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By Amy E. Hamaker
More than 70 physicians and urologists in the Las Vegas area gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Nov. 8 to learn more about cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment for urologic diseases. Keck School of Medicine of USC alums Tony Alamo, Russ Gollard and Bill Resh sponsored the Las Vegas "Live" event, which was held by the USC Institute of Urology in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine.
Attendees had the chance to view demonstrations of new technology for prostate, kidney and bladder surgery through lectures and live surgery. The program included discussions of contemporary options for kidney, bladder, prostate and testis cancers, information on the latest technology in robotic urologic surgery, and details on treatment of various urologic diseases.
Indirbir Gill, executive director of the USC Institute of Urology, taught during the class, highlighting live transmission of urologic surgery using a robotic arm that was being performed by Monish Aron, professor of clinical urology at the Keck School. He also presented research-based statistics on the reliability of the methods discussed.
Other presenters included Sia Daneshmand, associate professor of urology (clinical scholar); Mihir Desai, professor of urology; David Ginsberg, associate professor of urology; Anne Schuckman, assistant professor of urology; and Osamu Ukimura, professor of urology. The course was worth 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.