During this global pandemic, the Boston Scientific team is listening to the needs of urologists, urogynecologists and radiation oncologists and responding with COVID-19 webinars featuring the relevant information you have requested. If you missed the live broadcasts, we invite you to watch the on-demand presentations below.

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Infection Prevention for Urology Departments in the COVID-19 Era with Cori L. Ofstead

Watch a presentation with internationally recognized epidemiologist Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH.

Topics Include:

  • Unique infection prevention challenges faced by urology departments, including risks associated with COVID-19 and periprocedural antimicrobial prophylaxis
  • Strategies for strengthening practices and protecting patients, personnel and the community at large

Featured Speaker:

Cori L. Ofstead, MSPH
President and CEO
Ofstead & Associates, Inc.

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Cori Ofstead, MSPH, is an internationally recognized epidemiologist, who has conducted several studies on endoscope reprocessing and infection control in urology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine.

Sponsored by: Boston Scientific

Insights from the U.S.: COVID-19 Impacting Endourology Now and Beyond

Watch a candid discussion on the impact COVID-19 is having on urology practices in the U.S. and steps to recovery.

Topics Include:

  • Changes in stone management, technical and practical during COVID-19
  • Lessons learned from urologists on the front lines
  • What the future holds for endourology post COVID-19
  • An interactive Q&A panel discussion


Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, FACS, FRCS
University of Wisconsin

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Featured Speakers:

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Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Ojas Shah, MD

Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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Thomas Chi, MD

University of California, San Francisco

Sponsored by: Boston Scientific

INSIGHTS FROM CHINA: COVID-19 Surgical Triage & Patient Management

Watch a candid discussion with Chinese urologists Rongpei Wu and Yi Zhang who share their experiences with COVID-19.

Topics Include:

  • Lessons learned from SARS
  • The importance of the Network
  • Setting up of two major authorities
  • Accountability flow chart
  • Screening check points
  • Infection prevention and control (IPC)
  • Isolation measures
  • Care for suspected or confirmed cases
  • Working flow for urology cases
  • Recommendations

Featured Speakers:

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Rongpei Wu, MD, PhD
First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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Yi Zhang, MD
Peking University International Hospital, Beijing, China

Renowned Chinese urologists Rongpei Wu, MD, PhD, Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, as well as Yi Zhang, MD, Department of Urology, Peking University International Hospital, Beijing, China.

Sponsored by: Boston Scientific

INSIGHTS FROM ITALY: COVID-19 Surgical Triage & Endourology Patient Management

Watch a presentation with Italian urologist Silvia Proietti who will shares her experiences with COVID-19.

Topics Include:

  • Preparation and response of Dr. Proietti's hospital triage patients in Italy when the crisis initially hit
  • How Telemedicine is being utilized today with Dr. Proietti's hospital
  • How Dr. Proietti's hospital is reprioritizing stone cases and how she is managing her stone patients
  • Overall guidance and insights on how to best manage through this crisis and how to prepare for the mass influx of patients once things return to normalcy

Featured Speaker:

Silvia Proietti, MD
San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

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Italian urologist Silvia Proietti, MD, European Training Center in Endourology (ETCE), San Raffaele Hospital, Ville Turro Division, Milan, Italy. European Urology, the official journal of the EAU, recently accepted for publication a paper Dr. Proietti co-authored with Guido Giusti, MD, entitled Endourological Stone Management in the Era of the COVID-19.

Sponsored by: Boston Scientific

Implementation of Telemedicine During COVID-19 Webinar

Watch a presentation on how to execute telemedicine more effectively during COVID-19.

Topics Include:

  • Telemedicine - CMS
  • Office Flow – Mimic the In-Office experience
  • Frequency and Timing
  • Telehealth - CMS
  • Operational Issues
  • Planning for the long term

Featured Speaker:

Mark N. Painter
PRS Consulting, LLC

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Mark N. Painter is a managing Partner of PRS Consulting, LLC, the CEO of PRS Urology Service Corporation and the Vice President of Coding and Reimbursement Information for Physician Reimbursement Systems, Inc. (PRS). Mr. Painter's extensive knowledge of physician reimbursement issues has allowed him to assist insurance companies, physicians and their staff members, legal counsel, actuaries, and Special Societies. 

Sponsored by: Boston Scientific

Additional Webinars and Related Resources.

Additional COVID-19 Resources for HCPs in the U.S.

The Boston Scientific Healthcare Economics and Market Access team has webinars and resources designed specifically around the needs of healthcare professionals based in the U.S. Click Here to learn more.