Update Series Volume 35 (2016)
For the most timely topics and latest surgical techniques in urology, you won't want to miss the 2016 AUA Update Series—AUA's most popular self-study CME product.
- Concise, practical lessons on timely topics
- State-of-the-art surgical techniques
- Authors are among the best in their specialties
Earn up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Now in its 35th installment, this invaluable resource continues the tradition of providing up-to-date information that helps you fulfill Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification requirements recognized by the American Board of Urology. Improve your practice and patient care by staying abreast of the latest treatments and surgical techniques in urology.
Benefit from leading urologists’ recommendations in 40 new lessons, which are delivered to you five lessons a month for eight months.
Subscribers receive CME credit instantly! Simply complete the content-related, online posttests to receive instant CME credit.
The AUA Update Series is renowned for delivering high-quality lessons to practicing urologists, fellows and residents. All content is developed in consultation with and edited by internationally recognized experts in urology, making AUA Update Series the most professional and sought-after self-study program available.
Hot Topics for 2016:
- Transgender Surgery
- Genetic Testing for Urological Conditions
- Female Related Infertility: Implications
- Management of Postoperative Pain in Children
- OR Safety: The Role of the Surgeon
- Uses, Risks and Outcomes Using Mesh for Intra-abdominal Surgery
- Consequences and Medicinal Uses of Cannabis by Urology Patients
- Assessment and Management of Surgery in the Elderly
- Image Guided Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Available in Two Formats for 2016
- Online Only: Optimized for easy viewing on your computer or mobile device. Lessons are accessible and printable anytime.
- Bundle (Print and Online): Enjoy online access plus the print edition, featuring bookshelf-quality binding delivered to your door.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
After completing all 40 lessons, participants, will be able to apply their knowledge and competencies on the urologic topics covered in each article. Each of the 40 lessons has a specific objective specific to the related article.
Individual authors’ disclosures are located with their articles in each issue of The Update Series.
Victor Nitti, MD: Astellas: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Allergan: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Serenity Pharmeuticals: Investment Interest; Cook Myosite: Scientific Study or Trial
Tracey Krupski, MD: Argos: Scientific Study or Trial; NCI-RAZOR: Scientific Study or Trial
Update Series Advisory Group
Arthur Louis Burnett II, M.D.: Endo Pharmaceuticals: Scientific Study or Trial; PFIZER: Scientific Study or Trial; National Institutes of Health: Scientific Study or Trial; Auxilium Inc: Scientific Study or Trial; American Medical Systems: Scientific Study or Trial; Coloplast: Scientific Study or Trial; Reflexonic LLC: Scientific Study or Trial; VIVUS: Health Publishing, Scientific Study or Trial; Acorda Therapeutics: Scientific Study or Trial; New England Research institute: Other; The Center for Intimacy after Cancer Therapy, Inc: Leadership Position; Journal of Sexual Medicine: Health Publishing: Andrology (journal): Health Publishing: International Urology and Nephrology (journal): Health Publishing; Genomic Health Inc: Consultant or Advisor; Practical Reviews in Urology: Health Publishing; European Urology: Health Publishing; Medispec: Scientific Study or Trial; Astellas: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; Urology Times Editorial Council: Health Publishing
Peter Robert Carroll, MD MPH (EDITOR): NIH: Scientific Study or Trial; Department of Defense: Scientific Study or Trial; Myriad Genetics: Scientific Study or Trial; AUA Update: Leadership Position; Genomic Health: Scientific Study or Trial
Rodney Davis, M.D.: Corrections Corp of America: Consultant or Advisor, Investment Interest
Shelby Englert (OEDIRECTOR): Nothing to disclose
E. Ann Gormley, MD: SUFU Foundation: Leadership Position
Kevin Thomas McVary, MD, FACS: Astellas: Scientific Study or Trial; Lilly/ICOS: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial, Other; NIDDK: Scientific Study or Trial; AMS: Scientific Study or Trial; Sophris: Scientific Study or Trial
Curtis Nickel, MD: (ASSTEDIT): Johnson and Johnson: Scientific Study or Trial; Farr Laboratories: Consultant or Advisor; Astellas: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Taris: Scientific Study or Trial; Lilly: Consultant or Advisor, Meeting Participant or Lecturer, Scientific Study or Trial; Auxillium: Consultant or Advisor; Tribute: Consultant or Advisor; Ferring: Consultant or Advisor; Pfizer: Scientific Study or Trial; Aquinox: Scientific Study or Trial; Allergan: Consultant or Advisor
Craig Stuart Niederberger, M.D.: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE: Leadership Position, Meeting Participant or Lecturer; NexHand: Leadership Position, Investment Interest, Owner, Product Development; Ferring Pharmaceuticals: Scientific Study or Trial
David Fredrick Penson, M.D.: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Scientific Study or Trial; Astellas: Scientific Study or Trial; medivation: Scientific Study or Trial; National Institutes of Health: Consultant or Advisor; US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial
Mrs. Deborah F. Polly (STFFDIR-PUB): Nothing to disclose
Michael L. Ritchey MD: Nothing to disclose
Eila Curlee Skinner, MD: Nothing to disclose
Ian Murchie Thompson Jr. MD: SWOG: Leadership Position, Scientific Study or Trial; Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas: Consultant or Advisor; MagForce: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial; Exosome Diagnostics: Consultant or Advisor, Scientific Study or Trial
J. Christian Winters, MD: Astellas, Inc: Consultant or Advisor; Pfizer: Consultant or Advisor; Allergan: Consultant or Advisor; American Board of Urology: Leadership Position; Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogential Reconstruction: Leadership Position; Solace: Scientific Study or Trial; StimGuard: Consultant or Advisor
J. Stuart Wolf Jr., MD: Endourological Society: Leadership Position; Urology Times: Health Publishing; University of Michigan Dept of Urology: Leadership Position; Journal of Endourology: Health Publishing
This self-study continuing medical education activity is designed to provide urologists, Board candidates and/or residents affordable and convenient access to the most recent developments and techniques in urology.
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