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Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Make Your Plans Now For The Best Week In Urology!
Western Section AUA is gearing up for the 89th Annual Meeting in Monerey, Calif. Join us from Nov. 3-7, and be sure to visit the WSAUA booth in the Sci. & Technology Hall or support our Western Section residents at the Residents Bowl. Come and welcome Dr. William Bohnert as he becomes AUA president-elect! Call for papers and essays is June 10, and view the meeting schedule here.
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Special Contest For Residents And Young Urologists
Take part in our Health Policy Essay contest. Jointly sponsored by the AACU, the winner of this contest will receive $2,000 for travel costs to attend the AACU Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Submit your essay online today!
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Wanted! Young Urologist For AUA Young Urologist Committee
The WSAUA is looking for a dedicated Y.U. to be the Western Section representative to the national AUA Y.U. Committee. Must have completed residency training less than 10 years ago. Please contact us at info@wsaua.org.
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IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

Date Event
Opened March 1
2013 Annual Meeting hotel reservations
Opened April 1 2013 Annual Meeting early registration
June 10 Abstract deadline


LATEST NEWS


Prostate Cancer Test Causing Sepsis Spurs Biopsy Concerns
Bloomberg
Doctors are changing their approach to prostate biopsies as evidence mounts that the danger of complications from the procedure may outweigh its usefulness identifying some cancers.
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Male Infertility Research Explores Causality
Urology Times
New research on potential causes of male infertility hold key messages for urologists at this year's AUA annual meeting, according to Dr. Craig S. Niederberger of the University of Illinois, Chicago. "A number of papers discuss the use of exogenous testosterone in the male causing infertility and how systemic disease such as the metabolic syndrome and cancer can be associated with male infertility. Both are really cautionary but important tales," Niederberger said.
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Analgesics In Endurance Events Can Have Serious Adverse Effects
Renal & Urology News
Analgesic use before endurance sports can cause serious medical events, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Researchers analyzed survey data from 3,913 participants in the 2010 Bonn marathon regarding the ingestion of over-the-counter analgesics before a sports performance.
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Digital Rectal Exam Remains A Critical Component of Prostate Cancer Screening
OncLive
A new study found that, while not 100 percent accurate, digital rectal examination should remain a standard for screening for prostate cancer and may even be able to identify cases of the disease that are not picked up by the prostate specific antigen test. The results of the study were reported in The Canadian Journal of Urology.
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Watch For Initial Findings Of Pelvic Pain Research At AUA 2013
Urology Times
At this year's AUA annual meeting, studies from the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network represent the initial drops of an expected "flood of data" in coming years, according to Dr. Philip M. Hanno of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
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