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AUA Fundamentals in Urology 2019


The AUA's Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to ensure urology residents and urologic advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs) have an adequate foundation in the basic pathophysiology of clinical urology. The most popular AUA course for residents, Fundamentals in Urology welcomes hundreds of attendees each year, looking to expand their education and gain a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions.

Maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Course Location

Marriott Downtown
Indianapolis, IN

June 7 - 9, 2019

Live Course Only

  • Attendance in Indianapolis
Starting at $525.00

Most Popular Option!

Course Bundle
(Live Course + Webcast*)

  • Attendance in Indianapolis
  • Webcast After Meeting*
Starting at $655.00

Webcast Only*

  • Webcast After Meeting*
Starting at $525.00


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.

*Note: Webcasts will be available by June 12, 2019. Webcast may be viewed up to six times.

Course Directors

Tracey L. Krupski, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Urology
University of Virginia Health System

Jay D. Raman, MD
Chief, Division of Urology
Head, Robotic Urologic Oncology
Professor of Surgery
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Target Audience

This course is designed for urology residents and allied health professionals. Emphasis is on basic sciences and the clinical applicability to urology.

Course Description

The Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. NEW this year, the course has been redesigned to 3 days to allow for less time out of the office and in a convenient location for traveling out of state!  This course will provide attendees with valuable skills in developing a rational methodological approach to application of knowledge which will contribute to positive outcomes for patients. New topics for this year include Reflux, Obstruction, and Undescended Testes- Causes and Clinical Implications and Medical and Surgical Management of ED. Attendees will discover the importance of the study of basic sciences and how it transfers into the lifelong learning process and medical practice. This course is designed to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions. A thorough knowledge of the basic science behind the treatments will allow for better counseling and education of patients by all clinical urologic practitioners.

Online Educational Modules Description

NEW this year- all registration options include online educational modules. This course features enhanced programming that allows registrants to access additional online learning resources and modules at the convenience of their home for less time away from the office! The online educational modules include webcasts of content that was removed from the live program. The online educational modules for 2019 will include the following content:

  • Uro-Ethics
  • Obstructive Uropathy
  • Applications Outcome
  • Renal Physiology
  • Urodynamics
  • Pathology

Scientific Program Schedule

Friday, June 7, 2019

6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
7:45 – 8:00 a.m.Housekeeping Notes

Session 1 - BPH and Stones

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

BPH: Pathophysiology and Management (Medical/Surgical)

Nicole Miller, MD

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Nephrolithiasis: Physiology, Metabolic Work-up and Treatment of Stones

Glenn Preminger, MD

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.Break
Session 2: Infections and Inflammation
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Urologic Infections: Etiology, Patterns and Pathophysiology

Michel A. Pontari, MD

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Interstitial Cystitis and Disorders of Pelvic Pain

Robert J. Evans, MD, FACS

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)

Session 3 - Pediatrics

1:30 ‐ 2:30 p.m.

Embryology, Congenital Anomalies, and Disorders of Sexual Differentiation

Patricio C. Gargollo, MD

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Reflux, Obstruction, and Undescended Testes - Causes and Clinical Implications

Aseem Shukla, MD

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Break

Session 4 - Kidney Cancer

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Genetics and Prinicples of Molecular Therapeutics of Kidney Cancer

W. Marston Linehan, MD

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.Course Evaluation

Saturday, June 8, 2019

7:00 - 7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
7:30 ‐ 7:45 a.m.Housekeeping Notes

Session 5 - Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction

7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Infertility and Reproductive Biology in Women and Men

Cigdem Tanrikut, MD

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Medical and Surgical Management of Erectile Dysfunction

Wayne Hellstrom, MD

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.Break

Session 6 - Complications of Urologic Surgery and Adrenal Disorders

10:00- 11:00 a.m.

