2009 American Urological Association Annual Meeting Webcast
Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AUA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 46.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Overview/Statement of Need/Target Audience
Urologists need a thorough knowledge of the most recent developments and techniques in urology to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety.
At the conclusion of the 2009 Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:
• describe recent developments in the medical and surgical management of urology patients
• identify new technologies for the treatment of urologic problems
• outline the role of simulators in urologic training
• analyze the potential threats to urologic practice and specify possible solutions
AUA Disclosure Policy
As a provider accredited by ACCME, the AUA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities.
All faculty members participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the provider. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent faculty with relevant financial relationships from serving as faculty, but rather to provide members of the audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. The Program Planners and Scientific Planning Committee must resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. It remains for the audience to determine if the faculty’s relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion.
Unlabeled or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to unlabeled or unapproved uses or drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.
Evidence Based Content: As a provider of continuing medical education accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the AUA to review and certify that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
Method of Participation/Instructions
This CME activity consists of a Webcast of live scientific presentations (plenary session and courses), which were recorded during the 2009 AUA Annual Meeting. To earn credit for each presentation, please view and listen to the full lecture and accompanying slide presentation, claim the credits you spent in the activity, and complete the evaluation.
Estimated Time to Complete Entire Webcast Activity: 56.0 hours
Each educational activity within this Web cast may be completed individually. The estimated time required to complete each individual portion of this educational activity is listed in the CME information at the beginning of each individual portion of this activity.
December 31, 2010
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Commercial Support Statement
The Plenary Session Webcasts are supported through an educational grant from Astellas Pharma, Inc.
The Course Webcasts and Podcasts are supported through educational grants as shown immediately below:
|Kidney Cancer: New Concepts in Evaluation and Management
|Incontinence in Women: An Object Look at the Options
||Astellas Pharma Global Development
For all inquiries regarding CME credit please contact:
Sandra Baird, BS
CME Compliance Officer
American Urological Association
1000 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors, and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.