Recertification (MOC) Review Course: Core Urology (2017)

Washington, DC US
September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017

The purpose of the AUA Recertification (MOC) Review Course is to prepare attendees for the ABU Recertification Examination. 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 Recertification Exam. The course will model the changes to the Recertification 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 oncology/urinary diversion; calculi, obstruction, endourology and laparoscopy; andrology, impotenence, infertility and infection; and female urology, incontinence, voiding dysfunction and reconstruction. Sample multiple choice practice questions as well as case based discussions and debates will be utilized to prepare attendees for the upcoming Recertification Examination. For more information on the changes to the Recertification Exam, please visit



Target Audience

  • Urologist

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review generally accepted urological practices for superior patient care.
  2. Discuss a core knowledge of urology necessary for taking the Recertification Examination.
  3. Examine the most recent changes and additions to the AUA guidelines.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.25 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/15/2017 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/16/2017 - 10:00am EDT

Core Urology


Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 am                                 Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am                                 Introduction & ARS- Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA & Timothy Averch, MD, FACS               

8:15 – 8:45 am                                 Exam Overview and Test Taking Logistics  - Gerald H. Jordan, MD                             

8:45 – 9:30 am                                 BPH- J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

9:30 – 10:15 am                              Geriatric Urology-Deborah J. Lightner, MD

10:15 –10:30 am                            Break                                               

10:30 – 11:15 am                           Trauma- Jay Simhan, MD                                               

11:15 – 12:00 pm                           Hypertension/ Vascular-Sarah L. Elfering, MD

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                      Lunch                                               

1:00 – 1:45 pm                                 Complications of Urologic Surgery-J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

1:45 – 2:30 pm                                 Endocrine- Sarah L. Elfering , MD & Thomas J. Walsh, MD

2:30 – 3:15 pm                                 Stones (not metabolic stones)- Mantu Gupta, MD

3:15 – 3:30 pm                                 Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm                                 Nephrology, Fluid & Electrolytes- Sarah L. Elfering, MD

4:00 – 4:30 pm                                 Prostate Evaluation/ Biopsy- J. Kellogg Parsons, MD                                                           

4:30 – 5:45 pm                                 General Cancer (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney)-  Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA & Christian P. Pavlovich, MD                       

5:45 – 6:30 pm                                 Networking Reception

Saturday, September 16, 2017

7:00 – 7:30 am                                 Registration/Breakfast

7:30 – 8:00 am                                 Patient Safety-Timothy D. Averch, MD               

8:00 – 8:30 am                                 Radiology/ Radiation Safety -Timothy D. Averch, MD

8:30 – 10:00 am                              Office Based Practice and Guidelines (UTI’s hematuria, genital pain, etc.)- Deborah J. Lightner, MD                        

10:00 – 10:15 am                           Break

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.
$209 single/double occupancy. Make your reservation online or call 1-800-445-8667. Reference the AUA Recertification (MOC) - Review Course when making your reservation over the phone to receive the special group rate.

Cut-off Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017. 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 $59 per night, plus tax.  Rates include in-and-out privileges.  Prices are subject to change.

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# 04SG0005.

Call 1-866-746-4282 or email

NameFaculty RoleCompanyCOI RoleFinancialDate Disclosed
Badrinath R. Konety, MDCo-Director

Photocure Inc

Genomic Health

MDX Health


FKD Therapeutics

Scientific Study or Trial

Scientific Study or Trial

Consultant or Advisor

Scientific Study or Trial

Scientific Study or Trial











Timothy D. Averch, MDCo-Director

Nothing to Disclose

J. Kellogg Parsons, MDFaculty


Consultant or Advisor



Thomas J. Walsh, MD, MSFaculty

American Medical Systems


Consultant or Advisor,Meeting Participant or Lecturer

Consultant or Advisor





Mantu Gupta, MDFaculty

Cook Urological


Meeting Participant or Lecturer

Consultant or Advisor,Meeting Participant or Lecturer,Scientific Study or Trial





Christian P. Pavlovich, MDFaculty

Nothing to Disclose

Deborah J. Lightner, M.D.Faculty


Health Publishing



Jay Simhan, MDFaculty

Nothing to Disclose

Sarah Elfering, M.D.Faculty

Nothing to Disclose

Gerald H. Jordan, MD, FACSSpeaker

Nothing to Disclose


NOTE: The CME Credit Claim for the entire course  is 17.25 total hours which includes both the Core + Module. The total credit claim is attached to the Core Urology Page only.

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 17.25 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

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

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