ADVOCACY

Launched inaugural Annual Urology Advocacy Summit

Submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to recommend delay of Evaluation and Management Visits changes in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

Met with Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, CMS and National Association of Insurance Commissioners to discuss solutions to address regulatory burdens impacting urologists.

Successfully advocated with advocacy partners to secure a $2 billion funding increase in 2019 for National Institutes of Health, including $100 million for prostate cancer research and $20 million for kidney cancer research.

Hosted roundtable with commercial insurers, Medicare Administrative Contractors and the medical community to discuss issues of mutual concern such as prior authorization, telemedicine and coverage issues.

EDUCATION

office of education

  • Launched new AUAUniversity with robust Life Long Learning search engine
  • 55 AUA Podcast episodes now available, averaging more than 1,200 downloads in the first six months of release
  • Offered new AUAPlus program on Prostate Cancer
  • Developed new advancements in Immuno-Oncology educational series

International programs

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International Society Programs and Activities

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Learners Worldwide

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International Leadership Meetings

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Academic Exchange Scholars from 9 Countries

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New Regional Assistant Secretary Positions

conventions and meetings

  • Four-day Annual Meeting format allowed attendees to maximize education while minimizing time away from their office and family
  • More than 50 hours of Plenary programming presented at the Annual Meeting, featuring the very latest updates from today’s leaders in urologic medicine
  • Annual Meeting included innovative new programs featuring audience interaction, including crowdsourcing sessions and survivor debates

AUA2018 annual meeting Statistics

319

53

501

2,500

2,596

Plenary Program Speakers

Plenary Program Hours

Abstract Session Moderators

Abstract Presenters

Paper Abstracts Accepted

144

66

89

12

15

Video Abstracts Accepted

Podium Sessions

Poster Sessions

Video Sessions

International Society Programs

20

14

80

294

7

Sub-specialty Society Programs

Forums

Instructional Courses

Instructional Course Faculty

Hands-On Courses

RESEARCH

Provided nearly $1.5 million in research funding to 53 young researchers new investigations in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic diseases and conditions.

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Research Scholar Awards

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Rising Stars in Urology Research Awards

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Residency Research Awards

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Summer Medical Student Fellowships

Selected the first-ever Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA) recipient, Mr. Joel Berends, entering urology residency in July 2019 at the University of Michigan.

Conducted the sixth Annual AUA Early-Career Investigators Workshop, providing grant writing, career development and scientific perspectives mentoring by leaders in the field.

 Launched first online Research Education course in AUAUniversity, “Writing a Successful Career Development Award Application” .

 Launched inaugural year of the Urology Scientific Mentoring and Training (USMART) Academy, providing external scientific mentoring to early-career urology investigators to facilitate their transitions to independence.

DATA

Census

  • The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States in 2017 was published.
  • Close to 6,000 members from the urology community across the globe participated in the 2018 AUA Annual Census.
  • Two articles focusing on advanced practice providers (APPs) were published by Urology Times, reporting on where and how APPs were used by urologists.

AQUA Registry

  • The AQUA Registry was approved by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2018 MIPS reporting year with more than 50 physician performance measures.
  • Urologists who can access performance measure dashboard and quality improvement tools was awarded with Lifelong Learning (former MOC) credits by the American Board of Urology.
  • Data were extracted into the AQUA Registry from 200 urologic practices covering 4.4 million of patients and more than 20 million of patient visit records.

 

Data Grants

  • Four data grants were awarded to investigators who proposed to conduct data-driven, evidence-based projects. As of 2018, the Data Grant program has helped fund a total of 18 research projects.

GUIDELINES

Released two new amendments (Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer and Radiation after Prostatectomy)

Updated the AUA Clinical Guidelines smartphone application and the Guidelines-at-a-Glance pocket guide

Membership

From an applicant pool of 64, an equal number of men and women were selected to the 2018-2019 AUA Leadership Program class.

2018 Urology Residency Match

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registered applicants

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residency positions offered

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Residency Programs registered

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applicants matched (78% match rate)

MUSEUM

The Bowery Exhibit

    December 2017

The Didusch Center for Urologic History hosted an art exhibit exploring the medical ethics of the Bowery Prostate Study. Curator of this exhibit, Dr. Lawrence Wyner, won the 2018 AUA Earl Nation Retrospectroscope Award for his corresponding History Forum presentation and paper, LESSONS LEARNED FROM A HURRICANE.

