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Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass


Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass provides a structured approach to advanced robotic surgery for conditions of the prostate, kidney, and bladder with an emphasis on radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.

Maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Course Location

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
Celebration, FL

Sunday, November 11 to Monday, November 12, 2018

Live Course

Celebration, FL
Starting at $549


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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.

Target Audience

This two-day didactic course is designed for urologists.

CME Information

Maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Course Director

Vipul Patel, MD, FACS
Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida
Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program


Sam B. Bhayani, MD, MS
Peter R. Carroll, MD, MPH
Rafael Ferreira Coelho, MD
Matthew W. Cooperberg, MD, MPH, FACS
John Warren Davis, MD
Professor Alexandre Mottrie, MD, PhD
James R. Porter, MD
Raj S. Pruthi, MD, MHA, FACS 
Bernardo Rocco, MD
Chandru P. Sundaram, MD
Samir S. Taneja, MD
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA

Course Purpose                                                     

The first day will focus on prostate surgery. Specific surgical techniques will be presented in a step-by-step operative outline. Issues such as optimizing outcomes of robotic radical prostatectomy, discussing complications, and tips and tricks of challenging cases. High Definition live transmission of robotic radical prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel will include recent modifications in technique. The second day will be devoted to kidney surgery and bladder surgery. The course will include multiple video segments demonstrating tips and tricks, management of anatomic anomalies and challenging situations, with expert faculty to provide commentary and discussion. Audience participation will be encouraged to ensure one on one interaction. Panel discussions with expert faculty will address methods to recognize and address complications and problems for each of the surgical procedures.  

Learning Objectives                                       

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

  • Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind complex robotic urologic cancer surgeries such as prostatectomy, cystectomy and partial nephrectomy.
  • Assess the key complications and outline the intra-operative and post-operative management related to robotic surgery procedures using video-based learning, surgical video and live surgery and expert panel discussion.
  • Demonstrate current and upcoming protocols for regaining potency and continence following robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy.
  • Provide a clinical update on treating, diagnosing, and managing complications of localized, regionally advanced, and metastatic urinary cancer.
  • Provide a clinical update on emerging technologies in prostate cancer including MRI Fusion Biopsy, single port surgery, and genomic testing.
  • Apply the surgical techniques and methodology behind complex robotic cancer surgeries including partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, and nephroureterectomy.

Program Schedule

For more details on who is presenting on each topic and to see the full Program Schedule, visit the AUAUniversity Robotics course page.

Course Registration Fees

 Live Course Only Early Bird - On/Before Sept. 28, 2018Live Course Only Standard - On/After Sept. 29, 2018
AUA Member $549 each$689 each
Non-Member$689 each$859 each

Cancellation Policy

An administration 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 of 50% of the registration fee will be paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before October 5, 2018. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, registration fees will be refunded in full and notification will be sent by October 12, 2018.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.


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Course Location/Hotel Information

Course Location

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747

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.

Hotel Information

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel
225 Celebration Pl
Celebration, FL 34742
Phone: 407-964-7165

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

$129 single/double occupancy. Please call 407-964-7165 and reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date

Wednesday, October 10, 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.


4 p.m.


11 a.m.


Complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. To make a reservation, call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CV# 053G0001.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

Know Before You Go


Whether it's a trip for families, couples, single travelers or friends, you'll find many things to do in Orlando before or after the meeting. From spending time at the theme parks, to experiencing the destination's many indoor and outdoor attractions, to hitting the golf course, an Orlando getaway is whatever you want it to be. Events also include arts and culture, shopping, spas, golf, restaurants and dining shows, and nightlife. The Melia Orlando Suite Hotel also offers complimentary shuttles to nearby theme parks, making it ideal for an extended stay after or before the meeting.

CME Information

AUA 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 for a maximum of 18.75 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 CreditTM.

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

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


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/Dietary Needs

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.


Robotic Urologic Surgery: A Technical Masterclass is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • Cooper Surgical
  • GenomeDx Biosciences
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Teleflex

Patient Education Resources

To encourage and support the participant's care of their patients, visit to access existing resources and educational materials provided by the Urology Care Foundation on a variety of urologic conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to, prostate health, kidney health and bladder health. 





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