American Urological Association Quality Improvement Summit on Stewardship of Imaging

The 2017 American Urological Association (AUA) Quality Improvement Summit on Challenges and Opportunities for Stewardship of Urological Imaging will take place Oct. 21, 2017 at AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD. Matthew E. Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS, associate professor of Urology and director of Urologic Oncology, will serve as the chair of the summit.

American Urological Association Quality Improvement Summit on Stewardship of Imaging click to enlarge Matt Nielson, MD

The 2017 American Urological Association (AUA) Quality Improvement Summit on Challenges and Opportunities for Stewardship of Urological Imaging will take place Oct. 21, 2017 at AUA Headquarters in Linthicum, MD.

Matthew E. Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS, associate professor of Urology and director of Urologic Oncology, will serve as the chair of the summit. This unique meeting will bring together leaders from urology, radiology, and emergency medicine for a high-yield, interactive discussion of practical opportunities to improve quality and patient safety.

The urology community has been actively engaged in imaging stewardship, particularly related to potentially avoidable staging imaging in prostate cancer.  Dr. Jim Montie will share the experience of the Michigan Urologic Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) at the Summit, and related activities are scaling up nationwide through the AUA’s Quality Registry, AQUA. 

A number of exciting opportunities for collaborative QI targeting the large population of patients with urinary stone disease will be a major focus of the Summit.  In contrast to low risk prostate cancer, where staging imaging may be eliminated in most cases, imaging is central to diagnosis and management in most episodes of care for urinary stone disease, often involving providers from multiple specialties.  The need for stewardship of these services is crucial, given the millions of patients presenting each year. 

Nielsen is excited to play a role in leading this summit and bringing insights gained at the event to bear at UNC Medical Center. More information from Nielsen about the Summit is available here. Registration information is available here.

From: Williams, Jamie [mailto:Jamie.Williams@unchealth.unc.edu

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