Maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The AUA's Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to ensure urology residents and urologic advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs) have an adequate foundation in the basic pathophysiology of clinical urology. The most popular AUA course for residents, Fundamentals in Urology welcomes hundreds of attendees each year, looking to expand their education and gain a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
June 8 - 10, 2018
*Note: Purchase of the Webcast includes the Live Course, Online Educational Modules and Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules. Videos may be viewed up to six times each.
Tracey L. Krupski, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urology
University of Virginia Health System
Jay D. Raman, MD
Chief, Division of Urology
Head, Robotic Urologic Oncology
Professor of Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
This course is designed for urology residents and allied health professionals. Emphasis is on basic sciences and the clinical applicability to urology.
The Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. NEW this year, the course has been redesigned to 3 days to allow for less time out of the office and in a convenient location for traveling out of state! This course will provide attendees with valuable skills in developing a rational methodological approach to application of knowledge which will contribute to positive outcomes for patients. New topics for this year include Reflux, Obstruction, and Undescended Testes- Causes and Clinical Implications and Medical and Surgical Management of ED. Attendees will discover the importance of the study of basic sciences and how it transfers into the lifelong learning process and medical practice. This course is designed to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions. A thorough knowledge of the basic science behind the treatments will allow for better counseling and education of patients by all clinical urologic practitioners.
This year's course features enhanced programming that allows registrants to access additional online learning resources and modules at the convenience of their home for less time away from the office! The online educational modules include webcasts of content that was removed from the live program. The online educational modules for 2018 will include the following content:
This year's course features enhanced programming that allows registrants to access additional online learning resources and modules at the convenience of their home for less time away from the office! The Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules will include the following content:
|7:00 - 7:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
|7:30 – 7:45 a.m.||Housekeeping Notes|
Session 1 - Stones, Infections and Inflammation
|7:45 - 9:15 am||Nephrolithiasis: Physiology, Metabolic Work‐up and Treatment of Stones|
Glenn Preminger, MD
|9:15 - 9:30 am||Break|
|9:30 - 10:30 am||Urologic Infections: Etiology, Patterns and Pathophysiology |
Michel A. Pontari, MD
|10:30 - 11:30 am||Interstitial Cystitis and Disorders of Pelvic Pain|
Robert J. Evans, MD, FACS
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Lunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)|
Session 2 - Pediatrics
|12:30 ‐ 1:30 pm||Embryology, Congenital Anomalies, and Disorders of Sexual Differentiation |
Patricio C. Gargollo, MD
|1:30 - 2:30 pm||Reflux, Obstruction, and Undescended Testes - Causes and Clinical Implications|
Aseem Shukla, MD
|2:30 - 2:45pm||Break|
Session 3 - Urologic Imaging and Basics of Urodynamics
|2:45 - 4:00 pm||MRI for Urologists|
Nabeel Sarwani, MD
|4:00 - 5:15 pm||Urodynamics |
Mikel Gray, PhD
|5:15 - 5:30 pm||Course Evaluation|
|7:00 - 7:45 am||Continental Breakfast|
|7:30 ‐ 7:45 am||Housekeeping Notes|
Session 4 - BPH and Science of Minimally Invasive Surgery
|7:45 - 8:45 am||BPH: Pathophysiology, Drugs, and Trials|
Richard K. Lee, MD
|8:45 - 9:45 am||Lasers, Laparoscopes, and Lithotripters: The Science of Minimally Invasive Urology|
Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS
|9:45 - 10:00 am||Break|
Session 5 - Infertility and ED
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Infertility and Reproductive Biology in Women and Men|
Cigdem Tanrikut, MD
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Medical and Surgical Management of ED|
John Mulhall, MD
|12:00 - 12:45 pm||Lunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)|
|12:45- 1:00 pm||AUA Update|
Victor Nitti, MD
Session 6 - Prostate Cancer
|1:00‐ 2:00 pm||PSA, Urine Markers and the Science of Cancer Screening |
Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS
|2:00 - 3:00 pm||Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Drugs, Mechanisms, Disease, Epidemiology and Molecular Mechanisms |
Michael B. Williams, MD
|3:00 - 3:15 pm||Break|
Session 7: Bladder Neurobiology and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
|3:15 - 4:15 pm||Lower Urinary Tract Neurobiology and Functional Bladder Disorders |
Gary Lemack, MD
|4:15 - 5:15 pm||Pelvic Organ Prolapse and SUI: Mechanisms and Mechanics|
Victor Nitti, MD
|5:15 - 5:30 pm||Course Evaluation|
|6:00‐ 7:00 pm||Saturday Night Social|
|7:00 - 7:30 am||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
|7:30 - 7:45 am||Raffle, Housekeeping Notes|
Session 8 - Bladder Cancer and Bowel Diversions
|7:45 - 8:45 am||Basic Science of Bladder Cancer|
Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD
|8:45 - 9:45 am||Bowel Diversions: Physiology Underlying Electrolyte Abnormalities|
Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH
|9:45‐ 10:00 am||Break|
Session 9 - Adrenal Disorders and Kidney Cancer
|10:00 - 11:00 am||Adrenal Physiology|
Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
|11:00am - 12:30 pm||Molecular Genetics and Principles of Molecular Therapeutics of Kidney Cancer|
W. Marston Linehan, MD
|12:30 - 12:45pm||Course Evaluation and Meeting Adjourn|
The meeting syllabus is a comprehensive study guide, providing in-depth review of every urologic subject that consists of all of the course slides. A digital copy in both color and black and white will be provided to all attendees on the AUAUniversity one week prior to the course at no charge. You may also purchase a printed copy of the syllabus at an additional charge of $45 during the course registration process. Syllabus orders must be received on or before Friday, May 4, 2018. If you have already registered for the 2018 Fundamentals in Urology Course and would like to pre-order the syllabus, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-908-9414. Onsite, a limited supply of the syllabus will be available for $75.
|Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules|
|Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules|
*Includes registration for Fundamentals in Urology live course, online optional Pathology & Urodynamics modules, and course webcasts.
Webcast will be available to view on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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.
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 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 registration@AUAnet.org.
AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before May 14, 2018. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by May 11, 2018.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
At this time, the AUA block is sold out at the course hotel. If you need assistance finding nearby accommodations, please contact registration@AUAnet.org.
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, CV# 04SG0005.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Philadelphia's theater district on the Avenue of the Arts. Philadelphia's business district, nightlife and main attractions are minutes from the hotel.
Take in all the sights and sounds of Broad Street such as the Academy of Music across from the hotel, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Merriam Theater. Choose from a range of restaurants on Walnut Street's 'Restaurant Row' a block away. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art with more than 300,000 works of art. Enjoy sporting events at the Philadelphia Sports Complex, home of the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers, located two miles away. The city has much to offer every guest!
Call 1-800-908-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.
The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association designates this live activity and enduring material for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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.
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) 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.
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:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
"In the late 1980s, Professors Jay Y. Gillenwater and Stuart Howards of the University of Virginia conceived the idea of a basic science tutorial for urology residents.
Their concept was loosely based on a four-week Ophthalmology course held in New England. The rationale for both educational seminars was that medical education across the country was disparate and had moved away from pathophysiology, leading to an exposure to disease entities without a formal understanding of how the disease deviated from "normal." Hence, the target audience was residents early in their training as opposed to a board review structure..."
Read the rest of Dr. Tracey L. Krupski's article titled "Remembering Our Roots" here.