AUA Live (2020)

June 27 – 28, 2020

The AUA brings you a virtual education experience featuring the best of AUA! This program will include two days of virtual programming across three different channels, providing more than 24 hours of education. Explore the program below.

Free for AUA Members

Advance registration open to Members May 11.

Non–Member Fees

Physicians: $199
Residents, Advanced Practice Providers, Researchers, Medical Students: $99
Corporate Representatives: $299

Registration for non-members opens June 1.

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The American Urological Association would like to thank the following companies for providing independent educational grants in support of AUA Live:

  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Intuitive
  • Lumenis, Inc.
  • Merck
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Photocure Inc.
  • PROCEPT BioRobotics
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Teleflex
  • Zhuhai Pusen Medical Technology Co., Ltd.


Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Resident
  • Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the AUA Live program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe recent developments in the medical and surgical management of urology patients.
  2. Identify new technologies for the treatment of urologic conditions.
  3. Integrate the latest guidelines on the management of urological diseases into their practice.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020  

Theater One

10 – 10:05 a.m.
Plenary Introduction
AUA Secretary: John Denstedt, MD

10:05 – 10:20 a.m.
Presidential Address
AUA President: John Lynch, MD

10:20 – 10:40 a.m.
Ramon Guiteras Lecture: Active Surveillance for Low and Intermediate Prostate Cancer – The Past or the Future?
Presenter: Peter Carroll, MD

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance can be done with mpMRI and Biomarkers; Biopsies are no Longer Necessary
Moderator: Christopher Evans, MD
Debaters-Pro: Mark Emberton, MD; Eric Klein, MD
Debaters-Con: William Catalona, MD; Samir Taneja, MD

11:10 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – Noon
Featured Speaker: Anthony Fauci, MD

Noon —12:30 p.m.
Second Opinion Cases: Distal Penile Cancer: Options to Partial Penectomy
Moderator: Curtis Pettaway, MD
Panelists: Philippe Spiess, MD; R. Jeffery Karnes, MD; Karen Hoffman, MD

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
AUA Guidelines 2020: Advanced Prostate Cancer
Presenters: Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC & William Lowrance, MD

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
AUA Guidelines Case-Based Panel Discussion: Bladder Cancer (Non-muscle and Muscle Invasive)
Moderator: Sam S. Chang, MD
Panelists: Sima Porten, MD; Joshua Meeks, MD; Elizabeth Plimack, MD; Ronald Chen, MD, MPH

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: What to Do During BCG Shortage for High-risk NMIBC Patients?
Moderator: Seth Lerner, MD
Panelists: Ashish Kamat, MD; Steve Boorjian, MD; James McKiernan, MD; Chad Ritch, MD

1:45 – 2 p.m.
Surgical Techniques: Tips & Tricks: Oncology: Bladder Cancer Blue Light
Presenter: Anne Schuckman, MD

2 – 3 p.m.
Surgical Techniques: Tips & Tricks: Robotics

Single Port Extraperitoneal Prostatectomy
Presenter: Jihad Kaouk, MD

Reducing Variation; Standardized Surgical Technique for Radical & Partial Nephrectomy
Presenter: Ketan Badani, MD

Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy with IRIS (IRIS is integrated CT imaging)
Presenter: Michael Stifelman, MD

Complex Partial Nephrectomy
Presenter: Li-Ming Su, MD

3 – 3:45 p.m.
International Prostate Forum: Best of Washington, DC
Moderators: John W. Davis, MD & Neal Shore, MD
Why Precision Matters: Implications of genomic analysis for mCRPC: James Gulley, MD
PSMA radioligand therapy: A new modality approaches: Kenneth Pienta, MD
Reviewing the current indispensable role of Prostate MRI: Peter Pinto, MD

3:45 – 4 p.m.
AUA Guidelines 2020: Microhematuria
Presenters: Dan Barocas, MD & Stephen Boorjian, MD

4 – 4:20 p.m.
Journal of Urology Lecture: Use of Web and Social Media Sources for Physician Education
Presenter: John W. Davis, MD

4:20 – 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Genetic Testing: What the Urologist Needs to Know
Moderator: Leonard Gomella, MD
Panelists: Kevin Loughlin, MD; Todd Morgan, MD; Veda Giri, MD

Theater Two

10 – 10:05 a.m.
Plenary Introduction
AUA Secretary: John Denstedt, MD

10:05 – 10:20 a.m.
Presidential Address
AUA President: John Lynch, MD

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Pre-emptive URS (or SWL) vs. Active surveillance for Non-Obstructing 8 mm Renal Stones
Moderator: Michelle J. Semins, MD
Debaters: Necole Streeper, MD; Carley Davis, MD; Patrick Mufarrij, MD; Ryan Hsi, MD

