Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The U-M Department of Urology sponsors a variety of (weekly and annual) conferences and other events that provide opportunities to earn CME credits, including:

Weekly Events:

Health Services Research Conference — This seminar includes presentations by residents, fellows, faculty, and invited guests — and covers a variety of health policy and health services research-related topics. This seminar has traditionally produced lively, interactive, scholarly discussions among participants representing a wide range of disciplines, many involving the very topics and methods they are studying. Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 a.m., NCRC Building 16, Conference Room 161C. 1.5 CME credits.

Multidisciplinary Urology Oncology Tumor Board — This multidisciplinary conference focuses on developing patient-specific treatment plans for individuals diagnosed with complex urological cancers. The tumor board is comprised of faculty from urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology, and radiology. Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m., B1-286 Cancer Center. 1.0 CME credit.

NPR Conference — This multidisciplinary conference reviews clinical cases, urodynamics, operative cases, and other aspects of Neurourology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., 3643 Taubman Center. 1.0 CME credit.

Pediatric Uroradiology Conference — This multidisciplinary conference is comprised of faculty from pediatric urology, radiology, internal medicine, pathology, nephrology, nuclear medicine, and obstetrics & gynecology — who gather to discuss complex pediatric patient cases. Fridays, 7:30-8 a.m., 3-230 at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. 1.0 CME credit.

Urology Grand Rounds Conference — This conference is devoted to expanding knowledge of contemporary urologic disease management to improve patient care based on improvements in urologic practice. Meets Weekly: First, second, fourth, and fifth Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. in 2C108 University Hospital; Third Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. in the University Hospital South Auditorium (formerly MCHC). 1.0 CME credit.

V.A. Conference — The VA (Veterans Affairs) team meets to review all upcoming surgical cases, educate residents regarding the management of urological conditions, and to discuss complex patients. Thursdays, 8-9 a.m., 3643 Taubman Center. 1.0 CME credit.

Annual Events:

Chang Lecture on Art and Medicine — This lecture series was established in honor of the extraordinary Dr. Chen-Yang Chang family, who link art and medicine. Held annually since 2007, this event takes place on a Thursday during the week of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. The 2015 Chang Lecture will take place on Thursday, July 16 at 5 p.m., in University Hospital's Ford Auditorium. 1.0 CME credit.

Duckett and Lapides Visiting Professorship — The Duckett Lecture began in 1997, just after Dr. John W. Duckett passed away, as a way of honoring him and the connections he helped to build between Ann Arbor and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which played a defining role in the development of pediatric urology. In 2008, the Lapides Lecture was added to give an adult practice perspective — and as a way to honor Dr. Jack Lapides, who was an internationally-renowned genitourinary surgeon, innovator, and medical educator. The Duckett and Lapides Lectures take place each year during the week of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. The 2015 Duckett and Lapides Lecture will take place on Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 3.0 CME credits.

McGuire Visiting Professorship — The McGuire Lecture is held bi-annually in January/February, in honor of Dr. Edward J. McGuire, and brings a foremost expert in the field of neurourology, urodynamics, and urinary incontinence to Ann Arbor to present to our residents and faculty. 4.5 CME credits.

Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC) — Established in 2011, MUSIC is a physician-led quality improvement collaborative comprised of a consortium of urologic practices across the state, and is designed to evaluate and improve the quality and cost-efficiency of prostate cancer care in Michigan. Two meetings are scheduled for 2015: Friday, January 17, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Lansing Community College West Campus in Lansing, Michigan; and Friday, May 29, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., in New Hudson, Michigan. 4.5 CME credits.

Montie Visiting Professorship — The Montie Lecture is held bi-annually in August/September, in honor of Dr. James E. Montie, and brings thought-leader in the filed of urologic oncology to Ann Arbor to present to our residents and faculty. 4.5 CME credits.

Nesbit Visiting Professorship — The annual Nesbit Urological Society meeting is conducted over the course of a Thursday afternoon and Friday each fall, preceding a U-M home football game. Created in honor of Dr. Reed M. Nesbit, who was one of the foremost figures in the burgeoning speciality of genitourinary surgery during his years of practice from 1928-1968, the Society is open to all current and former faculty members, residents, and fellows, as well as others who are interested in supporting the mission of the U-M Department of Urology; and exists to promote urological teaching; the art of urological surgery and urological research; and the dissemination of information concerning urology to the membership and the general public, for the benefit of society as a whole. 2015 Annual Meeting days/times TBD. 8.25 CME credits.

For More Information: If you would like to learn more about any of these events, please contact Sandra Heskett at (734) 232-4943, or