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AUA Annual Review Course


Maximum of 26.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Course Location

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

June 9 – 11, 2017

Live Course Only

Attendance in
San Antonio, TX
Starting at $495

Webcast Only*

Online Webcast
After Meeting
Starting at $495

*Note: Videos 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 Examination 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 course.
(Applicable 2016 registrant please call 1-800-908-9414).

*Note: If you attended the 2016 AUA Annual Review Course and did not pass the 2016 Qualifying Exam, please call registration 1-800-908-9414 to take the 2017 course for FREE.

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 Examination 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 examination.
  • Utilize AUA Guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and management.

Scientific Program Schedule

Friday, June 9, 2017

6:30 a.m.   Registration/Breakfast
7:30 a.m.   Introduction
Howard Goldman, MD, FACS and Wade J. Sexton, MD
7:45 a.m.   Exam Overview, Test Taking Logistics, and ABU Process
Gary E. Lemack, MD


8:15 a.m.   Congenital Urinary Tract Abnormalities
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
  • UPJ Obstruction, UVI Obstruction (megaureter)
  • Ureteroceles
  • Cystic Disease
  • Posterior Urethral Valves
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
9:15 p.m.   Pediatric Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Disorders
Armando J. Lorenzo, MD
  • Voiding Dysfunction and Neurogenic Bladder
  • Developmental Anomalies of the Bladder
  • Urinary Tract Infection and Reflux
  • Management of Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Bladder
9:45 a.m.   Break
10 a.m.   Disorders of the Genitalia/Scrotum
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
  • Intersex
  • Hypospadias
  • Epispadias-Exstrophy
  • Undescended Testicle, Hydroceles, Hernias
10:45 a.m.   Pediatric Urological Oncology
Armando J. Lorenzo, MD
  • Wilm's Tumor and Other Renal Tumors
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Testis Tumors
11:15 a.m.   Pediatric Case Studies
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD and Armando J. Lorenzo, MD
11:45 a.m.   Lunch
12:45 p.m.   Howard B. Goldman, MD
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Embryology


2:30 p.m.   Glenn M. Preminger, MD
  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation and Medical Management
3:15 p.m.   Break
3:30 p.m.   Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD
  • Surgical Management of Stone Disease


4:15 p.m.   Peter G. Schulam, MD, PhD
  • Physiology and Complications


5 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
6:30 p.m.   Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017

6:30 a.m.Breakfast


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


7:45 a.m.Michael A. O'Donnell, MD
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging
    • Treatment of NMIBC/ Superficial Disease Managment
    • Bladder Cancer test questions
8:45 a.m.Seth P. Lerner, MD, FACS
  • 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
9:55 a.m.Bladder Cancer Questions
Seth P. Lerner, MD, FACS and Michael A. O'Donnell, MD
10:15 a.m.Break


10:30 a.m.Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS
  • 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
11:45 a.m.AUA Update
Victor W. Nitti, MD


1 p.m.Daniel A. Shoskes, MD
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Renal Physiology (including Fluid and Electrolytes)


2:30 p.m.Duane Hickling, MD
3:30 p.m.Break


3:45 p.m.Daniel A. Shoskes, MD
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, AIDS and others)


4:30 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)
5:15 p.m.Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Sunday, June 11, 2017

6:30 a.m.   Breakfast


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


9:45 a.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


11 a.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
12:30 p.m.   Lunch


1:30 p.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)


2:45 p.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


3:45 p.m.Daniel D. Dugi, III, MD
  • Renal and Ureteral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Bladder and Urethral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Genital Trauma: Evaluation and Management
4:45 p.m.   Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Course Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration – On or before May 26, 2017

 Live Course Only
Live Course & Webcast*
Webcast Only*
Pre-Register through
June 8, 2017
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 May 27, 2017

 Live Course Only
Live Course & Webcast*
Webcast Only* Standard
beginning June 9, 2017
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: Videos may be viewed up to six times each.

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 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. You may preorder a copy of the syllabus in advance at a discounted rate of $205 beginning now through May 19, 2017. Syllabus orders must be received on or before Friday, May 19, 2017. 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.

Course Location/Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-1234

Make your reservation today!

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.

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

Rate: $169 single/double occupancy. Make your reservation online or call 210-222-1234. Reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date

Thursday, May 18, 2017. 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.


3 p.m.


11 a.m.


The Hyatt Regency San Antonio provides San Antonio River Walk parking directly across the street at the Central Parking System garage. Self-parking for guests is priced at $29 plus tax. Valet parking is priced at $39 plus tax. Rates include in-and-out privileges. Prices are subject to change.


The Hyatt Regency San Antonio is located approximately 9 miles/15 minute drive from San Antonio International Airport. Taxi Cost: $24 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.


San Antonio is a captivating city full of culture, charm, history and exciting activities to discover. Your visit to the city begins the moment you arrive at our San Antonio hotel on the River Walk. Hyatt Regency offers an unbeatable location that overlooks the historic Alamo and the picturesque River Walk, two of the most popular attractions in San Antonio. An exceptional home base for all your San Antonio adventures, our River Walk hotel provides breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline. From fine dining, to BBQ, to Tex-Mex, all of the restaurants on the River Walk offer an abundance of choices to suit your taste and budget. Pearl, a former brewery that operated from 1883 until 2001 and a landmark just north of downtown, today is a groundbreaking culinary gathering place where you can eat, live, learn and play on the banks of the San Antonio River.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

CME 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 activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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

Off-Label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the AUA 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 prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


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

Registration and 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 registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video and 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.


Independent educational grant support provided by:

Olympus Corporation of the Americas