Programming
The AUA Annual Meeting is the premier venue for industry to showcase innovative research and technology. For AUA attendees, industry sponsored programming is the most efficient and effective way to stay in-the-know regarding the latest urologic surgery techniques, devices, drugs and innovations. Industry-sponsored programming is a fundamental element of the AUA’s mission to promote the highest standards of clinical care through education and research.
Product Theaters
Product Theaters are the premier venue for industry to hold non-CME educational programming regarding new products and services and the latest in data and research findings. A limited number of 45 minute timeslots will be available inside the theater located within the Science & Technology Hall. The fee includes the theater space, a basic A/V package, as well as a generous promotional package. These events are heavily promoted by the AUA and open to all AUA2024 attendees. CME programming is prohibited in the Product Theaters.
Dates/Times/Locations Available and Corresponding Support Fees: (Food and Beverage fees are not included)
Science & Technology Hall
Seating for 440 during the Noon timeslot only; Seating for 220 during all other timeslots. (Livestreaming available for an additional fee)
Friday, May 3
9:15-10 a.m. - SOLD - Tolmar Pharmaceuticals
10:15-11 a.m. - SOLD - Intuitive
12-12:45 p.m.  SOLD - Astellas
1:30-2:15 p.m. SOLD - Bristol Myers Squibb
*Program will also be livestreamed
2:30-3:15 p.m. - SOLD - Novartis
Saturday, May 4
9:15-10 a.m. SOLD - Janssen
10:15-11 a.m.
SOLD - Merck
12-12:45 p.m. SOLD - Astellas
1:30-2:15 p.m.
SOLD - Sumitomo
2:30-3:15 p.m. - SOLD - Telix Pharmaceuticals
Sunday, May 5
9:15-10 a.m. SOLD - Lantheus
10:15-11 a.m. - SOLD - Ferring Pharmaceuticals
12-12:45 p.m. SOLD - Merck
1:30-2:15 p.m. - AVAILABLE
2:30-3:15 p.m. - SOLD - Telix Pharmaceuticals
Patient Perspectives Program
For the third year, the AUA plans to showcase the Patient Perspectives Program. The activities outlined in this sponsorship overview will offer patients and their caregivers an opportunity to tell their stories and convey information they believe is important to understanding the dichotomy between what patients think, feel, and want and what physicians may contemplate or understand, empowering patients and their healthcare providers to make valuable connections about awareness, communication, and patient care.
Overarching Goals:
  • To elevate awareness and fill an unmet need in terms of patient-physician disconnects and provide educational opportunities for both patients and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
  • To help physicians and healthcare providers understand what success looks like in patient-physician communication.
  • To provide insight on informed decision-making to improve communication and understanding between the patient and physician to improve health outcomes and care.
Sponsor(s) will receive the following benefits:
A. Prominent acknowledgment of sponsor in all publicity and Initiative materials of any type and in any medium, pursuant to the terms set forth herein including the following:
  • As a Program Sponsor, company will be provided co-branded recognition according to your company policy with name/logo on the program at the AUA Annual Meeting, which will be jointly cross-promoted.
  • As a Program Sponsor, company will be acknowledged according to your policy on all proposed digital promotions and program signage for the program as outlined above.
  • As a Program Sponsor, company will be recognized according to your policy on the Patient Perspectives Abstract online application.
  • As a Program Sponsor, company will be acknowledged according to your policy on the Urology Care Foundation’s Annual Report.
B. As a sponsor of the AUA’s program, company will receive the following benefits:
  • Patient Perspectives space in the AUA Square
  • Cross-promotional activity with sponsor and the Urology Care Foundation Patient Advocacy Connections program through social media and other AUA Annual Meeting communication channels.
  • Recognition in Patient Perspectives full-page ad in AUA2024 Meeting Program +.
  • Promotional push notification through AUA Annual Meeting App to all attendees.
  • Social media promotions and cross-promotions with attendees, patients, and patient advocate groups.
  • All abstract presentations will be pre-recorded before AUA2024 and housed on AUA’s virtual meeting platform (Swapcard) through August 31, 2024. Pre-recorded highlights will be used as teaser in marketing campaigns with sponsor recognition.
  • One moderator will be chosen for the patient abstract presentations, Q&A sessions, fireside chats, and awards presentation onsite at AUA2024 with sponsor recognition.
  • Option for patients to have their abstracts published in AUANews (full abstract in digital version of AUANews and one-page executive summary in printed version of AUANews) with sponsor recognition.
