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Annual Review Course 2018


Maximum of 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The AUA presents its Annual Review Course on June 1 – 3, 2018. This three day course will provide basic urologic knowledge to residents for the American Board of Urology (ABU) Qualifying (Part 1) Examination. This course will disseminate current urologic knowledge and also provide practicing urologists preparing for the recertification knowledge assessment as well as others, including allied health professionals, with a thorough review of basic urologic topics.

Course Location

Hyatt Regency Austin
Austin, TX

June 1 – 3, 2018

Live Course

Attendance in Austin, TX
Starting at $495

Most Popular Option!

Live Course &
Webcast Bundle*

Attendance in Austin, TX
& Webcast After Meeting
Starting at $645


Online Webcast
After Meeting
Starting at $495

*Note: Webcast will be made available 48 hours after the conclusion of the course and may be viewed up to six times each.

Course Directors

Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
Wade J. Sexton, MD

Target Audience

This three-day conference is designed for residents preparing for Part I of the ABU Qualifying Examination. This course is also of interest to practicing urologists taking the recertification knowledge assessment or those looking to update or refresh their knowledge base.

Course Description

The AUA Guarantee

If you fail the boards then we'll pay for you to retake our Live course the following year. (Applicable 2017 registrants please call 1-800-908-9414).

In preparation for the American Board of Urology (ABU) Qualifying (Part 1) Examination, residents need to have basic urologic knowledge to prepare them for the ABU examinations. To fulfill this need, the American Urological Association (AUA) developed this course to disseminate current urologic knowledge. This course is also of interest to practicing urologist preparing for the recertification knowledge assessment as well as others, including allied health professionals, looking for a thorough review of basic urologic topics.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply basic, generally-accepted urological practices for superior patient care.
  • Demonstrate core knowledge of urology necessary for Part I of the American Board of Urology (ABU) qualifying examination and for the recertification knowledge assessment.
  • Utilize AUA Guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and management.

Scientific Program Schedule

Friday, June 1, 2018

6:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
7:30 a.m.Introduction 
Howard B. Goldman, MD, and Wade J. Sexton, MD

Penile and Urethral Cancer

7:45 a.m. Robert G. Uzzo, MD
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Imaging and Treatment

Renal and Ureteral Tumors

8:30 a.m.Robert G. Uzzo, MD
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging (Including Evaluation of Renal Masses)
    • Treatment of Localized Disease (including Role of Partial Nephrectomy)
    • Treatment of Metastatic Disease
    • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
9:45 a.m.Break

Bladder Cancer

10:00 a.m.Michael A. O'Donnell, MD
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imagingo
    • Treatment of NMIBC/ Superficial Disease Managment
    • Bladder Cancer Test Questions
11:00 a.m.Angela M. Smith, MD     
  • Staging and Risk Stratification of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment including Radical Cystectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Peri-Operative Chemotherapy and Chemoradiation Therapy
  • Metabolic Derangements that Occur with Diversions
  • Other Bladder Sparing Treatments
  • Treatment of Metastatic Disease
12:10 p.m.Bladder Cancer Questions
Michael A. O'Donnell, MD and Angela M. Smith, MD
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Howard B. Goldman, MD
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Embryology


3:15 p.m.Claus G. Roehrborn, MD
  • Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Surgical Management
3:40 pmBreak

Prostate Cancer

3:55 p.m.Adam S. Kibel, MD
  • Diagnosis and Screen, Staging, Imaging (including PSA Screening Controversies)
  • Treatment of Localized Cancer (U.S. Stages A and B), Watchful Waiting, Radiation, Interstitial Irradiation, Surgery, Cryosurgery and Hormonal Therapy)
  • Treatment of Advanced Cancer (U.S. Stages C and D) and Treatment of Radiation Failure
  • DVT Prophylaxis


5:05 p.m.Jay T. Bishoff, MD
  • Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Imaging (including Cushings, Hyperaldosteronism, Pheochromocytoma, Cancer and the Incidentally Found Adrenal Mass)
  • Management (including Pheochromocytoma, Cancer, Hyperaldosteronism, Incidentaloma and Metastatic Disease)
5:50 p.m.Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6:30 a.m.  Breakfast
7:00 a.m.Exam Overview, Test Taking Logistics, and ABU Process

Pediatric Urology

7:30 a.m.Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
Congenital Urinary Tract Abnormalities
  • UPJ Obstruction, UVI Obstruction (megaureter)
  • Ureteroceles
  • Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Posterior Urethral Valves
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
8:30 a.m.Armando J. Lorenzo, MD
Pediatric Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Disorders
  • Voiding Dysfunction and Neurogenic Bladder 
  • Developmental Anomalies of the Bladder
  • Urinary Tract Infection and Secondary Reflux
  • Management of Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Bladder
9:00 a.m.Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
Disorders of the Genitalia/Scrotum
  • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
  • Hypospadias
  • Undescended Testicle, Hydroceles, Hernias
9:45 a.m.Armando J. Lorenzo, MD
Pediatric Urological Oncology
  • Wilm's Tumor and other Renal Tumors
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Testis Tumors
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Pediatric Review Questions
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD and Armando J. Lorenzo, MD 



11:00 a.m.Sara L. Best, MD 
  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation and Medical Management

