AUA Summit - Agenda


*Please note: Agenda items are not final and are subject to change. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Packet pick up and registration
11:00  - 11:45 a.m.
  • Advocacy 101 for first-time attendees/residents/young urologists
  • Advocacy 201 for intermediate and experienced advocates
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome Address
  • AUA Public Policy Council Chair Christopher Gonzalez, MD
  • AUA President J. Brantley Thrasher, MD
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
General Session - Keynote speaker/luncheon
  • Tucker Carlson, host of Tucker Carlson Tonight and founder of The Daily Caller
1:00 - 2:10 p.m.
**General Session – Prostate Cancer Advocacy**
  • Moderator: David Penson, MD
  • R. Frank Jones Urological Society:
    • Speaker: Isaac Powell, MD - Health Care Disparities Related to Prostate Cancer: The Science Behind the Statistics
    • Speaker: Robert Waterhouse, MD - Prostate Cancer Advocacy - The USPSTF 
  • Society of Urologic Oncology:
    • Speaker: Peter Carroll, MD, MPH - Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Treatment
    • Speaker: Matthew Resnick, MD - Cost Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer International: Focusing on Broadly Shared Priorities
    • Speaker: E. Michael Scott, President
2:10 - 3:10 p.m.
**General Session – Urologic Workforce/Graduate Medical Education**
  • Society of Academic Urologists/Moderator: Pat McKenna, MD - Workforce: What Exactly Are We Short Of?
  • Society of Women in Urology: Advancing the Careers of Women in Urology
    • Speaker: Dolores J. Lamb, PhD
  • Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates: How to Better Utilize APPs in the Urologic/Surgical Setting
    • Speaker: Susanne Quallich, PhD, MSN, NP
  • Urological Association of Physician Assistants:  Integrating APPs Into Your Practice/Benefits of Hiring an APP Into Your Practice
    • Speaker: Jessica Nelson, MPAS, PA-C
  • Guest Speaker: Janis Orlowski, MD - Association of American Medical Colleges
3:10 - 3:20 p.m.
3:20 - 4:20 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Current State of Health Care Payment Reform
  • Moderator: C.J. Stimson, MD, JD - Overview of the Transition from Volume-to Value- Based, Accountable Payment Policies
  • Mid-Atlantic SectionThe Quality Payment Program: Policy Primer & Update of 2018 Final Rule
    • Speaker: Trinity Bivalacqua, MD
  • LUGPAAlternative Payment Model Development: Lessons Learned from the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Process
    • Speaker: Deepak Kapoor, MD
Session 2: Business of Medicine
  • Moderator: Jay Motola, MD, Practice Management Committee Chair
  • New York Section: Administrators Squeezing Urologists - Limiting Health Care Costs
    • Speaker: James Eastham, MD   
  • ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer: Financial Toxicity
    • Speaker: Jamie Bearse, CEO
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists: Rising Cost of Pharmaceuticals
    • Speaker: Ally Lopshire, JD
Session 3: Leveraging Research Advancement and Needs in Research Advocacy - Case Studies in Successful Research Advocacy
  • Moderator: Aria Olumi, MD, Research Council Chair
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research: Basic Science Discoveries We Want Congress to Know
    • Speaker: Ganesh Raj, MD
  • Northeastern SectionClinical Science Discoveries We Want Congress to Know
    • Speaker: David Albala, MD
  • Endourological SocietyHighlighting Research Needs That Need Our Advocacy
    • Speaker: Ben Chew, MD
  • Kidney Cancer Action NetworkSuccess in Kidney Cancer Research Advocacy
    • Speaker: Bryan Lewis, Founder
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.
Distribution of meeting schedules
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Evening Grand Reception at National Press Club