10:50 – 11:20 a.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Single use Ureteroscope: Should They be Used All of the Time?
Moderator: Bodo Knudsen, MD
Debaters-Pro (all of the time): Thomas Chi, MD; Michael Lipkin, MD
Debaters-Con (some of the time): Olivier Traxer, MD; Guido Giusti, MD

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 – Noon
Featured Speaker: Anthony Fauci, MD

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Nightmares in Endourology
Moderator: Arthur Smith, MD
Panelists: Margaret Pearle, MD; Stephen Nakada, MD; Marshall Stoller, MD; James Lingeman, MD; Ojas Shah, MD

12:30 – 12:55 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Obesity and Stone Disease
Moderator: Dean Assimos, MD
Effect on Urine pH: Naim Maalouf, MD
Effect of Urinary Calcium: Brian Matlaga, MD
Effect on Urinary Oxalate: Kyle Wood, MD

12:55 – 1:10 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: The New Thulium Fiber Laser: What is New and How is it Used?
Presenter: Peter Kronenberg, MD

1:10 – 1:40 p.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Diet Versus Medical Therapy for Stone Prevention
Moderator: Glenn M. Preminger, MD
Debaters (Diet): Patrick S. Lowry, MD; Kristina L. Penniston, PhD
Debaters (Medical): David S. Goldfarb, MD; George Haleblian, MD

1:40 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Semi-Live Surgeries & Surgical Techniques Tips & Tricks: PCNL/URS
Flexible Ureteroscopy with Laser: Khurshid Ghani, MD
Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope: Duane Baldwin, MD
PCNL with Trilogy (Modern Day Lithotrite for Cystolitholapaxy): Amy Krambeck, MD
Laser Stone Fragmentation: Ben Chew, MD

2:45 – 3 p.m.
Confederacion Americana de Urologia (CAU) Lecture: Is Mini-PERC the New Standard for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy?
Presenter: Jorge Gutierrez Aceves, MD

3 – 3:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Pain Management in Urologic Surgery
Moderator: Angela M. Smith, MD, MS, FACS
Panelists: Jay Simhan, MD, FACS; Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS; Ben J. Davies, MD

3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
John K. Lattimer Lecture: The Urinary Microbiome Impacts Urologic Disease
Presenter: J. Curtis Nickel, MD

3:50 – 4:10 p.m.
State-of-the-art Lecture: Has EMR Improved Patient Care?
Presenter: Peter Basch, MD

4:10 – 4:25 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Urologists' Prescribing Practices cause Dementia—or Do They?
Moderator: Tomas Griebling, MD

4:25 – 4:55 p.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Robotic Kidney Transplantation
Moderator: Alp Sener, MD
Debater-Pro: Alberto Breda, MD
Debater-Con: Kenneth Pace, MD

Sunday, June 28, 2020  

Theater One

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Telemedicine is Good for Patients and Providers in Sexual Medicine
Moderator: Gerald Brock, MD
Debaters-Pro: Irwin Goldstein, MD; Nelson Bennett, MD
Debater-Con: Arthur Burnett, MD; Serge Carrier, MD

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Infection and Urologic Implants
Moderator: Daniel Shoskes, MD
Foley Catheters and Biofilm: Florian Wagenlehner, MD
Urine cultures and AUS placement: Hadley Wood, MD
Infection and Encrustation of Stents: Kymora Scotland, MD

10:50 – 11:05 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: How to Painlessly Manage Chronic Orchalgia
Presenter: Keith Jarvi, MD

11:05 – 11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Consumerism of Erectile Dysfunction
Moderator: Tobias Kohler, MD
Online telemedicine: Alex Pastuszak, MD, PhD
Shockwave: Tom Lue, MD
Penile Enhancement: Run Wang, MD, FACS
T-shot clinics: Andrew McCullough, MD

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Update on Clinical Trials on Restorative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction
Presenter: Trinity Bivalacqua, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Peyronie’s Disease Management: Tips & Tricks
Moderator: Lawrence Hakim, MD
CCH: Jesse Mills, MD
Intron A: Wayne Hellstrom, MD
Plication: Billy Cordon, MD
Grafting: William Brant, MD
IPP: Rafael Carrion, MD

12:10 – 12:25 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Painful, Smelly, Discolored, or Blood Ejaculation: Best Practices
Presenter: Landon Trost, MD

12:25 – 1 p.m.

