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5th Annual Urology Advocacy Summit

Don't miss next year's in-person AUA Summit!
March 14-16, 2022

Make plans now to join the urology community in Washington, DC for the 5th Annual Urology Advocacy Summit, which is an event designed to expand, strengthen and unify the voice of urology on policy matters impacting our practices and patients. As always, we will be engaging Sections, urologic specialty organizations and patient advocacy organizations alike – and we hope you will be among them!

The dynamic conference will feature two days of in-person educational and trending policy sessions with an opportunity for attendees to earn continuing medical education credits. It also will include a day of Capitol Hill meetings. The event will leave participants feeling empowered and well-versed in advocating for policy matters that impact our practices, patients and the future of urology.

Who Should Attend in 2022?

The Annual Urology Advocacy Summit is open to all U.S. AUA members, including:

  • young urologists
  • researchers
  • subspecialties
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • residents
  • fellows and medical students
  • patient advocates

2021 Program Highlights

Capitol Building

Tuesday, July 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Educational Session

This event featured a comprehensive review session on the congressional "asks."

AUA Summit Program Book

Thank you for participating in the 4th Annual Urology Advocacy (AUA) Summit! We are deeply grateful and honored by those who joined us virtually. We strive to make this event exciting and unique by empowering each of you as the strongest advocate for urology and our profession.

View AUA Summit Program Book

Virtual Hill Day

Wednesday, July 21
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Hill Day

This offered an unique opportunity to connect with key federal agencies, lawmakers and their staff on the topics impacting your practice and patients!

Dr. Ashish Jha

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Ashish Jha
Dean, Brown University School of Public Health

Featured on MSNBC and CNN, Dr. Jha is a world authority on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin Koo, MD

Roundtable Discussion

Watch our roundtable discussion entitled AUA Summit Congressional Update: Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Urologists in 2021, which provided attendees with an excellent preview of the summit, touched on the current political climate, and set the stage for the rest of the conference. Speakers also shared some tips for newcomers including what to expect during virtual Hill meetings.

July 2021 Advocacy Action Month – Calendar of Events

Event: Patient Advocacy Roundtable
Date: July 8

Details of the Event
This event consisted of three sub-panels. The sub-panels included a conversation between a patient advocacy group (PAG) and members of the Legislative Affairs Committee, Research Advocacy Committee (RAC), and State Advocacy Committee. This conversation consisted of advocacy efforts by the physician and the PAG and areas of collaboration between the two.

Event: AUAPAC Fundraiser
Date: July 14

Details of the Event
AUAPAC brought a piece of Washington, DC to AUA members with cocktails and a virtual tour experience featuring Abe Lincoln.

Event: Student, Resident, and Fellow Advocacy Night
Date: July 19

Details of the Event
The two hours consisted of two separate sessions. The first session included Rep. Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA-08) that talked about current health policy and took live questions from the audience.

The second session provided "direct" interaction with AUA advocacy leaders. The session included four break-out rooms, each led by a physician leader, focusing on patient and practice advocacy, research advocacy, workforce advocacy, and political advocacy. The rooms were rotated every 15 minutes to allow all participants to meet with each advocacy leader.