The AUA Annual Urology Advocacy Summit aims to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on public policy matters impacting our practices and patients by bringing together a broad array of stakeholders, including patient advocates and researchers. The advocacy conference seeks to expand urology’s scope in federal and state advocacy, as well as a variety of activities, sessions and opportunities that will leave participants feeling empowered and well-versed in advocating for policy matters that impact our practices, patients and the future of urology.
After attending the Summit and the CME sessions, participants should be able to:
- General Session – Prostate Cancer Advocacy
- Describe how to balance the cost and care of new treatment options available for men with prostate cancer.
- Discuss the differences in the behavior of prostate cancer in African American men, and the need to advocate for increased research.
- Collaborate with the patient advocacy community and others to advocate for issues and solutions that address shared priorities.
- General Session – Workforce/GME
- Discuss how to integrate Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into urologic practices; and how employing APPs can make a positive impact on patient access and care.
- Evaluate the urology work force, and describe where shortages exist.
- Men’s Health/Full Continuum of Care
- Cite evidence that demonstrates treatment of male sexual dysfunction improves overall health and/or cancer survivorship in men.
- Discuss the epidemiology of cancer in men, the health risks in men who are cancer survivors, and sexual dysfunction in men who are cancer survivors.
- Men’s Health/ Self- Examination for Testis Cancer
- Evaluate the United States Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines and existing data.
- Explain the data regarding testicular self-examination and the current USPSTF grade of “D” for this practice.
- Advocacy in Pediatric Urology - Disorders of Sex Development
- Describe advocacy issues facing pediatric urology as a whole.
- Explain the current advocacy efforts regarding disorders of sex development at the state and local levels.