Controversies, Confusion, and the Future of Urologic Post-Operative Opioid Prescribing Reduction Strategies (2022)

This activity includes a multidisciplinary panel of experts discussing how urologists can reduce opioid prescribing, non-opioid multi-modal options, alternative therapies to pain management, managing opioid tolerant patients, and upcoming post-operative pain management opportunities.

Target Audience

  • Urologists
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Advanced Practice Providers

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify at least one non-pharmaceutical method they can practically implement to manage post-operative pain and reduce post-operative opioid prescribing.
  2. Discuss multi-modal pain control and identify at least two non-opioid medications which can be used to manage post-operative pain and reduce post-operative opioid prescribing.
Course summary
Available credit:
  • 0.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75Non-Physician Participation
Course opens:
Course expires:
  • Panelist Introduction and CME Housekeeping
  • Introduction to White Paper
  • What is the ONE easy thing any Urologist can do to safely reduce their opioid prescribing?
  • Non-Opioid Multi-Modal Options: Practical Details & Controversies
  • Helpful or Harmful?
  • Managing Opioid Tolerant Patients beyond Consulting Pain Specialists
  • What’s coming on the horizon for post-op pain management that excites you?
  • Wrap Up
Course Director(s)

Jennifer Robles, MD, MPH

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Gregory Auffenberg, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Nitya Abraham, MD

has afinancial relationship (Meeting Participant or Lecturer (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery)) with Urovant; .

Gregory Auffenberg, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kevan Sternberg, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


Learners will participate in this interactive online educational activity by reading through slides and case studies, answering multiple choice questions, examining patient tools and resources and completing the posttest and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the posttest, passing with 80% accuracy and submit the program evaluation.


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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.


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.


All disclosures will be 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.
  • 证明临床建议是基于证据和无商业偏见。
  • 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



Available Credit

  • 0.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75Non-Physician Participation
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