HOME | About Aspen | Getting to Aspen   February 2-6, 2015
28th Annual
Aspen Urological Conference
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  • Review the physiologic changes that occur at high altitude affecting fluid balance and homeostasis
  • Recognize the signs of altitude illness and the urgency of implementing prompt medical management
  • List the pharmacology of agents that affect renal performance and describe their role in managing pulmonary edema of altitude illness
  • Recognize the signs of renal injury associated with blunt trauma
  • Identify the signs of bladder and urethral injury associated with blunt trauma to the pelvis
  • Implement proper diagnostic testing and prompt effective management in the patient affected by blunt trauma of the GU system
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to effectively repair urethral stricture
  • Determine the indications for recommending neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
  • Compare and contrast the known benefits, risks, and outcomes of robotic versus open radical cystectomy and lymph node dissection
  • Describe specific intra-operative techniques and peri-operative management strategies to optimize cancer-related outcomes and minimize morbidity following radical cystectomy and lymph node dissection
  • Explain the management options for treating clinical stage I-IIA non-seminoma and seminoma
  • List the risk factors for cancer recurrence for clinical stage I testicular cancer
  • Discuss the recommended follow-up regimens for patients electing surveillance of clinical stage I testicular cancer
  • Cite the mechanisms of action for all FDA-approved medications for metastatic prostate cancer
  • Recognize the indications for initiating treatment among men with different disease states within metastatic prostate cancer
  • Summarize the expected responses and potential side effects of medications used for men with metastatic prostate cancer
  • Discuss the etiology of post prostatectomy incontinence
  • Educate the patient regarding various methods in managing post prostatectomy incontinence
  • Describe the role of male sling procedure in managing post prostatectomy incontinence and the proper technique in performing this procedure
  • Describe the varying grades, stages, and histologic subtypes of bladder cancer
  • Implement a systematic, evidence-based approach to managing patients with bladder cancer
  • Identify ways to incorporate new diagnostic, management, and surveillance recommendations into daily clinical practice
  • Discuss the rationale, risks, and benefits of PSA-based prostate cancer screening
  • Consider indications for recommending PSA-based screening, such as age, health, remaining life expectancy, and baseline PSA
  • Review currently available novel urine and blood-based tests to screen for prostate cancer
  • Summarize the concept of overtreatment among men with localized prostate cancer
  • Critique commonly accepted indications and follow-up regimens for men on active surveillance
  • Identify outcomes for men with low-risk prostate cancer on active surveillance
  • Compare the variety of definitions used for high-risk localized prostate cancer
  • State the risks, benefits, and rationale of treating high-risk localized prostate cancer with surgery or radiation therapy
  • Analyze novel, multi-modal strategies to improve cure rates for men with high-risk localized prostate cancer
  • Compare the various methods of treating overactive bladder and state the indication for trial of onabotulinumtoxinA bladder injection therapy
    Utilize proper onabotulinumtoxinA injection methods
  • Summarize potential risks and side effects of onabotulinumtoxinA, counsel patients regarding these risks and manage them should they occur.
  • Relate the risk factors for NMIBC progression to muscle-invasive bladder cancer
  • Compare available and investigational intravesical agents used to treat NMIBC
  • Identify indications for recommending radical cystectomy in patients with high-risk NMIBC
  • Illustrate the anatomy of pelvic prolapse
  • Compare and contrast the various options of repairing pelvic floor prolapse disorders in females
  • Explain the technique of robotic sacrocolpopexy and methods of minimizing intraoperative complications