AUA Summit - Agenda

Agenda

The 2022 AUA Summit agenda is tentative and subject to change. We will continue to update it as sessions and speakers are finalized. Sessions eligible for CME are marked with an asterisk.

Sunday, March 13

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Packet Pick Up and Registration (Hall of Battles-Lower Level)

Monday, March 14

7:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Packet Pick Up and Registration (Hall of Battles-Lower Level)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Orientation for First Time Attendees/Residents/Fellows/Young Urologists (Regency BCD)

  • Speaker: Juan Andino, MD, MBA – Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group Member
  • Speaker: Ruchika Talwar, MD – Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group Member
  • Speaker: Congressional Staffer (invited)

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

General Orientation for All Attendees (Regency BCD)

  • Distribution of Capitol Hill Meeting Schedules
    • Soapbox Consulting
  • Review of Leave Behinds
    • Hans Arora, MD, PhD – AUA Delegate to AMA House of Delegates, AUA Public Policy Council Member

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome Address (Regency BCD)

  • Raju Thomas, MD, FACS – AUA President
  • Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA – AUA Public Policy Council Chair

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

General Session – Keynote Speaker/Luncheon

  • Major Garrett – Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

12:30 – 12:50 p.m.

Networking Break

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.

General Session – Physician Payment & Reimbursement: What It Means for Practice**

  • Moderator: Jonathan Rubenstein, MD – AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee Chair
  • Speaker: Terrence Regan, MD – American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU), AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee Member, Southeastern Section Health Policy Council Chair
  • Speaker: Deepak Kapoor, MD – LUGPA Health Policy Committee Chair

1:40 – 2:25 p.m.

General Session – Deceptive and Fraudulent Marketing in Urology**

  • Speaker: Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, MD – Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Past President
  • Speaker: Ira Sharlip, MD – Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) Legislative Affairs Committee Chair
  • Speaker: Jonathan Jarow, MD
  • Speaker: Jason Humbert – U.S. Department of Justice

2:25 – 3:10 p.m.

General Session – Growing the Specialty Physician Workforce**

  • Moderator: Randall Meacham, MD – Society of Academic Urologists
  • Speaker: Amanda North, MD – AUA Workforce Work Group Chair
  • Panelist: Megan Thompson – Office of Senator Jackie Rosen (D-NV)
  • Panelist: Jacqueline Collie – Office of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01)
  • Panelist: Ally Perleoni – Association of American Medical Colleges Government Relations Manager

3:10 – 3:25 p.m.

Networking Break

3:25 – 4:00 p.m.

General Session – Protecting Telehealth Access in a Post-COVID World**

  • Speaker: Aaron Spitz, MD – AUA Urology Telehealth Task Force Chair
  • Speaker: Bryan Lewis – KidneyCan President

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

General Session – Improving Clinical Trial Diversity**

  • Moderator: Tracy Krupski, MD – Society for Urologic Oncology
  • Speaker: Gail Prins, PhD – Society for Basic Urologic Research, AUA Research Advocacy Committee Member
  • Speaker: Ali Manson – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer Government Relations & Advocacy Vice President
  • Speaker: Illy Jaffer – American Cancer Society Federal Government Relations Director

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

General Session – The Importance of Political Advocacy (AUAPAC)

  • Speaker: Robert Bass, MD, MBA – AUA Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, AUAPAC Chair
    • Note: session is for AUAPAC-eligible (domestic) AUA members only

5:00 p.m.

Conference Adjourns

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Evening Grand Reception at the National Archives Museum (701 Constitution Ave NW)

  • Casual business attire
  • Buses depart from the front of hotel
  • Loading begins at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast for General Attendees (Regency BCD)

  • Open time to meet with colleagues
  • Subject matter experts available for questions on congressional leave behinds

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

General Session – Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA)

8:50 – 9:50 a.m.

General Session – The Craft of Urology Advocacy on the Hill: A Primer

  • Speaker: Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA – AUA Public Policy Council Chair
  • Speaker: Mark Edney, MD, MBA – AUA State Advocacy Committee Chair

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.

Last Minute Instructions for Hill/Agency Visits (Regency BCD)

  • Depart for meetings (in-person)
  • Prep for virtual meetings

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits

  • Business attire
  • Lunch – Build Your Own Boxed Lunch

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Congressional Reception (Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Thornton Room – 11th Floor)

  • Representative Greg Murphy, MD (R-NC-03)
  • Representative Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL-02)
  • Representative Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA-08)

Wednesday, March 16

7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

AUAPAC Breakfast with Guest Speaker Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) (Congressional B – Lobby Level)

  • Platinum, Gold, Silver members invited
    • $500+ urologists or $100+ residents/fellows in 2022

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast for General Attendees (Regency BCD)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

General Session – Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD (R-IA-02)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

General Session – Member of Congress (invited)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

General Session – What to Watch 2022: State Advocacy Update**

  • Moderator: Mark Edney, MD, MBA – AUA State Advocacy Committee Chair, Mid-Atlantic Section
  • Speaker: Brian Irwin, MD – AUA State Advocacy Committee Member, New England Section
  • Speaker: Barry Kogan, MD – Northeastern Section, AUA Intersex Task Force Member
  • Speaker: Brian Duty, MD, MBA – 2022 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar, AUA State Advocacy Committee Member, Western Section

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

General Session – CPT/RUC 101 and Why It Matters**

  • Moderator: Jay Motola, MD – AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee Member, Assistant CPT Advisor, New York Section
  • Speaker: Thomas Turk, MD – AUA Coding and Reimbursement Committee Member

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.

Networking Break

10:40 – 11:20 a.m.

General Session – Utilization Management Tools: Barriers to Care**

  • Moderator: Jacqueline Zarro, PhD – AUA Patient Advocacy Liaison, AUA Public Policy Council Member
  • Speaker: Matthew Kincade, MD – South Central Section
  • Speaker: Tudor Borza, MD, MS – North Central Section
  • Speaker: Mark Gibbons – RetireSafe President and CEO
  • Speaker: Chandra Clark – VHL Alliance Executive Director

11:20 – 11:50 a.m.

General Session – Patient and Provider Voices: Advocating Together

  • Moderator: Jacqueline Zarro, PhD – AUA Patient Advocacy Liaison, AUA Public Policy Council Member
  • Speaker: Priya Padmanabhan, MD, MPH, FACS – Society of Women in Urology
  • Speaker: Tracy Downs, MD, FACS – R. Frank Jones Urological Society
  • Speaker: Rick Davis – AnCan Founder
  • Speaker: Morgan Stout – Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Education and Outreach Manager

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks – Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA – AUA Public Policy Council Chair

12:00 p.m.

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

*All General Sessions will be held in Regency BCD.
**Denotes session is eligible for CME credits.