Update on the Treatment for BPH

Speaker(s): Brian Wade, M.D. Urology Centers of Alabama, PC Disclosures: Dr. Wade has no relative financial disclosures and will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products .
 Presentation Purpose: 
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 14 million men in the US have symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which can affect 50% of men aged 51 to 60 years of age, and up to 90% of men over 80 years of age. 
This activity will disseminate current urologic knowledge to the interdisciplinary audience. 

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to: 
• Compare the different treatment options that are available, including noninvasive treatment – such as pharmacological agents and surgical treatment options for BPH 
• Identify the signs and symptoms of BPH 
• Recognize the mechanism of action of the Urolift System for the treatment of symptoms of BPH and who might be a good candidate 

Faculty/Course Director/Planners:

Alabama Medical Education has selected all faculty participating in this activity. It is the policy of Alabama Medical Education that all CME/CE planning committees, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial interests upon nomination or invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and if relevant, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this activity. 

Conflict of Interest:

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, it is the policy of Alabama Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CE/CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolution will be made in writing via handout materials or syllabus. 

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience. Gap in Knowledge: *Lack of knowledge about the problem(s) *Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice (competence) 

 This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 IPCE credits for learning and change. 

Commercial Interest: No commercial interest was received for this ICPE activity