The Surgical Management of BPH and Updates from the AUA Clinical Guidelines (2024)- Live Virtual

June 27, 2024

As a direct result of the evolving technologies and procedures related to the surgical management of BPH, urologists must continue increasing their knowledge and skills of the various treatment options available. 

Designed for urologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of BPH, this 2-hour, interactive discussion- based course, will provide a practical application on how the newly updated 2023 Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Clinical Guideline applies in day-to day practice with a patient centered focus. Led by renowned experts in the field, the course will also discuss the evidence base for several surgical techniques including temporary implantable nitinol devices, prostatic artery embolization, high-pressure saline hydro dissection and laser enucleation techniques.

Presented in English, the activity is of value to the global urologic community.


This educational series is supported by an independent educational grant from Olympus Corporation of the Americas.

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurse Navigators) 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the role of the AUA Clinical Guideline on the Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
  2. Discuss the evidence base for current technologies, including pivotal studies, and be able to define the role and clinical expectation for each of them.
  3. Interpret the current clinical results and compare the patient experiences of these treatments in relation to more established and even abandoned treatments for patient groups with similar characteristics.
  4. Differentiate between each of the new technologies for treating BPH/LUTS based on both their mode-of-action and the quality of their supporting evidence.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/27/2024 - 7:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/27/2024 - 9:00pm EDT

Welcome & Introductions 

Pre-Test Activity 

AUA Clinical Guideline Update

  • Explores the who, what, and why of AUA’s BPH Guideline updates and how it will affect clinical practice. 
  • Provides first hand, clinical accounts that illustrate the proper application and role of these guidelines in day-to-day practice.
  • Demonstrates the importance of communicating proper patient expectations regarding treatment of BPH and maintaining a patient-centered focus. 
  • Review pivotal studies for minimally invasive surgical treatments of BPH.

Discussion and Review Surgical Techniques 

  • Temporary Implantable Nitinol Device 
  • High Pressure Saline Hydro Dissection 
  • PAE  
  • Laser Enucleation Techniques 

Question & Answer

Post-test Session 


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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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

Other Learners: 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™.

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Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: 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

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