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The Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, site of the 89th Annual Meeting (next to Fisherman's Wharf).


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In Four Days: Deadline To Submit Abstracts For 89th Annual Meeting
The June 10 deadline is fast approaching for submitting abstracts for the following topics: Bladder/Urethra, Calculi, Neurourology, Kidney, Pediatrics, Sexual Medicine, Incontinence/Pelvic Floor, Prostate, Testis, Ureter, and How I Do It, History and Health Policy essays. Click Read More for instant access to the online application page.
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$2,000 Reward! Health Policy Essay Contest For Residents, Young Urologists
Attention program chairs! Here is an opportunity for residents and young urologists — encourage your young urologists to submit and present an essay on any aspect of health policy at the Annual Meeting in Monterey! Win a trip to the 2014 Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C., in the second annual Western Section AUA. Click Read More for information on eligibility, abstract submission and award opportunities. Enter by June 10!
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Reserve Your Hotel For The Annual Meeting In Monterey, Calif.
What could be better than having a meeting in a relaxing waterfront retreat set against the picturesque backdrop of the Monterey Bay/Fisherman's Wharf and historic downtown Monterey, Calif. AAA Four Diamond and LEED SIlver Certified Hotel, the Portola Hotel and Spa reflects the spirit of a rich cultural setting surrounded by modern amenities.
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AUA Seeks Candidates For Secretary-Elect
The AUA is seeking a highly qualified member to fill the position of Secretary-Elect beginning in May 2014 (to ascend to Secretary in May 2015). The Secretary is a 4-year, compensated position on the AUA Board of Directors. Please see the memo from Dr. Pramod C. Sogani announcing the AUA Secretary-Elect vacancy. The Western Section is encouraged to select a suitable candidate. Learn more.
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IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

Date Event
Opened March 1
2013 Annual Meeting hotel reservations
Opened May 17 2013 Annual Meeting early registration
June 10 Abstract deadline


LATEST NEWS


New Direction For Prostate Cancer Research A World 1st
University of Adelaide via Medical Xpress
Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia are spearheading a new direction in prostate cancer research, with the potential for new treatments of the disease. The researchers have just begun new studies that they hope will overcome a major problem that limits current treatments for metastatic prostate cancer and improve men's chances of surviving.
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Physicians Offer A Bundle Of Opinions
HealthLeaders Media
Bundled payments are one of the financial models emerging from the evolving healthcare marketplace. But a survey of physicians and hospitals shows a significant divergence of opinions about bundling. Practice size is just one factor.
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3 Reasons Urinary Catheters Are Overused In Hospitals
HealthLeaders Media
Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infections prevention efforts, researchers find.
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Women Willing To Delay Antibiotics For UTIs
LiveScience via Fox News
More women than previously thought may be willing to delay taking antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection in order to reduce the potentially unneeded use of antibiotics, a new Dutch study shows. More than one-third of women in the study with UTI symptoms said they were willing to wait a week to see if the infection would improve on its own before starting antibiotics.
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Number Of Urologists To Decline 29 Percent By 2025
Urology Times
Researchers are predicting that the number of urologists in the United States will fall sharply over the next 12 years, dropping by almost 30 percent by 2025 compared to 2009.
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PSA Relapse May Be An Unreliable Post-ADT Endpoint
Renal & Urology News
Metastasis-free survival or overall survival may be a more reliable and meaningful clinical endpoint than PSA relapse in studies of prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy, new findings suggest.
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