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California coast in Monterey, site of the 89th Annual Meeting.


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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


LATEST NEWS


The Gulf Between Doctors And Nurse Practitioners
The New York Times
Dr. Pauline Chen writes: "Not long ago, I attended a meeting on the future of primary care. Most of the physicians in the room knew one another, so the discussion, while serious, remained relaxed. Toward the end of the hour, one of the physicians who had been mostly silent cleared his throat and raised his hand to speak. The other physicians smiled in acknowledgment as their colleague stood up."
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ICD-10: Preparing Your Practice For The Big Changeover
Healthcare IT News
On Oct. 1, 2014, the healthcare industry will adopt the ICD-10 code set for reporting diagnoses and procedures to payers. This new code set increases the number of reporting codes from about 13,600 to roughly 69,000 and it represents a dramatic increase in the level of reporting detail and granularity.
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How To Lose Good Nurses
Health Leaders Media
Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. New nurses, especially if they are young, are classic victims of nurse-on-nurse bullying. But while the practice may have been viewed as a rite of passage in the past, hospital leaders can no longer afford to let it go unchecked.
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Peyronie's Disease Treatment Promising
Renal & Urology News
Data presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Urological Association show that collagenase injections can decrease penile curvature in men with Peyronie's disease compared with placebo, regardless of baseline severity of penile curvature.
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Drug Action In Pancreatic Cancer Tracked And Improved By Nanotechnology
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Tiny biosensors used with new advanced imaging techniques are markedly improving drug targeting of solid tumors, according to new research. These new technologies work in real time and in three dimensions. They can show how cancers spread and how active cancer cells respond to a particular drug.
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Best of AUA 2013: Infection & Inflammation
Urology Times
The incidence of urosepsis in hospitalized patients is increasing and with a high cost and mortality burden. Between 2000 and 2010, aggregate costs for stays with a principal diagnosis of urosepsis increased sevenfold, and the in-hospital mortality rate of 15 percent in 2010 was eight times higher than for all other stays.
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