On April 30, 2011, the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum will be presenting a FREE Regaining Continence & Restoring Sexual Health Academy, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, Virginia, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
This compact, dynamic academy is densely-packed with a wealth of information for men suffering from incontinence and sexual dysfunction and will feature a keynote address by acclaimed local urologist Richard Rento, II, M.D. Committed to treating men with cancer and not just the disease, the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum (HRPHF) invites both men and the women who love them to this important awareness seminar.
Charlie W. Hill, president and HRPHF founding member, says the goal of the Regaining Continence & Restoring Sexual Health Academy is to help men ?close the gap in their relationships by learning solutions to problems caused by incontinence and erectile dysfunction.? This goal is greatly aligned with the Forum?s mission statement: ?To raise awareness and provide education regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Prostate Cancer, through community and national outreach programs, synergistic communications and an established health alliance with local, regional and national medical organizations and providers.?
Dr. Rento, also an HRPHF founding member, is a board-certified urologist with the Hampton Roads Urology Clinic, Newport News, Virginia. He attended the Brown University School of Medicine and completed residencies in Urology and General Surgery at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a gifted physician who shares Hill?s vision for the April 30 event. His keynote address will provide a wealth of information on the myriad of options available designed to remedy those conditions.
?This Academy,? says Hill, ?is designed for men and women who are interested in an adult conversation about incontinence and erectile dysfunction.? He adds that in addition to Rento?s presentation, a patient?s perspective will also be provided. ?A Hampton Roads resident and a Cincinnati, Ohio survivor, who are dealing with the after effects of Prostate Cancer, will discuss their experiences with an Advance Male Sling and an Artificial Urinary Sphincter, respectively.? Each man also uses a penile implant. ?They will discuss,? says Hill, ?how the quality of their lives has improved after the procedures and will provide frank and honest answers to questions the attendees might have.?
American Medical Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of surgical devices that provide solutions for Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction and a co-sponsor of the Regaining Continence & Restoring Sexual Health Academy, will also have representatives onsite to respond to technical and equipment inquiries.
Hill advises that, ?Seating is limited for this free event. We encourage early reservations.? Interested persons can register for the Regaining Continence & Restoring Sexual Health Academy by calling the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum at 757-827-0488 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.