AUA/Saudi Urological Association: Best of AUA 2019 Annual Meeting (2019)

November 21, 2019 to November 23, 2019

Urologists and those practicing urology need a thorough knowledge of the most recent developments and techniques in urology to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety. This course is designed to inform on the areas that are deemed most essential: Female Pelvic Medicine, Bladder Cancer, Pediatric Urology, Endourology and Urolithiasis, BPH/LUTS, Reconstruction and Trauma, and Testicular Cancer.

Target Audience

  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

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

Female Pelvic Medicine:

  1. Describe treatment options for common female urologic conditions.
  2. Define the similarities and differences between the various oral pharmacotherapies for overactive bladder (OAB).

Bladder Cancer:

  1. Explain the risk-stratified clinical framework for the management of non-metastatic muscle-invasive and non-muscle invasive urothelial bladder cancer.
  2. Identify treatment options for non-metastatic muscle-invasive bladder cancer including chemotherapy, cystectomy, urinary diversion, lymphadenectomy, and various bladder preserving options.
  3. Discuss the diagnosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and the use of urine markers in addition to variant histologies, resection, intravesical therapy, BCG therapy, cystectomy, enhanced cystoscopy and patient follow-up. 
  4. Integrate AUA guidelines into clinical practice.

Pediatric Urology:

  1. Diagnose, manage and provide consultation for complications such as hydronephrosis and bladder exstrophy. 
  2. Diagnose and provide cost-effective management of common pediatric urology problems including Ureterocele and Ectopic Ureter.
  3. Outline evaluation, medical and surgical management, of common postnatal obstruction of the urinary tract, including UPJ obstruction, UVJ obstruction and posterior urethral valves.

Endourology and Urolithiasis:

  1. Interpret metabolic evaluations for patients with kidney stones according to the published guidelines.
  2. Discuss the use of medications in the prevention of kidney stones, including side effects.
  3. Outline dietary considerations used for the prevention of stones.
  4. Explain the recommended preoperative evaluation for patients considering kidney stone surgery (including laboratory studies and imaging).
  5. Describe a surgical treatment plan for patients with kidney and/or ureteral stones in adult and pediatric patients, including surgical approach and discussion of complications.


  1. Explain the role of diagnostic testing in making the accurate diagnosis of male LUTS using the new BPH Guidelines.
  2. Identify common pathophysiological etiologies of voiding and sexual health.
  3. Define the safety and efficacy of new minimally invasive options for BPH including prostatic urethral lift and convective water vapor therapy and surgical options such as Aquablation and electrosurgical and laser therapies.
  4. Describe the impact of current therapeutic strategies on both voiding and sexual dysfunction.


  1. Differentiate among the variety of etiologies of ureteral strictures.
  2. Describe and summarize radio-graphic testing to accurately define the stricture.
  3. Identify key steps in surgical techniques to provide for best possible surgical results.
  4. Describe guidelines-driven, evidence-based treatment algorithms for injuries to the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra and external genitalia.
  5. Distinguish between injuries that require non-operative surveillance, immediate surgery, and adjunctive interventions such as angio-embolization or endourologic management.

Testicular Cancer:

  1. Describe treatment options for patients with clinical stages I, IIA, and IIB seminoma and nonseminomatous (NSGCT) germ cell tumors and utilize the low-stage testis cancer treatment algorithm. 


