As a premier worldwide organization for the urologic community, the AUA is committed to maintaining transparency in its relationships. The AUA requires that prior to participating in programs all individuals make full disclosures of all financial and intellectual conflicting interests (COIs), i.e., private or institutional interests of individuals which may, under certain circumstances, compete or conflict with their duties owed to the AUA. These COIs include affiliations, ownership interests, investment interests, intellectual property interests, business or employment relationships, scientific studies or trials, presentations or publications, with (1) any entity researching and developing, producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing health care products used by or on patients; (2) healthcare publications; or (3) other medical associations. All disclosures for the past 24 months must be provided.
Disclosures should be recorded for the following AUA or AUA-accredited
- Course faculty, presenters, reviewers or planners
- Committee appointments
- Section meeting faculty/presenters and planners
- Sub-specialty society meeting faculty/presenters and planners
- AUA Office of Education authors/editors
- Annual Meeting course faculty and planners
- Annual Meeting plenary presenters and planners
Note: Disclosure records for manuscript submission for The Journal of Urology® and Annual Meeting abstracts are recorded through a separate submission process.
- Online COI Disclosure Program Instructions [pdf]
- AUA Principles, Policies and Procedures for Managing Conflicts of Interest
- AUA Code of Ethics
- Council of Medical Specialty Societies' Code for Interactions with Companies [pdf]
- CMS Open Payments
- ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education
For more information about AUA's Disclosures, contact the Committee & Society Affairs Department at CommAff@AUAnet.org or by phone at 410-689-3926.