Update Series Volume 43 (2024)

For the most timely topics and latest surgical techniques in urology, you won't want to miss the 2024 AUA Update Series—AUA's most popular self-study CME product.


  • Concise, practical lessons on timely topics including state-of-the-art surgical techniques
  • Authors and Editors are among the best in their specialties
  • Study questions available within the Test Your Knowledge activities
  • 40 hours of CME credit

Now in its 43rd installment, the AUA Update Series is renowned for delivering high-quality lessons to practicing urologists, fellows and residents. All content is developed by internationally recognized experts in urology, making the AUA Update Series the most professional and sought-after self-study program available. Improve your practice and patient care by staying abreast of the latest treatments and surgical techniques in urology. 

Convenient Learning 

40 lessons delivered to you five lessons a month for eight months.

Convenient, easy-to-access education that fits your individual learning style.

  • Online and audio book version via AUAUniversity or the AUAU app
  • Traditional printed book
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Audio Lessons - Listen on-the-go!

This enhanced feature is FREE to all Update Series subscribers. Stream audio recordings of all 40 lessons conveniently from your mobile device! Audio Lessons are released in coordination with their online companion lessons.

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SAMPLE AUDIO LESSON! Update Series (2023) Lesson 1: Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

Earn up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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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.

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Board candidates
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

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. 

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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

Individual authors' disclosures are located with their articles in each issue of the Update Series. 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Editorial Committee




E. Ann Gormley, MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Associate Editor


J. Christian Winters, MD
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Associate Editor-Elect


Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Editorial Committee Members


Robert E. Brannigan, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL


J. Quentin Clemens, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC
The University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK


Kirsten L. Greene, MD, MAS
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Cheryl T. Lee, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH
The Johns Hopkins Hosptial
Baltimore, MD

John P. Mulhall, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering CC
New York, NY


Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Philippe E. Spiess, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL


Vijaya M. Vemulakonda, MD
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO



Please note: CME Credits expire after three years of original release date. Answers must be submitted by the CME credits expiration deadline to receive credit for that year. Refer to CME expiration table below:

 CME Credits Expiration Date
2024 Update SeriesMonth, 2027
2023 Update SeriesMonth, 2026
2022 Update SeriesMonth, 2025
2021 Update SeriesMonth, 2024
2020 and priorNot eligible for CME credits.

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.


Participants receive 5 lessons per month for 8 months for a total of 40 lessons. Each lesson is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. To earn credit, participants must read the educational material provided for each lesson, pass its corresponding online posttest with at least 80% accuracy, submit the online evaluation and claim CME.


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 enduring material for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  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™.


 It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME enduring material activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.


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 all financial relationships with any commercial interest during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate 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.


All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education satff, 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 by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
  • Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic


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.


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.


Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA activity is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.


Peer review is the principle mechanism by which the quality of the AUA Update Series content is judged by the AUA Update Series Editorial Committee.

Released date: Release month, 2024
Expiration date: Release month, 2027


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Scheduled 2024 release months: January, March, April, June, August, September, November, and December

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.