The American Urological Association will host its first independent advocacy summit. This new, AUA-led event aims 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 to patients, to government employees and members of Congress. It will feature grassroots lobbying training for those new to the process, and will provide opportunities for participants to meet with lawmakers and their staff and some to attend a meeting with officials at agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the National Institutes of Health.
The Annual Urology Advocacy Summit is open to all U.S. AUA members, including
Lawmakers and other government officials are also anticipated to attend.
The Summit will focus on a myriad of issues of importance to the urology community, including:
Learn about various federal and state measures that directly impact a urologists ability to practice medicine.
Understand the regulatory arena and the ramifications that agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have on urologic professionals around the country.
Work to ensure timely access to treatments and medications that enhance urologic patients' quality of life.