ECHO-Chicago: Urinary Incontinence

September 27, 2023 to November 15, 2023
Elevate your urinary incontiance care with ECHO-Chicago!
Urinary incontinence (UI) affects over 50% of women. Its prevalence increases with age rendering up to 75% of women over the age of 65 with some degree of UI. Approximately 50% of women with UI experience daily symptoms and an additional 30% of women have symptoms at least weekly. UI adversely affects the physical, psychological, and social well-being of millions.
Non-surgical treatment, including behavioral interventions or pharmacotherapy, is usually effective, but recognition in healthcare settings and evidence-based care for this condition remains suboptimal. Only half of the estimated 40% of Medicare beneficiaries with UI who have spoken to a physician receive treatment. Treatment in primary care, with system support and availability of specialty care, has great potential. Unfortunately, a variety of patient-, provider, and system-level barriers result in underdiagnosis and suboptimal management.
ECHO-Chicago, in partnership with UI specialists and primary care physicians from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Urology Institute, has created this series to increase the workforce capacity of nurse navigators and primary care physicians working with medically complex individuals with urinary incontinence. These eight one-hour-long sessions will be facilitated by a team of subject matter experts and consist of twenty to thirty minute didactic presentations, followed by participant-led case presentations (new and follow-up cases). This structure, modeled after medical rounds, allows participants to apply the knowledge gained and openly discuss the real-world challenges of implementing recommended best practices. Through these discussions, the series facilitators and participants draw on their own experiences to support each other and share strategies they have found successful in navigating barriers.
The goal of this activity is to increase the workforce capacity of nurse navigators and primary care physicians working with medically complex individuals with urinary incontinence.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for community-based primary care providers interested in providing care to patients with urinary incontinence.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize advanced management techniques for overactive bladder, including botox, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, and sacral nerve stimulation;
  • Define urinary incontinence, its causes, types as well as prevalence;
  • Define third-line overactive bladder treatment, its managing indications and contraindications, and its treatment options;
  • Determine complex patients with urinary incontinence to be referred to a specialist;
  • List surgical management techniques used to treat stress urinary incontinence, including bulking and slings;
  • Describe how to manage the basic office evaluation of urinary incontinence;
  • Discuss behavioral therapy techniques that can be used to manage urinary incontinence, such as bladder diary and bladder training;
  • Assess when to manage urinary incontinence using physical therapy.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/27/2023 - 11:30am
Event ends: 
11/15/2023 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Understanding Urinary incontinence- causes and types, prevalence
Rachel Pope, MD
Management of UI – Behavioral
Britt Conroy, MD, PhD, JD
Basic office evaluation of urinary incontinence
Adonis Hijaz, MD
Management of UI – Physical Therapy
Karen Connor PT
Management of UI-  Overactive Bladder (OAB)
David Sheyn, MD
Advanced management of OAB- Botox, PTNS, Interstim
Anna Myers, CNP
Surgical management of SUI – Bulking and Slings
Joseph Welles Henderson, MD
Complex UI- How to identify the complex patient for early referral
Rachel Pope, MD
The agenda is subject to change.
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Rachel Pope, MD, MPH  Rachel Pope, MD
  Clinical Instructor
  Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  Associate Professor of Urology
  Case Western Reserve University

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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