Investment:
Contact Keith Price
Availability:
Founding Sponsor - Sold, Supporting Sponsors - 5
Independent Satellite Symposia
The AUA is pleased to offer accredited CME providers the opportunity to host Independent Satellite Symposia (ISS) in conjunction with AUA2024. A limited number of 2-hour breakfast and dinner timeslots are available on Friday, May 3- Monday, May 6.
To request the guidelines and application, please contact: Mikayla Barlett, CHCP, Director, Global Educational Grants at mbarlett@AUAnet.org. Applications are reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Skills Enhancement Workshops
The AUA offers Skills Enhancement Workshops for sponsorship by day in the topic area of your choice. The objective of the space is to provide hands-on industry-supported education in the Science & Technology Hall.
Each supporting company will own one day of programming in an AUA-built 30’ x 40’ workshop; each workshop will be in the AUA show look, placed in a designated Skills Enhancement Workshop area in the S&T Hall and will feature highly visible signage with your program details. Included with each workshop are carpet and basic furnishings, as well as a comprehensive marketing plan to drive attendee traffic to your programs.
Investment:
$20,000/day (1 slot per day - Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Skills Enhancement Workshop Benefits, Guidelines & Contract
Bioskills Lab
New in 2024, the AUA is bringing a fully equipped mobile training unit onto the show floor! Similar to Skills Enhancement Workshops, you’ll have the chance to utilize the lab in two hour increments in order to introduce your latest innovations and offer attendees the opportunity to experience and test products under expert guidance.
To learn more or to request a contract please contact Sarah Hardy.
Bioskills Lab Available Session Times
Day
Time
Cost
Availability
Friday
9:00-10:30 a.m.
$10,000
Sold
Friday
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$15,000
Sold
Friday
2:30-4 p.m.
$10,000
1
Saturday
9-10:30 a.m.
$10,000
Sold
Saturday
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$15,000
Sold
Saturday
2:30 - 4 p.m.
$10,000
Sold
Sunday
9-10:30 a.m.
$10,000
1
Sunday
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$15,000
1
Sunday
2:30 -4 p.m.
$10,000
1
Skills Challenge
Physicians are competitive by nature and will embrace the opportunity to “match skills” against their colleagues. We stand ready to use their competitive spirit to drive traffic to your booth and offer a fun, spirited competition to our attendees with our Skills Challenge.
Drive traffic to your booth with an entertaining, dynamic “Top Gun” skills challenge! Sponsoring companies will develop a task to be performed in their booths that can be timed or scored; attendees will be directed via the promotional plan to visit each of the sponsor exhibit booths to complete the challenge task. The AUA will provide leaderboards located in high-traffic areas throughout the convention center and will show the best ranking competitors for each Skills Challenge. The AUA will award a prize to the highest ranked individual for each challenge.
Sponsors have the option to include their Skills Challenge as part of the Residents Bowl Challenge. Residents from all AUA Sections will be encouraged to visit sponsor booths, participate in the Skills Challenge and record their name and section. The Section with the most participation will win points towards their overall Residents Bowl score.
Investment:
  • Skills Challenge: $20,000
  • Skills Challenge combined with a Skills Workshop: $15,000
  • Inclusion in Residents Challenge: $5,000
Skills Challenge Benefits, Guidelines & Contract
Device Tech Talk
The Device Tech Talk stage made its debut in Chicago in 2023. The attendee engagement was overwhelming and we’re excited to bring it back bigger and better for 2024!  Modeled after Ted Talks, the Device Tech Talk stage is for device companies to give a short promotional pitch and demonstration of their product.  Each company will have 20 minutes to showcase their product followed by a 5-minute Q&A session with the audience. Talks will run daily 10 am - Noon and 1 - 3 pm for a total of 24 available timeslots. Companies are limited to two timeslots per day.
Deadline(s):
  • Logo due within one week of contract signature
Notes:
  • Company logo and talk title will be displayed on a digital screen on the perimeter of the booth during your timeslot.
  • The talk title, speaker(s) name(s) and sponsoring company’s name will be listed in the industry sponsored programming section of the Meeting Program+ as well as in the Daily Schedule and Tomorrow’s Education Today Emails.
  • The stage includes two large presentation monitors, and an A/V technician will be onsite to preload presentations should you choose to use the monitors.
Investment:
$10,000/talk, $15,000/2 talks
Availability:
Only 8 of 24 spots remaining!
Device Tech Talk Benefits, Guidelines and Contract
Robotics Theater
The AUA Robotics Theater was launched in 2022 as a way to showcase the latest tips and tricks in robotic surgery. The theater is located in the Science & Technology Hall. The Robotics Theater is packed with three days of programming highlighting the best robotics surgeons in the world. Each day will include a moderated session for the top three surgical videos for each topic category.
