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About the Summit

Annual Urology Advocacy Summit
March 4-6, 2019
Washington, D.C.

The American Urological Association hosted its second Annual Urology Advocacy Summit on March 4-6, 2019, on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C. This AUA-led event continued to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting our practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers.

The conference hosted speakers ranging from urologists to patients, to former and current members of Congress. It featured grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and participants met with lawmakers and their staff and others met with officials at various agencies around the D.C. metropolitan area.

Summit Highlights

The 2019 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit brought together nearly 250 urologists, advanced practice providers, researchers, and patient advocates to advocate for key urologic issues in Washington, DC.

This episode of the AUA’s “Inside Tract” podcast takes an in-depth look at the Summit and the impact made by urologists on Capitol Hill.

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Hot Topics

The Summit focused on a myriad of issues of importance to the urology community, including:


Various federal and state measures that directly impact a urologists ability to practice medicine.


The regulatory arena and the ramifications that agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have on urologic professionals around the country.

Patient Access

Timely access to treatments and medications that enhance urologic patients' quality of life.