Early Career Investigators Workshop (2017)

September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017

The purpose of this workshop is to educate MD and PhD early career investigators working in urologic research on how to prepare innovative and competitive NIH or similar research grant applications. This will be achieved through classroom-style presentations and interactions with senior investigators serving as scientific advisors. Participating scientific advisors will be chosen based on their successful history of funding in urologic research and track record of training pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

Target Audience

  • Research/Scientist
  • Resident
  • Urologist

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop, participating early career investigators will be able to:

  1. Describe the cutting-edge and developing areas in basic and translational research, and identify components of their research efforts that intersect with or expand upon these
  2. Develop and refine a compelling, innovative, and testable hypothesis
  3. Develop a reasonable and ‘do-able’ experimental plan that adequately tests the stated hypothesis
  4. Identify potential limitations of the proposed experimental plan and alternative experimental outcomes, and develop responsive alternative experimental approaches
  5. Expand the initial concepts presented in the application to optimally project future directions, concepts, and studies
  6. Avoid common pitfalls that typically dampen the enthusiasm of grant reviewers; and7.Describe the necessary administrative (nuts-and-bolts) components of NIH grant applications
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2017 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/24/2017 - 4:30pm EDT
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 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Following the workshop, and email will be sent to direct participants to claim CME credit.

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.

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 used of drugs or devices.  Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses. 

Available Credit

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