UroMed & Edgepark Sponsor SUNA Symposium and Indiana Urologic Association Events

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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.

SUNA Symposium

SUNAcoverThe 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.

15sunaSUNA 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.

iua_logoUrologists 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:

  1. Describe the health policy issues facing urologists in Indiana, the North Central Section region and nationwide.
  2. Describe the concept and usefulness of data registries and how this will impact prostate cancer care in the future.
  3. Describe the sub-specialty of transitional urology, the patients helped with this specialty and the unique challenges these patients face as adults.
  4. Identify patients with BPS or IC and its etiology. Describe appropriate treatments available.
  5. Describe the relationship between testosterone levels, replacement therapy and cardiovascular health.
  6. Identify and understand common CAM practices for patients with inflammatory health conditions.
  7. 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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About the UroMed-Edgepark Family

Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is a leading national supply company that provides catheters and urological products to patients with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Many of our patients have conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, or Multiple Sclerosis. UroMed is a nationally accredited organization, a Medicare provider and a participant in most state Medicaid plans. UroMed also partners with thousands of private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products.

UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now working as one team. We’ve combined all the things we do best — excellent service, comprehensive product choice and free, fast delivery — to provide you more options and even greater convenience along with expanded insurance coverage.

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UroMed & Edgepark Sponsor SCIA’s “Rock’n Roll is Here to Stay” Event

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UroMed and Edgepark are excited to sponsor the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois’ Rock-N-Roll is Here to Stay Event on February 21, 2015 in Lemont, IL. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event. With adult beverages, live performances by the Ja Moe Band, live auctions, raffles and endless dancing, you’ll want to be sure to bring your dancing shoes or wheels. The dinner is open to anyone who would like to purchase a ticket, and you can bring your kids.

Join us for the Rock 'N Roll is Here to Stay event this February, benefitting the SCIA!

Join us for the Rock ‘N Roll is Here to Stay event this February, benefitting the SCIA!

The funds received from this benefit dinner will go toward supporting the services provided by the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois, that in turn support individuals who use a wheelchair as a source of mobility, as well as people who have been paralyzed due to medical conditions and injury.

Purchase Your Tickets

Ticket prices start at $30 for children ages 12 and under, and vary for adults depending on sponsorship type.

Go here to purchase your tickets today: http://www.sci-illinois.org/node/82

Directions

Crystal Grand Banquets is located at 12416 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439

About SCIA

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA) serves as a resource center for people who have suffered from a spinal cord injury, as well as for people who have worked in related fields.

The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois works to provide the best information, services, support and education to those who are interested, in hopes of helping people learn about the best resources available, as well as provide strong peer support to those who need it.

To learn more about SCIA, visit their website at http://www.sci-illinois.org/

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With immediate treatment the long term effects of a spinal cord injury can often be reduced. Common causes of spinal cord injuries can include trauma, such as a ski accident, car crash or sports and recreation. Spinal cord injuries can also be the result of a disease such as Spina Bifida or Multiple Sclerosis. Spinal cord injuries can be treated, but the treatment can vary depending on the location or severity of the injury. In most cases, treatment involves extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation.

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About the UroMed-Edgepark Family

Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is a leading national supply company that provides catheters and urological products to patients with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Many of our patients have conditions like Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, or Multiple Sclerosis. UroMed is a nationally accredited organization, a Medicare provider and a participant in most state Medicaid plans. UroMed also partners with thousands of private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products.

UroMed and Edgepark, two of the leading distributors of urological and continence care supplies, are now working as one team. We’ve combined all the things we do best — excellent service, comprehensive product choice and free, fast delivery — to provide you more options and even greater convenience along with expanded insurance coverage.

For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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