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Continuing Medical Education

The department hosts two annual activities that offer medical professionals the opportunity to further their knowledge in the field of urology: the Flocks Visiting Professorship and the Iowa Urological Society conference. Both activities award American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits through the UI Carver College of Medicine.

The Flocks Visiting Professorship is held each spring. A distinguished urologist presents several lectures focusing on a specialty area of urology. Urology residents are also selected to present their current research studies.

The Iowa Urological Society conference is held each fall in Iowa City. Distinguished lecturers, faculty, and residents present various topics of interest to urologists and allied health care professionals.

Previous CME Events

2018 Flocks Visiting Professor
June 21-22

Michael O. Koch, MD. Dr. Michael O. Koch joined the faculty and became Chairman of the Department of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1998. He is a previous trustee and past-president of the American Board of Urology, past-Chairman of the Examination Committee for the American Board of Urology, past-President of the Society of Urology Chairpersons, past president of the Society of University Chairpersons, and a member of the GU Surgeons and the Clinical Society. Dr. Koch is currently the Chair of the Residency Review Committee for urology training programs, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves in multiple capacities for his specialty, the School of Medicine, and the IU Health System.

2018 Iowa Urological Society
August 24-25

Jihad Kaouk, MD, FACS. Dr. Jihad Kaouk is the Director of the Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery and an American Board certified Urologist in the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Additionally, Dr. Kaouk holds the position of Institute Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations and the chair holder for the Zegarac-Pollock Endowed Chair in laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute.


John L. Gore, MD, MS. Dr. John L. Gore is a clinician, surgeon, researcher, and educator at University of Washington Medical Center and School of Medicine. He specializes in urologic oncology and general urology with clinical interests in minimally invasive and robotic specialties surgery for kidney cancer, nephrectomy with vena caval thrombectomy, continent urinary diversions after removal of the bladder for bladder cancer, and reconstructive urologic surgery. Dr. Gore has focused his research on studying issues of access to care and quality of care for patients with prostate and bladder cancers.

2017 Flocks Visiting Professor
June 23-24

Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS. Dr. Dmochowski is a Professor at the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and supervisor of the Fellowship in Pelvic Medicine. He has published more than 285 articles, 100 book chapters and 400 abstracts. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neurourology and Urodynamics. His current research interests include outcomes of incontinence therapies with a particular emphasis on quality of life issues.


2017 Iowa Urological Society
August 25-26

Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH, served as the David A. Culp Speaker at the Iowa Urological Society annual meeting. Dr. Khera, Associate Professor, is the Director of the Laboratory for Andrology Research at McNair Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khera specializes in male infertility, male and female sexual dysfunction, and declining testosterone levels in aging men. Dr. Khera’s research focuses on the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A in treating Peyronie’s disease as well as genetic and epigenetic studies on post-finasteride syndrome patients and testosterone replacement therapy.


We also welcomed Kathleen Hwang, MD, as Special Guest Speaker. Dr. Hwang is Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Director of the Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Fellowship at Brown University. She is a member of the urology staff at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Hwang’s clinical and research interests focus on male infertility and sexual function. She is currently pursuing a particular investigation of ghrelin to minimize postoperative adhesions and aid wound healing, which could ultimately lead to higher fertility rates after vasectomy reversal.


If you would like to become a member of the Iowa Urological Society, please download the membership application and instructions: PDF iconIUS_membership_application.pdf.

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