Courses

National Urology Resident Preceptorship (NURP) in Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive and Prosthetic Surgery
September 27‐28, 2018

This is one of a series of National Urology Resident Preceptorships (NURP) presented by the Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in collaboration with Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital. They are “by‐invitation‐only” and are designed exclusively for residents nominated by the respective program directors of accredited urology residency programs in the country. This NURP will consist of didactic lectures and discussed video sessions. The impact of this training format will be objectively documented using detailed questionnaires.

If you are interested, please contact GUKIevents@ccf.org by September 1, 2018.

Optimizing Patients for Kidney Transplantation
October 11, 2018
Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus

The purpose of this program is to educate dialysis nurses, social workers, dietitians, and technicians about the kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation evaluation process. The topics will be presented by experts in the various disciplines vital in determining the eligibility of potential candidates who are evaluated for kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic.

For more information about the program, please email or register by October 5, 2018.

International Symposium on Robotic Urologic Surgery
October 26 and 27, 2018
InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center, Cleveland, Ohio

This course is designed for urologists who are seeking to acquire knowledge or enhance their abilities to perform robotic urologic surgery. Didactic presentations will cover robotic technology, patient selection, indications and contraindications, patient preparation and positioning, OR setup, stepwise surgical techniques of various robotic kidney, adrenal, prostate and bladder surgeries. Review of large series results and complications associated with robotic surgery. Live case demonstration will include robotic partial nephrectomy. A step-by-step demonstration of the technique using unedited movies will cover adrenalectomy, prostatectomy, and radical cystectomy.

Hands-on porcine model lab is available for those interested participants to be proctored for placing ports and performing robotic pyeloplasty, partial nephrectomy and radical nephrectomy. Two participants per robot. The purpose of this course is to teach urologic surgeons how to perform robotic urologic procedures.

For more information about the program, please contact GUKIevents@ccf.org.

Nephrology Update
May 2019

This course provides a general review and update of topics pertinent to clinical practices in nephrology. Every year emerging scientific data alter the understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management strategies for patients with kidney disease, creating gaps in practitioners’ knowledge, competencies, and performance, resulting in less than optimal patient outcomes. Nephrology Update features experts who provide a review of the most up-to-date data and analyze it for implications in clinical practice.

Kidney Stones: Medical,Surgical and Dietary Approaches
October 2019
InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Kidney stones present a complex challenge and unique opportunity to the health care provider. It offers the chance to intervene at a time of crisis and alleviate pain and suffering. At the same time, it opens the door to a long-term relationship aimed at engaging the patient in the prevention of future stone recurrence. This course will highlight advances in instrumentation and technique in endourologic procedures for stone disease. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and refine their skills in a hands-on simulation session. The course will also provide a critical assessment of laboratory evaluation and imaging utilization in kidney stone management. Lastly, it will place a strong focus on the dietary and pharmacological approaches to stone prevention.

For more information about the program, please contact GUKIevents@ccf.org.

Ambulatory Surgery Symposium
April 2020
InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center, Cleveland, Ohio

This course provides an update on the most current, state-of-the-art issues regarding ambulatory urology from both a practice and medical standpoint. Lectures focus on everyday ambulatory urological issues, recognizing that the majority of most practicing urologists’ workload is outside hospital-based care. Additional emphasis will be in the realm of measurement of quality outcomes from urologic interventions.

Conferences

Cleveland Clinic at ASRM 2018
October 6-10, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Cleveland Clinic at ASN 2018
October 23-28, 2018
San Diego, California

Cleveland Clinic at AUA 2019
May 3-6, 2019
Chicago, Illinois