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Primary Care Cases in Urology: Topics in Women's Health

Free Qstream educational activity – Send questions right to your computer or mobile device!
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA, AAFP and AANP credits.

This is a free CME activity.

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The AUA recognizes the critical role of the primary care provider in treating patients with urologic conditions. This innovative Qstream educational activity examines the diagnosis and treatment of the female urologic conditions most relevant to front-line patient care, including:

How does Qstream work?

Designed for today's mobile world, the innovative Qstream format sends questions via e-mail to your computer or mobile device. This allows you to study "on the go," on a schedule that's most convenient for you. Participants receive 2 questions every 2 days via email. If a question is answered incorrectly, it will be repeated 1 week later. If a question is answered correctly, it will be repeated 2 weeks later. If a question is answered correctly two times in a row, the question is retired from the course and is no longer repeated. The participant completes the course when all of the questions are retired (answered correctly twice in a row).

Developed and used at Harvard Medical School, this unique study format has been proven to increase retention by 170% and learning efficiency by 38%.

The activity includes a total of 25 questions: five questions per topic area. When all of the questions have been retired, the participant will be emailed a link to complete an evaluation and claim credit.

This Qstream activity is free.

Support provided by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. and Pfizer

CME Information

Estimated time to complete the educational activity

2.5 hours

Release Date

October 1, 2012

Expiration Date

October 1, 2013

Statement of Need

Due to relatively static numbers of urology resident trainees per year and the rapidly increasing number of elderly patients with urologic problems in our national populations it is estimated that in the next 5 to 10 years there will be an overall shortage of both private practice and academic urologists.1 This trend will put greater demands on primary care healthcare professionals to address the frontline needs of patients with urologic problems and diseases. Therefore, the AUA has adopted a mission to assist in the education of primary care healthcare providers in urologic diseases and disorders in an effort to facilitate the effective and efficiency management of these patients nationally. While the AUA has sought industry support and grant funding to develop these educational activities, all of the course content, enduring materials and course faculty have been developed by the AUA Office of Education in an effort to provide the best possible urology educational program. All materials incorporated into these courses have undergone review by the AUA Content Review Committee, a member of the American Academy of Family Practice, AUA's APN/PA Education Committee and the Chair of the AUA Office of Education.


1. Lightfoot AJ, Rosevear HM, Steers WD, Tracy CR. Current and future need for academic urologists in the United States. J Urol 2011; 185(6): 2283 – 2287.

Program Purpose and Description

The purpose of this program is to reinforce learning from five, case-based live educational interventions titled Primary Care Cases in Urology: Topics in Women's Health to aid primary care providers in screening, detection and referral of common urological health issues. Topics covered include hematuria and renal incidentalomas, urinary incontinence, medical management of renal stone disease, urinary tract infections and female sexual dysfunction. This activity is also formatted as a stand-alone intervention for individuals not participating in the live activities. Content will be delivered via QStream (formerly Spaced Ed), an online, sequential question/answer program. This course consists entirely of questions and answers. To improve retention, questions will repeat based on the user's answer. There are a total of 25 questions.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Target Audience

Primary Care Providers: family practice, internal medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants


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.

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association Education & Research, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AUAER takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

AAFP Credits

This Enduring Material activity, AUA Primary Care Cases in Urology: Topics in Women's Health (QStream), has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 1, 2012. Term of approval is for one year from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP Credits

This program is approved for 2.5 contact hours of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. Program ID 1209332.

AAPA Credits

American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

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Hardware/Software Requirements

A PC-compatible computer running Windows XP, or a Macintosh computer running OS X 10.1 or later, or a Linux computer capable of running Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or later. Processor speed of 800 MHz (1GHz preferred). A minimum of 128 MB of RAM (more preferred). A modem speed of at least 56k (broadband preferred). Internet browser should be one of the following: Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome 4.0 or later, or Safari 4.0 or later. Software requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9 or newer.

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 commercial 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.

Planners and Principal Faculty Credentials and Disclosures

Elspeth McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE
Associate Dean of Continuing Z& Simulation Medical Education
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Education Center
Chair, AUA Office of Education
University of California – Irvine
Irvine, CA
Disclosures: Ethicon Endo-Surgery: Other; Karl Storz Endoscopy American: Other

Eric R. Sargent, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Urology
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Sallie M. Foley, LMSW
Director, University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program
Adjunct Faculty
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Matt Galocy, NP
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Gamal M. Ghoniem, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Urology Department
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA
Disclosures: Allergan: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Astellas: Meeting Participant or Lecturer; Boston Scientific: Consultant or Advisor; Urolasty: Scientific Study or Trial

Jaime Landman, MD
Professor of Urology and Radiology
Chairman, Department of Urology
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA
Disclosures: Cook Urological: Consultant or Advisor, Owner, Product Development; Cook: Consultant or Advisor; Galil Medical: Consultant or Advisor; Salient Medical: Consultant or Advisor

Madeleine V. Pahl, MD
School of Medicine University of California – Irvine
Orange, CA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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 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 AUAER.

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.


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