Difficult Cases in High-Risk Bladder Cancer: An Evidence-Based Approach Webcast (2022)

The course director will select 6 real cases from his own practice that represent challenging cases in bladder cancer and present them to his panelists. The panelists will review the available literature and formulate a treatment plan based upon the guidelines and published literature. The course director will then present the actual patient outcome and readdress the panelists with follow-up problems and questions to illustrate the many unique aspects of dealing with these patients.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Support provided by independent educational grants from:

AstraZeneca
Bristol Myers Squibb
Merck & Co., Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify low, intermediate and high risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)
  2. Recommend treatment for NMIBC based on risk stratification.
  3. Identify bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) unresponsive NMIBC and novel immune-based strategies and intravesical therapies.
  4. Manage invasive bladder cancer including surgery, neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and bladder preservation strategies in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer. This will include chemotherapy indications and the role of immunotherapy in the management.
  5. Manage upper tract tumors, both low grade and high grade, including renal preservation when appropriate, neoadjuvant therapy when indicated and surgical management strategies.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
05/18/2022
Course expires: 
05/18/2023
Rating: 
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Education Council Disclosures

 Education Council Disclosures 2021

COI Review Work Group Disclosures

 COI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

Course Director(s)

Michael Cookson, MD, MHA

has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Prokarium;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Myovant Sciences;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Merck;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with TesoRx Pharma LLC;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Ferring Pharmaceuticals;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Pfizer;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Astellas Pharma, Inc.;.
Faculty(s)

Jeffrey Holzbeierlein, MD, FACS

has a financial relationship (Scientific Study or Trial (Specialty Not Specified)) with MDx Health;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant or Advisor (Oncology)) with Basilea;.

Timothy Masterson, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sanjay Patel, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION: 

Learners will participate in this online educational activity by viewing the webcast, completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Release Date: May, 2022
Expiration Date: May, 2023

ACCREDIDATION:

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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate 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.

MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation 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 mitigate conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group. 
  • Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
  • Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning 
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic

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.


AUA PARTICIPANT INFORMATION & POLICIES

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

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