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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 Advance Registration Deadline - Oct.10
Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program
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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Applications for the 2015-2016 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program are now being accepted. Deadline is Oct. 17
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.
Calling all Young Urologists and Aspiring Leaders!
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
Moderated by John Lam, M.D., AUA Young Urologist Representative for the Western Section AUA
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