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2018 AUA Quality Improvement Summit


Opioid Stewardship in Urology

A maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Live Course

December 8, 2018
AUA Headquarters, Linthicum, MD

The Quality Improvement Summit is focused on opioid stewardship in urology, and the program will include didactic presentations, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions.

Summit Date

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Summit Location

AUA Headquarters
1000 Corporate Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 689 – 3700


Call 410-689-3925 or e-mail

Previous Summit Resources and Materials

2017 Quality Improvement Summit: Challenges and Opportunities for Stewardship of Urological Imaging 

2016 Quality Improvement Summit: Shared Decision Making and Prostate Cancer Testing

2014 Quality Improvement Summit Access: Infection Complications of Transrectal Prostate Needle Biopsy

Summit Description

The 2018 Quality Improvement Summit will be held at the AUA headquarters on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The focus will be opioid stewardship in urology, and the program will include didactic presentations, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions.

Speakers will include a combination of healthcare providers such urologists, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, and pain management and addiction specialists, in addition to researchers, policy makers and others. Their discussions throughout the day will focus on four primary goals:

  • Provide an overview of the opioid epidemic in the context of surgical management of urologic diseases
  • Provide pragmatic information for steps that can be taken by urologists to influence the opioid epidemic
  • Delineate roles urologists can play in combating the epidemic
  • Establish a list of priorities for future work in this space by AUA or interested parties  

During the summit, there will be ample opportunity for audience participation.  The cost to attend the QI Summit is $25 per attendee. CME will be available. Following the summit, a proceedings paper will be published.

Agenda and Slide Presentations

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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 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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.

Attendee Information and Policies


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

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 attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings 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.

Location/Hotel Information

The AUA recommends that you register for the Summit BEFORE making travel arrangements.
Once the meeting capacity is reached,  the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot.

Summit Location

AUA Headquarters
1000 Corporate Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090 


There are several hotels within walking distance of AUA Headquarters. We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport or Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI Airport. Both hotels are within easy walking distance and also offer a complimentary shuttle service. When booking your hotel room, please reference "AUA" to obtain the reduced rate and to schedule transportation. 

Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport
1516 Aero Drive
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 410-691-0500
Fax: 410-694-0638

Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI Airport
940 International Drive
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: 410-859-3366
Fax: 410-859-3331


Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) is located a few miles from the AUA Headquarters. The area is also serviced by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA, and Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, VA. If traveling via train is your preferred method,

BWI Airport also has an Amtrak train station, called Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport Station. The Hotel shuttle will also pick up from this train station.


Complimentary on-site parking