PARP Inhibitors: From Research to Practice Series (2021)

Complimentary CME Webinars!

PARP Inhibitors: From Research to Practice, an exciting new educational initiative, is a series of three interactive, case-based, live virtual courses, featuring a unique topic related to PARP Inhibitors. For each session, a Moderator will engage two other subject matter experts in an interactive, interview-style presentation and discussion. 

Course #1: PARP Inhibitors: Assessing the Rapidly Evolving Treatment Landscape will update urologists and the urologic care team on the latest developments in PARPi treatments and advanced prostate cancer.

Course #2: PARP Inhibitors: Assessing the Clinical Trial Landscape will update urologists and the urologic care team on the on-going clinical trials related to PARPi and advanced prostate cancer. 

Course #3: Best Practices in Advanced Prostate Cancer Care in the Community will highlight best practices in the care of advanced prostate cancer patients in the community setting, including the clinical coordination of care, shared decision making, and the more prominent role of telemedicine. 


This educational series is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Merck


Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • Resident
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

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

Course 1: PARP Inhibitors: Assessing the Rapidly Evolving Treatment Landscape

  1. Review recommended criteria for genetic testing of prostate cancer patients, currently available gene panels, and options for testing these men.
  2. Explain the importance of testing for germline mutations and their implication for cascade testing, other personal cancer screening (i.e. male breast cancer), as well as utilizing novel targeted therapies such as PARP inhibitors alone or in combination with alternate modalities.
  3. Counsel men with BRCA1/2 mutations, Lynch syndrome, and other key inherited syndromes regarding their prostate cancer risk and appropriate strategies for cancer screening and surveillance and or management options.

Course 2: PARP Inhibitors: Assessing the Clinical Trial Landscape

  1. Describe the role of the enzyme poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) in carcinogenesis as well as the mechanism of PARP inhibition.
  2. Discuss the current clinical trials associated with PARP inhibitors.
  3. Describe the patient populations associated with each trial.
  4. State the clinical outcomes for each trial.

Course 3: Best Practices in Advanced Prostate Cancer Care in the Community

  1. Describe the components of a multidisciplinary urologic cancer clinic and identify the best structure for the practice.
  2. Identify opportunities for shared care and team-based approaches of patients with advanced prostate cancer.
  3. Discuss the impact of shared-decision making on patient and on patient-clinician communication.
  4. Describe how telemedicine can be successfully incorporated into the care continuum of patients with advanced prostate cancer. 
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    Education Council Disclosures

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    COI Review Work Group Disclosures

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    AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

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

    Course Director(s)

    Ashley Ross, MD, PHD

    has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


    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 live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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™.


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    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.


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    • 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.
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    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.

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