Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Urology: What Do We Need to Know Webcast (2022)

The course will review the statistics of underrepresented minorities in urology and why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are necessary for the advancement of urology. We will define racism and educate participants on the different forms of racism. We will identify current tactics to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in urology. We will review the updated recommendations from the Society of Academic Urologists (SAU) diversity taskforce, the American Board of Urology (ABU) diversity taskforce and the American Urological Association (AUA) diversity and inclusion taskforce. We will discuss how participants can address racist policies and practices in the practice of urology. We will provide resources for participants who desire to diversify the urology workforce.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Support provided by independent educational grants from:

Astellas
AstraZeneca
Bayer
Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
Merck & Co., Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the different forms of racism and, more importantly, identify their own subconscious personal bias.
  2. Identify the impact of race on medical education, research and clinical care.
  3. Identify how DEI initiatives can positively impact the practice of urology.
  4. Examine innovative methodologies employed to increase the numbers of underrepresented groups in urology.
  5. Participate in activities to encourage and support individualism among urology team members.
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
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EDUCATION COUNCIL DISCLOSURES

 Education Council Disclosures 2021

COI REVIEW WORK GROUP DISCLOSURES

PDF iconCOI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021

 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

Course Director(s)

Linda McIntire, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Faculty(s)

David Bloom

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Tracy Downs, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Alejandro Sanchez, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Yahir Santiago-Lastra, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Gjanje Smith, MD, MPH

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 2.00 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.

Available Credit

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