Annual Review Course Live Virtual Course Only (2021)

Austin, TX US
June 4, 2021 to June 6, 2021

For the ABU Qualifying (Part 1) Examination, residents need to possess basic urologic knowledge and an understanding of current American Urological Association practice guidelines. To fulfill this need, the AUA developed this course to disseminate current urologic knowledge and successfully prepare residents for the ABU examination. This course is also of interest to practicing urologists preparing for the ABU Knowledge Assessment as well as others, including allied health professionals, looking for a thorough review of basic urologic topics.

Get the most out of your study time and preparation by marking off your calendar and registering for the Live Virtual Course!

The 2021 Live Virtual Program Includes:

  • Live Presentations
  • Chat with Expert Faculty
  • Audience Interaction
  • Q&A
  • Polling/ Practice Questions

Registration Fees

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 23, 2021

Standard Registration

On or After April 24, 2021

Member Resident/Allied$510$635
Non-Member Resident/Allied$635$790

Target Audience

  • Residents
  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply basic, generally accepted urological practices for effective, high-quality patient care.
  2. Demonstrate core knowledge of urology necessary for American Board of Urology (ABU) Qualifying (Part 1) Examination and for the ABU Knowledge Assessment.
  3. Utilize AUA Guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and management.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/04/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/06/2021 - 5:00pm
Parent activity set: 

Annual Review Course

June 4–6, 2021

Scientific Program

Self-Study On-Demand Modules:

Anatomy and Embryology (1.75 CME, 105 minutes)

Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Embryology

Intersititial Cystitis and Sexually Trasnmitted Diseases (.75 CME, 45 minutes)

Daniel A. Shoskes, MD, FRCSCC

  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, AIDS and others

Laparoscopy (.5 CME, 30 minutes)

Steven J. Schichman, MD

  • Physiology and Complications


Live Course
Friday, June 4, 2021
9:00 a.m.Introduction
Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS and Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH
Female Urology, Urodynamics and Neurourology
9:10 a.m.Anne Pelletier Cameron, MD, FRCSC,FPMRS
  • Neurourology
10:10 a.m.Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
  • Overactive Bladder/Urgency Incontinence
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vaginal Masses/Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Fistula
11:25 a.m.Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS & Anne Pelletier Cameron, MD, FRCSC,FPMRS
Urodynamics Tracing Review
12:00 p.m.Break
Renal Medicine
12:30 p.m.Daniel A. Shoskes, MD, FRCSCC
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Renal Physiology (including Fluid and Electrolytes)
2:00 p.m.Steven J. Shichman, MD
  • Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Imaging (including Cushings, Hyperaldosteronism, Pheochromocytoma, Cancer and the Incidentally Found Adrenal Mass)
  • Management (including Pheochromocytoma, Cancer, Hyperaldosteronism, Incidentaloma and Metastatic Disease)
Erectile Dysfunction
2:45 p.m.John P. Mulhall, MD
  • Physiology of Erection, Pathophysiology of Erectile Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Priapism
  • Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Peyronie’s Disease
3:45 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m.Sarah C. Vij, MD
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology of Male Reproduction
  • Evaluation of the Infertile Male
  • Treatment of the Infertile Male (Surgical and Non-surgical)
  • Hypogonadism
  • Testosterone Replacement
Urologic Trauma
5:30 p.m.Jay Simhan, MD
  • Renal and Ureteral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Bladder and Urethral Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Genital Trauma: Evaluation and Management
  • Urethral Stricture Disease
6:30 p.m.Meeting Adjourns
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Pediatric Urology
9:00 a.m.Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
Congenital Urinary Tract Abnormalities
  • UPJ Obstruction, UVJ Obstruction (megaureter)
  • Ureteroceles
  • Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Posterior Urethral Valves
  • Prune Belly Syndrome
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
9:45 a.m.Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Pediatric Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Disorders
  • Voiding Dysfunction and Neurogenic Bladder
  • Developmental Anomalies of the Bladder
  • Urinary Tract Infection and Secondary Reflux
  • Management of Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Bladder
  • Pediatric Metabolic Stones
10:30 a.m.Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
Disorders of the Genitalia/Scrotum
  • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
  • Hypospadias
  • Undescended Testicle
11:00 a.m.Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Pediatric Urological Oncology
  • Wilms’ Tumor and Other Renal Tumors
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Testis Tumors
11:45 a.m.Andrew J. Kirsch, MD and Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
Pediatric Review Questions
12:15 p.m.Break
GU Radiology
12:45 p.m.Nicole M. Hindman, MD
  • Basics of MR, CT, US, VCUG
  • Solid and Cystic Renal Masses (CT and MR)
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Prostate MRI
  • Adrenal Imaging
  • Scrotal Imaging
  • Retroperitoneal Tumors
  • Radiation Basic Principles
2:00 p.m.Michel A. Pontari, MD
  • Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Surgical Management
2:30 p.m.Sara L. Best, MD
  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation and Medical Management
3:30 p.m.Break
Urinary Tract Infection
3:45 p.m.Michel A. Pontari, MD
Urolithiasis (cont.)
4:45 p.m.Sara L. Best, MD
  • Surgical Management of Stone Disease
5:30 p.m.Meeting Adjourns
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Renal and Ureteral Tumors
9:00 a.m.Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging (Including Evaluation of Renal Masses)
    • Treatment of Localized Disease (including Role of Partial Nephrectomy)
    • Treatment of Metastatic Disease
    • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Testicular Tumors
10:15 a.m.Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH, FACS
  • Epidemiology and Risk Factors
  • Diagnosis and Staging including Pathology, Imaging, and Tumor Markers
  • Treatment of Seminoma
  • Treatment of Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors
  • Management of non-GCTs, CIS, bilateral disease and other scenarios
Penile and Urethral Cancer
11:25 a.m.Robert G. Uzzo, MD
  • Epidemology
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Imaging and Treatment
12:10 p.m.Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH, FACS & Robert G. Uzzo, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Live Q&A
12:20 p.m.Break
Prostate Cancer
12:50 p.m.Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH, FACS
  • PSA and Other Screening Tools
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Treatment of Localized Cancer
  • Management of Treatment Failure
  • Treatment of Advanced Cancer
2:05 p.m.Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH, FACS & Angela M. Smith, MD, MS, FACS
  • Preventing Venous Thromboembolism in Urologic Oncology
Bladder Cancer
2:15 p.m.Michael A. O'Donnell, MD
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging
  • Treatment of NMIBC/ Superficial Disease Managment
  • Bladder Cancer Test Questions
3:00 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.Angela M. Smith, MD, MS, FACS
  • Staging and Risk Stratification of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment including Radical Cystectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Peri-Operative Chemotherapy and Chemoradiation Therapy
  • Metabolic Derangements that Occur with Diversions
  • Other Bladder Sparing Treatments
  • Treatment of Metastatic Disease
4:35 p.m.Michael A. O'Donnell, MD & Angela M. Smith, MD, MS, FACS
  • Bladder Cancer Review Questions
5:05 p.m.Meeting Adjourns
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
United States
+1 (512) 477-1234

