Bladder Cancer in Women: Identifying Research Needs to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment, A Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute/American Urological Association Translational Research Collaboration (2019)

March 21, 2019 to March 22, 2019

This meeting will bring together thought leaders in the research and clinical care of bladder cancer, across the spectrum of urologic, medical, and radiologic oncology, gynecology, and internal medicine, as well as patients, patient advocates, and public health experts. The purpose is to critically review the issues surrounding bladder cancer disparities in women, the causative and correlative factors from both basic and clinical science perspectives, and identify opportunities to improve research, clinical care, and awareness to diminish the increased death rate in women as compared to men diagnosed with bladder cancer. This is an invitation-only symposium.



Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Urologist

  • Non-Urologist (MD or DO)

  • Research/Scientist

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the short- and long-term challenges uniquely faced and navigated by female bladder cancer patients and those providing their clinical care.

  • Outline and act upon current research needs in basic, translational, and clinical science that, when met, will enable the needs of female bladder cancer patients to be more effectively addressed.

  • Employ broader opportunities for collaboration in research, spurred by multidisciplinary interactions and sharing of insights across the spectrum of bladder cancer research and patient care.

  • Recognize existing and new opportunities, and how best to act on them, to stimulate and/or create improvements in awareness, engagement, research initiatives, and patient care-driven initiatives to improve the lives of female bladder cancer patients and survivors, as well as bladder cancer patients in general.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/21/2019 - 12:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/22/2019 - 11:59pm EDT

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 7.75 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 CreditTM.

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 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 Conflict of Interest 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.


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

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