Founded in 1902, the AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community. Our mission is to promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy.

The AUA is committed to supporting urologic research through funding, advocacy and scholarly exchange. The AUA is a leader in helping to identify gaps in knowledge and communicating urology research needs to key constituents at the federal level. The AUA’s Research Scholars Program has provided support to young urology researchers for more than 40 years, and the AUA—through its Annual Meeting and other educational offerings—provides the global urology community opportunities to present, learn and share news of discovery and advancement.

The AUA is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology and maintains a consistent presence in Washington, DC, working with lawmakers and regulators to promote and preserve the interests of urologists. The AUA has a long history of challenging legislation and regulation that negatively impacts a urologist’s ability to provide quality patient care.

American Urological Association
AbbreviationAUA
Formation1902
PurposeTo promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy.
HeadquartersLinthicum, MD
Location
  • United States
Membership
18,000+
President
Dennis A. Pessis, MD, FACS
Websitewww.auanet.org

The American Urological Association (AUA) is a professional association in the United States for urology professionals. It has its headquarters at the William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History in Maryland.

AUA works with many international organizations, representing urologists from across the world. These groups offer full or half day sessions, covering a variety of topics, during the annual meeting.

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