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North Central Section of the AUA Annual Meeting – American Urological Association
September 7, 2016 - September 10, 2016$525
Urologic abnormalities can present with a myriad of clinical symptoms and signs. Accurate differential diagnosis and disease management, which meets current standards of care, requires ongoing review of the presentations of various urologic abnormalities as well as the appropriate use of safe and cost-effective imaging modalities and various pharmacologic, minimally invasive and operative management options. In addition, advancements in medical science and progress in management of various urologic diseases require basic and clinical research. Presentation and discussion of such peer-reviewed and abstract reviewer-selected summaries and results of investigations provide “cutting edge” updates for practicing clinicians and essential feedback to researchers on the practical applications and translation of their investigations to clinical practice.
At the conclusion of the North Central Section Annual Meeting, attendees should be able to:
- Apply Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) in urologic practice specifically incorporating AUA Guidelines into daily practice.
- Apply the role of new ablative therapies (histotripsy) in the treatment of urologic conditions.
- Explain the evolving role of active surveillance as a treatment strategy for patients with low-risk prostate cancer (LRPC).
- Analyze the role of new biomarkers for prostate cancer and their implications for the treatment of low-risk and high-risk prostate cancer.
- Analyze data pertaining to various pharmacologic and surgical treatments for voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
- Utilize evidence-based treatment algorithms to manage patients with challenging urolithiasis.
- Integrate new and modified treatments for erectile dysfunction, infertility and use of testosterone.
- Enumerate prognostic significance and treatments of various stages and grades of bladder cancer and its associated morbidity and mortality.
- Explain coding, physician payment reforms and collaboratives between payers and providers.