Infection and Inflammation

12:00 p.m.Hannah R. Choate, MD
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, AIDS and others)
12:45 p.m. Lunch


1:45 p.m.Sara L. Best, MD
  • Surgical Management of Stone Disease


2:30 p.m.Jay T. Bishoff MD
  • Physiology and Complications
3:00 p.m.Break

Urinary Tract Infection

3:15 p.m.Michel Y. Pontari, MD

Renal Medicine

4:15 p.m.Hannah R. Choate, MD
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Renal Physiology (including Fluid and Electrolytes)
5:45 p.m.Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Sunday, June 3, 2018

6:30 a.m.Breakfast

Female Urology, Urodynamics and Neurology

7:00 a.m.Stephen R. Kraus, MD   
7:45 a.m.Urodynamics Tracing Review
Stephen R. Kraus, MD and Howard B. Goldman, MD
8:15 a.m.Howard B. Goldman, MD
  • Overactive Bladder/Urgency Incontinence 
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vaginal Masses/Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Fistula
9:30 a.m.Break

Erectile Dysfunction

9:45 a.m.John P. Mulhall, MD
  • Physiology of Erection, Pathophysiology of Erectile Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Priapism Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Peyronie's Disease

Testicular Tumors

10:45 a.m.Wade J. Sexton, MD
  • Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Staging and Imaging (including the Role of Markers and CIS)
  • Treatment of Seminoma
  • Treatment of Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors (including Controversy Regarding Stage A Management, Risk Factors for Recurrence, Algorithms for Stages A,B, and C)
12:00 p.m.Lunch


1:00 p.m.Paul  J. Turek, MD
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology of Male Reproduction
  • Evaluation of the Infertile Male
  • Treatment of the Infertile Male (Surgical and Non-surgical)
  • Hypogonadism
  • Testosterone Replacement
2:30 p.m.Break

GU Radiology

2:45 p.m.Brian R. Herts, MD
  • Basics of MR, CT, US, VCUG
  • Solid and Cystic Renal Masses (CT and MR)
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Prostate MR
  • Adrenal Imaging
  • Scrotal Imaging
  • Retroperitoneal Tumors
  • Radiation Basic Principles

Urologic Trauma

4:00 p.m.Jay Simhan,  MD
  • Renal and Ureteral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Bladder and Urethral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Genital Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Urethral Stricture Disease
5:00 p.m.Course Adjourns

Course Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration – On or before April 20, 2018

 Live Course
Live Course
and Webcast*
Webcast Only*
(pre-register through May 31, 2018)
Member Allied$495$645$495
Non-Member Allied$620$805$620
Member Resident$495$645$495
Non-Member Resident$620$805$620

Standard Registration – On or after April 21, 2017

 Live Course
Live Course
and Webcast*
Webcast Only*
(standard beginning June 1, 2018)
Member Allied$620$805$620
Non-Member Allied$775$995$775
Member Resident$620$805$620
Non-Member Resident$775$995$775

Register early!

*Note: Webcast will be made available 48 hours after the conclusion of the course. Videos may be viewed up to six times each.

Live Course

An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.


Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund.

Registration Transfer

Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912. Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

In-Depth Meeting Syllabus

The meeting syllabus is a three volume comprehensive study guide, providing in-depth review of every urologic subject that consists of all of the course slides. LIVE Course registrants may preorder a copy of the syllabus in advance at a discounted rate of $205 beginning now through May 11, 2018. Syllabus orders must be received on or before Friday, May 11, 2018. A limited supply of the three volume syllabus will be available for purchase onsite at an increased price. The syllabus is available for purchase for live course attendees only and will be distributed onsite at the course. Webcast-only attendees taking advantage of a complete online learning experience will have online access to the handouts in PDF.

Course Location/Hotel Information

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-477-1234

Make your reservation today!

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.

$195 single/double occupancy.  Make your reservation online or call 800-233-1234.  Reference the AUA Annual Review Course when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date

Thursday, May 10, 2018. Once the AUA group block is full, which may be prior to the cut-off date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at this hotel.


4 p.m.


11 a.m.


The Hyatt Regency Austin provides daily self-parking for $24.00 per day. Valet parking is priced at $19.00 for daytime parking with no in-and-out privileges and $32.00 for overnight valet. Prices are subject to change.


The Hyatt Regency Austin is located approximately 11 miles/18 minute from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Taxi Cost: $20.00 - $27.00 one-way. Travel time is dependent on time of day and traffic conditions. Additional transportation information and directions.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your car rental reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CDP# 1953476.


There is never a dull moment in Austin, and Hyatt Regency Austin is close to everything. Take advantage of the Lady Bird Lake location situated along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, perfect for an evening run or biking with Austin's B-cycles. Head over to 6th Street attractions, Rainey street entertainment and do some shopping down South Congress Street. You can also enjoy historical attractions downtown, such as the Capitol and Barton Springs Pool.  


Book early! Rooms may not be available as the meeting dates approach. Conference rooms can be cold, please bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

CME and Attendee Information


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association designates this live and enduring activity for a maximum of 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you have already received credit for this course by attending it or watching it live you cannot receive additional credit.

Other Learners:

The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Evidence-Based Content

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA Disclosure Policy

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest

All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings and activities.

Audio, Video, Photographic Equipment

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs

The American Urological Association complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.