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
**General Session – Sexual Medicine Society of North AmericaMen's Health/Full Continuum of Care**
  • ModeratorsRun Wang, MD & Ira Sharlip, MD
  • Evidence that ED is a predictor of cardiovascular disease
    • Speaker: Arthur Burnett, MD
  • Review of cancer survivorship data
    • Speaker: Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD
  • Patient/partner experience with sexual dysfunction (with Eugene Rhee, MD)
    • Speaker: Carlos Basurto - patient
    • Speaker: Olivia Basurto - spouse
  • Arguments for establishment of a federal office of men's health
    • Speaker: Ana Fadich, MPH, CHES - Men's Health Network Vice President
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
**General Session – Professional Athletes and Surgeons: The Quest for Tools for Performance Improvement**
  • Western Section/ModeratorEugene Rhee, MD
    • Speaker: Tim Brand, MD
    • Speaker: Thomas Lendvay, MD
  • Guest Speaker: Joe Theismann, world champion quarterback, broadcaster and entrepreneur
9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
9:40 - 10:40 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Physician Burnout
  • North Central Section/Moderator: Deborah Lightner, MD - Burnout in Urology: Fact or Fiction
  • Southeastern Section: Impact of EHR on Physician Burnout and the Impending Public Health Crisis
    • Speaker: Matthew Nielsen, MD
  • South Central Section: Physician Burnout: The use of PA and NP as practice extenders
  • New England SectionMitigating Burnout: Experiences and Lessons Learned
    • Speaker: Mark Plante, MD
Session 2: Shared Decision Making in Prostate Cancer
  • Moderator: John Lynch, MD, UCF Patient Education Council Chair, Prostate Cancer Survivor
  • Caregiver Action Network: Family Caregivers Matter: Training You in Team-Based Medical Decisions
    • Speaker: Mark Gibbons, Senior Program Director
  • Us TOO InternationalInformed/Shared Decision Making for Prostate Cancer
    • Speaker: Chuck Strand, CEO
  • National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions: Shared, Informed Decision-Making in Prostate Cancer
    • Speaker: Merel Nissenberg, President                    
  • Malecare: Shared Decision Making - How to Talk to Men About Cancer
    • Speaker: Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW, Founder
Session 3:  Bladder Health Conditions
  • Moderator Toby Chai, MD, Research Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction:  Advancement of Care with Neurogenic Bladder Conditions
    • Speaker: Quentin Clemens, MD
  • National Association for Continence: Working Together to Create a More Centralized Voice of the Patient
    • Speaker: Steve Gregg, PhD, Executive Director
  • Association of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support: Comorbid Conditions: When Intersect Complicates Care
    • Speaker: Sherrie Palm, Founder
10:40 - 11:00 a.m.
Last minute instructions for Hill/agency visits – Depart for meetings
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hill or agency visits
  • Boxed lunch to be provided on the Hill from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Dirksen G-50)
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Congressional reception (Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2044-2045)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
General Session – Veterans Affairs and Urologic Care
  • ModeratorJeremy Shelton, MD
  • Urological Society for American Veterans
    • Speaker: Jeffrey Jones, MD
    • Guest Speaker: Representative Phil Roe (R-TN-1), Chair of the Veteran Affairs Committee
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
**General Session – Men’s Health/Self - Examination for Testis Cancer**
  • ModeratorJoseph Alukal, MD
  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
    • Speaker: Ajay Nangia, MD
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
General Session – Urologist/State Legislator: Advocacy Perspectives
  • Moderator:  William Gee, MD, State Advocacy Committee Chair
    • Speaker: Greg Murphy, MD, Urologist and North Carolina State Legislator
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
**General Session - Advocacy in Pediatric Urology - Intersex**
  • ModeratorLane Palmer, MD
  • Societies for Pediatric Urology
    • Speaker: Rick Rink, MD
    • Speaker: Pat McKenna, MD
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Session – Members of Congress/Agency Head/Keynote Speaker
12:00 p.m
Annual Urology Advocacy Summit Adjourns

** Denotes the session is eligible for AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM.