New for 2020: The Practice Management Conference is now part of the AUA Annual Meeting!
New for 2020: Based on overwhelming feedback, the AUA will now integrate its annual Practice Management Conference into the AUA Annual Meeting program. The 2020 AUA Annual Meeting will introduce a new Practice Management Pathway (PMP), which will continue the tradition of the Practice Management Conference by offering programming dedicated to the topics impacting the management of today’s urology practice. Now, for less than the cost of two-day Practice Management Conference, you will be registered for the four-day Annual Meeting, which provides you even greater opportunities for education and engagement, with access to the plenary, forums, Science & Technology Hall and more!
The Practice Management Program will explore an array of topics, including:
- 2020 Coding and Reimbursement Update
- Business Operations and Staffing
- Professional Development and Leadership
- Financial Management
- Government and Regulatory Update
- Patient Engagement and Satisfaction
- And more!
Additionally, the Practice Management Program includes access to a variety of products and service vendors in an exhibition setting. Displays of Practice Management-related exhibitors may include pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, medical supply, lab services, and business services. Exhibitor hours are Friday, May 15 from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Salon H of the Walter E Washington Convention Center.
Check back to explore the PMP program.
Why the Change?
For many years, the AUA heard overwhelmingly that attendees wanted to have the Practice Management Conference (PMC) integrated into the Annual Meeting. In most years, the PMC was held at a location away from the Annual Meeting location, making it difficult for people attending both the PMC and the Annual Meeting to navigate both. Additionally, PMC attendees were required to register separately for the Annual Meeting to take advantage of any of the policy and practice related education that was included in the official Annual Meeting program. The new Practice Management Pathway (PMP) provides two days of dedicated practice management education, PLUS expanded learning opportunities offered through the Annual Meeting program.
Am I paying more money?
No! If you’re a practice management professional (non-physician) you will be paying less to attend the full Annual Meeting than you did to attend the two-day Practice Management Conference. Plus, if you’re a subscriber to the AUA’s Practice Managers’ Network (PMN), you’ll save even more! Learn about the Practice Manager's Network and join today at AUAnet.org/PMN!
Do I have to stay for all four days to get the same amount of education provided in the two-day Practice Management Conference?
The AUA will be concentrating its practice management programming on the first two days of the Annual Meeting (Friday and Saturday). However, there are practice management related programs offered outside of these days. We invite you to explore the full program to build your schedule.
Do I have access to everything at the AUA Annual Meeting?
Yes, this year you will have the same access as other Annual Meeting attendees. If you wish to attend paid activities (like instructional courses), you will need to add those to your registration during the registration process.
Can I attend the Science & Technology Hall?
Yes! The Science & Technology Hall is open to all Annual Meeting attendees and features more than 350 exhibitors PLUS even more educational opportunities.