Intern Academy Hands-on Skills Training (2023)

June 10, 2023 to June 11, 2023

 

The AUA Intern Academy is a new initiative created specifically to meet the needs of early career urology residents (primarily PGY1s) and will include both in-person and virtual components. The aim of the Intern Academy is to apply standardized and foundational urologic skills to the first year of residency practice in order to improve clinical proficiency and promote patient safety. The in-person component will be a 2-day Hands-on Skills Training held on June 10-11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio (subject to change). The training includes several clinical scenarios that the urologic intern may find themselves encountering in real life. It includes six critical stations: catheters, endoscopy, surgical skills, priapism, ultrasound, and communication skills, which will serve to provide the urologic intern with valuable experience in a controlled setting before they are encountered in the emergency room, ward, or operating room. 


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You must purchase the Virtual Didactic Series in order to register for the Hands-on Skills Training.

Registration Fees

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Hands-on Skills Training Pricing:

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 28, 2023

Standard Registration

On or After April 29, 2023

Member$380$475
Non-Member$475$595

Target Audience

  • Early Career Urology Residents

Learning Objectives

After the completion of the Intern Academy, participants will be able to:

  1. Increase fund of knowledge about foundational and applied urology topics that will improve patient care and allow participants to excel as interns
  2. Apply standardized and foundational urologic skills to their residency practice to ensure baseline proficiency and improve patient safety.
  3. Recognize the characteristics and habits of successful interns and residents.
  4. Identify opportunities to network and build community with their peers.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
12/19/2022
Course expires: 
06/11/2026
Event starts: 
06/10/2023 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/11/2023 - 5:00pm EDT
Price:
$595.00
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Intern Academy Hands-on Skills Training Scientific Program

Saturday, June 10

  
7– 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast 
8 – 8:30 am Welcome and Hands-on Skills Training Overview
8:30 – 8:35 am Move to Rotation #1
8:35 – 10:35 am Rotation #1
10:35 – 10:55 am BREAK
10:55 – 11 am Move to Rotation #2
11 am – 1 pm Rotation #2
1 – 2:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:30 – 4:30 pm Rotation #3
4:30 pm Course Adjourns for the day
   

Sunday, June 11

  
7– 8 am Registration/Continental Breakfast 
8 – 8:30 am Welcome and Hands-on Skills Training Overview
8:30 – 8:35 am Move to Rotation #4
8:35 – 10:35 am Rotation #4
10:35 – 10:55 am BREAK
10:55 – 11 am Move to Rotation #5
11 am – 1 pm Rotation #5
1 – 2:30 pm LUNCH BREAK
2:30 – 4:30 pm Rotation #6
4:30 pm Course Adjourns

Hands-on Station Rotations

The underlined text are the titles of the stations, and the bullet points below them show the specific skills that will be demonstrated in those stations.   There are five (5) clinical stations and one (1) non-clinical station. There will be three rotations of two hours each day Saturday and Sunday.

  • Station 1: Catheters
    • Introduction to catheters – Foley, nephrostomy, suprapubic
    • Patient prep and insertion – Foley, nephrostomy, suprapubic
    • Catheter placement, irrigation, and removal- Hands-on Demo and Simulation
    • Difficult Foley management – Hands-on Demo and Simulation
  • Station 2: Endoscopy
    • Ureteroscopy – 1 hour
      • Instrument Orientation
      • Pass up wire, dual lumen catheter, second wire, ureteral access sheath, stone basket small stone
 
    • Cystoscopy – 1 hour
      • Cart overview – introduction to scopes and instruments (flexible, rigid, portable cystoscopes)
      • Full diagnostic cystoscopy (Urethra, bladder, bladder neck, prostatic urethra ) with retroflexion
      • Cannulate a ureteral orifice and Stent placement
      • Advance wire in right ureteric orifice; grab stent in left ureteric orifice
  • Station 3: Surgical Skills
    • Knot tying
    • Suturing (mattress sutures, straight line and repair with subcuticular, 2-layer closure with large ellipsoid)
    • Incision and drainage
    • Patient positioning and preparation
  • Station 4: Priapism
    • Management, irrigation, injection
  •  Station 5: Ultrasound
    • Basic – Knobology
    • Abdominal – renal (obtain kidney measurement and identify upper and lower pole and lesion and stone; drive needle into collecting system)
    • Suprapubic needle insertion under ultrasound guidance
    • Bladder scan and bladder volume estimation
    • Ultrasound-guided biopsy – prostate (includes introduction to transperineal biopsy)
  • Station 6: Non-Clinical –Communication skills via role-play
    • Four scenarios for role play – learners will play both patient and practitioner
    • Scenario topics:
      • Scenario in clinic
      • Scenario in emergency consult
      • Scenario in the OR
      • Delivery of bad news to patients
Program as of December 15, 2022
Cleveland Clinic Simulation Center (subject to change)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Faculty disclosures will be posted here prior to the start of the course.

EDUCATION COUNCIL DISCLOSURES:

PDF icon Education Council Disclosures_2022.pdf

COI REVIEW WORKGROUP DISCLOSURES:

PDF icon COI Review Work Group Disclosures_2023_0.pdf

 

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

AUA ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

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 13.0 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.

Available Credit

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

Price

Price:
$595.00
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NOTE:

  • Attendees must purchase the Virtual Didactic Series to purchase the Hands-on Skills Training.

AUA Members save 25%!  For more information on membership benefits, visit www.AUAnet.org/Join 

Hands-on Skills Training Pricing:

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 28, 2023

Standard Registration

On or After April 29, 2023

Member$380$475
Non-Member$475$595

To add on the Hands-on Skills Training to your purchase:

  1.  Return to the Intern Academy Registration Homepage
  2.  Check the box beside the Hands-on Skills Training
  3. Click Enroll

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

 

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before May 7, 2023. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by May 14, 2023.

Live Courses: An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

Webcast: Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund.

Registration Transfer: Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.  Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email registration@AUAnet.org.


ATTENDEE INFORMATION & POLICIES

 

AUA Anti-Harassment Policy: AUA Commitment: AUA is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas and is free of harassment and discrimination. All meeting participants are expected to behave professionally and treat others with respect, follow venue rules, and alert AUA staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress.

Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing behavior by meeting participants will not be tolerated. If an individual experiences or witnesses harassment, he or she should contact Janet Skorepa, AUA EVP, at jskorepa@AUAnet.org or Maureen E. Cones, Esq., AUA General Counsel, at mcones@auanet.org or use a venue phone and ask for security if he or she feels unsafe. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. 

The AUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including refusing or revoking the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and AUA policy. 

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 American Urological Association (AUA).

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Audio, Video, 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 AUA.

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, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 1-800-908-9414.


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Prerequisites