The Journal of Urology® Volumes 193/194 Home Study Course (2015)
Most Comprehensive and Affordable Self-study CME Product!
For just $2.50 per credit, this self-study education program is designed to provide urologists and residents affordable access to the most recent developments and techniques in urology. Developed by a team of educators, academicians and clinicians, this valuable and interactive home study activity will enhance your knowledge of urology and improve performance as well as patient care at your convenience.
The Journal of Urology® Home Study Course is a comprehensive learning activity developed by a team of educators, academicians and clinicians. After completing each lesson, the participants should be able to assess their knowledge of urology, demonstrate an increased knowledge base of urology, and apply the increased knowledge to improve quality of patient care.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Home Study Course is available only to subscribers of The Journal of Urology® and includes volumes 193 and 194.
This course is designed for:
- Practicing Urologists
- American Board of Urology (ABU) candidates
After completing each lesson, the participants should be able to:
- Assess their knowledge of urology
- Demonstrate an increased knowledge base of urology
- Apply the increased knowledge to improve quality of patient care
(Individuals in control of the content. All individuals with their respective disclosures listed in this document are planners. Individual authors’ disclosures are located with their articles in each issue of The Journal of Urology®.)
Elspeth M. McDougall, MD, FRCSC, MHPE
Chair, Office of Education
American Urological Association
Disclosures: Ethicon Endo-surgery: Other; Karl Storz Endoscopy America: Other
Tracey Krupski, MD
Chair, AUA Content Review Work Group
American Urological Association
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose
Editor, The Journal of Urology®
William D. Steers, MD
Hovey Dabney Professor of Urology Chair, Department of Urology University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA
Disclosures: Allergan: Scientific Study/Trial; National Institutes of Health: Consultant/Advisor; Food and Drug Administration: Consultant/Advisor; New England Research Institute (NERI): Consultant or Advisor
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 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Journal of Urology® Home Study Course is designed for practicing urologic physicians, American Board of Urology (ABU) candidates and/or residents.
Method of physician participation in the learning process
Two volumes of The Journal of Urology® are published annually. Each volume is comprised of 6 issues. Five clinically relevant articles are selected by the editor to be offered for CME in each issue of The Journal. For CME credit, the participant must be enrolled in the home study course for the year; complete the CME questionnaire, submit answers online passing with a score of 80%, and claim the credits.
Estimated time to complete each lesson
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
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.
Off label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices
It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. 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.
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Expiration Date: Issue month, 2018.
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- 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 24.00 Non-Physician Participation