AUA2021 Day 3 eNews - 091221

AUA DAILY NEWS INSIDE SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 RARE STONES AND COMPLEX CASES 3 RESIDENTS FORUM 4 RECURRENT UTI s 6 PHYSICIAN COMPENSATION 10 ROBOTIC PROSTATECTOMY DEBATE 11 CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN IN UROLOGY 15 AI in urology: The future is improved outcomes I n layman’s terms, Saturday’s Panel Discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) was proof that if the future is not already here, it is not far away. Moderated by Prokar Dasgupta, MD, professor and chair of Urology at King’s College London, “Artificial Intelligence Application in Urology” featured presentations by Jaime Landman, MD, chair of the Department of Urology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and Andrew Hung, MD, an expert in robotic surgery for diseases of the adrenal gland, kidney, ureter, bladder and prostate at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. “While still in its infancy, AI has already upended entire industries and revolutionized the world as we know it,” Dr. Landman said in his presentation on applications in urologic imaging and outcomes. “It is essentially our clear duty to understand and apply this force to medicine and optimize patient outcomes for urologic disease.” To function well, the algorithms that power AI need data. Fortunately, Landman said, because of the widespread use of electronic medical records, vast amounts of untapped data are ripe for harvest. One area that is already using AI to solve complex problems is urologic oncology. Dr. Landman said that investigators at UCI are using AI to better manage prostate cancer by creating an architecture that will use the PI-RADS scoring system to accurately segment the prostate by zone. “This is exactly the kind of problem for which AI is better equipped (to solve) than humans,” he said. “The AI can rapidly find higher-order patterns to predict outcomes while removing subjectivity from the process. Imagine simply taking an MRI, clicking a button and the computer spits out the likelihood of cancer quicker and more accurately than any human could. The foundation has been see AI IN UROLOGY page 8 see SWANSON page 12 Swanson: Leadership, Resilience and Grit Define the AUA I n his Presidential Address during Saturday’s Panel Discussion, Swanson said he did not want his message to focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic, instead opting to call his speech “Leadership, Resilience and Grit.” “I’m a real fan of talent and results,” Swanson said. “I’ve seen famous and not-so-famous urologic surgeons at the top of their game and seen patients recover and do well when everything would have suggested things were going to go the other way… and so I’m going to tell you the story of the leadership, resilience and grit of the AUA in the next several minutes.” Swanson said that although 2020 and 2021 have represented a trying period in the organization’s history, the news is not all bad. “We have more than 3,000 new members—and that’s in a year without a meeting,” he said. “We have more than 22,000 members in our group, and that’s miraculous given the last two years of (the COVID-19 pandemic).” In addition, Swanson said the 2021 Residency Match was a “record-breaking year” on many counts, including the number of programs registered (143), number of positions filled (357) and the number of female applicants (141). On the regulatory front, Swanson said the AUA’s advocacy unit has not been resting. “They have had two virtual summit meetings and are constantly working on your behalf to improve the lives of urologists,” Swanson said. “Two federal bills were drafted with the help of the AUA to address prostate cancer in veterans. We met with Don’t Miss 7 – 9 a.m. PDT Teleurology: Practical Guide to Improve Patient Access to Urologic Care 9:10 – 9:20 a.m. PDT A Novel Sublingual Vaccine Will Dramatically Alter the Clinical Management of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT What’s New in the Management of Hormone Naïve & Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Case- based Session for Urologists, Advanced Practice Providers and Teams 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT Urology Physician Compensation Models 1 – 1:45 p.m. PDT International Prostate Forum: Multi-Disciplinary Counseling Panel—A Risk-based Approach 1:20 – 1:50 p.m. PDT Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery (SURS): SURS Distinguished Lecture Award: 21 Years of Robotic Surgery— My Advice to the New Generation of Surgeons 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. PDT Outcomes After Introducing Intraoperative Frozen Sections in Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy 3 – 6 p.m. PDT Residents Forum: Working Today to Plan for Tomorrow 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PDT Trends in Testicular Salvage Rate for Testicular Torsion: Comparison of the Pre- and Post-Quality Metric Eras AUA President Scott Swanson, MD, FACS