2015 Fundamentals in Urology Webcast: Optional Course #1 – Pathology
The Fundamentals in Urology webcast is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. This course will provide learners with valuable skills in developing a rational methodological approach to application of knowledge which will contribute to positive outcomes for patients. Learners will discover the importance of the study of basic sciences and how it transfers into the lifelong learning process and medical practice. This course is designed to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the "why" behind a broad expanse of general urologic conditions. A thorough knowledge of the basic science behind the treatments will allow for better counseling and education of patients by all clinical urologic practitioners.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the common tumors and their top differential diagnoses in a given genitourinary organ and clinicopathological setting
- Identify the key pathological features, molecular alterations and behavior of common tumor entities
- Interpret the latest classification schemes, contemporary grading practices and commonly used ancillary techniques in pathologic diagnosis
- Determine the essential elements in the pathology reporting of genitourinary tumors and discuss their clinical relevance
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 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Urological Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Non-physician Health Professionals
The AUA is not accredited to offer credit for non-physician health professionals. 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 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) 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
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 the presenters and planners of educational content in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.
Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.50 Non-Physician Participation