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Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Inaugural WSAUA Residents Bowl
For the first time, the WSAUA will start a new tradition of hosting a Residents Bowl at the annual meetings. Each training institution will be represented by one resident who can participate. There will be mixed teams of four residents and the final winning team will represent the Western Section at the AUA's Annual Meeting Resident Bowl in Orlando next year. Plan to attend and cheer your favorite institution at each of the games! See schedule below:

Game Schedule
Round 1 of 3: 2:40-3 p.m. Nov. 5
Round 2 of 3: 6:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5
Round 3 of 3: 9:30-10 a.m. Nov. 6 (Finals)
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More 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."

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."

State of the Art Lecture presented by:
Dr. Peter R. Carroll, University of California San Francisco, speaking on "Active Surveillance for Early Stage Prostate Cancer — Who Now, Who in the Future"

Special Update on AUA Practice Guideline featuring:
Dr. Kirsten L. Greene, University of California San Francisco

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  • Your production and reimbursement ratio – are you collecting ALL the revenue you should?
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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


TOP STORIES


Why Health IT Must Work More Like Amazon
Information Week
Kaiser Permanente has found that a patient is 2.6 times more likely to stay with a particular physician in its network if he or she is using the company's KP.org site to do things such as message back and forth with the doctor.
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AHIMA Offers 4 Tips For Getting Started With Population Health
Healthcare IT News
Dubbing population health management "the next HIM frontier," the American Health Information Management Association offered health information management professionals waypoints for exploring new career possibilities.
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Fight To Replace HMA Board Continues As Buyer Steps Forward
Health Leaders Media
Health Management Associates' largest shareholder says it intends to proceed with plans to replace the sitting HMA board, hours after Community Health Systems said it would acquire the embattled hospital chain.
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Test Driving The Obamacare Software
Kaiser Health News
All the outreach in the world won't count for much if the Obamacare ticket counter doesn't work. Behind the campaign to educate the uninsured about the Affordable Care Act is the assumption that software to sell the plans will be ready and user friendly by Oct. 1, when enrollment is supposed to start. That assumption is not universally shared. Some wonder if systems will be tested and finished on time. Others worry the programs will lead consumers to make dumb insurance choices.
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LATEST NEWS


Developing Expertise — It's Harder Than You Think
By Mike Wokasch
Why is it so apparent when we see or hear expertise? Don't we all perform our jobs at some level of expertise? I guess the answer is yes, to some extent. However, I would suggest to you that most people perform at an acceptable level of competence that is probably "good enough" or maybe just slightly better. Expertise goes well beyond basic knowledge and competence. There is an element of being among the best at what you do, delivering results you don't expect from somebody without expertise. True expertise implies there are few who know as much about or perform the job better.
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Testosterone Therapy Unlikely To Worsen Urinary Symptoms
Renal & Urology News
Testosterone supplementation is associated with a low risk of worsening lower urinary tract symptoms, a study found. In fact, researchers found that many men experienced an improvement in symptoms, with minimal change in PSA level.
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Kidney Stones Linked To Heart Disease Risk In Women
Urology Times
An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women. No significant association was evident for men, according to the findings, which were published in JAMA.
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Mutation Linked To Congenital Urinary Tract Defects
Urology Times
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that causes congenital malformations of the kidney and urinary tract, the most common cause of kidney failure in children. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York and several other U.S. and Italian collaborators say the research marks the first time that a specific genetic mutation has been linked to a nonsyndromic form of urinary tract malformation.
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