April 24, 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Coloplast Advanced IPP Surgical Skills workshop in Tampa, Florida had to be postponed. Given the uncertainty of timing and unknown reschedule date Coloplast shifted their approach and created a virtual Advanced IPP Webinar. This course was designed for mid-level to experienced penile implanters with specialized interest in IPP’s and how to handle complex cases.
Two Key Opinion Leaders were asked to moderate this event due to their vast experience and wealth of knowledge relating to their different approaches to implanting an IPP. Dr. Rafael Carrion from USF Central Florida utilizes the penoscrotal approach while Dr. Perito utilizes the Infrapubic approach. Once recovered, the outcomes for patients are essentially the same, however both see advantages to their specific approach. This webinar was highly attended and maintained more than 160 physician attendees from around the world. Webinars have proven to be a great way to utilize the down time many physicians were faced with during the pandemic adding to the wealth of knowledge of physicians throughout the world resulting in better patient care and patient outcomes – in this case specific to penile prosthetics.