AUA Summit - Agenda


Annual Urology Advocacy Summit
March 4-6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Monday, March 4, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Orientation For First Time Attendees/Residents/Fellows/Young Urologists (Offsite)

  • Meet at Hall of States Building (444 North Capitol Street NW)
  • One Block from Hyatt Regency
    • Speaker: Ruchika Talwar, MD
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Packet Pick Up and Registration (Regency B Foyer)
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Orientation for All Attendees

  • Review of Capitol Hill meeting schedules
    • Soapbox Consulting
  • Review of Leave Behinds
    • Tom Rechtschaffen, MD, Chair, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Jason Jameson, MD, 2018 AUA Gallagher Scholar, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Welcome Address

  • Robert Flanigan, MD, President, AUA
  • Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, Chair, AUA Public Policy Council
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

General Session - Keynote Speaker/Luncheon

  • Bob Woodward, Two-Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author, and Associate Editor of The Washington Post
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Break

1:15 – 2:05 p.m.

**General Session - Prostate Cancer Screening: Access and Patient Advocacy**

  • Moderator: David Penson, MD, Chair, AUA Science & Quality Council
  • Mid-Atlantic Section
    • Speaker: H. Ballentine Carter, MD
    • Speaker: Mark Fallick, MD, Member, AUA State Advocacy Committee, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Prostate Cancer International
    • Speaker: John Fortin, Patient Survivor
2:05 – 2:45 p.m.

**General Session - The Value of Research: How Funding for Urologic Research Improves Health Outcomes**

  • Moderator: Toby Chai, MD, Chair, AUA Research Advocacy Committee
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research
    • Speaker: Travis Jerde, PhD, Secretary, SBUR
    • Speaker: Gail S. Prins, PhD, Member, AUA Research Advocacy Committee
  • R. Frank Jones Urological Society
    • Speaker: Robert Waterhouse, MD, Member, AUA Public Policy Council
    • Speaker: Arthur Burnett, MD, Member, AUA Research Advocacy Committee
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

**General Session - Regulatory Burdens to Care**

  • Moderator: C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, Co-Chair, AUA Regulatory Workgroup, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists: Unreasonable Regulatory Requirements/USP 800
    • Speaker: William C. Reha, MD, MBA, Chair, AACU State Advocacy Network, Member, AUA State Advocacy Committee, Delegate, American Medical Association/Medical Society of Virginia
  • New York Section: Improving Efficiencies in Electronic Health Records
    • Speaker: Pete Stetson, MD, MA
  • South Central Section: Standardization of Prior Authorization
    • Speaker: Jonathan Heinlen, MD
  • National Association of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions: Step-Therapy
    • Speaker: Merel Nissenberg, President, NASPCC
    • Speaker: Tom Kirk, Executive Committee, NASPCC
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

**Session 1A - Transgendered Care (Regency BCD)**

  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
    • Moderator: Daniel Williams, MD, President, SSMR
    • Speaker: James F. Smith, MD, MS

**Session 1B - Access to Rural Care (Lexington-Bunker Hill)**

  • Society for Urologic Nurses and Associates
    • Speaker: Susanne Quallich, PhD, NP-C
  • United Spinal Association
    • Speaker: Suzanne L. Groah, MD, MSPH
  • Spina Bifida Association
    • Speaker: John Samuel Wiener, MD
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Networking Break/Concurrent Session Stage Reset

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

**Concurrent Session 2A - Stark Law Under MACRA (Lexington-Bunker Hill)**

    • Speaker: Mara Holton, MD, CEO of Ann Arundel Urology, Vice-Chair, LUGPA Health Policy Committee
    • Speaker: John McManus, President and Founder, The McManus Group, LLC
    • Speaker: Tracy Spicer, Founding Partner, Avenue Solutions

**Concurrent Session 2B - Opioid Use, Improving Postoperative Care (Regency BCD)**

  • Northeastern Section/Moderator: Ronald P. Kaufman, Jr., MD, Member, AUA Coding & Reimbursement Committee
    • Speaker: Igor Galay, MD
    • Speaker: Daniel Swerdloff, MD
5:15 p.m.

