UAMS Hosts Nov. 15 Seminar on Male Incontinence, Impotence

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Surgery to remove his prostate left Missouri veterinarian Galen Bird incontinent and depressed. After trying medications and other treatments, he underwent surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and “I’m a new person,” he said.


Bird, along with UAMS urology expert John R. Delk II, M.D., will talk about male incontinence and impotence during a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. in the Fred W. Smith Auditorium at the UAMS Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.


Incontinence and impotence can be side effects of many conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and prostate cancer. The seminar will offer information on the latest and most effective treatments for male stress incontinence and erectile dysfunction.


Delk, a professor of urology in the UAMS College of Medicine, is a board-certified urologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology with many years experience treating patients with incontinence and impotence.


The seminar is free but space is limited. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, call 501-686-8181.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit