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4th Annual Urology Advocacy Summit

Don’t miss this year’s AUA Summit!
July 20-21, 2021

There has never been a more critical time to engage in the legislative process! 

Registration is free.
All programming held virtually this year.

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Join us for the 2021 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit! This popular event allows you to connect with colleagues and lawmakers on the policies that impact your practice and patient care! A comprehensive review session on the congressional "asks" will be held on July 20, followed by a Virtual Hill day on July 21 (with opening keynote speaker). Registrants also will have access to other advocacy-related events held in the month of July, including those featuring various key urologic patient advocacy groups, the AUA’s Political Action Committee (AUAPAC), and a special session for medical students/residents/fellows.

AUA 2021 Summit VideoWatch our roundtable discussion entitled AUA Summit Congressional Update: Policy Opportunities and Challenges for Urologists in 2021, which provides attendees with an excellent preview of the summit, touches on the current political climate, and sets the stage for the next few days. Speakers also share some tips for newcomers including what to expect during your virtual Hill meetings.

Who Should Attend in 2021?

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

Program Highlights

Capitol Building

Tuesday, July 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Educational Session

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

Virtual Hill Day

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

Virtual Hill Day

Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with key federal agencies, lawmakers and their staff on the topics impacting your practice and patients! Be part of these virtual meetings to share your voice and personal stories with those shaping the laws and regulations.

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.

July Advocacy Action Month – Calendar of Events

Registration for the AUA Summit is required to attend these additional advocacy events.

Event: Patient Advocacy Roundtable
Date: July 8 at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Details of the Event
This event will consist of three sub-panels. The sub-panels will include 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 will consist of advocacy efforts by the physician and the PAG and areas of collaboration between the two.

Event: AUAPAC Fundraiser
Date: July 14 at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

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

  • Participant must register for the 2021 AUA Summit.
  • Participant must donate $500 or more to AUAPAC in 2021 ($75 for resident/fellow).
  • Eligible participants will then get an invite to the tour and a curated kit mailed to their home residence.

Event: Student, Resident, and Fellow Advocacy Night
Date: July 19 at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT

Details of the Event
The two hours will be made up of two separate sessions. The first session will include a member of Congress that can talk about current health policy and take live questions from the audience.

The second session will provide "direct" interaction with AUA advocacy leaders. The session will include 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 will be rotated every 15 minutes to allow all participants to meet with each advocacy leader.