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Scenic Monterey Harbor — Monterey, Calif., is the site of the 89th Annual Meeting of the Western Section AUA's 89th Annual Meeting beginning November 3 — plan to attend and register now!


Western Section AUA NEWS YOU NEED NOW

Updated: Experts Take The Stage At WSAUA's Monterey Meeting
Keynote Lecture presented by:
Dr. Andrew Vickers Research Methodologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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."

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"

Panel Discussion presented by:
Dr. Michael Albo, University of California San Diego and Dr. Christian O. Twiss, University. of Arizona analyze "Urodynamics: Do They Matter?"

State of the Art Lecture presented by:
Dr. Thomas S. Lendvay, Seattle Children's Hospital, speaking on "Surgical Simulation Pre-op, Warm-up: New Credentialing Tools?"

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

The Changing Economics and Regulation of Health Care presented by:
Dr. Larry Van Horn, MPH, MBA Associate Professor of Management (Economics), Director Office of Sustainable Health Care Finance Vanderbilt School of Medicine
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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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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 on your favorite team 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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IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

Date Event
Sept. 13 Presentation Submission Deadline
Sept. 20 Hotel Reservations — Sellout Expected


TOP STORIES


How Should Doctors Share Impossible Decisions With Their Patients?
The New Yorker
Lisa Rosenbaum writes: "On a Friday evening a few months ago, my mom broke her arm. A doctor in the E.R. told her it was a simple fracture, and put her arm in a sling. The following Monday, though, she called me. She had consulted two surgeons who had a different assessment: the bone was broken in four places, surgery would be quite involved and the rates of complications were high."
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Obamacare Months Behind In Testing IT Data Security
Reuters
The federal government is months behind in testing data security for the main pillar of Obamacare: allowing Americans to buy health insurance on state exchanges due to open by Oct. 1
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4 Steps To Making ICD-10 Work For Physicians
Government Health IT
Paul Weygandt, a physician and vice president of physician services at Nuance Communications, has some thoughts on encouraging physicians who are lagging on ICD-10 readiness. One of which is remembering that physicians did not go to medical school to learn how to assign medical codes or improve clinical documentation.
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LATEST NEWS


Top 5 Responsibilities Physicians And Patients Have To Each Other
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
If you've ever been in a hospital, you may have noticed placards or posters that talk about the hospital's responsibility to the patient and the patient's responsibilities while at the hospital. Most of these center around treating the patient with respect and privacy and conversely with the patient treating the hospital and its employees with respect. But I think there is also a code of responsibility between the physician and patient in the clinic setting, outside of the hospital. Something more personal than just patient and hospital. I'm talking about the oft-referenced patient-physician relationship.
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Specialist To Primary Care Coordination Essential
Renal & Urology News
In today's healthcare environment, specialists often have to treat every patient visit like they are working in the emergency room, according to Tim Johnson, senior vice president of the Greater New York Hospital Association. Without good information from a primary care provider, specialists are merely left to guess why a patient has been referred to their office.
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3 Ways to Take Control Over Patient Flow, Staffing
HealthLeaders Media
Forget stubborn physicians and wildly fluctuating patient volumes. Nurse leaders really do have control over the highs and lows of patient throughput and related staffing problems.
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