Exclusive sponsor will receive the following benefits:
  • 50’x90’ Robotics Theaterlocated in S&T Hall
  • 50’x90’ Carpet
  • 12’ high drape
  • Graphic wall
  • Soft seating
  • Tall Starbase tables
  • Padded Barstools
  • Electrical
  • 5’x25’ Banner
  • AUA staff management & coordination of video submissions
  • AUA staff recruitment and management of robotics surgeon video review & selection committee
  • Upon request by AUA, sponsor may provide suggestions on types of videos to consider
  • Robotics surgeon video selection committee honorarium provided by AUA
  • Opportunity to have surgeon to be present in San Antonio to field questions during their featured video time (if surgeon approves)
  • AUA Marketing & Promotions of AUA2024 Robotics Theater will include sponsoring company’s name and logo where appropriate
  • Option to have surgical videos housed on AUA2024 virtual platform until August 31st, 2024 (if surgeon approves)
  • Option to have surgical videos uploaded to AUAUniversity (if surgeon approves)
Investment:
$175,000
Availability:
SOLD
Forums & Courses
International Prostate Forum
IPF is a 28-year-old organization led by world-renowned urologists and rotates through venues in the United States, Turkey, and Japan. The IPF has enjoyed collaborating with the AUA for the past several years in order to bring a focused program for attendees seeking very practical advice on improving both their office-based and operative practice in prostate cancer.
Sponsored Lunch Symposia
  • 60-minute speaking opportunity
  • 6’ draped exhibit table and seating for two representatives
  • Promotion on the AUA website: Non-CME lunch program integrated into the schedule by day
Investment:
$50,000 - SOLD
Bladder Cancer Forum
AUA2024 will feature a Bladder Cancer Forum hosted by the International Bladder Cancer Group (IBCG) on Sunday, May 5th. Expert International panelists across bladder cancer disciplines will deliver State-of-the-Art Lectures on contemporary management as well as debate treatment strategies for challenging disease states.
Across the spectrum of non-muscle invasive disease, discussion topics will include the role of surveillance for low-risk NMIBC as well as the impact of variant histology on NMIBC management. Panelists will discuss current and emerging therapeutic options for BCG unresponsive disease and the role of timely cystectomy for high-risk NMIBC. In the MIBC setting, the role for neoadjuvant systemic therapy will be debated, along with the emerging relevance of defining clinical complete response to systemic therapy in bladder preservation strategies.
Sponsored Lunch Symposia
  • 60-minute speaking opportunity
  • 6’ draped exhibit table and seating for two representatives
  • Promotion on the AUA website: Non-CME lunch program integrated into the schedule by day
Investment:
$30,000 (F&B Not included)
Urologic Care for the Advanced Practice Provider (APP)
The AUA is committed to providing quality, evidence-based urologic education to the entire urologic health care team! This year, the AUA Annual Meeting features two full days of programming devoted to enhancing the education of advanced practice providers (APPs) and other allied health care professionals. The AUA has developed these programs based on the educational needs assessment of advanced practice providers working in urology.
Sponsored Lunch Symposia:
  • 45-minute Sponsored lunch on either Saturday or Sunday
  • 6’ draped exhibit table and seating for two representatives
  • Acknowledgement in all AUA promotions on AUA website
  • Complimentary tabletop exhibit during lunch Program
Investment:
$40,000
Availability:
Saturday - Sold, Sunday - SOLD
AUA/SUO Advanced Prostate Cancer Course
As a direct result of the significant increase in multiple FDA-approved therapeutic agents for use in patients with advanced prostate cancer, clinicians are challenged with a multitude of treatment options and potential sequencing of these agents that, consequently, make clinical decision-making more complex. This activity will build upon the updated 2020 AUA Guidelines on Metastatic Hormone Sensitive Prostate Cancer (HSPC) and Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC). Topics will include the latest on Genetic Testing in Advanced Prostate Cancer and the Role of Immunotherapy and PARP Inhibitors.
Designed for residents, fellows and APPs as well as urologists and other health care providers who care for patients with prostate cancer, this interactive forum will focus on the application of knowledge with case studies and small group discussion integrated throughout the day.
Sponsored Lunch Symposia
  • 45-minute Sponsored lunch on Thursday, May 2, 2024
  • Acknowledgement in all AUA promotions and on AUA website
  • Complimentary 6’ draped tabletop exhibit during lunch Program
Investment:
$30,000
Availability:
SOLD