February 16, 2015 Leave a comment
UroMed and Edgepark, two national leaders in urological home care, are sponsoring and attending the SUNA Symposium and Indiana Urologic Association events in March. Below is a summary of what to expect in terms of clinician training and development at these upcoming professional conferences.
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is hosting an educational symposium on 2/26-2/27. Pre-conference workshops include:
- pelvic floor anatomy,
- pharmacology, and
- hands-on clinical skills
With two full days of excellent general and concurrent sessions that will grab your attention, as well as educate you, SUNA is the place to be for continuing education in urologic nursing. Whether one is new to the specialty or an experienced sub-specialty provider, this event is designed to offer a full array of interesting topics on the newest technologies to treat urinary and fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, prolapse, and pelvic pain — just to name a few.
And of course, SUNA will not shy away from the controversies enveloping healthcare, be it patient care issues or scope of practice concerns. There will be a robust offering of oral research presentations and posters from many esteemed colleagues. As always, the Symposium offers the opportunity to network with colleagues.
Register online: https://www.suna.org/event/2015-advanced-practice-symposium
About the SUNA Symposium
The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a national, non-profit professional membership association with over 3,000 members and annual revenues of $1.5 million. SUNA derives its income from membership dues (only $75), conference registration fees, exhibits, advertising, grants, and the sale of educational products.
SUNA publishes a professional, peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal (Urologic Nursing Journal) and a newsletter (Uro-Gram). SUNA establishes the scope and standards of urologic nursing practice and the scope and standards of advanced urologic nursing practice. SUNA provides scholarships, grants and awards to deserving nurses and other health care professionals.
SUNA supports and promotes the certification of urologic nurses and associates by providing educational preparation for the examinations offered which lead to certification in three areas. SUNA provides a variety of opportunities for participation including local chapters, task forces and Special Interest Groups (SIGS) in five major subspecialty areas.
Indiana Urologic Association Meeting
The Indiana Urologic Association is hosting the association’s annual meeting on March 7, 2015 at the Indianapolis Marriot North Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act and continued changes in health care coverage and regulation, health care policy continues to play a very important role in medical practices, causing a need to be informed of health policy changes looming at the state, regional and national levels.
Urologists also need to understand why data registries are important and how they can participate in helping to gather patient care information. A new, evolving sub-specialty called transitional urology has developed to help care for this patient population. There is a need for the general urologist to be aware of and recognize the unique medical issues this patient population presents and what help is available for the patient and practitioner.
The aging of the American population is also having a profound impact on urology practices. Men’s health issues, particularly low testosterone, warrant a greater clinical focus, as it has been associated with significant comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and depression. Its effects on cardiovascular health have been put into question with recent studies. A need exists to understand the relationship between testosterone and cardiovascular health. Come to the IUA event to learn more on these topics!
Register online here: https://wjweis.sslcert19.com/securesite/iua/meetings/2015/register.aspx
IUA Meeting Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of the IUA 2015 Annual Meeting, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the health policy issues facing urologists in Indiana, the North Central Section region and nationwide.
- Describe the concept and usefulness of data registries and how this will impact prostate cancer care in the future.
- Describe the sub-specialty of transitional urology, the patients helped with this specialty and the unique challenges these patients face as adults.
- Identify patients with BPS or IC and its etiology. Describe appropriate treatments available.
- Describe the relationship between testosterone levels, replacement therapy and cardiovascular health.
- Identify and understand common CAM practices for patients with inflammatory health conditions.
- Describe the various urologic issues of patients globally and identify how to become involved.
About Indiana Urologic Association
The IUA was incorporated in February of 2005. It was formed to provide a quality support system for the urologic physicians in Indiana, and those practicing this specialty in surrounding environs adjacent to the state of Indiana, in the effort to better serve patients and the community.
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