Workshops & Breakfast Sessions

RACS Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators Workshop

Please note this workshop is now full. For a full list of available courses around Australia, please visit the RACS website.  http://online enrolment form

Thursday 23 February

Target group:        Fellows, IMGs, Senior Trainees

Duration:               Full day (0930-1700) – Registration & arrival coffee/tea at 0930 for 1000 start

Fee:                      No fee

Venue:                   National Convention Centre, Swan Room

Bookings:              WORKSHOP FULL

CPD points:
1 point per hour (maximum of 6 points) in Category 4 – Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills

 

 


Breakfast Sessions

 

Saturday 25 February, 0700-0745

USANZ SET Trainees breakfast with Donna Hansel and James Eastham (please note this breakfast is only for USANZ SET Trainees)


Sunday 26 February, 0700-0745

Women in Australian and New Zealand Urology. The first twenty-five years.

Panel Chair: Helen O’Connell
Panel: Anita Clarke, Caroline Dowling, Eva Fong, and Sue Chapman
This breakfast session is aimed to support the professional development and career advancement of women urologists and research through education, advocacy, and mentorship.


Monday 27 February, 0700-0745

Meet the Experts breakfast with John Davis

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Workshops

  • All workshops will be held on Friday 24 February
  • Workshop attendance must be booked in advance via the online registration process – workshop registrations will open in November
  • Some of the workshops (as indicated) are only available for USANZ full members and SET Trainees
  • There is a limit of one workshop per delegate; however waitlists will be started in case there are seats left closer to the ASM. After the earlybird registration deadline (16 January 2017), if there are seats left in workshops, these will be made available to other delegates.

 

Morning workshops

0915-1215

Multi-parametric MRI in Prostate Cancer- MRI interpretation and guided biopsy decisions for Urologists

Presenter/s:          Rajeev Jyoti, Hodo Haxhimolla

Suitable for:          Consultants, USANZ SET Trainees

Duration:                3 hours

Fee:                         $110

Description:          Limited attendance

mpMRI of the prostate is becoming an integral part of prostate cancer diagnosis and management. There are emerging concepts like PIRADS reporting system, in-gantry MRI guided biopsy, U/S-MRI fusion biopsy and watchful waiting in prostate cancer with PSA along with mpMRI of prostate. This interactive workshop includes an overview of these concepts by a highly experienced multidisciplinary faculty, followed by multiple case-reviews with pathological outcomes and discussion.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Best use of mpMRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and management
  • Understanding basic concepts in interpreting mpMRI of prostate and reporting systems
  • Understanding and using a range of MRI guided prostate biopsy options

0930-1130

E-health and technology

Presenter/s:          Harry McCay, Senior Solicitor Avant Law; Peter Henderson, Senior Medical Advisor Claims; Marianna Kelly, Senior Risk Manager

Duration:              2 hours

Description:

Explore medico-legal issues arising from e-health and technology such as social media, telehealth, the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), and the use of digital technology such as smart phones in clinical practice.
Sponsored by Avant

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0930-1200

Penile Prosthesis Masterclass

Presenter/s:        Eric Chung, Laurence Levine, Christopher Love, Darren Katz

Suitable for:        Consultants, Senior USANZ SET Trainees, Nurses

Duration:            2.5 hours

Description:

We are delighted to welcome you to USANZ 2017 Coloplast workshop on penile prosthesis implant and penile reconstruction surgery that brings together Professor Laurence Levine and several of the nation’s leading experts under one roof.
The workshop will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to learn the latest techniques in penile prosthesis implant including the valuable tips and discussion on various penile prosthesis complications as well as those useful get-out-of-jail cards in tricky and complex cases from clinical experts who are at the cutting edge of prosthetic surgery in the field. Dr Levine will also present the latest guideline summary on penile prosthesis implant from the 5th International Consultation on Sexual Medicine meeting. The attendees will gain further insight into the consultative approach and surgical techniques to optimise prosthetic surgery outcomes through an interactive session with lectures, videos and open discussion.

 

– Summary from the latest International Consultation on Sexual Medicine penile prosthesis implant chapter
– Patient selection- how to counsel and optimise pre-operative factors
– Infrapubic vs scrotal approach – advantages and disadvantages; patient selection
– keys to maximise surgical success and minimise intraoperative complications
– tips and tricks (including discussion on possible alternative solutions and videos from Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology) for difficult cases
– role of theatre nurse – facilitator and making life easy for the surgeon
– postoperative care – strategies to improve patient satisfaction

Sponsored by Coloplast & Actelion


0930-1230
Continuing care of your mCRPC patient from PSMA PET/CT to innovative systemic therapies

Presenter/s:        Nathan Lawrentschuk

Duration:            3 hours

Description:       Morning tea will be provided

This innovative workshop by Nathan Lawrentschuk will take you through new technologies like PSMA PET CT and give you confidence to continue the care of your mCRPC patient.  This workshop is for Urologists who are interested in the management of prostate cancer patients. Please note this will be a continuation of the 2016 workshop.

Sponsored by Astellas

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0930-1300

Stone Workshop

Presenter/s:          Olivier Traxer, Damien Bolton, Raymond Ko

Suitable for:          Consultants, Senior USANZ SET Trainees

Duration:              4 hours

Description:          Limited to 30 participants

This workshop is an advanced urology education resource for endourologists, aiming to spread and improve core endourology surgical skills, with a focus on Flexible Ureteroscopy (URS) and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

This hands-on workshop will assess the challenges in the increasing adoption of and access to kidney stone surgery, with a focus on specific skills for more advanced and complicated kidney stone treatment techniques.

