Webinar: 2020 Guideline: BPH (2020)

August 13, 2020

Course Director:  Steven A. Kaplan, MD

The diagnosis and management of Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (mLUTS) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has evolved dramatically over the past 5 years with changing algorithms. The AUA BPH Guidelines were revised in 2018 focusing primarily on diagnostic algorithms and surgical modalities. The 2020 Guidelines will incorporate recommendations about medical therapies. This course is designed to review, discuss and develop a coherent diagnostic and treatment strategy for men with mLUTS. This will include risk factors such as obesity, the role of both AUA and international guidelines, established algorithms, medical therapy with both mono and combination therapy with agents such as alpha blockers, antimuscarinics, beta - 3 agonists, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, PDE - 5 inhibitors and surgical options including minimally invasive (UroLift / Rezum) and surgical options (electrosurgical, laser, aquablation). In addition, how these agents dovetail with sexual function and testosterone replacement therapy will be highlighted. Finally, pharmaco economics and the impact of long term therapy as well as surgical outcomes will be debated.

Please note this course is FREE to all AUA Members and is an exclusive member benefit.  If you would like to become an AUA Member, we'd be happy to have you - think about all the great member benefits!


Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the various medical agents available to treat mLUTS and their appropriate use.
  2. Identify common aspects of metabolic dysfunction and its relationship to voiding and sexual health.
  3. Utilize, understand and employ the AUA Guidelines for BPH.
  4. Employ the proper diagnostic algorithms to manage men with LUTS with medical, minimally invasive and surgical therapies.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/13/2020 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
08/13/2020 - 7:30pm

Scientific Agenda

6:00 pm               Introduction

Steven A. Kaplan, MD

6:10 pm               Methodology 

Kevin McVary, MD, FACS

6:25 pm               Guideline Statements 

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

6:35 pm               Medical Therapy

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

6:40 pm               Minimally Invasive Therapies

Claus Roehrborn, MD

7:00 pm               Surgical Therapies 

Alexis E. Te, MD

 7:20 pm              The Future 

J. Kellogg Parsons, MD

7:30 pm               Adjourn

2020 Guideline: BPH (2020) will be held virtually on Thursday, August 13 at 6 PM EST.


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Available Credit

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