Year. As a former enlisted active duty Marine, he also earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for professional and leadership achievement. 

    Dr. Abbott’s work has been published in numerous textbooks and prestigious medical journals including the Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology, Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, and The Canadian Journal of Urology. He has given countless presentations in local, regional, national, and international arenas on his research and work in the minimally invasive treatment of large and complex kidney stones and kidney stone prevention. In addition, he serves as a content reviewer for the American Urological Association’s Journal of Urology and Urology Practice, Journal of Endourology, and World Journal of Urology. 

    Dr. Abbott is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Urological Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association and the Endourological Society.   

  • Transitioning the Adult with Congenital Urological Conditions

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    Transitioning the Adult with Congenital Urological Conditions presented by Ronak A. Gor, D.O.

    Transitioning the Adult with Congenital Urological Conditions 

    Presented by Ronak A. Gor, D.O. 

    Session Description

    A discussion of the medical, surgical, social and administrative complexities of patients with adult congenital urologic conditions as they progress into adulthood. 

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Define Adult Congenital Urology (ACU)
    2. Discuss urologic issues in patients with ACU conditions
    3. Discuss barriers to transition
    4. How to optimize transition

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Ronak Gor, D.O.

    Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma

    Ronak Gor, D.O., is the Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma at Cooper University Health Care. 

    Dr. Gor completed both an internship and residency at the Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, PA, while receiving additional fellowship training in genitourinary reconstruction and trauma at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Gillette Lifetime Children's Clinic in the Twin Cities.
    His expertise is in reconstructive and general urology with clinical areas of interest including urethral stricture disease, open and robotic urinary tract reconstruction, urologic prosthetics, Peyronie's disease, and advanced neurogenic bladder. He has a particular interest in the field of adult congenital urology, taking care of patients with congenital urologic conditions as they transition into adulthood.

  • Updates in MRI and Fusion Prostate Biopsy

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    Updates in MRI and Fusion Prostate Biopsy presented by Arvin George, MD

    Updates in MRI and Fusion Prostate Biopsy

    Presented by Arvin George, MD

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Arvin George, MD

    Assistant Professor, Urology

    Arvin George, MD is a Urologic Surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and management of genitourinary cancers.  After obtaining his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he completed his Urology Residency at the Smith Institute for Urology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.  He remained to complete his Endourology fellowship in New York gaining additional subspecialty expertise in robotic, laparoscopic, and percutaneous surgery.  Subsequently, he completed a Urologic Oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  

    Dr. George’s clinical practice includes both surgical and non-operative management of prostate, kidney, ureteral, testicular, and bladder cancers.  Dr. George’s research interests include minimally invasive and image-guided treatments, functional prostate imaging and focal therapy for prostate cancer. 

     

  • Update on Female Sexual Medicine for Urologists

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    Update on Female Sexual Medicine for Urologists presented by Nicole Szell, D.O., FACOS​

    Update on Female Sexual Medicine for Urologists

    Presented by Nicole Szell, D.O., FACOS

    Session Description

    Update on various aspects of female sexual function over 2019-2020. 

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Learn to diagnose and treat FSIAD/HSDD
    2. Understand how lasers affect female anatomy
    3. Understand the pathophysiology of testosterone in female sexual function

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Nicole Szell, D.O., FACOS

    Dr. Szell is a board-certified urologist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her B.S. in biology and chemistry at Radford University, and earned her medical degree at the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in urological surgery at St. John Providence Health System in Detroit, MI.

    Dr. Szell received several accolades in science and medicine including the MSU COM “non-resident student scholarship” for 3 years of medical training. She is a clinical faculty instructor for the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and a clinical lecturer within the female reproductive course for medical students. Dr. Szell completed a clinical fellowship through the Bladder Health and Reconstructive Urology Institute in Miami, Florida. The fellowship includes the areas of voiding dysfunction, female urology, and urologic reconstruction.

    Dr. Szell has had a great interest in women’s health, pelvic floor medicine and Urology from a very early time. She spent several years volunteering, performing research, and later working for the Planned Parenthood Network of Greater Cleveland. 

    Dr. Szell’s clinical interests include female pelvic floor disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, male and female stress incontinence, and male and female sexual dysfunction.

  • What to do with the Neurogenic Bladder

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    What to do with the Neurogenic Bladder presented by Nazia Bandukwala, D.O.

    What to do with the Neurogenic Bladder

    Presented by Nazia Bandukwala, D.O.

    Session Description

    Learn about the neurogenic bladder, review longstanding treatments, review new treatments and resources available for patients with sequelae from a neurogenic bladder. 

    Learning Objectives 

    After this session, learners should be able to:

    1. Prevent irreversible damage and deterioration of the urinary tract in patients with a NGB
    2. Improvement and preservation of quality of life for patients with NGB
    3. Restoration of lower urinary tract function and achieve continence 

    After viewing this on-demand lecture recording, you may ask the instructor questions by using the interactive "Discussion" tab. All participants will have access to this discussion board to interact with the instructor and other attendees. 

    Nazia Bandukwala, D.O.

    Dr. Nazia Bandukwala graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia. Afterward, she went on to earn her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bandukwala completed her internship and residency in Urology at Detroit Medical Center. Prior to joining Piedmont, Dr. Bandukwala completed her fellowship in female pelvic medicine, urologic reconstruction and urodynamics in Miami, Florida, during which she also published articles on urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Additionally, she also served as a clinical instructor in the urology department at Michigan State University. Dr. Bandukwala enjoys serving the community - she is a recipient of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Humanitarian Scholarship. She is also an active member in the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, Society of Women in Urology, American Urological Association, Society of International Urology, and American Osteopathic Association. Her clinical interests include refractory overactive bladder offering in office Botulinum toxin, sacral nerve stimulation, pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence in both men and women, urethral stricture disease, urinary fistulas, male and female sexual dysfunction, female urology, neurourology, and general urology such as kidney stones, hematuria, and voiding dysfunction. She remains active in the osteopathic community serving as a clinical instructor at PCOM and preceptor to medical students. She is also a reviewer for WebMD.