2018 Searchable Program Schedule

AACU 2018 Annual Meeting

September 16 - 17, 2018
Program Chair: Damara L. Kaplan, PhD, MD

DateTimeSession
OVERVIEW  
16
Sun
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Available
Location: Willard Room
16
Sun
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Registration
16
Sun
2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Pierce Room
16
Sun
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Reception and Awards
Location: Pierce Room
16
Sun
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Annual Banquet
Location: Willard Room
16
Sun
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Capitol Steps Performance
Location: Willard Room
GENERAL SESSION  
16
Sun
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
Welcome
Speakers:
Mark T. Edney, MD, MBA, FACS

Damara L. Kaplan, PhD, MD
16
Sun
8:10 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Prostate Cancer: Testing for Genetic Risk
Speaker:
Leonard G. Gomella, MD, FACS
16
Sun
8:55 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance
Speaker:
H. Ballentine Carter, MD
16
Sun
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break
16
Sun
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Speaker:
Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS
16
Sun
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Management of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Speaker:
Cheryl T. Lee, MD
16
Sun
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Urology Leadership Panel
Moderator:
Damara L. Kaplan, PhD, MD
Panelists:
Patrick H. McKenna, MD, FAAP, FACS

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS

James Brantley Thrasher, MD, FACS
16
Sun
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Location: Willard Room
16
Sun
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
The Future of the Physician Workforce
Location: Ballroom
Speaker:
Janis M. Orlowski, MD
16
Sun
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
President's Welcome
Speaker:
Patrick H. McKenna, MD, FAAP, FACS
16
Sun
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
How Practice Type Affects Work-life Integration
Moderator:
Amanda Carlson North, MD
Panelists:
Robyn R. Leitner, MD

Dana C Rice, MD

Kara Watts, MD
16
Sun
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Primer for Interacting with Legislators
Moderator:
Matthew T. Gettman, MD
Panelists:
Carl Anderton

Michael Barnard

Ross E. Weber
16
Sun
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
ABU Update
Speaker:
Gerald H. Jordan, MD, FACS, FAAP, FRCS
16
Sun
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Break
Location: Pierce Room
16
Sun
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Panel on Financing/ Business Models
Moderator:
Mark T. Edney, MD, MBA, FACS
Panelists:
Steven Bass

Christopher M. Locke, JD
16
Sun
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Carson Lecture
Speaker:
Nelson Sabatini
16
Sun
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Federal update/ UROPAC
Speaker:
Jonathan Henderson, MD
16
Sun
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Break
OVERVIEW  
17
Mon
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registration
17
Mon
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available
Location: Pierce Room
17
Mon
7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Pierce Room
GENERAL SESSION  
17
Mon
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Hereditary Risk Assessment Workshop and Breakfast
Location: Willard Room
17
Mon
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
State Advocacy Network Programming
17
Mon
8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Delivery System Reform
Speaker:
Joshua Plavin, MD, MPH, MBA
17
Mon
9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Reducing Burnout with Team Based Care
Speaker:
Peter M. Knapp, Jr., MD, FACS
17
Mon
9:50 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Break
Location: Pierce Room
17
Mon
10:25 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Modernizing State Self-Referral Laws
Speaker:
Howard R. Rubin, JD
17
Mon
11:05 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Emerging State Legislative Issues Impacting Urology
Speaker:
Gene M. Ransom
17
Mon
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Location: Willard Room
17
Mon
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Panel on Political Giving
Moderator:
Jeffrey M. Frankel, MD
Panelists:
Robert A. Bass, MD, MBA

Christopher Michael Gonzalez, MD, MBA, FACS

Gary Michael Kirsh, MD
17
Mon
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hoffman Lecture
Speaker:
Andy Harris, MD
17
Mon
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AACU Annual Business Meeting

Advocacy Priorities
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  • IPAB Repeal

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  • Graduate Medical Education and Physician Workforce Shortage

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  • The Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers on Access to Affordable Treatment

    Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have a significant impact on prescription drug costs and the ability of patients to obtain the medications they need in a timely and affordable manner, and yet very little is known about their role. The AACU is dedicated to working with policymakers at both the...

  • Improve Preventive Task Force Recommendations, Preserve Access to Prostate Cancer Screening

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) plays a critical role in preventive care because its recommendations dictate what preventive services many health plans must provide without cost sharing. Currently, however, the USPSTF has little accountability. Task Force members are...

  • Medical Liability Reform: Protect Physician Volunteers During National Disasters

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  • Modernize Law Restricting Coordinated Care (“Stark Law”)

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State Advocacy
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  • Medical Liability Reform — Expert Witness Qualifications

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  • Prostate Cancer Awareness & Assessment

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  • Uniform Prior Authorization for Prescriptions and Health Services

    Where We Stand Prior authorizations cost the health system $728 million in 2012. Prior authorization requests must use a single form, no more than two pages in length. Forms must available for both access and submission electronically. Requests are deemed approved if no response is...

  • Work Force — Scope of Practice

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