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6th Annual Urology Advocacy Summit

Don't miss this year’s in-person AUA Summit!
February 27 – March 1, 2023

Make plans now to join the urology community in Washington, DC for the 6th 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 2023?

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

2023 Program Highlights

Top Agenda Topics:

  • Physician payment reform
  • Expanding telehealth flexibilities
  • Addressing workforce issues – from recruitment to retention
  • Increasing access to prostate cancer screenings
  • Reducing the burden of prior authorization

Other notable sessions:

  • Advocacy 101
  • Capitol Hill meeting practice sessions
  • Resident/fellow-specific session opportunity

2023 Keynote Speaker - James Carville

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James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners.


His winning streak began in 1986, when he managed the gubernatorial victory of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania. In 1987, Carville helped guide Wallace Wilkinson to the governor’s seat in Kentucky. Carville continued his winning streak with a win in New Jersey with Frank Lautenberg elected to the US Senate. He next managed the successful 1990 gubernatorial campaign of Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller, including a tough primary win over Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, and in 1991, Carville – who had already become prominent in many political circles – drew national attention when he led Senator Harris Wofford from 40 points behind in the polls to an upset landslide victory over former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. But his most prominent victory was in 1992 when he helped William Jefferson Clinton win the Presidency.


In recent years, Carville has not been a paid political consultant for many domestic politicians or candidates, instead focusing on campaigns in more than 23 countries around the globe stretching from the continents of South America to Europe to Africa and most recently Asia. James Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur. His titles include We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home; It’s The Middle Class Stupid!; All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President (with wife Mary Matalin); We’re Right, They’re Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives; And the Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr; Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up; Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back; Stickin’: The Case for Loyalty; his children’s book, Lu and the Swamp Ghost; and 2006’s Take it Back, 40 More Years: How the Democrats will Rule the Next Generation.


Along with pollster Stanley Greenberg, Carville founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making government more responsive to the American people. He now co-hosts the weekly Politicon podcast Politics War Room with journalist Al Hunt.


Carville also serves as a fellow at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and lives in New Orleans with his wife Mary Matalin.