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2020 Virtual Urology Learning Program

(Not valid for Accreditation)

Available until August 31, 2021

Message From The President

Dear members, faculty, sponsors and friends:

 

Welcome to the 2020 Puerto Rico Urological Learning Program provided by PRUA.  

This is a year to be remembered, in January 7, 2020 a 6.4 magnitude earthquake was felt in the entire Island and the continuous aftershocks had everyone worried.   News of a Covid 19 pandemic started with the possibility of reaching us.   

When social distancing, isolation and quarantine became a reality our way of life was placed in hold.  In order to fulfill our duty, we had to adapt, and created a program that would offer the same excellency of education in a way it could be reached by all.

I want to thank my Board of Directors Dr. Héctor López, Dr. Gil Nieves, Dr. Freddy Méndez and our invited Faculty for accepting the challenge and making it possible.  I have to thank my wife Dr. Aurea Rivera for her support and Aixa Vélez because of her gift of turning ideas in reality.  I also want to thank all of our sponsors that stepped forward in these times of changes. 

Finally I wanted to share that being President of this Association for me was about maintaining this exceptional forum of continued education for our present members, but most importantly, for our future members.

I hope you enjoy and appreciate the Program.

 

José R. Fournier Rebollo, MD

President 2020

Sponsorship Statement (Joint)

This activity is jointly sponsored by The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc and the Puerto Rico Urological Association.  

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc and the Puerto Rico Urological Association. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Provider’s No. 0007249, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc is accredited by the Puerto Rico Board of Licensing and Medical Disciplines, provider’s No. 016-DC 20-JLDM.

Credit Designation

The Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc designated this educational activity for a maximum of 17.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor and integrity in all of its sponsored educational activities.

All persons who are in a position to control the educational content of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationship(s) they and/or spouse/partner have with the commercial supporters and/or providers of commercial services and/or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed during the educational activity. All conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved prior to the release of this activity.

The faculty will report financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.

Needs Assessment

The Virtual Urology Learning Program 2020 presented by PRUA is one of the very limited opportunities for urologists in practice within Puerto Rico to get CME urology credits during this pandemic, for this reason, there is a clear need for a well-balanced, unbiased, educational program that will bring our local urologists up-to-date on the diagnosis and management of common urologic problems as well as the prevention and management of complications that could arise in the diagnosis and management of genito-urinary malignancies, voiding dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and stone disease. The Virtual Urology Learning Program will address these needs.

Objectives

The educational objectives for the Virtual Urology Learning Program 2020 are the following:

  1. Provide a framework for sound decision making in difficult cases related to voiding dysfunction, nephrolithiasis, early and
advanced stage prostate cancer, bladder cancer, penile cancer and renal cancer
  2. Provide an update on medical management of genito-urinary malignancies
  3. Provide an update on the best management strategies and third line treatment of overactive bladder and female urinary incontinence.
  4. Update participants on recent developments in the field of prostate, kidney, penile and testicular cancer diagnosis: imaging and genetic markers.
  5. Update participants on novel treatments for advance renal cancer including immunotherapy.
  6. Present the most up-to-date data on the most effective use of immunotherapy for genitourinary malignancies.

  7. Review and provide an update about nephrolithiasis prevention, diagnostic, management, treatment and complications.
  8. Review and provide updates into how to manage a urology practice during times of crisis

Target Audience

This program is intended for urologists, urologic allied practitioners and other physicians interested in the field of urology.

Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education and as such, must insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, all persons who are in a position to control the educational content of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationship(s) they and/or spouse/partner have with the commercial supporters and/or providers of commercial services and/or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed during the educational activity. 

An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Financial relationships are defined as salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fees, honoraria, ownership interest, etc, and any other activities from which remuneration is expected or received. 

No conflict of interest has been identified from the organizing committee of this course.

RONALD CADILLO CHAVEZ, MD

Robotic Urology Specialist

HIMA San Pablo

Bayamón, PR

 

WAYNE J. G. HELLSTROM, MD

Professor of Urology

Chief of Andrology

Tulane University

School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

 

MICHAEL KENNELLY, MD

Professor

Department of Surgery

Division of Urology

University of North Carolina Medical School

Charlotte, NC

 

TIMOTHY D. LYON, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Jacksonville, FL

 

MANOJ MONGA, MD

Director, Stevan B. Streem Center for Endourology & Stone Disease

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

 

RAYMOND WEI PAK, MD

Assistant Professor

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Rochester, MN

Associate Residency Program Director

Mayo Clinic

Department of Urology

Jacksonville, Florida

 

JUAN C. PRIETO, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery


Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Adjunct Professor

Urology Department

Uniformed Services Health Education

Consortium Residency Program/BAMC

Pediatric Urologist

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Methodist Children’s Hospital

Saint Luke’s Baptist Hospital


Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

McAllen, TX

 

ANTONIO PURAS, MD

Professor

Chair Department of Urology

School of Medicine

University of Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR

 

STEVEN SIEGEL, MD

Director

Metro Urology Centers for Female Urology and Continence Care

St. Paul, MN

 

DAVID THIEL, MD

Associate Professor of Urology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Chair of the Department of Urology

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, FL

 

RAJU THOMAS, MD

President Elect American Urological Association

Professor and Chair

Department of Urology

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

Registration

Available until August 31, 2021

Member / NON Member

FREE

(Not valid for Accreditation)

Registration Fee

PRUA Member

FREE

NON Member

$450.00

Urology Resident

FREE

Medical Student

FREE

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