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AUA Fundamentals in Urology 2018

Overview/Register

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.

Course Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

Course Dates

June 8 - 10, 2018

Fundamentals
Webcast*

Online Webcast Available After the Meeting
Includes Online Educational Modules
Includes Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules
Starting at $515.00

Fundamentals
Bundle

June 8 – 10, 2018
Attendance in Philadelphia and Webcast After Meeting
Includes Online Educational Modules
Includes Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules
Starting at $665.00

Fundamentals
Live Course

June 8 – 10, 2018
Attendance in Philadelphia
Starting at $515.00

 

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.
If you have already registered for AUA Fundamentals in Urology 2018 and would like to register for the BLUS Course, complete the Program Director Approval Form and submit it to education@AUAnet.org. All attendees are required to submit the Program Director Approval Form before your registration is confirmed.

*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.

Course Directors

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

Target Audience

This course is designed for urology residents and allied health professionals. Emphasis is on basic sciences and the clinical applicability to urology.

Course Description

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.

Online Educational Modules Description

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:

  • Uro-Ethics
  • Obstructive Uropathy
  • Applications Outcome
  • Renal Physiology

Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules Description

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:

  • Pathology
    • This course provides urologists and allied health professionals an overview of the main pathological characteristics and biology of common neoplasms of the kidney, urinary tract, prostate and testis.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the common tumors and their top differential diagnoses in a given GU organ and clinic pathological setting.
      • Identify the important pathological features, molecular alterations and behavior of common GU tumor entities.
      • Interpret the latest classification schemes, contemporary grading practices and commonly used ancillary techniques in pathologic diagnosis.
      • Determine the essential elements in the pathology reporting of common GU tumors and discuss their clinical relevance.       
  • Urodynamics
    • This course provides a detailed overview of urodynamic testing techniques and pitfalls including hydrodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of urodynamics, including recognizing abdominal and detrusor physiologic events, urethral resistance during bladder filling and micturition, urinary incontinence, and recognition of physiologic and technical artifacts.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Apply knowledge of lower urinary tract function and electronic measurement of pressure, flow and electromyography to performance of a multichannel urodynamic test including prestudy uroflowmetry, filling cystometrogram and voiding pressure flow study.

Scientific Program Schedule

Friday, June 8, 2018

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 amNephrolithiasis: Physiology, Metabolic Work‐up and Treatment of Stones
Glenn Preminger, MD
9:15 - 9:30 amBreak
9:30 - 10:30 amUrologic Infections: Etiology, Patterns and Pathophysiology 
Michel A. Pontari, MD
10:30 - 11:30 amInterstitial Cystitis and Disorders of Pelvic Pain
Robert J. Evans, MD, FACS
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)

Session 2 - Pediatrics

12:30 ‐ 1:30 pmEmbryology, Congenital Anomalies, and Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
Patricio C. Gargollo, MD
1:30 - 2:30 pmReflux, 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 pmMRI for Urologists
Nabeel Sarwani, MD
4:00 - 5:15 pmUrodynamics
Mikel Gray, PhD
5:15 - 5:30 pmCourse Evaluation

Saturday, June 9, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 ‐ 7:45 amHousekeeping Notes

Session 4 - BPH and Science of Minimally Invasive Surgery

7:45 - 8:45 amBPH: Pathophysiology, Drugs, and Trials
Richard K. Lee, MD 
8:45 - 9:45 amLasers, Laparoscopes, and Lithotripters: The Science of Minimally Invasive Urology
Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS
9:45 - 10:00 amBreak

Session 5 - Infertility and ED

10:00 - 11:00 amInfertility 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 pmLunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)
12:45- 1:00 pmAUA Update
Victor Nitti, MD

Session 6 - Prostate Cancer

1:00‐ 2:00 pmPSA, 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 pmBreak

Session 7:  Bladder Neurobiology and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

3:15 - 4:15 pmLower Urinary Tract Neurobiology and Functional Bladder Disorders
Gary Lemack, MD
4:15 - 5:15 pmPelvic Organ Prolapse and SUI: Mechanisms and Mechanics
Victor Nitti, MD
5:15 - 5:30 pmCourse Evaluation
6:00‐ 7:00 pmSaturday Night Social

Sunday, June 10, 2018

7:00 - 7:30 amContinental Breakfast and Registration
7:30 - 7:45 amRaffle, Housekeeping Notes

Session 8 - Bladder Cancer and Bowel Diversions

7:45 - 8:45 amBasic Science of Bladder Cancer
Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD
8:45 - 9:45 amBowel Diversions: Physiology Underlying Electrolyte Abnormalities
Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH
9:45‐ 10:00 amBreak

Session 9 - Adrenal Disorders and Kidney Cancer

10:00 - 11:00 amAdrenal Physiology
Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS
11:00am - 12:30 pmMolecular Genetics and Principles of Molecular Therapeutics of Kidney Cancer
W. Marston Linehan, MD
12:30 - 12:45pmCourse Evaluation and Meeting Adjourn

Meeting Syllabus

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.

Course Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration – On or before April 27, 2018

 Bundle*Live Course
Only
Webcast
Only
Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules
AUA Member$665.00$515.00$515.00$50.00
AUA Non-Member$814.00$644.00$644.00$50.00


Standard Registration – On or after April 28, 2018

 Bundle*Live Course
Only
Webcast
Only
Online Pathology and Urodynamics Modules
AUA Member$814.00$644.00$644.00$50.00
AUA Non-Member$955.00$805.00$805.00$50.00

*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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Webcast

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 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.

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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-983-1600
Website

Hotel

At this time, the AUA block is sold out at the course hotelIf you need assistance finding nearby accommodations, please contact registration@AUAnet.org.

Transportation

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, CV# 04SG0005.

Know Before You Go

Tourism

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!

Questions?

Call 1-800-908-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.

CME and Accreditation Information

Accreditation

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 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.

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 forAMA 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) 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

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

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.

The History of the Fundamentals Course

"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.


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