IAUA 2022 Annual Meeting

Accreditation Statement

Indian American Urological Association (IAUA)
May 13, 2022

AUA Accreditation Information

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 and enduring material for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Apply empathy strategies when discussing end of life care with patients and caregivers.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate surgical approach for renal stones
  • Counsel men on whether sperm cryopreservation will be necessary
  • Counsel patients on when to obtain an MRI for prostate cancer
  • Determine the order of therapies used in advanced bladder cancer
  • Explain how to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions after penile surgery
  • Counsel parents on the different treatment options for hypospadias
  • Counsel women on when hysterectomy is indicated along with prolapse surgery
  • Discuss the appropriate treatment option for men with BPH
  • Discuss the treatment options to improve sexual function after cancer surgery

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™.

Evidence Based Content: 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.

AUA Disclosure Policy: 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 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.

Mitigation of Identified Conflict of Interest: All disclosures have been 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. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to mitigate conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content by the AUA COI Review Work Group.
  • Attestation that clinical recommendations are evidence-based and free of commercial bias.
  • Introduction of a debate format (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion with unbiased moderator
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty
  • Recusal from controlling relevant aspects of planning
  • Selection of alternative faculty for specific topic

The following faculty, planner and/or content manager reported the following financial relationship with ineligible companies whose products or services may be mentioned in this CE activity:

Name Company Name Relationship Type Financial End Date
Bhanvadia, Sumeet K. Pacific Edge Diagnostics Scientific Study or Trial Yes Current
Bhanvadia, Sumeet K. Janssen Scientific Study or Trial Yes Current
Khera, Mohit Sprout Pharmaceuticals Investment Interest Yes Current
Khera, Mohit

Sexual Medicine Society of

North America

Leadership Position Yes Current
Khera, Mohit Abbvie, Boston Scientific, Clarus, Vault Health, Metuchen, Acerus Consultant or Advisor Yes Current
Narayan, Vikram M. Ciox Health LLC Consultant or Advisor Yes Current
Porten, Sima Prabodh Photocure, KDx, AdTara, Coloplast, Merck Consultant or Advisor Yes Current
Punnen, Sanoj OPKO Diagnostics Scientific Study or Trial No Current
Punnen, Sanoj OPKO Diagnostics, Decipher Biosciences, ExosomeDx, Foundation One, Lantheus Meeting Participant or Lecturer Yes Current
Punnen, Sanoj Telix Consultant or Advisor Yes Current
Shah, Hemendra Navinchandra Lumenis

Other‐luminary to train urologist in


Yes Current
Shridharani, Anand Coloplast Inc Consultant or Advisor Yes Current
Shridharani, Anand Endo Pharmaceuticals Meeting Participant or Lecturer No 11/09/2021
Shridharani, Anand Theralogix Owner Yes 01/21/2022
Simhan, Jay Boston Scientific, Coloplast Meeting Participant or Lecturer Yes Current

All financial relationships with ineligible companies have been mitigated.

Instructions for claiming certificates of credit will be provided at the end of the meeting.

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.

AUA Participant Information & Policies

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.

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