Annual Review Course Self Study On Demand Modules (2020)

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

Additionally, this course features enhanced programming that allows registrants to access additional online learning resources and modules at their convenience! The Self Study On Demand Modules include webcasts of content that was removed or reduced from the live program.

The Self Study On Demand Modules will include the following content:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Target Audience

  • Residents
  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner 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 Part I of the American Board of Urology (ABU) qualifying examination and for the ABU Life Long Learning Knowledge Assessment.
  3. Utilize AUA Guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and management.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Annual Review Course

December 3–5, 2020

Scientific Program


Anatomy and Embryology

Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Embryology

Urinary Tract Infection

Michel A. Pontari, MD

Interstitial Cystitis and Sexually Tansmitted Diseases 

Daniel A. Shoskes, MD


Stephen R. Kraus, MD
  • Neurourology
Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
  • Overactive Bladder/Urgency Incontinence
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vaginal Masses/Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Fistula
Stephen R. Kraus, MD and Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
  • Uroldynamics Tracing Review


Michel A. Pontari, MD
  • Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Surgical Management


Daniel A. Shoskes, MD
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Renal Physiology (including Fluid and Electrolytes)


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)


Steven J. Schichman, MD
  • Physiology and Complications


Akanksha Mehta, MD, MS
  • 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


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


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


Sara L. Best, MD
  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation and Medical Management


Sara L. Best, MD
  • Surgical Management of Stone Disease


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


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
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
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD
  • Disorders of the Genitalia/Scrotum
    • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
    • Hypospadias
    • Undescended Testicle
Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
  • Pediatric Urological Oncology
    • Wilms’ Tumor and Other Renal Tumors
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Testis Tumors
Andrew J. Kirsch, MD and Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAP, FACS
  • Pediatric Review Questions


Robert G. Uzzo, MD
  • 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


Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH
  • Diagnosis and Screen, Staging, Imaging (including PSA Screening Controversies)
  • Treatment of Localized Cancer (U.S. Stages A and B), Watchful Waiting, Radiation, Interstitial Irradiation, Surgery, Cryosurgery and Hormonal Therapy
  • Treatment of Advanced Cancer (U.S. Stages C and D) and Treatment of Radiation Failure
  • DVT Prophylaxis


Robert G. Uzzo, MD
  • Epidemology
  • Diagnosis and Staging
  • Imaging and Treatment


Kristen R. Scarpato, MD
  • Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Staging and Imaging (including the Role of Markers and CIS)
    • Treatment of Seminoma
    • Treatment of Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors (including Controversy Regarding Stage A Management, Risk Factors for Recurrence, Algorithms for Stages A,B, and C)


Michael A. O'Donnell, MD
  • Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging
  • Treatment of NMIBC/ Superficial Disease Managment
  • Bladder Cancer Test Questions
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
  • Bladder Cancer Test Questions

Education Council Disclosures

PDF icon Education Council & COI Review Work Group Disclosures.pdf

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose. 

Course Co-director(s)

Howard Goldman, MD, FACS

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Laborie;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Bluewind;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with allergan;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Boston Scientific;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with NewUro;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Medtronic;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Boston Scientific;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with NewUro;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Medtronic;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Laborie;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Bluewind;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with allergan;.

Michel Pontari, MD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Lilly;.
has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with MicroGenDx;.

Daniel Shoskes, MD

has a financial relationship (Independent contractor) with Urogen;.


Learners will participate in this online educational activity by viewing the webcast and completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.50 hours

Release Date: November, 2020
Expiration Date: December, 2023


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 enduring activity for a maximum of 3.50 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™.


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Available Credit

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