Fundamentals in Urology Hands-on Skills Training (2024)

Cleveland, OH US
August 24, 2024 to August 25, 2024

AUA Fundamentals in Urology Hands-on Skills Training (formerly AUA Intern Academy) provides a standardized and foundational training for junior urology residents (PGY1s) and advanced practice providers in clinical and interpersonal communication skills!

Fundamentals in Urology offers both in-person Hands-on Skills Training and Virtual Didactic components to provide learners an introduction to foundational, evidence-based urology and opportunities to network with their peers.  The in-person Hands-on Skills Training will be held on August 24-25, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Skills Training Objectives:

  • Provide a standardized and foundational course for junior residents and advanced practice providers to introduce them to urology.
  • Provide a course that complements the efforts of individual residency programs.
  • Deliver a uniform curriculum to ensure baseline proficiency to improve patient safety.
  • Provide an opportunity to network with peers.

This one and a half day training consists of six total simulations. Five focus on clinical skills: priapism, surgical skills, catheters and bladder ultrasound, endoscopy, and ultrasound, and one focuses on interpersonal and communication skills.

Registration Fees

AUA Members save up to 25%!  For more information on membership benefits, visit   

Early Bird Registration - On or before June 28, 2024 to save up to 25%

Hands-on Skills Training Pricing:

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before June 28, 2024

Standard Registration

On or After June 29, 2024




Save $50 on the Fundamentals Virtual Didactic Series when you register for the Hands-on Skills Training.   

To learn more or register, please click here

  • Member Add-on Cost with HOST: $99
  • Non-Member Add-on with HOST: $149


Target Audience

  • Interns & Junior Residents (PGY1s)
  • Advanced Practice Providers

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Increase fund of knowledge about foundational and applied urology topics that will improve patient care and allow participants to excel as interns.
  2. Apply standardized and foundational urologic skills to their residency practice to ensure baseline proficiency and improve patient safety.
  3. Recognize the characteristics and habits of successful interns and residents.
  4. Identify opportunities to network and build community with their peers.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/24/2024 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
08/25/2024 - 12:30pm EDT


Saturday, August 24, 2024 

6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Registration
7:15 – 7:45 a.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hands-on Skills Training 
12:05 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
1:05 – 5:05 p.m. Hands-on Skills Training 

Sunday, August 25, 2024 

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Hands-on Skills Training 

Hands-on Skills Training Simulations 

This one and a half day training consists of six simulations.  Five focus on clinical skills and one on interpersonal and communication skills. Simulation details are further outlined below. Participants will complete all simulations during the training. Each participant will receive a customized schedule upon arrival at Registration.  

1. Catheters & Bladder Ultrasound - 2 hours 

  • Introduction to Catheters – foley, nephrostomy, suprapubic

  • Patient Prep and Insertion – foley, nephrostomy, suprapubic

  • Catheter Placement, Irrigation, and Removal – hands-on demo and simulation

  • Difficult Foley Management – hands-on demo and simulation

  • Bladder Scan and Bladder Volume Estimation

2. Endoscopy - 2 hours

  • Ureteroscopy – 1 hour

    • Instrument Overview

    • Pass up wire, dual lumen catheter, second wire, ureteral access sheath, stone basket small stone

  • Cystoscopy – 1 hour

    • Cart Overview – introduction to scopes and instruments (flexible, rigid, portable cystoscopes)

    • Full Diagnostic Cystoscopy (Urethra, bladder, bladder neck, prostatic urethra ) with retroflexion

    • Cannulate ureteral orifice and Stent placement

    • Advance wire in right ureteric orifice; grab stent in left ureteric orifice

3. Ultrasound - 2 hours 

  • Basic Knobology

  • Abdominal – renal (obtain kidney measurement and identify upper and lower pole and lesion and stone; drive needle into collecting system)

  • Suprapubic needle insertion under ultrasound guidance

  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy – prostate (includes introduction to transperineal biopsy)

4. Surgical Skills - 90 Minutes 

  • Knot tying

  • Suturing (mattress sutures, straight line and repair with subcuticular, 2-layer closure with large ellipsoid)

  • Incision and drainage

  • Patient positioning and preparation

5. Priapism - 90 Minutes 

  • Management 

  • Irrigation

  • Injection

6. lnterpersonal & Communication Skills - 90 Minutes 

  • Guided role play scenarios – learners will play both patient and practitioner

    • Possible Scenarios:

      • Counseling a patient

      • Obtaining informed consent

      • Specialty consult

      • Delivering bad news 

Cleveland Clinic - Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
United States
+1 (216) 444-5600


Cleveland has several museums, popular shopping malls, and distinctive cultural options for theater, music and dance. Browns football and Guardians baseball have cult followings and draw thousands of travelers each year to see a home game. Some of the city’s best nightlife and entertainment options are found in the historic Warehouse District and on Cleveland’s E. 4th Street. In each area there are numerous bars, pubs, and clubs, and a wide selection of dining options.

Award winning restaurants can be found in both districts, including Chef Jonathan Sawyer’s The Greenhouse tavern and Noodle Cat. The Flats of Cleveland was once a thriving entertainment district but is currently under redevelopment. You can find a few popular bars around the Flats and attractions like the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Watersport rentals are offered in this district during the summer for access along the Cuyahoga River, and there are river and lake cruises that begin here.




Cleveland Hopkins International

5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135



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.

Note: Due to the Hands-on Skills Training being held on the same weekend as move-in weekend at nearby universities, we anticipate hotel space to be more limited than last year. Please book your stay at nearby hotels as soon as possible to secure your room for the weekend before they sell out.

Holiday Inn: Cleveland Clinic

8650 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone:  216-707-4200


InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland

8800 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44106

Phone:  216-707-4300


Tru by Hilton Cleveland Midtown

6955 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone:  (216) 361-1004


Airbnb Cleveland

Vacation rentals in downtown Cleveland





General Cleveland Clinic COVID policies related to patients and visitors are located here.

Masks are not required inside the building throughout the training. 


Faculty disclosures will be posted here prior to the start of the course.

Education Council Disclosures

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COI Review Work Group Disclosures

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AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


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 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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

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


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Registration Fees

AUA Members save up to 25%!  For more information on membership benefits, visit   

Early Bird Registration - On or before June 28, 2024 to save up to 25%

Hands-on Skills Training Pricing:

Membership Category

Early Bird Registration

On or Before June 28, 2024

Standard Registration

On or After June 29, 2024



AUA Education & Research reserves the right to cancel any portion of this activity if a minimum enrollment is not reached before July 12, 2024. If AUA Education & Research cancels any portion of this activity, notification will be sent by July 19, 2024.

Live Courses: 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.

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


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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. 

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