Program Adjourns

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Evening Grand Reception at the National Postal Museum (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Casual Business Attire)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

  • Dine with subject matter experts and discuss key advocacy priorities
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Research Funding
    • Regulatory Relief
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

General Session - Intersex Advocacy Update 2019

  • Societies for Pediatric Urology
    • Speaker: Lane Palmer, MD, President, SPU, Member, AUA Public Policy Council
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

General Session - Collaborative Approaches to Overcome Workplace Challenges in Urology

  • The Society of Women in Urology
    • Speaker: Dolores J. Lamb, PhD
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

General Session - Senator John Barrasso, MD (R-WY), Chairman, Senate Republican Conference

9:00 – 9:40 a.m.

General Session - Policy, Partisanship and Advocacy: How to Make the Most of Your Capitol Hill Visit

  • Western Section
    • Speaker: Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA-4), 2007-2013, Author, Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It
9:40 – 10:00 a.m.

Last Minute Instructions for Hill/Agency Visits

  • Meet Hill guides
  • Depart for meetings
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill or Agency Visits

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Congressional Reception (Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Business Attire)

  • Thornton Room, 11th Floor

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast (cont.) – Training Needs in Urology

  • Urological Association of Physician Assistants
    • Speaker: James R. Kovarik III, MS, PA-C, President, UAPA
8:00 – 8:40 a.m.

**General Session - Veterans Healthcare in Urology**

  • Moderator: Jeremy Shelton, MD, Chair, AUA VA Health Workgroup, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • Urological Society for American Veterans
    • Speaker: Jeffrey Jones, MD, Member, AUA VA Health Workgroup
  • Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness
    • Speaker: Mike Crosby, Founder, VPCA
  • Guest Speaker: Rep. Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL-2), Ranking Member, House Veteran's Affairs Subcommittee on Health
8:40 – 9:40 a.m.

**General Session - America's Wounded Warriors: How Urologists Can Support Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rehabilitation, and Access to Care**

  • Moderators: Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD, President, SMSNA and Ira D. Sharlip, MD, Chair, SMSNA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • North Central Section - Impact of Health Policy on Access to Infertility Care in Military Personnel and Civilians
    • Speaker: Jim Dupree, MD, Member, AUA Public Policy Council
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America - Urological Management of a Wounded Warrior & Genital Allotransplantation in a Wounded Warrior: Advances in Regenerative Medicine for Urotrauma
    • Speaker: Col. Robert Dean, MD, U.S. Army Medical Corps
    • Speakers: SFC (U.S. Army Ret.) Aaron Causey and Mrs. Kathleen Causey
    • Speaker: Arthur Burnett, MD, Member, AUA Research Advocacy Committee
9:40 – 9:50 a.m.

Networking Break

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.

**General Session - Current Urologic Workforce Issues**

  • Endourological Society - Telemedicine
    • Speaker: Matthew Gettman, MD, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • New England Section - Unionization of Health Care Workers
    • Speaker: Lindsey Kerr, MD, Member, AUA Public Policy Council
  • Society of Academic Urologists - Graduate Medical Education
    • Speaker: Chad Ritenour, MD, Member, AUA Practice Management Committee
  • Society of Urologic Oncology - Factors of Gaps in Care
    • Speaker: Steven L. Chang, MD, MS
10:50 – 11:20 a.m.

**General Session - Negotiating Affordable Drug Prices**

  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction
    • Speaker: Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
    • Speaker: Nitya Abraham, MD
11:20 – 11:50 a.m.

**General Session - Alternative Payment Models/Value-Based Payments**

  • Moderator: Tom Rechtschaffen, MD, Chair, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
    • Speaker: Robert Dowling, MD
  • Southeastern Section
    • Speaker: C.J. Stimson, MD, JD, Co-Chair, AUA Regulatory Workgroup, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, Chair, AUA Public Policy Council
12:00 p.m.

Advocacy Summit Adjourns

**Denotes session is eligible for CME credits.

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 desginates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.