Erecting Giants Exhibit

    May 2018

“Giants” of medicine are those men and women who add great, important and unusual contributions to our specialty. They are often erected from elements of life that include education, mentors, research, teaching, training, exploration and risk. Such giants inspire us to contemplate our own achievements to ask, what will build the giant in me? AUA Annual Meeting attendees enjoyed the 2018 History Exhibit on Erecting Giants, dressing in early 1900s-style surgical gowns to handle instruments designed and used by famous urologist Hugh Hampton Young in an “operating room” set up for Young’s perineal prostatectomy operation.

PUBLICATIONS

BJU International awarded AUA Publications “the best urology journals for social media.”

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number of citations in 2017

  • Urology Practice was accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index, the first step to obtaining an Impact Factor.
  • The Journal of Urology®'s 2017 impact factor reached its highest value to date, increasing from 5.157 in 2016 to 5.381.

QUALITY

  • Convened a successful Quality Improvement Summit on Opioid Stewardship in Urology
  • Developed resources to assist members participating in new Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Developed performance measures on testosterone replacement therapy, erectile dysfunction, and BPH
  • Developed patient safety educational videos
  • Developed a position statement on Opioid Use

Check out these tweets and photos from the Quality Improvement Summit on Opioid Stewardship in Urology: #AUAQIS18

UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION

Added more than 100 new patient education materials to the library

2019

SNEAK PEEK

Take a look at what's coming up next year.

Urology Care Foundation

2019 Annual Meeting

  • Continued expansion of patient education library with additional translated materials, as well as our growing portfolio of podcasts, videos and patient guides to accompany new AUA Clinical Guidelines.

Data

  • First report, Urology Residents in the United States and across the Globe, will be published in early 2019.
  • The AUA will publish the State of Urology Workforce and Practice from 2014 to 2018 with a five-year trend analysis.

Guidelines

  • Publication of three new guidelines (Testicular Cancer, Incontinence after Prostate Treatment and Recurrent UTI) .
  • Release of two new amendments (Overactive Bladder and Surgical Management of BPH).
  • Update AUA Clinical Guidelines smartphone app and pocket guide.
  • Update white papers on CAUTI, Flexible Cystoscopes, and the Beers Criteria.
  • Continue to measure development on female urology, pediatrics, and bladder cancer.

  • Located in one central, world-class facility, prime events will be located on the same floor, with Sessions just an easy escalator ride away.
  • New exhibits schedule will allow attendees earlier access to all great exhibitor products and services.
  • Plenary sessions will be focused on topics of interest to smaller audiences and available in breakout sessions.
  • One Plenary will again be translated into Spanish.
  • Adding a second Industry Clinical Update (ICU) Theater located outside the Science & Technology Hall, allowing for additional breakfast programs before the hall opens each morning.

Practice Management

  • Launch new Evaluation and Management Auditing Program to provide education on documentation guidelines for proper coding of services within the practices.

Advocacy

  • Launch independent Political Action Committee (PAC) to support advocacy efforts.

Museum

Quality

  • Come see the AUA Didusch Museum for yourself as we bring your Museum to YOU at AUA2019! We will be joined by local and not-so-local medical museums to learn the backstories of medicine that form the bedrock of today’s healthcare.
  • Develop performance measures on PSA screening and shared decision making.
  • Publish three White Papers on Enhancing Surgical Outcomes.

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  • Convened a successful Quality Improvement Summit on Opioid Stewardship in Urology
  • Developed resources to assist members participating in new Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Developed performance measures on testosterone replacement therapy, erectile dysfunction, and BPH
  • Developed patient safety educational videos
  • Developed a position statement on Opioid Use

conventions and meetings

  • Four-day Annual Meeting format allowed attendees to maximize education while minimizing time away from their office and family
  • More than 50 hours of Plenary programming presented at the Annual Meeting, featuring the very latest updates from today’s leaders in urologic medicine
  • Annual Meeting included innovative new programs featuring audience interaction, including crowdsourcing sessions and survivor debates

  • Convened a successful Quality Improvement Summit on Opioid Stewardship in Urology
  • Developed resources to assist members participating in new Quality Payment Program (QPP)
  • Developed performance measures on testosterone replacement therapy, erectile dysfunction, and BPH
  • Developed patient safety educational videos
  • Developed a position statement on Opioid Use

conventions and meetings