1:25 – 1:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Multidisciplinary Discussion on Fertility, Hypogonadism, and Sexual Function for Testis Cancer Patients
Moderator: Mohit Khera, MD
Management of Testis Cancer: Andrew Stephenson, MD
Fertility Preservation: Robert Brannigan, MD
Hypogonadism/Sexual Function: John Mulhall, MD

1:50 – 2:10 p.m.
Surgical Techniques: Tips & Tricks: Excision and Grafting for Peyronie’s Disease
Surgeon: Laurence Levine, MD

2:10 – 2:25 p.m.
AUA Guidelines 2020: Disorders of Ejaculation
Presenter: Alan Shindel, MD

2:25 – 2:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Is Radiotherapy the Devil's Work?
Moderator: Kenneth Angermeier, MD
Panelists: Tamsin Greenwell, MD; Sean Elliott, MD; Francisco Martins, MD

2:50 – 3:20 p.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Robotic Reconstruction: Almost as Good as the Real Thing
Moderator: Bradley Erickson, MD, MS, FACS
Panelists: John Kelly, MD; Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, FACS; Daniel Eun, MD; Brian J. Flynn, MD

3:20 – 3:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Bulbar Urethral Strictures 101: A Review of the Guidelines and Basic Management Options for Bulbar Urethral Strictures in a Case-based Format
Moderator: Dmitry Nikolavsky, MD
Panelists: Amanda Chung, MD; Matthias D. Hofer, MD, PhD; Lindsey Hampson, MD; Bryan Voelzke, MD

3:50 – 4:20 p.m.
Surgical Techniques: Ureteral Reconstruction: Kidney to Bladder
Moderator: Jill C. Buckley, MD
Panelists: Judith C. Hagedorn, MD; Boyd R. Viers, MD; Jeremy L. Ockrim, MD; Lee C. Zhao, MD

4:20 – 4:25 p.m.
Closing Remarks
AUA Secretary: John Denstedt, MD, FACS

Theater Two

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Status of Robotic Surgery in Pediatric Urology 2020
Moderator: Christina Kim, MD
Upper Tract: Pasquale Casale, MD
Lower Tract: Chester Koh, MD

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Neonatal Torsion
Moderator: David Diamond, MD
Immediate Surgery: Gerry Mingin, MD
Delayed Surgery: Michael Leonard, MD

11 – 11:30 a.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Current Urologic Management of CAH
Presenter: Richard Rink, MD

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
John Duckett Memorial Lecture: Effects of Cancer Treatment in Children into Adulthood
Presenter: Daniel Green, MD

11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
COVID-19 Panel Discussion
COVID Vaccine: Reality or Not?: Presenter: Ashish Kamat, MD
Risk of COVID in Urology Practice Settings: Presenter: Jennifer Robles, MD
Telemedicine: Christopher Saigal, MD

12:20 – 12:35 p.m.
AUA Guidelines 2020: BPH
Presenter: Steven Kaplan, MD

12:35 – 12:50 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Nocturia in the Elderly
Presenter: Alan Wein, MD

12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Surgical Techniques: Tips & Tricks: Minimally Invasive Treatments for BPH/LUTS
Aquablation: Steven Kaplan, MD
Prostatic Urethral Lift In-office Procedure: Brian Mazzarella, MD
Water Vapor Therapy for BPH patients: Kevin McVary, MD
Temporary Implantable Nitonol Device: Dean Elterman, MD

1:50 – 2:05 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Probiotics and Urology
Presenter: Jeremy Burton, MD

2:05 – 2:20 p.m.
State-of-the-Art Lecture: Future of Neuromodulation—Rechargeable, PTNS Implantable, What else?
Presenter: Phillip van Kerrebroeck, MD

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.
Crossfire: Controversies in Urology: Are Urodynamics needed in the Workup of Post-prostatectomy Incontinence?
Moderator: Jaspreet Sandhu, MD
Debaters-Con: Arthur Mourtzinos, MD; O. Lenaine Westney, MD
Debaters-Pro: Timothy Boone, MD; Craig Comiter, MD

2:50 – 3:20 p.m.
Second Opinion Cases: How to Manage a 65-year-old Man with Bothersome LUTS and Underactive Bladder
Moderator: Henry Lai, MD
Panelists: Jason Gilleran, MD; Alvaro Lucioni, MD; Toby Chai, MD; Kyu-Sung Lee, MD

3:20 – 3:50 p.m.
AUA Guidelines Case-Based Panel: Stress Urinary Incontinence
Moderator: Kathleen Kobashi, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Panelists: Cristiano M. Gomes, MD; E. Ann Gormley, MD; J. Christian Winters, MD

3:50 – 3:55 p.m.
Closing Remarks
AUA Secretary: John Denstedt, MD

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Note: Only individuals that attended the Live Program on Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, June 28, 2020 may claim credit for their participation.  


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 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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