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About the Summit

Annual Urology Advocacy Summit
March 16-18, 2020
Washington, D.C.

The American Urological Association will host its third Annual Urology Advocacy Summit on March 16-18, 2020, on Capitol Hill in the heart of Washington, D.C. This AUA-led event continues 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 will host speakers ranging from urologists and patients, to current members of Congress. It features grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and participants meet with lawmakers and their staff and others meet with officials at various agencies around the D.C. metropolitan area.

2020 Keynote Speaker

Margaret Brennan

Margaret Brennan

Moderator, Face the Nation
CBS News’ Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Brennan’s news-making interviews and reporting have earned her a reputation as a tough but fair questioner with a range of expertise that includes domestic politics, foreign affairs and economic news.

Since joining CBS News, Brennan has conducted numerous interviews with newsmakers including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Secretaries of State Mike Pompeo, Rex Tillerson, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. The list also includes many presidential hopefuls, as well as heads of state in Iraq and South Korea.

While covering both the White House and State Department for CBS News, Brennan reported extensively on the Trump administration’s efforts to broker a deal with North Korea, presidential actions against ISIS, the migration crisis, attempts at tax and healthcare reform, as well as its trade policies including the standoff with China. In that dual domestic and foreign reporting role during the Obama administration, Brennan also covered the 2016 election interference by Russia, the global refugee crisis, healthcare policy and trade negotiations.

Brennan first joined CBS News as a State Department correspondent in 2012. In that capacity she traveled the world covering breaking national security issues including the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the Syria chemical weapons agreement, the 2012 attack on US personnel in Benghazi, and diplomatic opening with Cuba. She has reported from the field in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, and other hotspots. She received a 2012 DuPont Columbia University award as part of team coverage of the Newtown tragedy.

Brennan has been reporting on politics, international affairs, and global markets since 2002.

Hot Topics

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

Legislation

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

Regulation

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.