Complications of Urologic Surgery

Jay D. Raman, MD, FACS

11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

Adrenal Physiology

Alexander Kutikov, MD, FACS

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Learn with the Experts (Others on Own)

Session 7 - Imaging for Urologists

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

MRI for Urologists

Nabeel Sarwani, MD

Session 8: Bladder Neurobiology and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Lower Urinary Tract Neurobiology and Functional Bladder Disorders

Gary Lemack, MD

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Office Evaluation of the Patient Presenting with Incontinence

Courtney Anderson, PA-C

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Surgical Management of Incontinence

Jennifer Anger, MD

5:15 - 5:30 p.m.Course Evaluation
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Saturday Night Social

Sunday, June 9, 2019

7:15 - 7:45 a.m.Continental Breakfast 
7:45 - 8:00 a.m.Housekeeping Notes

Session 9 - Bladder Cancer and Bowel Diversions

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Basic Science of Bladder Cancer

Trinity J. Bivalacqua, MD

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Bowel Diversions: Physiology Underlying Electrolyte Abnormalities

Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH

10:00 ‐ 10:15 a.m.Break

Session 10 - Prostate Cancer

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

PSA, Urine Markers and the Science of Cancer Screening

Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer: Drugs, Mechanisms, Disease, Epidemiology and Molecular Mechanisms

Michael B. Williams, MD

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Course Evaluation and Meeting Adjourn

Meeting Syllabus

The meeting syllabus is a comprehensive study guide, providing in-depth review of every urologic subject that consists of all of the course slides. A digital copy in both color and black and white will be provided to all attendees on the AUAUniversity one week prior to the course at no charge. You may also purchase a printed copy of the syllabus at an additional charge of $45 during the course registration process. Syllabus orders must be received on or before Friday, May 10, 2019. If you have already registered for the 2019 Fundamentals in Urology Course and would like to pre-order the syllabus, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-908-9414. Onsite, a limited supply of the syllabus will be available for $75.

Course Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration – On or before April 26, 2019

 Course Bundle
(Live Course + Webcast*)
Live Course
Hard Copy Syllabus**
Now thru May 10, 2019
AUA Member$675.00$525.00$525.00$45.00
AUA Non-Member$805.00$655.00$655.00$45.00

Standard Registration – On or after April 27, 2019

 Course Bundle
(Live Course + Webcast*)
Live Course
Hard Copy Syllabus**
On or after May 11, 2019
AUA Member$805.00$655.00$525.00$75.00
AUA Non-Member$970.00$820.00$655.00$75.00

*Includes registration for Fundamentals in Urology live course and course webcasts.

Webcast will be available to view on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

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.


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 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

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before May 3, 2019. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by May 10, 2019.

Course Location/Hotel Information

Hotel Information

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.

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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

$179 single/double occupancy. Please book our special group rate online. You may also call the hotel directly at (317) 822-3500 and reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Please note: To receive the discounted group rate, please book online or call the hotel directly and reference the AUA by May 9, 2019.

Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019. 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.

Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.


On-site parking is available for a fee of $44 daily. Valet parking is also available for a fee of $49 daily. Self Parking and Valet is off Missouri St from Washington and Maryland Street.

Know Before You Go


Pre-Registration will be available on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the foyer of Indiana Ballroom. Registration will resume on Friday morning, June 7, from 6:45- 7:30 am.


A continental breakfast and coffee breaks will be offered Friday through Sunday. Lunch & Learns with the Faculty will also be available for attendees to participate in on Friday and Saturday. Information regarding Lunch & Learns will be sent in the Spring to registered attendees and is based on a sign up.


The suggested attire for the meeting is business casual. Temperatures in the meeting room may be chilly, so we suggest bringing a light jacket or sweater.


The average temperature in Indianapolis in June is a high of 80 degrees and a low of 60 degrees.


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Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

CME and Accreditation 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 and enduring material for a maximum of 32 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) 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

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 American Urological Association (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, 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 AUA.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs

The AUA 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.