AUA Summit - Agenda

Agenda

JW Marriott in Washington, DC
February 26 – 28, 2024

Monday, February 26

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Packet Pick Up and Registration (Grand Foyer)

8:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m.

FUTURE Program Meet & Greet – Invitation Only (Justice Room)

  • Larissa Bresler, MD, Chair, AUA DEI Committee

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Advocacy 101 for Students/Residents/Fellows

  • Katharine Michel, MD, Vice Chair, AUA Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group
  • Collette O’Connor, MD, Executive Committee Member, AUA Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Advocacy 101 for Students/Residents/Fellows

  • Katharine Michel, MD, Vice Chair, AUA Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group
  • Collette O’Connor, MD, Executive Committee Member, AUA Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group

10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

General Orientation (Part 1) and Distribution of Capitol Hill Meeting Schedules

  • Logan Galansky, MD, 2023-2024 AUA Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow
  • Ruchika Talwar, MD, Member, Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Kevin Schultze, Soapbox Consulting

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Break for Other Advocacy Opportunities (Grand Foyer)

  • Story banking
  • Grassroots sign-ups
  • Roving reporter interviews
  • Networking

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

**Welcome Address

  • Randall Meacham, MD, President, AUA
  • Eugene Rhee, MD, Chair, AUA Public Policy Council

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lunch Served

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

**Keynote Speaker/Luncheon

  • Lindsey Herrel, MD, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

**The Urologic Workforce Shortage: How Leveraging Data Can Drive the Conversation

  • Christine Van Horn, MD, Member, Society of Women in Urology
  • Amanda North, MD, Chair, AUA Data Committee; Member, Societies for Pediatric Urology
  • Kathleen Kieran, MD, Western Section
  • Liz Leff, AUA Patient Advocacy Liaison
  • Andrew Harris, MD – Moderator, Chair, AUA Workforce Task Force

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

**Medicare Payment Reform: Fixing Physician Pay Now and for the Future

  • Jonathan Rubenstein, MD, AUA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisor
  • Erika Miller, JD, CRD Associates
  • Joshua Langston, MD, LUGPA Health Policy Committee

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

**Establishing Telehealth’s Permanent Place in Healthcare: What’s Left to Accomplish?

  • Juan Andino, MD, Member, AUA Urology Telehealth Task Force
  • Helen Bernie, MD, North Central Section
  • Martin Gewirtz, Active Surveillance Patients International
  • Bryan Lewis, KidneyCan

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break (Grand Foyer)

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

**Health and Psychological Benefits of Urological Prosthetics in Survivors of Urological Cancers

  • Ira Sharlip, MD, Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory B. Jones – Patient Interview
  • Toby Kohler, MD, President-Elect, Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW, University of Michigan Department of Urology
  • Hossein Sadeghi, MD, Past President, Sexual Medicine Society of North America – Moderator

4:15 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

General Orientation (Part 2): What to Expect in a Hill Meeting

  • Logan Galansky, MD, 2023-2024 AUA Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow
  • Ruchika Talwar, MD, Member, Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Congressional Staffer (INVITED)

4:40 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.

AUAPAC Update

  • Robert Bass, MD, Chair, AUAPAC

Note: session is for AUAPAC-eligible (domestic) AUA members only

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Evening Grand Reception – Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (8th and G Streets NW)

  • Casual business attire
  • Buses depart from the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance on the Restaurant Level
  • Loading begins at 530 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Packet Pick Up and Registration (Grand Foyer)

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast for General Attendees

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

**Public Policy Forum

  • Emily Clennon, MD, Resident, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Cesar Delgado, MD, Resident, University of California-San Diego
  • Taryn Ellis, MD, Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Michelle Leach, MD, Resident, University of California-San Diego
  • Kelly Lehner, MD, Resident, Mayo Clinic
  • Benjamin Pockros, MD, Resident, University of Michigan

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

**Fertility Preservation Coverage: Challenges and Strategies Facing State Legislatures

  • Akhil Muthigi, MD, Member, AUA State Advocacy Committee; Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Aaron Spitz, MD, Member, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
  • Michael Leventhal, Men’s Health Network
  • Brian Duty, MD – Moderator, Chair, AUA State Advocacy Committee

*Act now – Sign up for AUA’s grassroots network

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Last Minute Capitol Hill Meeting Prep with State Delegations

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits

  • Box Lunch served on the Hill from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (2060 Rayburn House Office Building)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

AUAPAC Reception (Penn Avenue Terrace-JW Marriot)

  • 2024 AUAPAC Donors only

Wednesday, February 28

6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Packet Pick Up and Registration (Grand Foyer)

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

AUAPAC Breakfast with Rep. John Joyce, MD (R-PA-13) (Penn Avenue Terrace-JW Marriot)

  • Platinum, Gold, and Silver members invited
  • Note: $500+ urologists or $100+ residents/fellows in 2024

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast for General Attendees

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Donna Brazile, Political Strategist and Commentator, Former Interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Member of Congress (INVITED)

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Networking Break (Grand Foyer)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

**Point/Counterpoint: Private Equity in Urology

  • Kassem Faraj, MD, Resident, University of Michigan
  • Mark Edney, MD, Chair-elect, AUA Public Policy Council
  • Kurt McCammon, MD, Member, AUA Board of Directors; Mid-Atlantic Section

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

**AI in Healthcare: Policy, Regulation, and the Impact on Physicians

  • Julie Riley, MD, Member, Endourological Society; South Central Section
  • Boris Gershman, MD, 2023-2024 AUA Leadership Class New England Section
  • Ahmed Kotb, MD, 2023-2024 AUA Leadership Class Northeastern Section

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

**Bladder Cancer: The Value of Research Advocacy

  • Daniel Petrylak, MD, Professor of Medicine and Urology, Yale School of Medicine
  • Carlos Glender, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
  • Toby Chai, MD – Moderator, Member, AUA Research Appropriations Committee

*Act now – Email your elected official in support of bladder cancer research

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

**Empower the Evolving Urologic Workforce: Strategies to Get All Urologists Involved

  • Hans Arora, MD, AUA Lead Delegate to AMA House of Delegates; Southeastern Section
  • Jonathan Kiechle, MD, Member, Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Casey Seideman, MD, Member, Society of Women in Urology
  • Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD, Member, AUA Legislative Affairs Committee; Member, R. Frank Jones Urological Society

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

**Closing Remarks

  • Eugene Rhee, MD – Chair, AUA Public Policy Council

12:00 p.m.

2024 AUA Summit Adjourns

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 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.