Annual Review Course Live Course Only (2024)

Nashville, TN US
May 31, 2024 to June 2, 2024

The In Person Course is Sold Out!

For the ABU Qualifying (Part 1) Examination, residents need to possess basic urologic knowledge and an understanding of current American Urological Association practice guidelines. To fulfill this need, the AUA developed this course to disseminate current urologic knowledge and successfully prepare residents for the ABU examination. This course is also of interest to practicing urologists as well as others, including allied health professionals, looking for a thorough review of basic urologic topics.

Get the most out of your study time and preparation by marking off your calendar and registering for the Live Course!

The 2024 Live Program Includes:

  • New Location--Nashville, TN!
  • Live Presentations
  • Audience Interaction
  • Lunch with the Experts
  • Q&A
  • Polling/ Practice Questions

AUA Guarantee: This course is backed by the AUA Guarantee: If you fail the boards, then we will pay for you to retake our in person course. (Applicable 2023 registrants please call 1-800-908-9414) 

Registration Fees

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 19, 2024

Standard Registration

On or After April 20, 2024

Member Resident/Allied$540$675
Non-Member Resident/Allied$675$845

Target Audience

  • Residents
  • Urologists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the learner will:

  1. Apply basic, generally accepted urological practices for effective, high-quality patient care.
  2. Demonstrate core knowledge of urology necessary for American Board of Urology (ABU) Qualifying (Part 1).
  3. Utilize AUA Guidelines for appropriate patient evaluation and management.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 24.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/31/2024 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2024 - 5:00pm EDT

Annual Review Course

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Nashville, TN

Scientific Program

Friday, May 31, 2024

6:30 – 7:15 a.m.Regristration/Breakfast
7:15 – 7:20 a.m.Welcome Message
David F. Penson, MD, MPH, MMHC, AUA Secretary
7:20 – 7:30 a.m.Introduction
Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS and Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH
7:30 – 9:15 a.m.Applied Anatomy
Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Break
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Physiology and Pathophysiology of Male Reproduction
Evaluation of the Infertile Male
Treatment of the Infertile Male (Surgical and Non-surgical)
Testosterone Replacement
Sarah C. Vij, MD

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.Break
11:10 – 11:55 a.m.Renal Physiology (including Fluid and Electrolytes)
Renal Transplant
Renal Vascular Disease
Nicholas G. Cowan, MD
11:55 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. .Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Imaging (including Cushings,
Hyperaldosteronism, Pheochromocytoma, Cancer and the Incidentally
Found Adrenal Mass)
Management(including Pheochromocytoma, Cancer,
Hyperaldosteronism, Incidentaloma and Metastatic Disease)
Steven J. Shichman, MD
12:40 – 1:45 p.m.Lunch*
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.Congenital Urinary Tract Abnormalities
UPJ Obstruction, UVJ Obstruction (Megaureter)
Cystic Kidney Disease
Posterior Urethral Valves
Prune Belly Syndrome
Vesicoureteral Reflux
Bruce J. Schlomer, MD
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.Pediatric Urinary Incontinence and Bladder Disorders
Voiding Dysfunction and Neurogenic Bladder
Developmental Anomalies of the Bladder
Urinary Tract Infection and Secondary Reflux
Management of Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Bladder
Pediatric Metabolic Stones
Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc 
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.Disorders of the Genitalia/Scrotum
Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
Undescended Testicle
Bruce J. Schlomer, MD
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.Pediatric Urological Oncology
Wilms’ Tumor and Other Renal Tumors
Testis Tumors
Armando Lorenzo, MD, FAAP, FACS, FRCSC, MSC
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.Pediatric Review Questions
Armando J. Lorenzo, MD, MSc & Bruce J. Schlomer, MD
5:00 p.m.Meeting Adjourns

