Life Long Learning Prep Course: A Focused Review (2018)
The purpose of the Life Long Learning Prep Course: A Focused Review is to prepare attendees for the ABU Knowledge Assessment. This course will be practice focused and will offer practical and clinically-specific updates. It will highlight the AUA guidelines and address general urology practice issues that can be expected on the knowledge assessment. The course will model the changes to the ABU exam by covering Core/General Urology on the first day followed by a pre-selected breakout in one of four areas on the second day.
Breakout sessions include the following (Attendees will choose 1 of the 4)
- Module 1: Oncology, Urinary Diversion and Adrenal
- Module 2: Calculi, Laparoscopy-Robotics and Upper Tract Obstruction
- Module 3: Impotence, Infertility and Andrology
- Module 4: Neurogenic Bladder, Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, BPH, and Urethral Stricture
Sample multiple choice practice questions as well as case based discussions and debates will be utilized to prepare attendees for the upcoming knowledge assessment. For more information on the changes to the exam, please visit http://www.abu.org/recertification/.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Review generally accepted urological practices for superior patient care.
- Discuss a core knowledge of urology necessary for taking the Recertification Examination.
- Examine the most recent changes and additions to the AUA guidelines.
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The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.
$215 single/double occupancy. For reservations, go to Capital Hilton Reservations or call 1-800-445-8667. Reference the American Urological Association when making your reservation over the phone to receive the special group rate.
Cut-off Date: Monday, August 13, 2018. Once the AUA group block is full, which may be prior to the cut-off date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at this hotel.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
The Capital Hilton provides valet parking for $65 per night, plus tax. Prices are subject to change.
Transportation: The Capital Hilton is located approximately 5 miles/20 minutes from Washington National Airport (DCA) and 25 miles/45 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). DCA Taxi Cost: $20 one-way. IAD Taxi Cost: $55 one-way. Travel time is dependent on time of day and traffic conditions. Additional transportation information and directions.
Car Rental: Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your car rental reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CV# CV04SG0004.
Call 1-866-746-4282 or email registration@AUAnet.org.
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 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 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
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.
Must choose 1 of the 4 content specific modules. Registration includes the Core/General Urology ( Day 1) as well as 1 of the 4 specified modules (Day 2).
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.
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.
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.
AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before August 3, 2018. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, notification will be sent by August 10, 2018.