Maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Linkside Conference Center
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
July 18, 2013
Daniel B. Rukstalis, MD, FACS
The program is designed for urologists and urology residents.
The National Urologic Ultrasound Faculty in collaboration with the Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Committee and the AUA Office of Education presently only offers courses for physician performed ultrasound.
Urologists have an established history of the use of ultrasound in clinical practice. The availability of affordable, high-quality ultrasound instruments has permitted urologists to add renal, scrotal and bladder examinations to transrectal ultrasound of the prostate as part of the office practice of urology. Image-guided treatments such as cryotherapy and brachytherapy of the prostate and ablative therapies of renal tumors are also ultrasound dependent. Medicare utilization data demonstrates that urologists perform more residual urine determinations by ultrasound, scrotal ultrasound and renal ultrasound than any other specialist.
This course is designed to provide urologists and urology residents with the knowledge and basic skills necessary for performing urologic ultrasound. This one-day offering combines online training and testing (pre-course*) with on-site, hands-on instruction in kidney, bladder, prostate and scrotal ultrasound. Participants are evaluated by didactic testing and direct observation by faculty members to determine if they have met the course objectives. Attendees who demonstrate the hands-on skills and who pass the didactic tests, both online and on-site, will receive a CME Level 2 certificate. Proficiency and facility in performing specific ultrasound examinations will be achieved by subsequently applying these acquired skills in clinical practice.
With the establishment of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Accreditation Program for Ultrasound in the Practice of Urology and the trend toward 3rd party payers requiring documentation of training, the AUA Hands-On Urologic Ultrasound courses provide an avenue for urologists to meet the training guidelines for the performance of ultrasound in the practice of urology.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Registration includes the following online videos with posttests which must be completed prior to attending the course:
An administrative fee is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. Through June 6, 2013 the cancellation fee is $500. From June 7, 2013 to June 20, 2013, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded after June 21, 2013. The AUA has the right to cancel the course if a minimum enrollment is not reached. If the AUA cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent.
Call 1-800-908-9414 or e-mail registration@AUAnet.org.
The American Urological Association Education & Research, Inc. (AUAER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
For the online videos: The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the hands-on course: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AUAER Disclosure Policy
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the AUAER must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities.
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners and presenters) provided by the AUAER are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest. The AUAER must determine if an individual's financial relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion, 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 serving as planners or presenters, but rather to provide the audience with information on which they can make informed judgments about the material presented.
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:
Off-Label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices
It is the policy of the AUAER to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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 product prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
The opinions and recommendations expressed by the presenters and planners of educational content in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUAER.
As a provider of continuing medical education accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the AUAER to review and certify that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment
Audio, video and other photographic recording equipment is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.
Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUAER course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association Education and Research Office of Education.
The American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. (AUAER), an organization accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 1-800-908-9414.