Practice Management Conference

Practice Management Conference

Thursday, May 11 – Friday, May 12
Hilton Boston Logan Airport [See important shuttle information below]
1 Hotel Drive
Boston, MA

Registration for the Practice Management Conference is independent of the AUA Annual Meeting. You are not required to register for AUA2017 in order to register for the Practice Management Conference.

The AUA's Practice Management Department, a leader in providing quality practice management education to AUA members and urology practice administrators working to manage a urology practice today, brings experts to Boston for our annual Practice Management Conference.

After attending this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Improve your practice's ability to adapt to changing business strategies
  • Develop tools to assist with efficient practice operations
  • Cultivate patient and referral source loyalty
  • Optimize revenue from patient services
  • Exchange ideas with peers about the latest urology management hot topics
Important Notice About the Practice Management Conference and Transportation to the Boston Convention Center

Please note that this year's Practice Management Conference will be held at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport (1 Hotel Drive, Boston, MA 02128), located approximately three miles from the Boston Convention Center. The AUA will not be providing shuttle service between the Hilton Boston Logan and the Convention Center on Thursday, May 11. Shuttle service will begin on Friday, May 12, the first day of the AUA Annual Meeting. Attendees can find transportation information and resources on the AUA2017 Website. For your convenience, we recommend that Practice Management Conference attendees book their stay at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. You may do that through OnPeak, our official housing partner.

If you have additional questions, email pracman@AUAnet.org.

Urologists and practice managers need a thorough knowledge of excellent practice management techniques in order to allow them to spend more time on improving the quality of patient care and less on administrative processes. Course material was selected for this conference based on input from urology managers, comments on previous course evaluations and advice from the AUA Practice Management Committee.

AUA Accreditation Information

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

Evidence Based Content

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA Disclosure Policy

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual's relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest

All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of 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 off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

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.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs

The American Urological Association complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.