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Life Long Learning Prep Course: A Focused Review

Overview/Register

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. 

Maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Location

The Capital Hilton Hotel
Washington, D.C.

September 14 – 15, 2018

* Full color syllabus AND webcast access included in Live Course registration.

**Note: Videos may be viewed up to six times each.

Space is limited, so register early!
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.

Course Directors

Timothy D. Averch, MD, and Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

Target Audience

This two-day program is designed for practicing urologists preparing for the ABU knowledge assessment.

Course Description

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 changes to 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 the changes to the exam, please visit www.abu.org/recertification.

Scientific Program Schedule

Friday, September 14, 2018

7:00 a..m. - 8:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Introduction & ARS - Timothy Averch, MD, FACS, & Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Exam Overview and Test-Taking Logistics

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

General Cancer 1 - Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

General Cancer 2 - Sia Daneshmand, MD

11:15 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Medical Urology: Hypertension, Fluids and Electrolytes, Nephrology - Sarah Elfering, MD

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Trauma - Jay Simhan, MD

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Geriatric Urology - Deborah J. Lightner, MD

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Complications of Urologic Surgery - Jay D. Raman, MD

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Endocrine - Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD, and Sarah Elfering

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Stones (not metabolic stones) - Mantu Gupta, MD
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Prostate Evaluation/Biopsy - Jay D. Raman, MD
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.Networking Reception

Saturday, September 15, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.Registration/Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Infection - TBD
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Radiology/Radiation Safety - Timothy D. Averch, MD
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Office-based Practice and Guidelines (UTIs, hematuria, genital pain, etc) - Deborah Lightner, MD

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break

After 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, attendees will breakout into one of four pre-selected content-specific modules. See the schedule for each module below.


Module 1: Oncology, Urinary Diversion and Adrenal - Moderator: Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD


Learning Objectives - Module 1

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

  • 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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

10:15 a..m. - 10:45 a.m.

Upper Tract Tumors/Urinary Diversion -  Christopher J. Weight, MD

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Prostate Cancer - Localized - Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Testicular Cancer -  Christopher J. Weight, MD

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Penile/Urethral Cancer - Siamak Daneshmand, MD

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Urothelial Bladder Cancer - Siamak Daneshmand, MD

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Adrenal - Mohamad E. Allaf, MD

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

Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kidney Cancer - Mohamad E. Allaf, MD

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Prostate Cancer - Advanced - Mark L. Gonzalgo, MD, PhD

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mock Multiple Choice Exam and Review - All Faculty

6 p.m.

Adjourn


Module 2: Calculus, Laparoscopy-Robotics and Upper Tract Obstruction - Moderator: Timothy D. Averch, MD


Learning Objectives - Module 2

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

  • 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.

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Obstruction - Mantu Gupta, MD

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Calculus Disease - Surgical Management of Ureteric Calculi - Timothy D. Averch, MD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Calculus Disease - Surgical Management of Renal Calculi - Mantu Gupta, MD

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Calculus Disease - Medical Management  - Timothy D. Averch, MD

2:15 p.m - 3 p.m.

Oncologic Minimally Invasive Surgery - Indications/Techniques - Sam Bayani, MD

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Non-Oncologic Minimally Invasive Surgery - Indications/Techniques - Sam Bayani, MD

3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Break

4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Principles of Laparoscopy/Robotics - Steve Jackman, MD

4:45 pm - 5:30 p.m.

Complications of Minimally Invasive Surgery - Lap/Robotics/EndoPrin - Steve Jackman, MD

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mock Multiple Choice Exam and Review - All Faculty

6 p.m.

Adjourn

Module 3: Impotence, Infertility and Andrology- Moderator: Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD


Learning Objectives - Module 3

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

  • 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.

10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Erectile Dysfunction Nelson E. Bennett, Jr., MD

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Premature Ejaculation - David Shin, MD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Male Infertility: Evaluation and Medical Management - Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Peyronie's Disease - Nelson E. Bennett, Jr., MD

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Andrology - David Shin, MD

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Male Infertility: Surgical Management - Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

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

Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Priapism  - Nelson E. Bennett, Jr., MD

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Contraception/Vasectomy - David Shin, MD

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mock Multiple Choice Exam and Review - All Faculty

6 p.m.

Adjourn


Module 4: Neurogenic Bladder, Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, BPH and Urethral Stricture - Moderator: Benjamin M. Brucker, MD   


Learning Objectives - Module 4

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

  • 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

10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Incontinence (Male and Female) - Benjamin M. Brucker, MD

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Fistula - Christopher J. Chermansky, MD

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - Benjamin M. Brucker, MD

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction - John T. Stoffel, MD

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

BPH - Christopher J. Chermansky, MD

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Urethral Stricture - John T. Stoffel, MD

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

Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Overactive Bladder, Interstitial Cystisis, PBS - Benjamin M. Brucker, MD

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Urodynamics - Christopher J. Chermansky, MD

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mock Multiple Choice Exam and Review - All Faculty

6 p.m.

Adjourn



Course Registration Fees

*Live Course (Space is limited so register early!)

 On or Before 
August 15, 2018
On or After
August 16, 2018
Member$1325$1550
Non-Member$1550$1730
*Full color syllabus AND webcast access included in Live Course registration.

**Webcast Only

 On or Before
September 12, 2018
On or After
September 13, 2018
Member$845$1045
Non-Member$1045$1345
 ** Videos may be viewed up to six times each.
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.

Webcast:

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 registration@AUAnet.org.

Co-Directors and Faculty

Timothy D. Averch, MD, and Daniel H. Williams, IV, MD

In-Depth Meeting Syllabus

The meeting syllabus is a full color, comprehensive study guide, providing in-depth review of urologic topics related to the knowledge assessment. The hard copy syllabus is included only in the Live Course purchase and will be provided to all attendees onsite. One copy per registrant. All Live Course attendees will receive two syllabi: a core urology syllabus and the content-specific syllabus that corresponds to the preselected module at the time of registration.

An electronic version of the syllabus will be available for webcast purchasers.

Course Location/Hotel Information

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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.

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

$215 single/double occupancy. For reservations, please visit Capital Hilton Reservations or call 1-800-445-8667. Reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation over the phone to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date

Monday, August 13, 2018. 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.

Parking

The Capital Hilton provides valet parking for $65 per night, plus tax. Prices are subject to change.

Transportation

The Capital Hilton is located approximately 5 miles/20 minutes from Washington National Airport (DCA) and 25 miles/45 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). DCA Taxi Cost: $20 one-way. IAD Taxi Cost: $55 one-way. Travel time is dependent on time of day and traffic conditions. Additional transportation information and directions.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your car rental reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CV# 04SG0004

Questions?

Call 1-866-746-4282 or email registration@AUAnet.org.

CME Information

Accreditation

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 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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.

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

Registration and 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 registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events 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

The American Urological Association 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.

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