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Life Long Learning Course: A Focused Review


September 6–7, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

The purpose of the Life Long Learning Prep Course: A Focused Review is to prepare attendees for the ABU Knowledge Assessment. This course will be practice focused and will offer practical and clinically-specific updates.

Maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Course Purchase Options

Attend the Live CourseLive Courses

Includes: Day 1 Core Urology and Day 2 Preselected Content Module
Full color printed Syllabus and Webcast access!
Starting at only $1325
Space is limited, register early!

Can't make the live course? Try the Webcast Only*Online course

Includes: Day 1 Core Urology and Day 2 Preselected Content Module
Starting at $845
*Electronic Syllabus Included

Course Co–Directors

Mark L Gonzalgo, MD, PhD
Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

Course Target Audience

This two-day program is designed for practicing urologists preparing for the ABU Knowledge Assessment.

Course Description/Purpose

The purpose of the Life Long Learning Prep Course: A Focused Review is to prepare attendees for the ABU Knowledge Assessment. This course will be practice focused and will offer practical and clinically-specific updates. It will highlight the AUA guidelines and address general urology practice issues that can be expected on the knowledge assessment.  The course will model the structure of  the ABU exam by covering Core/General Urology on the first day followed by a pre-selected breakout in one of four areas on the second day.  

Breakout sessions include the following (Attendees will choose 1 of the 4)

  • Module 1: Oncology, Urinary Diversion and Adrenal
  • Module 2: Calculi, Laparoscopy–Robotics and Upper Tract Obstruction
  • Module 3: Impotence, Infertility and Andrology
  • Module 4: Neurogenic Bladder, Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, BPH, and Urethral Stricture

Sample multiple choice practice questions as well as case based discussions and debates will be utilized to prepare attendees for the upcoming knowledge assessment. For more information on ABU Recertification, please visit

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

Core Urology

  • Review generally accepted urological practices for superior patient care.
  • Discuss a core knowledge of urology necessary for taking the ABU Knowledge Assessment.
  • Examine the most recent changes and additions to the AUA guidelines.

Oncology and Urinary Diversion

  • Discuss the appropriate indications for and use diagnostic tests in the management of urologic cancers.
  • Enhance ability to make guideline-based decisions regarding management of common urologic cancers.
  • Recognize and execute appropriate measures to prevent and manage complications resulting for management intervention for urologic cancers.
  • Develop and employ a disease stage appropriate surveillance schedule during post management follow-up of urologic cancers.

Calculi, Obstruction, Endourology and Laproscopy

  • Apply AUA guidelines towards the medical and surgical management of kidney stones.
  • Describe the effects of laparoscopy on the surgical patient and appreciate the potential complications.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the techniques of robotic urological surgery.

Andrology, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction and Infection

  • Review the appropriate indications for and use of diagnostic tests in the evaluation and management of male infertility.
  • Develop the ability to make guideline-based decisions regarding the evaluation and management of male sexual disorders, including erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and priapism.
  • Discuss the evaluation and appropriate treatment indications of hypogonadism, with enhanced ability to review the risks and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
  • Enhance ability to provide guideline-based vasectomy care.

Female Urology, incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction

  • Discuss the underlying pathophysiology that contributes to lower urinary tract symptoms.
  • Determine appropriate evaluation and treatment for lower urinary tract dysfunction.
  • Evaluate and treat neurogenic bladder.

Scientific Program Schedule

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Course Registration Fees

Early bird Registration – On or before August 2, 2019

 Live Course*Webcast Only

Standard Registration – On or after August 3, 2019

 Live Course*Webcast Only
*Includes full color syllabus AND webcast access included in Live Course registration.
 Webcast will be available on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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.

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 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

Course Syllabus

A printed syllabus will be available at registration. Each live course attendee will receive 2 syllabi, a core urology syllabus for the general session and a content specific syllabus based on the pre-selected module. Limit one set per person. Additionally, we are providing you with online access to the Life Long Learning Prep Course syllabus, which contains all course handouts in PDF format for the core content and your pre-selected module only. Please note that the course syllabus is provided only to live course registrants and you will need your AUA ID number and password to access these materials. Should you wish to download the online handouts, please do so prior to arriving at the meeting room.

Webcast Only purchasers will receive the electronic version of the course handouts.

Complimentary Wireless Internet is available but will not support downloading the online syllabus in a timely manner. All live course attendees will receive a printed syllabus upon arrival; however, should you wish to download the electronic handouts, please do so prior to arrival at the course.

To access the handouts/online syllabus, please follow the below instructions

  1. Go to and log in using your AUA ID and password
  2. Click on the “My Activities” tab at the top of the page
  3. Under Pending Activities, Click on the Module +Core
  4. Select Take Course
  5. Navigate to the Core Content and Module Content options via the left drop down menu

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202

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

$129 single/double occupancy. Please call 303-436-1234 and reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Cut–off Date: Day of Thursday, August 15, 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: 4:00 p.m.

Check–out: 11:00 a.m.


Denver International Airport (DEN) is 27 miles from the hotel. Please visit the hotel's website for more information here.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240. Mention the AUA discount code CV# 053G0001.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

Know Before You Go


Pre-registration will be available on Thursday September 5th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Centennial Ballroom Foyer, Third Floor.

Registration will begin at 7:00 am on Friday morning in the Centennial Ballroom Foyer on the Third Floor. All attendees must check-in at registration to receive their name badge and course syllabus. Attendee name badges must be worn for the duration of the course, and attendees without a name badge, will not be permitted into the course. The course will begin promptly at 8:00 am on Friday and 7:30 am on Saturday.


A continental breakfast will be available near registration before the course begins, starting at 7:00 am on Friday and Saturday. Coffee breaks and lunch will also be provided each day.

Friday Networking Reception

Please join us for this year’s Networking Reception on Friday evening immediately following the course from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Mingle with colleagues and course faculty while enjoying beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Accessing the Audience Response System

This course will utilize an Audience Response System (ARS) with a unique interactive format. To access, you will need to use your Smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Please bring your fully charged device, portable power banks and power cords with you. Wireless Internet will be available in the meeting room.


Each live course attendee will receive access to the webcast. It will be available by Wednesday, September 11, 2019. It will appear on your activity course page and can be accessed using the same directions listed above for accessing the course syllabus.

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 and enduring activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim 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 Conflicts 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.

AUA Participant Information & Policies

Disclaimer: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.

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.