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Mission & Vision


Founded in 1902, the AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy.

Advancing Urology Through Education

For more than a century, the AUA has stood at the forefront in developing innovative, evidence-based quality education for urologists and urologic health professionals worldwide—throughout all stages of their careers. Through its Annual Meeting and other educational offerings, the AUA sets the highest standards for urology education worldwide. Learn more about the educational offerings of the AUA.

Advancing Urology Through Research

The AUA is committed to supporting urologic research through funding, advocacy and scholarly exchange. The AUA is a leader in helping to identify gaps in knowledge and communicating urology research needs to key constituents at the federal level. The AUA's Research Scholars Program has provided support to young urology researchers for more than 40 years, and the AUA—through its Annual Meeting and other educational offerings—provides the global urology community opportunities to present, learn and share news of discovery and advancement. Learn more about the AUA's commitment to research.

Advancing Urology Through Advocacy

The AUA is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology and maintains a consistent presence in Washington, DC, working with lawmakers and regulators to promote and preserve the interests of urologists. The AUA has a long history of challenging legislation and regulation that negatively impacts a urologist's ability to provide quality patient care. Learn more about the AUA's advocacy efforts.