The Stone Workshop takes a unique approach to presenting training modules, by separating each step in the procedure and developing a suite of focused modules customized for complicated surgical kidney stone resection procedures. One example is a module that teaches skills for percutaneous nephrolithotomy, sometimes used for large or irregularly shaped stones. Another module demonstrates how to use flexible ureteroscopy for fragmenting a stone in the ureter or kidney.

The faculty comprises urologists (3) with expertise in stone management with the lead facilitator a visiting USANZ 2017 faculty member.

The didactic component of the course covers the principles of treatment options for kidney stone surgery, indications for surgery, tips and tricks and troubleshooting complications.

The hands-on component covers techniques for Flexible Ureteroscopy (URS) and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) on models.

Sponsored by Boston Scientific

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Afternoon workshops

1230-1530

Urological ultrasound

Presenter/s:          Vincent Tse; Lewis Chan; Stephanie The; Adam Landau

Suitable for:          Consultants, USANZ SET Trainees

Duration:              3 hours

Description:          Limited to 25 participants; Afternoon tea will be provided

This hands-on workshop aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to utilize ultrasound imaging in assessment of voiding dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and upper urinary tract pathologies as well as ultrasound guided percutaneous interventions. The faculty comprises urologists and gynaecologist with subspecialty expertise in ultrasound imaging and are advocates for clinician-performed ultrasound. The didactic component of the course covers principles of ultrasound, instrumental controls /imaging techniques and image optimization, common gynaecologic pathologies. The hands-on component covers the techniques of kidney ultrasound, transabdominal, and transperineal ultrasound of the pelvic floor, image optimization and identification of key structures as well as image guided percutaneous access. For participants comfortable with 2D scanning there will also be opportunities to perform Doppler imaging and 3D pelvic floor imaging


1245-1600

ANZUP: From an idea to a clinical trial – A surgical concept development workshop

Presenter/s:          Martin Stockler; Andrew Martin, Dickon Hayne; Jeremy Grummet

Duration:              3.25 hours

Description:          Lunch will be provided

Time Speaker
12.45pm A/Prof Shomik Sengupta Welcome & Introduction
13.00pm

13.45pm

Prof Martin Stockler

Dr Andrew Martin

Writing a concept outline to get started

Trial design & sample size made easy

14:15pm

14.40pm

15.00pm

16.00pm

Prof Dickon Hayne

Dr Jeremy Grummet

Attendees

Workshop close

The BCG MM trial

The Painfree TRUS B trial

Ideas for trials and studies

 

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

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1330-1600

Management of OAB for the general Urologist and Trainee: the use of Botulinum Toxin A for refractory cases

Presenter/s:          Caroline Dowling, Janelle Brennan, Danielle Delaney

Duration:               2.5hrs

Suitable for:          Consultants, USANZ SET Trainees (NB: there will be 6 places for ANZUNS delegates as observers)

Description:          Limited to 30 participants

This course aims to further educate the general urologist and trainee in the management of refractory overactive bladder, with specific reference to the use of Botulinum Toxin A. Other therapies and their indications will also be discussed. The course has been prepared by sub-specialist urologists, with an independent curriculum aiming to;

  1. Review the diagnosis and identification of refractory OAB
  2. Revise the recently published USANZ-UGSA guidelines on the management of adult OAB
  3. Look at the applicable therapies and their benefits and pitfalls
  4. Once treatment with Botulinum Toxin A is identified as appropriate;
  • How to counsel the patient on therapy and manage expectations
  • How to deliver the therapy including specifics of achieving this in a office setting
  • PBS requirements and prescribing
  • How to manage any unexpected events and treatment variations

On completion of the course, participants should be able to confidently identify patients with refractory OAB and offer them management with Botulinum Toxin A if appropriate and provide follow up and ongoing care. This course is not aimed at urologists who are experienced with the administration of Botulinum Toxin A therapy.

There will be an initial didactic component to the course and then a section encompassing practical stations.

Sponsored by Allergan

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1330-1600

Mini PCNL

Presenter/s:          Phil McCahy; David Webb; Andrew Fuller

Duration:              2.5 hours

Suitable for:          Consultants, Senior USANZ SET Trainees

Description:          Limited attendance; Afternoon tea will be provided

This Workshop will cover the theory behind minimally invasive mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (Mini-PCNL).

It will discuss its key features including single step dilatation, low pressure irrigation, stone retrieval without devices (the vacuum cleaner effect), and discussion of stone fragmentation.

In particular, access for supine PCNL, complex PCNL scenarios, and case discussions for complex cases will be presented.

The Workshop includes a hands on component enabling all participants to have interactive participation on porcine models under the guidance of the invited guests.

This will particularly concentrate on PCNL renal access, single state dilatation, stone extraction and the vacuum effect.

Sponsored by Karl Storz

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1300-1600

Multi-parametric MRI in Prostate Cancer- MRI interpretation and guided biopsy decisions for Urologists (repeated from morning workshop)

Presenter/s:          Rajeev Jyoti, Hodo Haxhimolla

Suitable for:          Consultants, USANZ SET Trainees

Duration:              3 hours

Fee:                       $110

Description:          Limited attendance

mpMRI of the prostate is becoming an integral part of prostate cancer diagnosis and management. There are emerging concepts like PIRADS reporting system, in-gantry MRI guided biopsy, U/S-MRI fusion biopsy and watchful waiting in prostate cancer with PSA along with mpMRI of prostate. This interactive workshop includes an overview of these concepts by a highly experienced multidisciplinary faculty, followed by multiple case-reviews with pathological outcomes and discussion.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Best use of mpMRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and management
  • Understanding basic concepts in interpreting mpMRI of prostate and reporting systems
  • Understanding and using a range of MRI guided prostate biopsy options