About this event

  • Date and time Fri 17 Apr 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will provide an overview of current management strategies for muscle invasive bladder cancer delivered by Dr Joseph Smith who is the William L. Bray Professor in the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. This will include the diagnostic process and staging methods, key surgical techniques and follow-up strategies. 

During this session you will learn about: 

  • Current best practice for surgical intervention
  • Outlining the indications for radical cystectomy - this will include patient selection criteria and principles, pre-operative work-up
  • Considerations for extended pelvic lymph node dissection, urinary diversion and technique overview for ileal conduit, neobladder formation and catheterisable reservoirs
  • Post-operative care and management of complications
  • Non-surgical and Non-cystectomy management including; rational for neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative techniques

This webinar is perfect for surgical and urology trainees, specialist registrars and consultant urologists with an interest in uro-oncology.

certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.


This meeting is a part of the Urology Section webinar series that will be broadcast weekly on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast. 


We would like to thank The Urology Foundation and The Hadley Trust for their generous support enabling free access to this webinar for trainees. 

*Please note that none of the companies listed above have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this webinar.

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.


Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Key speakers

Joseph Smith

Dr Joseph Smith

William L. Bray Professor in the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and, Editor, Journal of Urology

Speaker's biography

Joseph A Smith, Jr. is William L. Bray Professor in the Department of Urology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He served as Chairman of the department from 1991 to 2015.  He is an AOA graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School and was chosen the Outstanding Graduate.  He performed his surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, his urology residency at the University of Utah, and a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.


Dr. Smith has served as President of the American Board of Urology, President of the Society of Urologic Oncology, President of the Southeastern Section of the American Urologic Association, and Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution Award and the Hugh Hampton Young Award from the American Urologic Association, the SUO Achievement Medal and the Huggins Medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology, the St. Paul Medal from the British Association of Urologic Surgeons, the Albert Schweitzer Medal from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie, the Valentine Medal from the New York Academy of Medicine and the prestigious Spence Medal by the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.  He was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Smith is Editor of the Journal of Urology, the most widely read and highly cited journal in the specialty.  He has been listed on Castle Connelly prestigious “Best Doctors” list for 25 consecutive years and was designated by Time Magazine as one of the top five surgeons in the country for treatment of cancer.


He has published over 300 peer reviewed manuscripts, over 100 book chapters, and has edited or co-edited eight textbooks including the third and fourth editions of Hinman’s Atlas of Urologic Surgery. His professional focus has been on innovative treatment strategies for patients with urologic cancers and introduction and evaluation of technologic advances in urologic surgery.  He has performed over 1,000 radical cystectomies and 8,000 radical prostatectomies. 


View the programme


Mr Michael Dinneen, Urology Section President, RSM


Professor Roger Kirby, President-Elect, Royal Society of Medicine

Update on the management of muscle invasive bladder cancer: Best practice in 2020

Dr Joseph Smith, William L. Bray Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Question and answer session

Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting




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