Guideline Panel Meeting: Medical Management of BPH (2020)

Linthicum, MD US
January 25, 2020 to January 26, 2020

The panel members will be reviewing evidence prepared and presented by a methodologist who has been extracting and analyzing data from research articles. The panelist will inquire about aspects of the evidence and the methodologist will provide explanations. The panel will discuss the evidence and deliberate on the best practice methods of medical management of BPH.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Expand and update urology knowledge base
  • Analyze clinical skills and patient care methods towards improving their quality
  • Identify methods to improve teaching skills from familiarity with the most recent information and its clinical application
  • Demonstrate written communication skills from exposure to peer review of written materials
  • Implement improved critical thinking skills
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.25 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/25/2020 - 6:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/26/2020 - 11:59pm EST

Day 1: January 25, 2020

7:30am                 Breakfast

8:00am                 Welcome & Introductions                                                                     Brooke Bixler                                                                                                             

8:10am                 Conflict of Interest Disclosures and Panel Responsibilities             Brooke Bixler

8:30am                 Guidelines Stages Overview                                                                  Brooke Bixler

8:45am                 Categorizing Guidelines Statements                                                    Brooke Bixler

9:00am                 Surgical Management of BPH Evidence Overview                            Dr. Tim Wilt

9:15am                 Surgical Management of BPH Discussion                                           Panel

10:15am               Break

10:30am               Medical BPH Evidence Report Overview                                            Dr. Tim Wilt

11:00am               Evidence Report Discussion/Statement Development                    Panel                                    

12:30pm               Lunch (working)

1:00pm                 Guideline Statement Development                                                     Panel

2:45pm                 Break (10 min)

4:30pm                 Recap and Day 2 Agenda                                                                       Panel

5:15pm                 Shuttle Departs AUA to hotel                                                      

6:30pm                 Shuttle departs from hotel to dinner


Day 2: January 26, 2020

7:30am                 Breakfast

8:00am                 Drafting Guideline Statements CONT’D                                                Panel

10:30am               Break (10 min)

11:00am               Discussion of Intro/Future Directions                                                   Panel

11:30am               Discussion of Diagnostic/ Treatment Algorithm                                  Panel

12:15pm               Next Steps                                                                                                  Brooke Bixler

12:30pm               Meeting Adjourned



Remember to use references from the evidence report for evidence-based statements (please include in-text citations in your supporting text submission). If incorporating outside references, please provide author, journal, and date information.

Please email 5+ potential peer reviewers for the guideline (provide institution and contact information, if available).

Supporting text is due back to Brooke by March 10th.

AUA Headquarters
1000 Corporate Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090
United States





Faculty Disclosures:




J. Kellogg Parsons MD


MDX Health  

Consultant or Advisor




Leadership Position



Boston Scientific

Consultant or Advisor


Education Council Disclosures:




Victor Nitti, MD
(AUA Chair of Education)


Scientific Study or Trial


Michael Abern, MD
(AUA Chair of COI Review WG)

Dept. of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program

Scientific study or Trial, Consultant or Advisor



American Urological Association Office of Education

Consultant or Advisor


Brooke Bixler

Nothing to disclose

Timothy Wilt, PhD


Nothing to disclose

Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this Committee learning activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA 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 Committee 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: It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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.

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 American Urological Association 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

  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.25 Non-Physician Participation
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This activity is restricted to members of the Management of BPH Guideline Panel.