Quality Improvement Summit (2017)

October 21, 2017

Despite efforts from specialty societies and other organizations, there is still an abundance of unnecessary advanced imaging.  Additionally collaborative efforts to reduce imaging and ease the associated harms are largely non-existent.  The Quality Improvement Summit aims to educate providers (namely urologists) on appropriate imaging stewardship.

Target Audience

  • Urologist
  • APN/PA
  • Non-Urologist MD
  • Nurse

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, particpants will be able to:

  1. Review experience of urologist-led stewardship of prostate cancer staging imaging and define the problem.
  2. Assess current data related to radiation exposure from medical imaging and strategies to reduce harms and costs associated with advanced imaging for urinary stone disease.
  3. Discuss the need for health services research and policy agenda that advances physician-led stewardship of advanced imaging across the relevant stakeholder communities of emergency medicine, radiology, and urology.
  4. Promote a national interdisciplinary consortium to disseminate and implement health services research information and tools to improve quality and safety, and reduce costs associated with advanced imaging.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/21/2017 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2017 - 6:00pm EDT

7:30 – 8:00 AM           Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10AM            Opening Remarks

8:10 – 8:30 AM           Need for Physician-Led Stewardship of Imaging in Urology

8:30 – 9:00 AM           Urologist-Led Success Stories in Stewardship of Imaging for Prostate Cancer

9:00 – 9:45 AM           Imaging Wisely: Improving the Value of Medical Imaging (Keynote)

9:45 – 10:00 AM         Networking Break

10:00 – 10:30 AM       National Quality Initiatives in Renal Colic Imaging From the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

10:30 – 11:00 AM       The DOSE Initiative: Supporting Dissemination of Reduced-does Renal Colie CT

11:00 – 11:30 AM       Multispecialty Collaboration on Best Imaging Practices in Renal Colic: ACEP/ACR/AUA E-QUAL Workgroup

11:30 – 12:00 PM       Practical Issues in CT Dose Optimization: Panel Discussion

12:00 – 12:15 PM      Lunch Break

12:15 – 1:15 PM        Panel Discussion of Toolkit from AUA Imaging Stewardship Workgroup

1:15 – 1:50 PM          Resources from the American College of Radiology to Support Stewardship of Imaging

1:50 – 2:20 PM          Optimizing Implementation of Prostate MRI

2:20 – 2:50 PM          Cross-Cutting Measures: A Novel Vision for Quality Measurement

2:50 – 3:20 PM          Reflections from QI Summit Trainee Scholars and Attendees

3:20 – 3:30 PM          Closing Remarks

LInthicum, MD
United States

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 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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, bal - anced, scientifically rigorous and free of commercial bias.

Evidence Based Content: It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, bal - anced, 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) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA 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

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