Contemporary Urodynamics Pre-Requisites (2018)

Pulled from the Fundamentals in Urology Webcast (2017), the Urodynamics course webcast provides a detailed overview of urodynamic testing techniques and pitfalls including hydrodynamic principles. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of urodynamics, including recognizing abdominal and detrusor physiologic events, urethral resistance during bladder filling and micturition, urinary incontinence, and recognition of physiologic and technical artifacts.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for:

  • Participants of the AUA2018 course, Contemporary Urodynamics

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Apply knowledge of lower urinary tract function and electronic measurement of pressure, flow and electromyography to performance of a multichannel urodynamic test including prestudy uroflowmetry, filling cystometrogram and voiding pressure flow study.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Faculty Disclosures: 

Mikel Gray, PhDLaborie MedicalScientific Study or TrialYes
3M IncConsultant or AdvisorYes

Education Council Disclosures:

Michael R. Abern, MDDepartment of Defense Prostate Cancer Research ProgramScientific Study or TrialYes
American Urological Association Office of EducationConsultant or AdvisorYes
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research ProgramConsultant or AdvisorYes
Sero Andonian, MDNothing to disclose
Timothy Charles Brand, MDNothing to disclose
Anthony A. Caldamone, MDNothing to disclose
Matthew S. Christman, MDNothing to disclose
John D. Denstedt, MDCook UrologyOwner, Product DevelopmentYes
Endourological SocietyLeadership PositionYes
Endourological SocietyHealth PublishingYes
Interface BiologicsConsultant or AdvisorYes
Jody DonaldsonNothing to disclose
Shelby EnglertNothing to disclose
Allen Gao, MD, PhDPandomedxLeadership Position, Owner, Product DevelopmentYes
Matthew Thomas Gettman, MDCOVR MedicalConsultant or AdvisorYes
Intuitive SurgicalConsultant or AdvisorYes
Exact SciencesScientific Study or TrialYes
Howard B. Goldman, MDallerganConsultant or AdvisorYes
MedtronicConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or TrialYes
CookScientific Study or TrialNo
NuvectraConsultant or AdvisorYes
AxonicsConsultant or AdvisorYes
NewUroConsultant or AdvisorYes
GalvaniConsultant or AdvisorYes
William C. Huang, MDPhotocureScientific Study or TrialYes
Karl StorzScientific Study or TrialYes
William C. Hulbert Jr., MDNothing to disclose
Brant Inman, MD, MS, FRCSCDendreonScientific Study or TrialNo
Genentech IncScientific Study or TrialNo
Combat MedicalConsultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or TrialYes
FKD TherapiesScientific Study or TrialNo
NucleixScientific Study or TrialYes
UrogenScientific Study or TrialYes
Mark L. Jordan, MD,FACSNothing to disclose
Martin A. Koyle, MDNothing to disclose
Yair Lotan, MDabbottScientific Study or TrialNo
CepheidConsultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or TrialNo
Pacific EdgeScientific Study or TrialNo
FKDScientific Study or TrialNo
MDxHealthConsultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or TrialYes
biocancellScientific Study or TrialNo
GenomeDx Biosciences IncScientific Study or TrialNo
photocureConsultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or TrialNo
Nicole Lara Miller, MDBoston Scientific CorporationConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes
Practical Reviews In UrologyHealth PublishingYes
Manoj Monga, MD, FACSFortecOtherYes
Ajay Kumar Nangia, MBBS,FACSAUA NewsLeadership Position, Health PublishingYes
NIH CCN TrialScientific Study or TrialYes
Urology Care FoundationLeadership PositionNo
AUA Health Policy CouncilLeadership PositionNo
South Central AUALeadership PositionNo
ASRMLeadership PositionNo
Curtis Nickel, MDFarr LaboratoriesConsultant or AdvisorYes
AquinoxScientific Study or TrialNo
GSKScientific Study or TrialNo
PureTech HealthConsultant or AdvisorYes
AUAHealth PublishingYes
NIHScientific Study or TrialYes
Canadian Institute of Health ResearchScientific Study or TrialYes
Interface BiologicsConsultant or AdvisorYes
Alvio TherapeuticsConsultant or AdvisorYes
Seikagaku CorporationConsultant or AdvisorYes
Victor William Nitti, MDAstellasHealth Publishing, Scientific Study or TrialNo
AllerganHealth Publishing, Scientific Study or TrialNo
Serenity PharmeuticalsInvestment InterestYes
MedtronicScientific Study or TrialNo
Christopher Porter, MDNothing to disclose
Ganesh V. Raj, MD, PhDPtaresOwner, Product DevelopmentYes
C-diagnostics corpConsultant or Advisor, Investment InterestYes
amgenMeeting Participant or LecturerYes
Johnson and JohnsonConsultant or Advisor, Owner, Product DevelopmentYes
AstellasMeeting Participant or LecturerYes
ASTELLASConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes
JanssenOwner, Product DevelopmentYes
BAYERConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes
SANOFIConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes
GaudiumRxLeadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product DevelopmentYes
MedivationConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or TrialYes
EtiraRxLeadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product DevelopmentYes
Jay D. Raman, MDAmerican Kidney Stone ManagementInvestment InterestYes
MDx HealthScientific Study or TrialNo
Lee Richstone, MDNothing to disclose
Heather Schultz, NPSUNAMeeting Participant or Lecturer, Leadership PositionYes
Karl-Dietrich Sievert, MDAMSMeeting Participant or LecturerYes
MedtronicsMeeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or TrialYes
AllergenConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or TrialYes
NeotractMeeting Participant or LecturerYes
StimguardMeeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or TrialYes
Joseph A. Smith Jr., MDNothing to disclose
Ryan Patrick Terlecki, MD, FACSAmerican Medical SystemsConsultant or Advisor, OtherYes
AllerganScientific Study or TrialNo
Edouard John Trabulsi, MD, FACSGenomeDxConsultant or AdvisorYes
JanssenConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes
J & JConsultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or LecturerYes


Method of Participation
To claim CME credit/hours of participation for this activity, the learner must complete each pre-test, view each video, complete each post-test passing with 80% accuracy and submit the evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 3.00 Hours
Release Date: March, 2018
Expiration Date: March, 2021
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 enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 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) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA 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 Content Review Committee 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: It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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.
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.

Available Credit

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