Saturday, June 1, 2024

6:30 a.m.Breakfast
7:15 – 7:45 a.m.Physiology and Complications
Steven J. Shichman, MD
7:45 – 8:30 a.m.Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging
Treatment of NMIBC/ Superficial Disease Management
Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Staging and Risk Stratification of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Multidisciplinary Treatment including Radical Cystectomy,
Lymphadenectomy, Peri-Operative Chemotherapy
and Chemoradiation Therapy Metabolic Derangements that Occur with Diversions
Other Bladder Sparing Treatments
Treatment of Metastatic Disease
Max R. Kates, MD
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Break
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.Bladder Cancer Review Questions
Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH & Max R. Kates, MD 
10:00 – 11:25 a.m.Epidemiology, Anatomy, Diagnosis and Imaging
(Including Evaluation of Renal Masses)
Treatment of Localized Disease (including Role of Partial Nephrectomy)
Treatment of Metastatic Disease Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Reza Mehrazin, MD, FACS
11:25 — 11:35 a.m.Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Staging and Imaging
(including the Role of Markers and CIS)
Treatment of Seminoma Treatment of Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors
(including Controversy Regarding Stage A Management,
Risk Factors for Recurrence, Algorithms for Stages A,B, and C)
Timothy A. Masterson, MD
12:35 – 1:35 p.m.Lunch*
1:35 – 2:20 p.m.Epidemiology
Diagnosis and Staging
Imaging and Treatment
Reza Mehrazin, MD, FACS
2:20 – 3:35 p.m.Diagnosis and Screen, Staging, Imaging (including PSA Screening Controversies)
Treatment of Localized Cancer (U.S. Stages A and B), Watchful Waiting,
Radiation, Interstitial Irradiation, Surgery, Cryosurgery and Hormonal
Treatment of Advanced Cancer (U.S. Stages C and D) and Treatment of
Radiation Failure
DVT Prophylaxis
Kristen R. Scarpato, MD, MPH
3:35 – 3:50 p.m.Break
3:50 – 5:05 p.m.Renal and Ureteral Trauma and Reconstruction
Bladder and Urethral Trauma and Reconstruction
Genital Trauma: Evaluation and Management
Surgical Management of Male Incontinence
Jay Simhan, MD, FACS
5:05 p.m.Meeting Adjourns

Sunday, June 2, 2024

6:30 – 7:15 a.m.Registration/Breakfast
7:15 — 8:15 a.m.Physiology of Erection, Pathophysiology of Erectile Dysfunction
Evaluation and Management of Erectile Dysfunction
Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Priapism
Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Management of Peyronie’s Disease
Ryan P. Terlecki MD, FACS
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.Basics of MR, CT, US, VCUG
Solid and Cystic Renal Masses (CT and MR)
Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Prostate MRI
Adrenal Imaging
Scrotal Imaging
Retroperitoneal Tumors
Radiation Basic Principles
Vinay Prabhu, MD, MS
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.Break
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.Overactive Bladder/Urgency Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolaps e
Urethral Diverticulum
Urinary Fistula
Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
10:45 – 10:55 a.m.Break
10:55 – 11:55 a.m.Female Sexual Dysfunction
Anne P. Cameron, MD, FRCSC, FPMRS
11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.mUrodynamics
Tracing Review
Anne P. Cameron, MD, FRCSC, FPMRS & Howard B. Goldman, MD, FACS
12:15 — 1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.Urinary Tract Infections
Michel A. Pontari, MD 
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.Interstitial Cystitis Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, AIDS and others)
Anne P. Cameron, MD, FRCSC, FPMRS 
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.Evaluation
Medical Management
Surgical Management
Michel A. Pontari, MD
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.Epidemiology, Pathophysiology
Evaluation and Medical Management
Surgical Management of Stone Disease
Mantu Gupta, MD, FRCS 
5:00 p.m.Meeting Adjourns

*Friday and Saturday Lunch will include opportunities to participate in a wellness activity and/or Lunch with the Experts - both first come, first serve by sign up only.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2215 Garland Ave
Light Hall, Room 208
Nashville, TN 37232
United States

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

Suggested nearby hotels are listed below. The AUA is not holding a room block for this meeting, therefore rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.  Please reserve your accommodations as soon as possible to ensure availability. The following are hotels within a 15-20 minute walk of the Light Hall Building on Vanderbilt’s Campus:

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University 
2555 West End Ave, Nashville, TN, 37203
Complimentary shuttle to nearby Nashville attractions. No airport shuttle.
0.7 miles/ 5 minute drive/ 12 minute walk from VUMC Light Hall
Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt
2613 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Complimentary shuttle to nearby Nashville attractions. No airport shuttle
0.6 miles/ 5 minute drive/13 minute walk to VUMC Light Hall
Kimpton Aertson Hotel
2021 Broadway, Nashville,TN, 37203
No shuttle service.
1.2 miles/ 5 minute drive/ 15 minute walk to VUMC Light Hall
Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt Area
1911 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
No shuttle service.
0.8 miles/ 6 min drive/ 17 minute walk to VUMC Light Hall


There is never a dull moment in Nashville (recently included in New York Times list of “52 Places To Go”) including an enormous amount of live music venues, an up-and-coming food scene and heritage architecture, fine art and unique culture, tours, shopping and more! Boasting quirky, yet endearing Southern charm and hospitality, Travel & Leisure magazine awarded the city its top destination for three years in a row. Creativity is the heart and soul of Music City, and there’s never a shortage of inspiring things to do. 


