Annual Urology Advocacy Summit (2020)

Washington, DC US
March 16, 2020 to March 18, 2020

The American Urological Association will host its third Annual Urology Advocacy Summit on March 16-18, 2020, on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C. This AUA-led event continues to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting our practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers.

The conference will host speakers ranging from urologists and patients, to current members of Congress. It features grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and participants meet with lawmakers and their staff and others meet with officials at various agencies around the D.C. metropolitan area.

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Target Audience

Urologists and urologic professionals within the various practice settings.

Learning Objectives

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

Medical Fraud in Men’s Healthcare

  • Discuss specific recommendations for new legislation to protect the public from fraudulent advertising of supplements marketed for male sexual function and dysfunction.

Urologic Workforce

  • Explain proposed legislation to address urologist shortages, particularly in rural areas of the country.

Prostate Cancer Care

  • Explain the effectiveness of the United States Preventative Services Task Force’s change to the grade recommendation for prostate cancer screening. 
  • Evaluate the United States Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines and existing data. 
  • Discuss strategies for increasing African American participation in prostate cancer clinical trials.
  • Identify the gaps in prostate cancer care in the community, specifically within our veteran population.

Research Advocacy

  • Advocate for increased funding for urology research by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the DOD’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
  • Explain the latest research into the prevention of urinary incontinence.

Regulatory Relief

  • Discuss the role of step therapy and prior authorization, its impact on personalized medicine, and its barriers to care.

Telemedicine

  • Discuss specific recommendations about how the AUA and the urologic community can use telemedicine to improve urology practice and patient care.

Prescription Drug Shortages

  • Explain the BCG shortage.
  • Discuss what physicians can do to mitigate the burden of high drug costs for patients.
  • Explain the need for drug price controls to be lifted to allow Medicare to negotiate with the pharmaceutical industry to provide discounted pricing for qualified patients.

State Advocacy

  • Describe the surgical consent forms in the state of Massachusetts, and the potential for this practice to expand to other states.

Advocacy “NUDGE” Theory

  • Explain the AUA legislative priorities, and their benefit to urology practice and patient care.
  • Discuss why urologists should participate and/or contribute to the AUA advocacy agenda.
  • Participate in an advocacy activity that will benefit urology practice and patient care within their state and local community.

Practice Predicament: What’s on the Menu?

  • Examine best business practices for your urologic practice.
  • Evaluate and determine the benefits of urologic practice management in the American healthcare system.
  • Apply strategies to make your practice more effective given the physician shortage in the country.
  • Evaluate the role of urology for predicaments for the future of healthcare.

Transgenderism

  • Explain the current advocacy efforts regarding disorders of sex development and transgendered care at the state and local levels.
  • Outline the best practices in gender medicine, including gender-affirming surgery.

Intersex Update

  • Explain the difference between intersex and transgenderality. 

Infertility

  • Evaluate the sexual and reproductive health of veterans.
  • Discuss the current shortage in appropriately trained urologists to treat adults with congenital conditions.

Medicare Part B/D Reform

  • Analyze and apply regulatory implementation of MACRA to your practice.
  • Examine patient access to physician-administered cancer therapy through Medicare Part B and D.

AUA Consensus Statement on APPs

  • Describe how to integrate Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into urologic practices, and how employing APPs can make a positive impact on patient access and care.

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
03/16/2020
Course expires: 
03/18/2023
Event starts: 
03/16/2020 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
03/18/2020 - 11:59am
Rating: 
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Monday, March 16, 2020

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Orientation For First Time Attendees/Residents/Fellows/Young Urologists

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Packet Pick Up and Registration

10:30 – 11:20 a.m. General Orientation for All Attendees

  • Distribution of Capitol Hill meeting schedules
    • Soapbox Consulting
  • Review of Leave Behinds

11:20 – 11:30 a.m. Welcome Address

  • John Lynch, MD, President, AUA
  • Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, Chair, AUA Public Policy Council

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session – Keynote Speaker/Luncheon

  • Margaret Brennan, Host of CBS' Face the Nation

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

General Session – Medical Fraud in Men's Healthcare [Agency meeting topic]*

  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America

1:20 – 1:35 p.m. Networking Break

1:35 – 2:20 p.m. General Session – Urologic Workforce (discuss rural workforce bill) [Hill "ask"]*

  • AUA Workforce Workgroup
  • Society of Academic Urologists
  • North Central Section
  • The Society of Women in Urology

2:20 – 3:05 p.m. General Session – Prostate Cancer Care (discuss USPSTF reform bill and clinical pathways prostate cancer VA bill) [Hill "ask"]*

  • Prostate Health Education Network
  • Malecare
  • R. Frank Jones Urological Society
  • Urological Society for American Veterans

3:05 – 3:40 p.m. General Session – Research Advocacy*

  • Endourological Society
  • The Society for Basic Urologic Research
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction

3:40 – 4:10 p.m. General Session – Regulatory Relief (prior authorization) [Hill "ask"]*

  • South Central Section
    • Speaker:  Nathan Bradley, MD
  • Southeastern Section

4:10 – 4:30 p.m. Networking Break

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 1A – Telemedicine*

  • New York Section
  • Society for Urologic Nurses and Associates

Concurrent Session 1B – Prescription Drug Shortages*

  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

5:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Evening Grand Reception at National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Avenue Northwest)

  • Casual business attire
  • Buses depart from the front of hotel
  • Loading begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. AUAPAC Breakfast with Guest Speaker

  • Platinum, Gold, Silver members invited ($500+ urologists or $100+ residents/fellows)

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast for General Attendees

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. General Session – State Advocacy (panel discussion on hot-button issues)*

  • AUA State Advocacy Committee
  • New England Section
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Mid-Atlantic Section

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. General Session – Advocacy "NUDGE" Theory*

  • Northeastern Section
  • National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. General Session – Member of Congress

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.Last Minute Instructions for Hill/Agency Visits

  • Meet Hill guides
  • Depart for meetings

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Capitol Hill or Agency Visits

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Congressional Reception

  • Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (Thornton Room, 11th Floor)
  • Business Attire

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast for General Attendees

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. General Session – Practice Predicament: What's on the Menu?*

  • Western Section

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. General Session – Transgenderism*

  • Societies for Pediatric Urology

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. General Session – Intersex Update*

  • Societies for Pediatric Urology

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. General Session – Infertility*

  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
  • Mid-Atlantic Section
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America

10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Networking Break

10:10 – 10:50 a.m. General Session – Medicare Part B/D Reform*

  • LUGPA

10:50 – 11:20 a.m. General Session – AUA Consensus Statement on APPs*

  • AUA Consensus Statement Workgroup
  • Urological Association of Physician Assistants

11:20 – 11:50 a.m. General Session – Member of Congress

1150 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

  • Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, Chair, AUA Public Policy Council

12:00 p.m. Advocacy Summit Adjourns

* Session qualifies for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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The AUA Advocacy Summit will take place from March 16-18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Please click on the hotel reservations link to reserve your room today!

If you need assistance booking your travel, contact Shira Rubin at 410-689-3759 or by email at srubin@AUAnet.org.

AUA ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

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 live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers who serve as part of the COI Review Work Group, 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 COI 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.


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Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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The American Urological Association will host its third Annual Urology Advocacy Summit on March 16-18, 2020, on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C. This AUA-led event continues to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting our practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers.

The conference will host speakers ranging from urologists and patients, to current members of Congress. It features grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and participants meet with lawmakers and their staff and others meet with officials at various agencies around the D.C. metropolitan area.

Register Now