Educational Needs & Objectives

Southeastern Section of the AUA, Inc.
84th Annual Meeting

March 18 - 21, 2020
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
New Orleans, LA

Educational Needs

The Secretary of the SESAUA (S. Duke Herrell III,, MD) consulted with members of the Committee on Education and Science and Executive Committee members including SESAUA Past President, Scott Sellinger, MD, FACS; President, Glenn Preminger, MD; Chair, Committee on Education and Science and Chad Ritenour, MD, regarding the needs we are attempting to fulfill through our annual scientific program. It was agreed by the above committee members, Section Officers, and Office of Education of the AUA that there continue to be significant educational needs for our annual meeting and scientific program.

Practicing urologists, as well as those in training, are confronted with learning extensive amounts of knowledge. The broad scope of information, including basic and translational science, clinical practice, and socioeconomic challenges, makes it difficult for urologists to current with latest developments, thereby leading to professional practice gaps. The sessions at this meeting will provide participants with current knowledge to bridge these gaps and facilitate the delivery of optimal patient care.

Urologic abnormalities can present with a myriad of clinical symptoms and signs. Accurate differential diagnosis and clinical management, which meets current standards of care, require ongoing review of the disease presentations as well as the appropriate use of safe and cost-effective diagnostic modalities and various pharmacologic, minimally invasive, and operative management options. In addition, advancements in medical science and progress in disease management require basic and clinical research. Presentation and discussion of peer-reviewed results of investigations and summaries provide “cutting edge” updates for practicing clinicians and essential feedback to researchers on the practical applications and translation of their investigations to clinical practice.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the AUA, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply guidelines for evaluation and management of urologic oncology patients, including those with prostate, bladder, kidney and other cancers.
  • Discuss medical and surgical management for patients presenting with nephrolithiasis.
  • Identify strategies to employ in pediatric urologic patients presenting with common conditions.
  • Describe recent changes in health policy impacting urologic care.
  • Employ new approaches for dealing with patients with chronic pain to decrease unnecessary prescriptions for opioid medications.
  • Report up-to-date information for managing patients with urologic conditions in the outpatient setting.
  • Integrate new technologies for surgical management of urologic patients.
  • Discuss how to best utilize APPs in a urology practice.