Sponsorship Statement (Joint)

This activity is jointly sponsored by The Ponce School of Medicine and the Puerto Rico Urological Association. 


 Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Puerto Rico Urological Association. The Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Puerto Rico Board of Licensing and Medical Disciplines with the provider No. 016-FB 15-JLDM.


Credit Designation

The Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences was submitted this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Faculty Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Ponce School of Medicine to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor and integrity in all of its sponsored educational activities. All persons who are in a position to control the educational content of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationship(s) they and/or spouse/partner have with the commercial supporters and/or providers of commercial services and/or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed during the educational activity. All conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved prior to the release of this activity.

The faculty will report financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed for urologists and other physicians involved in the management of urologic conditions


Need Assessment

The PRUA Annual Meeting is one of the very limited opportunities for urologists in practice within Puerto Rico to attend a CME activity without having to fly out of the island, for this reason, there is a clear need for a well-balanced, unbiased, educational program that will bring our local urologists up-to-date on the diagnosis and management of common urologic problems as well as the prevention and management of complications that could arise in the diagnosis and management of urologic conditions.  The 2016 Annual Meeting will address these needs.


1.Provide a framework for sound decision making in difficult cases related to female urology, nephrolithiasis, pediatric urology, and early and advanced stage prostate cancer.

2.Provide an update on pediatric urology.

3.Provide an update on the best management strategies for stress incontinence, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, and other select female urology conditions.

4.Update participants on recent developments in the field of prostate cancer diagnosis, staging, and immediate vs delayed treatment.

5.Update participants on novel treatments for organ confined prostate cancer.

6.Present the most up-to-date data on the most effective use of novel oral and intravenous agents in the management of castrate resistant prostate cancer before and after chemotherapy.

7.Highlight the importance of managing bone health in patients with advanced prostate cancer.

8.Review and provide an update on the diagnosis and management of urethral stricture disease.


Americans with Disabilities Act

The Ponce School of Medicine and the Puerto Rico Urological Association fully comply with the legal requirements of the ADA and rules and regulations thereof. Please notify the Puerto Rico Urological Association if you have any special needs in the registration table.


Statement of Responsibility/Unlabeled Use Disclosure

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions or views expressed in this CME activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of their affiliated institutions, The Ponce School of Medicine, or the Puerto Rico Urological Association. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, consumed by, or used on, patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.


Financial relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.


Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period proceeding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.


Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.