Maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
UC San Diego Medical Education and Telemedicine Building
San Diego, CA
March 13, 2014
Daniel Rukstalis, MD
The program is designed for urologists and urology residents.
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.
Course Learning Objectives
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:
BUUONL2011 (Basic Urological Ultrasound Online)
ULTONL08-MG (Ultrasound of the Male Genitalia Online)
ULTONL08-KB (Ultrasound of the Kidney's and Bladder Online)
ULTONL08-TR (Ultrasound of the Prostate Online)
An administrative fee is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. Through January 30, 2013, the cancellation fee is 15%. From January 31 to February 13, 2013, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded after February 13, 2013.
AUA reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before February 13, 2013. If AUA cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by February 20, 2013.
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.
Evidence Based Content
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.
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.
Audio, Video, 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.
Special Assistance/Dietary Needs
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.
The UC San Diego School of Medicine and the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center invite you to attend the 7th Annual UC San Diego Urology Postgraduate Course: Evidence-Based Urology Update. This year's course will be held March 14-15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay and will host a distinguished group of visiting faculty.
This 2-day course is designed to offer the participant the most up to date evidence for the management of select urologic conditions. Diagnostic and management tools continue to advance in urology, requiring the practicing clinician to remain current on the most cutting-edge strategies available to improve patient outcomes. This focused set of lectures and live surgery will emphasize the practical evidence-based application of the most recent literature from world-renowned experts in the field. To further maximize the educational content, the AUA is providing an optional 1 day hands-on ultrasound course leading to certification.
For more information visit cme.ucsd.edu/urology.
The target audience for this course includes urologists, trainees and allied health professionals who seek to gain a greater understanding of new and current evidence-based approaches to urologic care and practitioners who wish to better understand the impact of healthcare reform and safety on clinical practice.