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/21/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/23/2019 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 21 November 2019
13:00 – 13:05SUA Welcome Remarks – Raed A. Azhar, MD, SUA President
AUA Welcome Remarks – Sam S. Chang, MD, MBA, AUA Assistant Secretary
Endourology and Urolithiasis—Session I
13:05 – 13:25Surgical Treatment of Urolithiasis: State of the Art and What's New?
Dr. Scott Cheney
13:25 – 13:45Endourology Complications: How to Avoid Them and How to Manage Them?
Dr. Scott Cheney
13:45 – 14:05Stone Prevention: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?
Dr. Scott Cheney
14:05 – 15:00Endourology and Urolithiasis Case Presentations
Drs. Raed Azhar, Ashraf Abusamra, Ahmad Alzahrani, and Scott Cheney
15:00 – 15:30Afternoon Break
15:30 – 15:40 AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: Urolithiasis and Endourology
Dr. Scott Cheney
Pediatrics Urology | Dr. Jeffrey Donohoe
15:40 – 16:00 Urinary Tract Reconstruction in Children
16:00 – 16:20 Ureterocele and Ectopic Ureter
16:20 – 16:35 Bladder Exstrophy
16:35 – 16:50 Posterior Urethral Valves
16:50 – 17:20 Pediatric Urology Case Presentations
Drs. Raed Azhar, Ashraf Abusamra, Ahmad Alzahrani, and Dr. Jeffery
17:20 – 17:30 AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: Pediatric Urology
Friday, 22 November 2019
8:00 – 9:00Resident Breakfast with the Experts – Urolithiasis and Endourology
Dr. Scott Cheney
Female Pelvic Medicine | Dr. Alexander Gomelsky
9:00 – 9:20UDS: Unique and Key Findings
9:20 – 9:40Interstitial Cystitis: Update
9:40 – 10:10Female Pelvic Medicine Case Presentations
Drs. Raed Azhar, Ashraf Abusamra, Ahmad Alzahrani, and Alexander Gomelsky
10:10 – 10:30Treatment of Vesico-vaginal Fistula
10:30 – 10:50Treatment of Incontinence and Prolapse
10:50 – 11:10Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Neurogenic Overactive Bladder (OAB) in Adults: an AUA/SUFU Guideline
11:10 – 11:30OAB Medications: An Update and What to Use When
11:30 – 11:40AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: Female Pelvic Medicine
11:40 – 13:30Afternoon Break
Oncology: Session 1 | Dr. Sam Chang
13:30 – 13:50Urinary Markers and Cytology: Review and Update
13:50 – 14:10Management of NMIBC: Practical Solutions for Common Problems
14:10 – 14:30Bladder Sparing Regimens: Do They Work?
14:30 – 14:45AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: Bladder Cancer
14:45 – 15:15Afternoon Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00Tumor Board Case Presentations
Drs. Raed Azhar, Ashraf Abusamra, Ahmad Alzahrani, and Sam Chang
Endourology and Urolithiasis—Session 2
16:00 – 16:15Comparing Outcomes of ESWL vs. Ureteroscopy
Dr. Scott Cheney
16:15 – 17:10Surgical Techniques Video Panel
Tips & Tricks: Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy/Urteroscopy (PCNL/URS)
Drs. Raed Azhar, Ashraf Abusamra, Ahmad Alzahrani, and Scott Cheney
Saturday, 23 November 2019
8:00 – 9:00Resident Breakfast with the Expert—Uro–Oncology
Drs. Sam Chang and Wade Sexton
BPH/LUTS | Dr. Scott Cheney
9:00 – 9:20Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Guideline
9:20 – 9:40Comparison of Surgical Treatment Options for BPH
9:40 – 9:50AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: BPH/LUTS
Dr. Ashraf Abusamra
Reconstruction/Trauma | Dr. Kurt McCammon
10:35 – 10:55Treatment of urethral stricture disease—Guidelines and What is Important
10:55 – 11:15Urologic Trauma: Evaluation and Treatment—Upper tract
11:15 – 11:35 Urologic Trauma: Evaluation and Treatment—Lower Tract
11:35 – 11:50Peyronie’s Disease: New Management Strategies
11:50 – 13:00Afternoon Break
13:00 – 13:25Transitional Urology: Adult Manifestations of pediatric conditions or The Adult Care of the pediatric patient
13:25 – 13:40AUA 2019 Take Home Messages: Urologic Reconstruction & Trauma
Oncology: Session 2 | Dr. Wade Sexton, Dr. Sam Chang and Dr. Raed Azhar
13:40 – 14:00AUA Guideline: Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Stage Testicular Cancer
14:00 – 14:20Treatment for Late Relapse and Salvage Therapies
14:20 – 14:45Screening and Epidemiology Changes: Is Testis Cancer Becoming More Common?
14:45 – 15:15Afternoon Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:35Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Neoadjuvant or Adjuvant Chemotherapy
15:35 – 15:55Robotic Surgery for Upper Tract Cancer
15:55 – 16:05Penile, Testis, and Urethral Cancer Take Home Message
16:05 – 16:25The Role of the Urologist in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
16:25 – 16:40AUA 2019 Take Home Messages—Prostate and Kidney Cancer
16:40 – 17:00What Can AUA Do For You and AUA/SUA Collaborations
Dr. Sam Chang and Dr. Raed Azhar
17:00 – 17:10Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Dr. Raed A. Azhar, SUA President
Riyadh Marriott Hotel
Riyadh, The Kingdeom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

Faculty Disclosures







Ashraf J. Abusamra, MD

Nothing to disclose

Ahmed Alzahrani

Nothing to disclose

Raed Azhar, MD

Nothing to disclose 

Sam Chang, MD


Consultant or Advisor




  Scientific Study or Trial




Consultant or Advisor




Consultant or Advisor




Consultant or Advisor




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Consultant or Advisor




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Consultant or Advisor



Scott Cheney, MD

Nothing to disclose


Jeffrey  Donohoe, MD

Nothing to disclose

Alexander Gomelsky, MD

Cook Myosite

Scientific Study or Trial

Kurt McCammon, MD

Urology Of Virginia

Leadership Position, Employee


Boston Scientific

Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer



Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial



Scientific Study or Trial



Leadership Position



Scientific Study or Trial


Wade Sexton, MD

Nothing to disclose


Education Council Disclosures

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AUA Office of Education Staff have nothing to disclose. 


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Available Credit

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