Getting Your CME Credits or Certificate of Attendance
All 2012 Annual Meeting CME credits/participation must be claimed by December 31, 2012. Credits/participation for the 2012 Annual Meeting cannot be claimed after this date.You must scan your badge upon entrance into courses and sessions (except for Plenary) offered for credit to have your credits automatically entered onto your transcript. Credits will be awarded only to the person whose name is associated with the badge. Plenary credits must be self reported with a valid badge log-in at the CME Booth, online, or mobile app.
The American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. (AUAER) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 56.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AUA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
International physicians may also earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by participating in CME activities certified through American organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accredited providers may designate activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ regardless of the location of the activity. A physician attending such an event would receive credit directly from the accredited provider. For a list of accredited providers, visit www.accme.org.
Non-physician Health Professionals
AUAER is not accredited to offer credit for non-physician health professionals. However, AUAER will issue documentation of participation that states that the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
AUAER Disclosure Policy
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, the AUAER must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its activities.
All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners and presenters) provided by the AUAER are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest. The AUAER must determine if an individual's financial relationships may influence the educational content with regard to exposition or conclusion, 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 serving as planners or presenters, but rather to provide the audience with information on which they can make informed judgments about the material presented.
Resolution of 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 ot implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:
Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices
It is the policy of the AUAER 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.
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 AUAER.
As a provider of continuing medical education accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of the AUAER to review and certify that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.
Statement of Need
Urologists need a thorough knowledge of the most recent developments and techniques in urology to ensure the highest standards of patient care and safety.
At the conclusion of the 2012 Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:
The American Urological Association (AUA), an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, a written request should be submitted at least one month in advance. For additional assistance with your request please call 800-908-9414.