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The Program Committee met July 13 to review and place 263 abstract submissions for the 89th Annual Meeting in Monterey, Calif. on Nov. 3-7. Acceptance letters will be sent soon. Committee members(left to right): John Prince, M.D.; John Barry, M.D.; Richard Grady, M.D.; Theresa Koppie, M.D.; Jeannie DeSantis, Joseph Presti, M.D., Chairman; Ben Chew, M.D.; Larissa Rodriguez, M.D.; Chris DeSantis.


Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Catch These Exam Prep Courses At The Upcoming WSAUA Meeting In Monterey — Offered Nov. 4

Course #1 — BPH
J. Kelly Parsons, M.D., UCSD; Alan So, M.D., University of British Columbia
  • Epidemiology, natural history, and diagnosis
  • Evidence-based principles of medical management
  • Evidence-based principles of minimally invasive and surgical management
  • Case discussions: practical approaches to common problems

    Course #2 — Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction
    Allen Morey, M.D., UT Southwestern; Daniel Dugi, M.D., Oregon Health Science University; and Jeremy B. Myers, M.D., University of Utah
  • Upper tract trauma
  • Lower tract trauma/genital trauma
  • GU trauma case discussions

    Course #3 — Testis cancer
    Sia Daneshmand, M.D., USC; Craig Nichols, M.D., Virginia Mason Medical Center; and Chris Porter, M.D., Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Management of stage 1 germ cell tumors
  • Management of disseminated germ cell tumor

    Course #4 — Advanced ureteroscopy
    Michael Conlin, M.D., OHSU; Duane Baldwin, M.D., Loma Linda University Medical Center; and Brian Duty, M.D., Oregon Health Science University
  • Ureteroscopic unstrumentation and challenging access
  • The complex stone patient
  • Ureteroscopy for transitional cell carcinoma
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    Health Policy Forum And Practice Management Courses
    At this year's WSAUA Health Policy Forum, we will provide many of the answers to your questions about where medical care is going and how you can best adapt to coming changes. Healthcare delivery in America is rapidly changing. In response to PPACA, many new programs are being piloted as we transition from a fee-for-volume system to one based on fee-for-value.
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    AUA Seeking Secretary Candidates, Applications
    The AUA is currently seeking a highly qualified member to fill the position of secretary-elect beginning May 2014. If interested or know of a willing and capable candidate, a job description along with information about compensation, time commitments and travel requirements are available online at AUAnet.org/secretary. Application deadline is July 31.
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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 sellout 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
    July 21 Early Registration Deadline
    Sept. 13 Presentation Submission Deadline
    Sept. 20 Hotel Reservations — Sellout Expected


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