Surgical Management of BPH (2021)

July 14, 2021

Complimentary CME Virtual Course!

July 14, 2021| Time: 7:00-9:00 PM EDT


The Surgical Management of BPH (2021) is an exciting new educational initiative featuring a series of four interactive, case-based, live virtual courses conducted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.  For each session, a Moderator will engage two other subject matter experts in an interactive, interview-style presentation and discussion.  Semi-live surgical videos will be utilized to demonstrate and emphasize the significant elements of various BPH procedures.

Based on the documented need from the 2020 AUA BPH global needs assessment, the AUA has produced this new series of educational offerings for the urologic care team focused on the newest technology and procedures for the surgical management of BPH. Each activity will be recorded and posted on AUA's YouTube channel. Additionally, the English course will be available in webcast format on AUAUniversity.  The Spanish course will be available as a webcast and hosted on AUAUniversity’s microsite featuring Spanish content. Learners will also be provided with links to access additional resources including the AUA’s clinical guidelines discussed during the virtual courses and associated patient resources.   

As an additional resource, AUA recommends listening to the pilot activity in this series available as an episode on AUA’s podcast channel. The podcast focused on surgical management of BPH, features an interview with world-renowned BPH surgeons.


Acknowledgements

This educational series is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Teleflex

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to: 

  1. Describe the role of the AUA Clinical Guidelines for the Surgical Management BPH.
  2. Discuss the evidence base for current technologies, including pivotal studies, and be able to define the role and clinical expectation for each of them.
  3. Interpret the current clinical results and compare the patient experiences of these treatments in relation to more established and even abandoned treatments for patient groups with similar characteristics.
  4. Differentiate between each of the new technologies for treating BPH/LUTS based on both their mode-of-action and the quality of their supporting evidence.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
05/21/2021
Course expires: 
07/14/2024
Event starts: 
07/14/2021 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
07/14/2021 - 9:00pm
Rating: 
0

Pre-Test Activity 

Welcome & Introductions 

AUA Clinical Guideline 

  • Explores the who, what, and why of AUA’s BPH Guideline and how it will affect clinical practice. 
  • Provides first hand, clinical accounts that illustrate the proper application and role of these guidelines in day-to-day practice
  • Demonstrates the importance of communicating proper patient expectations regarding treatment of BPH and maintaining a patient-centered focus. 
  • Review pivotal studies for minimally invasive treatments of BPH

Discussion and Review Surgical Techniques 

Explanation of procedures, differentiate between each of the new technologies (mode of action/quality of supporting evidence).  

  • Prostatic Urethral Lift 
  • Convective Water Vapor Therapy 
  • High Pressure Saline Hydro Dissection 
  • Temporary Implantable Nitinol Device 

Question & Answer and Post-test Session 

 

Surgical Management of BPH (2021) will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT.

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Education Council Disclosures

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COI Review Work Group Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

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

AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

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 2.00 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.

MITIGATION OF IDENTIFIED CONFLICT OF INTEREST: 

All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with the program directors and/or editors, 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 of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • 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.


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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Non-Physician Participation
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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).

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and 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 registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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.