Ultrasound will be front and center at the upcoming Advanced Endourology conference Feb. 26-27 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
An ultrasound technique developed by Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty including John Bennett, PhD, co-director of the Program for Medical Ultrasound, will be used in a cutting-edge procedure taught to conference attendees from around the globe.
Bennett worked with urology professors Jorge Gutierrez, MD, and Daniel Rukstalis, MD, to devise the use of ultrasound, rather than fluoroscopy, in percutaneous kidney and renal surgery. He will present with them at the conference on the technique, as well as on using ultrasound on cadaveric models as a hands-on teaching tool.
Also at the conference, Program for Medical Ultrasound co-director Frederick Kremkau will give the initial lecture, “Principles of Ultrasound Image.”
The conference is being hosted almost exclusively in the facilities of the Center for Applied Learning (CAL). World-expert faculty will be teaching the latest advanced endourology techniques using CAL’s Anatomical Resource Clinical Training Center, Surgical Academy and other classrooms.