American Urological Association Launches Institute for Leadership and Business

Advancing urology through leadership development and business acumen

BALTIMORE, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Urological Association (AUA) is proud to launch the AUA Institute for Leadership & Business (ILB), a new initiative dedicated to providing education, training and resources to support leadership development and business acumen within the urological community.

The AAU recognizes the enormous value of business and leadership training for all urology professionals, at all stages of their careers. To this end, the AAU has already put in place several programs to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders so that the organization can endure and thrive. Among the most notable of these initiatives is the AAU’s leadership program, which produced its first graduates in 2005. Additionally, the AAU recognizes that its members are navigating the increasingly complex business landscape of medicine – from business models of contract practice and negotiation, to communication and negotiation. skills and operational efficiency.

“The establishment of a formal institute reinforces leadership and business as priority and focus areas for the AAU,” the AAU President said. Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA. “We look forward to bringing together all of AAU’s current leadership and commercial urology offerings under the ILB umbrella, as well as introducing several new initiatives over the course of the year to to come.”

The AAU will officially launch the Institute for Leadership & Business with a one-day course at the 2022 Annual Meeting in May, a series of podcast episodes that explore financial management, and a new Global Resident Leadership Retreat that will will begin in 2023. The annual meeting course—The Economics of Healthcare: Understanding Physician Compensation—will examine in depth the economics of clinical practice, including various compensation arrangements, bonuses, benefits, and other aspects of total compensation, and will include breakout sessions for individualized discussions tailored to practice setting.

In addition to new programming, many of AAU’s existing leadership and business activities will be integrated into ILB, such as

  • AAU Leadership Program
  • Holtgrewe Legislative Fellowship
  • Gallagher Fellowship in Health Policy
  • Researcher in science and quality
  • Academy of Scientific Mentoring and Research Training in Urology
  • AAU Speed ​​Mentor
  • AAU Academic Exchange Scholarship Programs

For more information about the AAU Institute for Leadership & Business, visit

About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and based near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is one of the leading advocates for the specialty of urology with nearly 24,000 members worldwide. The AAU is a leading urological association, providing invaluable support to the urological community in pursuit of its mission to foster the highest standards of urological care through education, research and health policy formulation.

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SOURCE American Urological Association

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