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11th Annual Urology Today: Live Surgery, Hands-on Training and Guidelines-Based Updates

September 21-23, 2017
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Course Program
Course Registration Site

downtown WS

With this modular course, you can select content based on your needs and interests and allow yourself time to explore Winston-Salem, the “city of arts and innovation.” Click here for more information about Winston-Salem.

Earn CME Credits

Accreditation: The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the latest surgical techniques in endourology, male and female pelvic health, and urologic oncology.
  • Leaders in the field perform live surgeries and cover evidence-based guidelines in panel discussions and case-based lectures.
  • Optional hand-on training sessions prepare you to:
    • Perform percutaneous ultrasound access and use new energy sources
    • Perform male reconstructive surgery and use innovative ablation techniques for benign prostatic hypertrophy
    • Use mesh for pelvic organ prolapse as well as neuromodulation and botulinum toxin for overactive bladder 

Guest Faculty


Mahesh Desai, MD
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital
Medical Director & Managing Trustee
Past President Endourology Society & Société Internationale d'Urologie


James Eastham, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital
Chief, Urology Service
Chair of Urologic Oncology


Gary Lemack, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Professor of Urology and Neurology
Director, Residency Program
President, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction


W. Marston Linehan, M.D.
National Institutes of Health
Chief, Urologic Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute

Host Faculty
Anthony Atala, MD
Gopal H. Badlani, MD
K.C. Balaji, MD
Ronald L. Davis, MD
Robert J. Evans, MD
Jorge Gutierrez, MD
Ashok Hemal, MD
Steve J. Hodges, MD
Stuart S. Howards, MD
Stanley J. Kogan, MD
Catherine Ann Matthews, MD
John D. McConnell, MD
Majid Mirzazadeh, MD
Daniel B. Rukstalis, MD
Hooman Sadri-Ardekani, MD
Ryan Terlecki, MD

Residents and Fellows
Ram Pathak, MD, Robotic Surgery Fellow
Brandy Hood, MD, PGY-4
David Koslov, MD, PGY-4
Ilan Klein, MD, Endourology/Robotic Surgery Fellow
Andre Claire, MD


Winston-Salem  - the City of Arts and Innovation

Winston-Salem offers a myriad of unique and fascinating activities – be sure to plan your stay to take advantage of them. From charming cobblestone streets at our historic sites and museums to our avant garde art galleries and eclectic shops, Visit Winston-Salem is your “go-to” resource for all the city has to offer.

A sampling of popular activities is listed below:

Food & Wine

Black Mountain Chocolate FactoryBlack Mountain Chocolate
See chocolate made before your eyes at Black Mountain Chocolate. This artisan chocolate factory offers self-guided tours daily as well as a special “behind the scenes” tours on Saturdays – covering the entire chocolate-creation process from bean to bar. The store offers a wide variety of confections and pastries – inspired by their chocolate and the great tastes of other local, small batch artisans.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food ToursWalking Food Tour
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours offers a walking food tour at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Professional guides will take you to five to seven restaurants and shops serving innovative food sourced locally from farm-to-table. You’ll have opportunities to talk with chefs and owners and, along the way, learn about local history and cool new developments in town.

Yadkin Valley wineriesWineries Close to Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem is the gateway to the Yadkin Valley, a six-county area with the perfect combination of soil and sunlight for growing many grape varieties. The wines produced in this area have experienced a growing popularity internationally. Check out this list of wineries close to Winston-Salem.


Winston Cup MuseumThe Winston Cup Museum tells the story of stock car racing during the legendary Winston Cup Series era of NASCAR. Located downtown, the museum houses exhibits and photos that capture the 33 years that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company sponsored NASCAR’s premier series. Cars driven by Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Alan Kulwicki and Wendell Scott are on display and you can relive Michael Waltrip’s victory in The Winston in 1996 and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s thrilling Winston No Bull 5 win at Talladega Superspeedway.

SECCAThe Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art produces original exhibitions, publications and programs with international and American contemporary artists. SECCA serves as a dynamic center for exchange and partnership in this community and beyond, presenting talks, film, performance and transformative educational experiences. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art and a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Old SalemOld Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians–a Protestant religious group that first organized in what is now known as the Czech Republic in the 15th century. The Town of Salem has a rich and deep history, with the restoration supported by many different sources of historical documentation and research.






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