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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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Abstract Deadline Extended to June 17 For 89th Annual Meeting
The deadline has been extended to Monday, June 17, for ANY and ALL submissions including all Essays, DVD, Posters, etc. for the following topics: Bladder/Urethra, Calculi, Neurourology, Kidney, Pediatrics, Sexual Medicine, Incontinence/Pelvic Floor, Prostate, Testis, Ureter, and How I Do It, Round Table, all Physician and Resident essays, History and Health Policy essays. It is not necessary to call and verify; just submit. Click for instant access to the online application page.
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Still Time for Health Policy Essay Contest & Reward 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 the June 17 extended deadline!
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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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IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

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


LATEST NEWS


Antibiotics Regimen Beneficial For Prostate Biopsy
Renal & Urology News
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas analyzed the effect of implementing an augmented antibiotic prophylaxis regimen in decreasing the rate of post-biopsy infections.
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Tomatoes Could Relieve Prostate Problems
Spire Healthcare
New health research has revealed that tomatoes reduce age-related prostate enlargement. A study from Queensland, Australia, suggests lycopene, the antioxidant that makes tomatoes red, is the key ingredient. According to scientists, lycopene could help men who are suffering from enlarged prostate symptoms, like taking frequent trips to the toilet and decreased bladder control.
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ACO Shared Savings Is Top Payer Partnership
Health Leaders Media
The reason shared savings is popular is the costs involved in building the infrastructure necessary to transition to ACOs. The American Hospital Association places the cost at $1.7 million to $12 million to develop the infrastructure and resources needed, including information technology, care management programs, and patient-centered medical homes.
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TOP STORIES


Coffee May Raise Risk Of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Renal & Urology News
Drinking caffeinated beverages may contribute to the development of lower urinary tract symptoms in both men and women, according to a new report. LUTS may be less likely to develop in men who drink citrus juice.
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Generic Version Of OAB Drug Now Available
Urology Times
A generic version of the overactive bladder drug trospium chloride has received FDA approval and is now available. Perrigo Co. said it had previously prevailed in litigation related to the drug's launch at both the district and appellate levels. The product has begun shipping immediately, according to the company.
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The Urology Center Of Colorado: Raising The Bar For Collaborative Urologic Care
OncLive
In 2003, urologist Dr. Richard Augspurger and healthcare administrator Bob Asinof developed a plan to create a singlesite, full-service urology practice. So they began pitching their vision to individual practices in the Denver area.
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