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AUA 2022 Quality Improvement Summit

The American Urological Association’s 2022 Quality Improvement (QI) Summit is a three-part program that will focus on a critical issue in medicine today--the use of palliative care for patients with advanced benign and malignant urologic diseases.

In-Person Session

Laying the Foundation for Primary Palliative Care in Urology

May 15, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT | New Orleans, LA

Nationally recognized speakers will explore best practices and strategies for developing and implementing a primary palliative care intervention for patients with urologic conditions. The in-person session of the summit will focus on six primary objectives:

  • To describe strategies that would allow urologists and palliative care clinicians to co-manage patients in a sustainable fashion, given the current palliative care clinician shortage
  • To create a health services research, policy, and dissemination agenda that advances urologist-palliative care partnerships to ensure that all aspects of care are adequately addressed among those with advanced disease
  • To design a quality-improvement intervention that can be implemented at participating sites after the conference is completed
  • To reach consensus on outcomes and metrics related to assessment, collaboration, and funding for a primary palliative care intervention for urology
  • To outline strategies for implementing agreed-upon best practices to comprehensively address patient needs in advanced disease states
  • To create a framework to develop content and community to meet the needs of the urological community regarding palliative care principles

Attendees would benefit from viewing the two QI Summit webinars and must be registered for the AUA2022 Annual Meeting at the Platinum or Gold package to attend the in-person session. Visit to register and add this educational session to your schedule.

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Virtual Sessions

Building a Primary Palliative Care Model for Urology

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Learn about aspects of palliative care that benefit patients, the urologist’s role and their collaboration with palliative care clinicians, including:

The current state of palliative care:

  • Evidence for subspecialty-based primary palliative care
  • Aspects of palliative care that most benefit patients
  • Patient perspective – how doctors can best support patients at the end of life
  • Delivery of palliative care services in Urology

When palliative care is needed:

  • Panel discussion on identifying the continuum of care, timing, and the extent to which palliative care clinicians should be involved, with an emphasis on oncology, stone disease, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery

Watch Webinar #1

Perspectives on Increasing the Use of Palliative Care in Advanced Urologic Diseases

May 22, 2021

Discover evidence-based innovations in primary palliative care in urology, and explore role-specific readiness for implementation. This webinar will focus on three primary objectives:

  • To engage palliative care clinicians and others on practice site clinical innovations in primary palliative care in urology
  • To delineate the clinical roles of various clinicians in the implementation of primary palliative care
  • To understand the perspectives of urologists at various stages of training regarding preparation for the implementation of palliative care concepts in urologic practice

This second webinar was part of the AUA2021 Annual Meeting Kickoff Weekend.

Watch Webinar #2

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant R13 HS 27765-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



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