August 8, 2008

Erectile Dysfunction Is Topic of UAMS Public Seminar

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is sponsoring a free, public seminar on Aug. 21 to address erectile dysfunction (E.D.).


 


Called “Straight Talk about E.D.,” the seminar is at 6 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging building at West Seventh Street and Jack Stephens Drive on the UAMS campus. Parking at the seminar is free in the Reynolds parking lot.


 


To confirm attendance, please call 800-788-0293 ext. 7461 or e-mail usjhr@coloplast.com.


 


The seminar will feature a presentation from UAMS’ John R. Delk II, M.D., a pioneer in the field of erectile dysfunction and prosthetic urology, with decades of experience and thousands of patients treated.


 


“If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, this seminar is for you,” said Delk, who is renowned for his surgical solutions for erectile dysfunction and male and female incontinence.


 


The seminar will focus on the causes of E.D. and treatment options. Delk notes that E.D. is not a natural consequence of aging and that more than 30 million American men have the condition. Prescription medicines may provide an answer for many men, but when a surgical solution is the only option, the implants used by Delk have a more than 90 percent satisfaction rate for his patients and their partners.


 


Last year Delk became the inaugural recipient of the Steven K. Wilson, M.D., Chair of Prosthetic Urology at UAMS. Wilson, also a clinical professor of urology at UAMS, is an internationally known expert in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. He and Delk co-authored the book “Ending E.D. & Incontinence,” written as a guide for the general public.


 


Delk, a board-certified urologist, has conducted multiple research studies since 1991 ranging from medical devices to new medications for treating erectile dysfunction and incontinence. In addition, Delk has lectured and conducted surgical workshops in the United States and internationally. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America and the International Society for Impotence Research, and has received honors and recognition from several urological organizations.


 


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 www.uams.edu.