Accreditation Statement & General Info
Statement of Need:
Urologists need a thorough knowledge of the most recent developments and techniques in urology to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety.
1) Utilize the OAB Clinical Care Pathway.
2) Analyze the options for management of low grade/stage prostate cancer.
3) Assess and discuss developments in Shockwave Lithotripsy.
4) Examine national trends in the management of small renal masses.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation and policy requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Western Section of the American Urological Association (WSAUA). The AUA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Learners: The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Evidence Based Content: It is the policy of the WSAUA/AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
WSAUA/AUA Disclosure Policy: All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.
Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:
- Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
- Limit content to evidence with no recommendations.
- Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint).
- Inclusion of moderated panel discussion.
- Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased.
- Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations.
- Divestiture of the relationship by faculty.
Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images/Email notifications: Attendance at or participation in WSAUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to WSAUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings and activities as well as receiving email meeting notifications.
Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside WSAUA meeting rooms.
Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for the WSAUA is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the WSAUA.
Special Assistance/Dietary Needs: The WSAUA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.