From the Chief Executive Officer: Value of Continuing Education, Developing Teams (The AUA Gives You the Tools to Fully Arm Your Staff!)

By: Mike Sheppard, CPA, CAE | Posted on: 01 Jun 2021

The AUA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As a leader in providing quality, evidence-based urological education, the AUA takes great pride in this honor. We work diligently, year-round to provide courses that will best develop personal and professional growth.

The AUA2021 Annual Meeting Kick-off Weekend was held May 21–23 and launched the beginning of the educational opportunities provided during the 116th meeting. The 3-day program provided instructional courses and additional programs that spanned the full spectrum of urology. Specialty courses were provided for researchers, young urologists, residents and advanced practice providers. The AUA Practice Management Program was held May 22–23. This virtual education experience, designed for practice managers, featured relevant and timely topics such as patient-centered care, strategic business planning, best practices in practice operations professional development and leadership topics, financial management, and coding and reimbursement, as well as federal law, regulations and advocacy.

AUA2021 education will continue with the Summer School series. This virtual series is perfect for urology health care professionals who find themselves with unpredictable schedules to take advantage of opportunities for continuing education. Each week from June through August, 2 instructional course webcasts will be released covering a vast area of urology topics including women’s health, cancer treatments and sexual function.

All educational content will cumulate at AUA2021 in Las Vegas September 10–13. Attendees will have access to Plenary programming, featuring the very latest from leaders in urological medicine. Popular not-to-be-missed activities include Hands-On Skills Training, Instructional Courses, Scientific Abstracts, and Cross-Fire Debates. Attendees will also be able to enjoy 2 exciting new programs: “When Disaster Strikes: Preventing and Managing Nightmares in Urology” and “Game Changers: Newsmakers in Urology.”

We make it our mission to offer our members a vast catalog of continuing education programs. We meet you where you are–at home, in the office, on a weekend or at a conference–because your individual growth increases the strength of the entire urological community and improves patient outcomes for years to come.

Learn more about all of the educational opportunities provided at the 2021 AUA Annual Meeting at

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