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Book Your Hotel For The 89th Annual Meeting — Sept. 20 Cutoff Date, Sellout Expected
Be sure to book your hotel room for the "Best Week in Urology" before the Sept. 20 cutoff date. A sell out is expected. Join Western Section AUA members at the scenic 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


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'S' Or 'C' Corporation? Maximize Tax Deductions By Using Both
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
Choosing the form and structure of one's medical practice is an important decision. Most advisors to urological practices believe that the avoidance of potential double taxation makes the S Corporation the logical choice. This "conventional wisdom" overlooks the potential benefits a C Corporation can offer. If you want to explore ways to reduce unnecessary taxes without subjecting yourself to double taxation and would like to see how you can do this without having to change any of your insurance provider or Medicare provider numbers, this article is ideal for you.
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Physician Advocacy Reaps Rewards In Medical Liability Reform Battle
Urology Times
Physicians and their advocates scored important victories in Connecticut, Florida, and Georgia in working to defeat attempts to undermine past medical liability reform successes and achieving new ones.
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Surgical Innovation Framework May Improve Patient Outcomes
Medscape News
A new research framework for surgical innovation should help improve the safety and effectiveness of surgical procedures and implantable devices, according to a report from the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term follow-up collaboration.
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HHS Rule Would Give Federal Exchanges 1 Hour To Report Data Breaches
Fierce Healthcare IT
Under a newly proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, federally facilitated exchanges created via the Affordable Care Act, as well as entities working with such exchanges, would have one hour to report security incidents upon discovery of a breach.
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More Studies Point To Harmful Effects Of BPA
Dr. Biscuspid
Evidence continues to mount about the harmful effects of bisphenol A, a common chemical used in some dental sealants and a number of consumer and household products. The Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco included two studies linking BPA to harmful effects on male fetuses and prostate cancer.
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Observation Safe, Cost Effective For Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Urology Times
Observation appears to be safe and more cost effective than immediate treatment for many men with low-risk, localized prostate cancer, according to a recent study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
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Men With Low Sperm Production Face Increased Cancer Risk
Stanford School of Medicine
Men who are diagnosed as azoospermic are more prone to developing cancer than the general population, a study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine urologist has found. A diagnosis of azoospermia before age 30 carries an eight-fold cancer risk, the study says.
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4 Financial Solvency Tips For Physicians
Renal & Urology News
Physicians, for the most part, live like the middle class, but for them, living within their means is dramatically different, according to financial planner Ben Utley. "They make somewhere between three to 10 times as much as other middle-class people, so that shifts everything," he said. "They tend to have bigger budgets than other middle-class families and a lot of extra money."
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