NEAUA Highlighter Newsletter
December 2017 Issue
Olympus: A New Day Is Dawning For BPH Patients

Message from the President
Article by President Dr. Arthur Tarantino

News from the AUA National Public Policy Council
Submitted by Dr. Mark Plante

AUA Coding & Reimbursement Committee Update
Submitted by Dr. Anurag Das

Anti-Maintenence of Certification Law: Current Landscape
Article by Dr. Mark Edney

Joseph Dowd and His Many Gifts to the NE Section
by Section Historian Dr. Karim Hamawy

Save the date! NEAUA 87th Annual Meeting
September 6-8, 2018
Hartford, CT

2018 NEAUA Health Policy Essay Competition
The New England Section will again sponsor the travel of up to two urology residents or fellows to attend the 2018 AUA Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC through its annual Health Policy Essay Competition. Essay submissions should be on a health care topic relevant to the contemporary practice of urology. Winning essays and post-Summit reports from each funded participant will be published in the Section newsletter. Winning authors should also consider submitting their work to Urology Practice for publication. The deadline for essays is Monday, January 1, 2018.

AUA Board of Directors Update

AUA Leadership Program: Now Accepting Applications
The AUA Leadership Program identifies urologists who have demonstrated effective leadership skills within organized medicine or the community. Since 2004, the AUA and its Sections have sought applicants who are driven to tackle future roles of responsibility within the AUA and the Sections in which they practice. This is a call for younger AUA members to polish their leadership skills, take advantage of networking opportunities and become better acquainted with AUA and Sectional programs and services. The deadline for applications in December 31, 2017.

Urology Care Foundation Summer Medical Student Fellowships
Urology Care Foundation Summer Medical Student Fellowships are designed to attract high-caliber medical students to urologic research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists. Awardees receive $4,000 stipends to support them during a ten-week mentored research experience. The application deadline is 5:00PM Eastern time on January 11, 2018.

AUA 2017 Q4 Advocacy Summary and 2017: AUA Advocacy At A Glance Slides

AACU Government Relations and Advocacy Update
Based on a partnership between the New England Section of the AUA and the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) the following provides updates on legislative processes and issues affecting urologists. Contact the AACU government affairs office at 847-517-1050 or info@aacuweb.org for more information, or with comments or suggestions.

AUA Interactive State Legislation Map

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Meetings