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.
The American Urological Association designates this ___ activity for a maximum of ___ AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual's relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate 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.
MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation 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 mitigate conflict of interest:
· Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
· Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
· Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
· Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with an unbiased moderator
· Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
· Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
· Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
· Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic
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.
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, electronic reproductions 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 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.