Directions to Langford Auditorium/Light Hall. Come into the Light Hall entrance and Registration will be in the lobby.


Coming from 21st Avenue, turn onto Medical Center Drive

As the road curves to the left, take the walking path straight (VUMC will be on your left with Panera on the bottom floor)

Langford Auditorium will be directly in front of you and Light Hall is the building attached to the left.



We recommend having your driver take you to the Langford Auditorium Address (2209 Garland Ave, Nashville, TN 37232).

They should drop you off in the circle next to the Eskind Library.

Walk past the library and Langford Auditorium is the next building. It is attached to Light Hall.



You can park at no charge in the “25th Avenue Parking Garage” (2401 Highland Ave, Nashville, TN 37232).

This parking garage is shared with Vanderbilt University so please make sure to park on the Medical Center side by entering the 24th side entrance (see below).

Parking is available on levels 3-10.

Once you park, exit on 24th Ave and turn left then turn right on Garland Ave.

Pass Eskind Library on the right and make an immediate right. Langford Auditorium is the next building. It is attached to Light Hall.


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The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.00  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AUA is not accredited to offer credit to participants who are not MDs or DOs. However, the AUA will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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.


All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) are required to disclose to the provider all financial relationships with any commercial interest (aka ineligible company) during the previous 24 months. The AUA must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and mitigate 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.


All disclosures will be reviewed by the AUA Conflict of Interest (COI) Review Work Group Chair and/or Vice Chair for identification of conflicts of interest. The AUA COI Review Work Group, working with Office of Education staff, will document the mechanism(s) for management and mitigation of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation.


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.

Available Credit

  • 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 24.00 Non-Physician Participation


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  • Attendees must purchase the Annual Review Course Live Course Only to purchase the printed syllabus.  
  • All syllabi will be picked up onsite at the registration desk.

Early Bird Registration - On or before April 19, 2024 to save 25%

Registration Fees

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before April 19, 2024

Standard Registration

On or After April 20, 2024

Member Resident/Allied$540$675
Non-Member Resident/Allied$675$845

**Attendees must purchase the Annual Review Course Live Course Only to purchase the printed syllabus. Pre-ordered syllabi will be picked up onsite at registration. A limited supply will be available for purchase onsite for those who would like a syllabus but did not pre-order.


Live Course: An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course. In the event that the Live Course converts from live in-person to a live virtual course, all registrations will be converted to the live virtual course and no full refunds will be issued. The Cancellation Policy will apply. The AUA cannot be held responsible for other costs or expenses, including cancellation/change penalties assessed by airlines, travel agencies or hotels.

Syllabus: No syllabus refunds will be given after April 30, 2024.

Webcast: Cancellations must be made no later than one week prior to the live course. Subscription fees will not be refunded after the cancellation period. Purchases after the live course date are not eligible for a refund.

Registration Transfer: Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912.  Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel this course if a minimum enrollment is not reached before May 10, 2024. If AUA Education & Research cancels this course, notification will be sent by May 17, 2024.


AUA Anti-Harassment Policy

AUA Commitment: AUA is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas and is free of harassment and discrimination. All meeting participants are expected to behave professionally and treat others with respect, follow venue rules, and alert AUA staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. 

Reporting Harassment: It is the policy of the AUA that all meeting participants will enjoy an environment free from discrimination, harassment or retaliation. Harassing behavior by meeting participants will not be tolerated. If an individual experiences or witnesses harassment, he or she should contact Janet Skorepa, AUA EVP, at or Maureen E. Cones, Esq., AUA General Counsel, at or use a venue phone and ask for security if he or she feels unsafe. All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to promptly. 

The AUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including refusing or revoking the registration of any individual, without refund, as long as such refusal is consistent with applicable law and AUA policy. 

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: 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 attendee's image or voice in photographs and electronic reproductions of such meetings 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 AUA 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.