71st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the AUA (2019)

Syracuse, NY US
September 19, 2019 to September 21, 2019

The 71st Annual Meeting of the AUA Northeastern Section is open to Section members, AUA Members, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers and other MDs.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Urologist
  • Resident
  • Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)
  • Research/Scientist
  • Medical Student

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe contemporary surgical management of kidney stones per the latest AUA guidelines.
  2. Recognize the scope of physician burnout, how to recognize it and how to apply tools and tricks to maintain physician wellness.
  3. Describe new robotic systems in urology.
  4. Explain emerging interventions to address surgeons’ contribution to the opioid epidemic.
  5. Describe congenital urology and advice on transitioning pediatric patients to adult care.
  6. Describe simulation-based team training for surgical complications.
  7. Describe the latest developments and treatment of erectile dysfunction per AUA guidelines.
  8. Describe the latest developments of using multi-parametric MRI before prostate biopsy and the use of biomarkers in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  9. Identify the roles of physician assistants and nurse practitioners as part of the urology health care team.
  10. Describe the combined role of surgery and chemotherapy in the treatment of metastatic testicular cancer.
  11. Describe the latest developments and treatment of recurrent UTIs per AUA guidelines.
  12. Describe the latest developments and surgical management of BPH per AUA guidelines.
  13. Discuss how to assess and alter patient risk in the pre-operative period.
  14. Describe how frailty affects surgical outcomes and how to optimize the patient’s pre-operative risk factors to improve surgical outcomes.
  15. Describe how to use both surgery and chemotherapy to treat metastatic testicular cancer.
  16. Describe the most recent AUA updates on management of recurrent UTI and surgical management of BPH, and will be able to describe a simplified management approach to incidental complex renal cysts.
  17. Describe various ways to manage complex cases in bladder cancer.
  18. Describe the spectrum of innovation in the field of Urology.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/19/2019 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/21/2019 - 11:59pm EDT
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
United States

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Northeastern Section of the AUA. The AUA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Learners: The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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 any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve 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.

Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution 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 resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Conflict of Interest Review Work Group or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

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.


Disclaimer: 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.

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Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: 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 AUA 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.

Available Credit

  • 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.75 Non-Physician Participation
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