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Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

These Experts Take The Stage At WSAUA's Monterey Meeting
State of the Art Lecture presented by:
Dr. Craig Comiter, Stanford University, speaking on "Evaluation and Management of Post Prostatectomy Incontinence: Is There Anything New?"

Panel Discussion/Case Management with:
Dr. Sia Daneshmand, USC; Dr. Maxwell Meng, UCSF and Dr. Jonathan Wright, University of WA discuss "High Risk Superficial Bladder Cancer."

Expert Debate with: Dr. Jaime Landman (Partial), UCI, and Dr. Jonathan D. Harper (Radical), University of WA, debate "Radical Versus Partial Nephrectomy."
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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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    IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

    Date Event
    July 21 Early Registration Deadline
    Sept. 13 Presentation Submission Deadline
    Sept. 20 Hotel Reservations — Sellout Expected


    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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    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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    TOP STORIES


    Health Economist Blasts Wellness Programs
    Health Leaders Media
    Disease management expert and author Al Lewis lays out his case against health-contingent wellness programs: The concept of health risk assessments "is advice opposite of what doctors tell you to do. The arithmetic can't save money. Every vendor who reports savings lies."
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    Agent Shows Benefit In PDE-5 Incomplete Responders
    Urology Times
    A greater percentage of men who had an incomplete response to as-needed phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor treatment returned to normal erectile function when given tadalafil (Cialis) once daily, compared to placebo, researchers reported.
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    Coronary Heart Disease Linked To Kidney Stones In Women
    Renal & Urology News
    Women with a history of kidney stones are at elevated risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study. Of a total of 242,105 subjects, 19,678 reported a history of kidney stones. After up to 18 years of follow-up in women and 24 years in men, 16,838 CHD cases developed.
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    LATEST NEWS


    Proposed Medicare Physician Fees' Winners And Losers
    Health Leaders Media
    Some of the biggest cuts are aimed at independent testing laboratories, which see 26 percent of their fees slashed, followed by radiation therapy centers, which may lose 13 percent under CMS's "particularly complicated," proposed changes.
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    Fringe Benefit Plans: Valuable Planning Tools You Haven't Heard Of
    By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
    As authors of a number of books on financial planning specifically for physicians, we have had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of urologists of various ages over the past decade. What we have seen is that two urologists with similar incomes can have very different income levels in retirement. Fortunately, both qualified retirement plans and fringe benefit plans can help you address these challenges in significant ways. In this article, we will discuss the basics of these two plans.
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    Campaign Cuts Prostate Cancer Imaging
    MedPage Today
    Initiatives aimed at discouraging clinicians from performing inappropriate imaging in men with early-stage, low-risk prostate cancers can dramatically lower testing rates, a study in Sweden found.
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