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Plan to join us for the "Best Week in Urology" in Maui on Oct. 26-31!



The 90th Annual Meeting – Oct. 26-31 at The Grand Wailea Hotel

Meeting Registration Now Open! Go Here


Rooms now available at Makena Beach Hotel!


Important Dates to Know
  • 2015-2016 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program Application Deadline: Oct. 17


ANNUAL MEETING NEWS

Calling all Young Urologists and Aspiring Leaders!
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Want to get involved in leadership but not sure how? ... please join us for a mentorship mixer event.

Plan to attend the Young Urologists Mentorship Mixer and Happy Hour – Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The focus of this informal gathering is to introduce the new Western Section Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP). The purpose of ALP is to offer a pathway for those aspiring to be leaders in organized Urology / Medicine and find opportunities. We are launching this with a group of current leaders and mentors who will share their stories and experiences and the steps they took to earn a leadership position. This event will start with a short "get acquainted" happy hour and will include an introduction to this new program and plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Moderated by John Lam, M.D., AUA Young Urologist Representative for the Western Section AUA
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Applications for the 2015-2016 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program are now being accepted. Deadline is Oct. 17
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Since 2007, the AUA has offered urologists a unique opportunity to explore policy issues that impact urology through the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program. Applicants must be AUA member urologists who have demonstrated a commitment to or have a keen interest in the field of health policy and who are dedicated to advancing urology's health policy agenda. Interested urologists can apply ktuinstra@AUAnet.org by Oct. 17. Scholars will spend up to 30 days away from their practice for intensive training on a wide range of health policy issues.
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Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program
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For the second year, we are pleased to continue a special CME segment during the Maui meeting that is directed toward our Advanced Practice Provider (APP) attendees, nurse practitioners and other allied professional colleagues in Urology. We encourage you to register the non-M.D. professionals in your practice and have them attend.
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UROLOGY INDUSTRY NEWS
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Successful Bariatric Surgery Also May Improve Urinary Incontinence
Clinical Endocrinology News
The majority of obese women who had urinary incontinence before bariatric surgery had complete or near-complete resolution of symptoms for up to three years after surgery in a study of more than 1,500 women, Dr. Leslee Subak reported at the scientific meetings of the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association.
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Prostate Cancer: Should PSA Screening Be Routine?
Medical News Today
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men behind skin cancer. There are expected to be 233,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Although this number is high, death rates from prostate cancer are relatively low. Around 98.9 percent of men diagnosed with the disease will survive five years or more - a rate many medical professionals attribute to prostate-specific antigen testing.
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Kidney Stone Burden Predicts Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Risk
Renal & Urology News
Kidney stone formers with a cumulative stone size less than 20 mm are at increased risk for chronic kidney disease, Iranian investigators reported online ahead of print in the International Journal of Urology. Farrokhlagha Ahmadi, M.D., of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and colleagues studied 97 stone formers who were candidates for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
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Invisible Blood in Urine Early Indicator of Bladder Cancer
Science World Report
In the current study, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School found that invisible blood is an early sign of bladder cancer. Among seniors aged 60 years, 1 in 60 had invisible blood in their urine that was an indication of bladder cancer. Lead author Sarah Price, a Ph.D. student at the University of Exeter Medical School, said: "It is well known that if you see blood in your urine you should contact your GP, who is likely to refer you for tests. But there is no clear guidance for GPs on what to do if they detect blood that is not visible during routine tests."
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
HealthLeaders Media
With several countries charging ahead in efforts to build proton beam therapy centers for cancer radiation treatment, American healthcare providers and their partners appear poised to advance the technology beyond its infancy in this country.
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Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'
HealthLeaders Media
The recent ruling by the federal government that reaffirms mandatory disclosures of all medical malpractice payments has left physicians in Oregon and Massachusetts concerned that it will quash laws crafted in those states for mediated settlements.
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'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
HealthLeaders Media
How much physicians get paid is increasingly determined by a formula that penalizes doctors whose patients are more expensive — even when those higher costs stem from services that other doctors perform, according to a new report.
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Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
HealthLeaders Media
A radiology sub-specialty is emerging as distinct medical specialty, separate from the traditional revenue-generating imaging-based model of service. Two years ago, the American Board of Medical Specialties elevated interventional radiology from a subspecialty of radiology to a primary medical specialty. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is currently developing the residency program requirements for the new dual interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology certificate that will replace the vascular interventional radiology subspecialty certificate.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Urology Clinics Must Lead Way in Preventing Workplace Violence
OncLive
According to a paper released in 2010 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 60 percent of the nonfatal workplace assaults and violent acts between 2003 and 2007 occurred in the healthcare and social assistance industry, with patients or residents of healthcare facilities responsible for the violence in nearly three-fourths of those cases. Furthermore, according to the paper, a worker in healthcare or social assistance is nearly five times more likely to be the victim of a nonfatal assault or violent act by another person than the average worker in all industries combined.
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