The 2018 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit is an innovative symposium that brings together all facets of the urology community, including all members of the urologic care team, researchers, patient education groups, advocacy societies and subspecialties. The three-day event will expand and strengthen urology's credible and longstanding work with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, government agencies and state legislatures by cultivating and empowering specialty-specific advocates to promote health policy initiatives that benefit their community.
The AUA is engaging more urologic groups than ever before by soliciting content proposals from dozens of groups, including a wide-range of urologic subspecialties and patient advocacy groups. Also, for the first time in AUA history, a diverse group of meeting attendees will participate in breakout sessions, point - counterpoint debates, and plenary sessions moderated by thought leaders in the urologic community.
All eight AUA sections, 15 subspecialties and 10 patient advocacy groups were asked to submit potential agenda topics for the Advocacy Summit. See list of Summit Partners.
The event will be held at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, DC. Attendees also will have the opportunity to visit with legislators on Capitol Hill and, when possible, federal agencies throughout the DC metropolitan area.
The Advocacy Summit is open to any United States citizen. The agenda will be catered towards urologists and urologic professionals within the various practice settings.
There is no registration fee to attend the 2018 Advocacy Summit. Attendees will be responsible for travel to/from the event and any personal meals not associated with the conference.
Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Topic ideas are currently under consideration by the Advocacy Summit Planning Committee. Please check back later this year for more details on agenda items.