Year In Review
Launched AUAPAC, the AUA’s political action committee.

Successfully advocated for increases in research investments for prostate cancer screening in high-risk populations.

Collaborated with top medical groups to develop fair and appropriate payment policies and documentation requirements for reporting E/M levels of services with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that were included in the proposed 2020 Fee Schedule.

Met with U.S. Pharmacopeia and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to discuss minimizing the impact of USP800 guidance on urology practices that administer urology drugs.

Collaborated with 45+ patient and research advocacy organizations to elevate awareness, improve access to care, and promote increased research funding.
Oct. 17, 2016
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11,356 AUAUniversity enrollments

20,000+ hours of CME credit claimed through AUAUniversity

168 educational activities including 8 hands-on courses

90,000 podcast plays

Launched new AUAUniversity YouTube Channel
56 international educational programs and activities (with 130+ North American faculty)

17 academic exchange scholars from 9 countries

80 international leadership meetings

9 agreements signed with international partners to collaborate on future global resident education programs

43,000 learners reached worldwide
Welcomed more than 16,000 attendees from 100+ countries to AUA 2019

Hundreds of sessions provided more innovative and interactive programming than ever before
Aug. 7, 2016
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Provided nearly $1.5 million in research funding
Inaugural year of the AUA’s research-focused IMPACT magazine.

Launched Introduction to Big Data and “Omics” Analysis in Urology Research.

Co-hosted the Stone Lab Scientific Symposium with the Endourological Society.
Hosted 2nd Annual Bladder Cancer Research Symposium, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute.

Restructured the Residency Research Award program to increase support for residents interested in pursuing urologic research.
May 6, 2016
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Published the sixth Census report, The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States.

Published the first resident-focused Census report.

5,463 members from the urology community across the globe completed the 2019 AUA Annual Census.
AQUA Registry
Jan. 22, 2016
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Approved by CMS as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2019 MIPS reporting year.

More than 50 physician performance measures, including 29 measures that are urology-relevant.

4.8 million unique patients in the AQUA Registry with various urologic conditions and more than 20 million patient encounters.

Launched AQUANews quarterly e-newsletter.
Three new Guidelines released:
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Stage Testicular Cancer
  • Incontinence after Prostate Treatment
  • Recurrent Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women
Released 3 amendments (Surgical Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Overactive Bladder, and Radiation after Prostatectomy)

Released updated mobile app to allow users to easily access content through any mobile device.

Nearly 350,000 screen views from over 14,000 active users representing over 160 countries.  
Dec. 25, 2016
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Record Membership Year with 2,252 New Members!
2019 Urology Residency Match
Oct. 7, 2016
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  • 136 registered and accredited training programs
  • 339 residency positions offered
  • 90% of applicants submitted preference lists
  • 85% Match Rate for 2019. Record-breaking year for women matching in Urology - 83% of women matched
Curious History exhibit displayed at AUA2019
If you know medical history, you know that some things do last and bear witness to the healers we once were (think Ebers Papyrus, the sphygmograph, patent electric-medical machines). Medical museums preserve those artifacts that reflect the humans who devised them and the society in which they existed; museums make that information accessible to curious seekers who want to understand the big picture, to become the best physicians, writers, thinkers, and even HUMANS that they can be. Be the best.
Inaugural year of the Friends of the Museum campaign.
The William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History Mission/Vision is preserving, documenting and presenting the history of urology and the American Urological Association. There are more stories to tell, exhibits to update, questions to research, and artifacts to preserve and collect for this museum to evolve as urology evolves.
Oct. 14, 2016
The Journal of Urology
Most widely read and highly cited publication in the field of urology

Highest impact factor to date: 5.647

Total cites: 48,298
Mar. 4, 2016
Evaluated and validated urology-specific quality measures in the AQUA Registry

Developed resources to assist members in participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP)

Updated 3 white papers: CAUTI, Beers Criteria, Shared Decision Making  
Sept. 23, 2016
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Urology Care Foundation
Installed new Lifetime Donor wall showcasing donors generously giving $100,000+.

More than $1.1 million in funding committed to support urology researchers and physician scientists.

Added more than 180 patient education pieces, including a new Living Healthy: Fight Kidney Stones with Food Cookbook.

Introduced more than 50 new podcasts while also celebrating the release of our 100th podcast episode.
Over 100 patient education pieces available in 6 languages:
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
Four new patient education videos, including our first videos in Spanish!
Sept. 16, 2016
2020 Sneak Peek
Urology Care Foundation
The patient education library will continue to expand– stay tuned for more materials to be translated into languages other than English, as well as the release of our second cookbook in our Living Healthy series and a growing portfolio of podcasts, videos and patient guides to accompany new AUA clinical guidelines.
The following will be published in 2020:
  • Sixth annual Census publication: The State of Urology Workforce and Practice in the United States 2019
  • Second Census report on the comparisons of practicing urologists across the globe
  • Summary report on AQUA Registry data, including descriptions of participating practices and providers, patient demographics and clinical diagnoses, and procedures
  • AUA statistical consulting services will provide total data solutions to AUA leadership, members, government agencies, and industry partners
Developing new white paper on Non-Opioid Pain Management

Continuing evaluation of AUA measures to expand and strengthen urology-specific measures

Convening Quality Improvement Summit on quality/patient safety topic
  • Fully redesigned website, featuring interactive digital stories on annual meeting exhibits
  • AUA2020 exhibit: Battlefield Urology
Guideline topics set for release in 2020-2021:
  • Medical Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction
  • Male Infertility
  • Priapism
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Asymptomatic Microhematuria
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • Localized/Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer
Join us in Washington DC for AUA2020!
June 3, 2016
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