Life Long Learning Knowledge Assessment Course: AUA Guidelines 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 044IC Webcast (2018)

This course will review the new AUA guidelines on lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH/LUTS. Faculty will explore the rigorous process used in the development of these evidence based guidelines, as well as discuss future research needs. The course will provide a clinical framework for the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and follow-up of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH/LUTS based on the best available published literature. The course will showcase clinical scenarios in urological practice and the correct application of the new AUA guidelines in those instances. This course will be a benefit to practicing urologists, primary care providers, other non-physician providers, residents preparing for their re-certification exam and physicians preparing for their re-certification exam.

Target Audience

  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze the latest evidence on the medical and surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH/LUTS as outlined in the AUA guidelines.
  2. Improve the diagnostic and therapeutic decision making processes by illustrating the application of these guidelines in urological practice.
  3. Acquire in-depth knowledge on the process by which evidence is used to develop scientifically rigorous, yet actionable, guidelines.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Steven Kaplan, MD: Astellas: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; proverum: Consultant or Advisor; ProArc: Consultant or Advisor; Zenflow: Consultant or Advisor; Serenity: Consultant or Advisor; Medivizor: Leadership Position; EcoFusion: Leadership Position; AvantCourse: Leadership Position; Allium: Consultant or Advisor; Avadel: Consultant or Advisor; Nymox: Consultant or Advisor


Harris Foster, Jr., MD: Nothing to disclose
Kevin McVary, MD: Astellas: Scientific Study or Trial; NIDDK: Scientific Study or Trial; AMS/Boston Scientific: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Merck: Consultant or Advisor; Olympus: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; UroNext: Leadership Position, Scientific Study or Trial, Owner, Product Development
J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS: MDx Health: Consultant or Advisor; Endocare: Consultant or Advisor


Education Council Disclosures


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

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Release Date: October, 2018
Expiration Date: October, 2021


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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™.


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.


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.


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


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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