AUA Summit - Agenda


*All speaker and stakeholders subject to change
**Denotes session is eligible for CME credits

Thursday Night before the Summit Week

General Orientation for All Attendees

  • Distribution of Capitol Hill meeting schedules
    • Soapbox Consulting
  • Review of Leave Behinds
  • Session will be recorded and shared with all registrants participating in virtual meetings on Sept. 1

Monday, August 31, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Welcome Address

John Lynch, MD
Immediate Past President, AUA

Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD
Immediate Past Chair, AUA Public Policy Council

Keynote Speaker

Margaret Brennan
Host of CBS’ Face the Nation

**Telemedicine and COVID-19 (telemedicine expansion; what’s next?)

AUA Telehealth Taskforce
Moderator: Aaron Spitz, MD, Chair
Speaker: Chad Ellimoottil, MD, Member
Speaker: Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, Member
Guest Speaker: Kara Watts, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Montefiore Medical Center

**Urologic Workforce Shortage (preparing for the next pandemic; H.R. 5924)

AUA Workforce Workgroup
Moderator: Amanda North, MD, Chair

Society of Academic Urologists
Speaker: John P. Smith, MD

The Society of Women in Urology
Speaker: Una Lee, MD

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
noon – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Hill Meetings

Teleconferences/videoconferences with congressional staff and lawmakers

5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. EDT

Rep. Greg Murphy, MD (R-NC-03)

Member of Congress/Agency Official

AUAPAC Evening with Guest Speaker Charlie Cook
Platinum, Gold, Silver members invited ($500+ urologists or $100+ residents/fellows in 2020)

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Industry Update: (e.g., COVID-19 Vaccine)

**Prostate Cancer Care/Health Care Disparities (pandemic’s disproportionate impact; how can urology help?)
Moderator: David Penson, MD, Chair, AUA Science & Quality Council

Prostate Health Education Network
Speaker: Keith Crawford, MD, PhD

R. Frank Jones Urological Society
Speaker: Tracy Downs, MD

Concurrent Networking Session A: Event for "Match" Residents/Fellows/Medical Students
Concurrent Networking Session B: Event for other Virtual Summit registrants (tentative)

Thursday, September 3, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT

**Research Advocacy (pandemic’s impact on urologic research; what new research is needed moving forward)

Moderator: Aria Olumi, MD, Chair, AUA Research Council

Endourological Society
Speaker: Dirk Lange, PhD

The Society for Basic Urologic Research
Speaker: Dolores Lamb, PhD

Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction
Speaker: Polina Reyblat, MD

**State Advocacy (pandemic’s impact on state/local level)

AUA State Advocacy Committee
Moderator: Arthur Tarantino, MD, Chair

American Association of Clinical Urologists
Speaker: William C. Reha, MD, Chair, AACU State Advocacy Network ("Virtual Advocacy during the Pandemic and Beyond")

Mid-Atlantic Section
Speaker: Mark Fallick, MD, Member, AUA State Advocacy Committee, Chair, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee

Guest Speaker: American Medical Association staff on medical malpractice and COVID-19 (Invited)
Guest Speaker: Peter Bretan, MD, Member, AUA Public Policy Council, President, California Medical Association

Friday, September 4, 2020

Call to Advocacy Day*

  • Wrap up – conference highlights (concluding remarks)
  • Feature other AUA priorities – Veteran's Prostate Cancer Pathway Bill (H.R. 6092)/Prior Authorization (H.R. 3107)
  • Grassroots Alerts
  • Podcasts/webinars featuring various advocacy themes

*All of these activities will be done over email communication with registrants throughout the day.