UAMS Hosts Free Incontinence, Impotence Seminar March 13

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Following years of unsuccessful medical treatments and other options for incontinence and impotence, Missouri veterinarian Galen Bird turned to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for surgery and is now “a new person.”


Bird, along with UAMS urology expert John R. Delk II, M.D., will talk about male incontinence and impotence, treatment options for erectile dysfunction and field questions during a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.


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, in June 2007 was the inaugural recipient of the Steven K. Wilson, M.D., Chair of Prosthetic Urology. He 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 several years of national and international experience in studying and treating incontinence and impotence.


Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by presentations from Delk, Bird and his wife, Linda, and a panel discussion.


Spouses and partners are encouraged to attend. 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 1,150 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. Visit