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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!

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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.

2022 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Major Garrett

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

Correspondent at Large, National Journal

For 30 years Major Garrett has reported from the front lines of the nation’s pressing issues, doggedly chasing and breaking news stories. He began his illustrious journalism career as a police and general assignment reporter, and has since covered Congress for two major magazines and served as White House correspondent for three television networks. He is now the Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News, and was the network’s chief political reporter covering the 2016 Republican race for the White House. In 2020 he was one of the first national correspondents to focus on voting procedures, voting integrity, and voter turnout. He led the most comprehensive CBS coverage of this topic in history, educating voters before the election and in real-time during extensive Election Night and Election Week coverage. On January 6th, 2021, Major covered the assault on the US Capitol alongside CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O’Donnell - logging nearly 10 hours of continuous live coverage. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Major also hosts two CBS News podcasts: The Takeout and The Debrief. The Takeout is a rare multi-platform interview show carried on all podcast platforms, more than 70 radio stations, SiriusXM, and CBSN. The Debrief is a nationally recognized weekly documentary podcast.

A truly non-partisan reporter, Major is available to speak and moderate panels on the state of politics today, the inner workings of Congress, and the role of the media. His humorous, direct, and dynamic speeches call upon personal anecdotes from his time on the Hill, well-built relationships with top political players, as well as tales from the presidential campaigns he’s crisscrossed the country covering. He breaks down complex hot-button policy issues and is universally recognized as balanced, having worked for the White House teams of both CNN and Fox News.

Known for asking tough questions of all political actors regardless of party lines, Major’s extensive and award-winning print and television work is well-known and has drawn the public wrath of Presidents Obama and Trump among others. He has worked with outlets including U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, and Mother Jones.

Major has written four books. His third, Enduring Revolution, was hailed as one of the best non-fiction political books of all time. His most recent book, Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, was dubbed “an early draft of our current history” by The Washington Post.