For Live Course Only and Bundle (Live Course + Webcast Add-on) registrants - see below hotel information.
For Webcast Only registrants, your purchase is for virtual access to this course only.

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided. 
$199 single/double occupancy.  Make your reservation online at or call 512-477-1234.  Reference the AUA Annual Review Course when making your reservation to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date: Friday, May 7, 2021. Once the AUA group block is full, which may be prior to the cut-off date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at this hotel.

Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Tourism: There is never a dull moment in Austin, and Hyatt Regency Austin is close to everything. Take advantage of the Lady Bird Lake location situated along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, perfect for an evening run or biking with Austin’s B-cycles. Head over to 6th Street attractions, Rainey street entertainment and do some shopping down South Congress Street.

There are endless dining options to enjoy in Austin with excellent barbecue, Tex-Mex and food trucks. 


Thank you for your patience as we navigate course planning in light of the ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis. Please know that the AUA will offer the course – whether that be in-person in Austin or a live virtual course - as we understand the importance of exam preparation for the ABU Part 1 Examination. At this time, we recommend that you save-the-date and register for the course. However, given the uncertainty of travel at this time, we recommend that you DO NOT book flights or make travel arrangements.  In light of this, please understand that the AUA will not refund individual airline tickets or travel costs. In  addition, the AUA will not refund hotel costs for arrangements made OUTSIDE of the AUA's Block or housing arrangements booked outside of the AUA Headquarter Hotel.  


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


The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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™.


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.


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.


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 Content 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


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.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings and activities.

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

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


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Live Course Only Pricing:

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 23, 2021

Standard Registration

On or After April 24, 2021

Member Resident/Allied$510$635
Non-Member Resident/Allied$635$790


Cancellation Policy

Live Course: An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

Syllabus: No syllabus refunds will be given after May 7, 2021.

Webcast: Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.  Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before April 30, 2021. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, notification will be sent by May 7, 2021.