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Reminder to WSAUA 2013 Presenters

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS - Attend the Resident's Luncheon & Program during WSAUA Annual Meeting

Surviving After Residency Learning the Business Side of Practice Sunday, Nov. 3, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Presented by: Dr. Jonathan Perley, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Mark Edney, MD, AUA Galagher Health Policy Scholar, Peninsula Urology Assoc., Maryland, Dr. Eugene Y. Rhee, AUA Galagher Health Policy Scholar, Kaiser San Diego and Dr. David Y. Josephson, Tower Urology Los Angeles Topics include: How to decide on the right job, Insurance, reimbursement and coding, The economic landscape and how it relates to medicine today, panel discussion with academic and Kaiser Faculty Medical and surgical management of OAB urology patients, Health policy/AUA guidelines and growth strategies involving young urologists. RSVP to info@wsaua.org to attend.


Get Involved At The AUA Level
Committee positions available! Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Association Year. Members are encouraged to review the committee qualifications and apply through the Committees webpage on AUA’s website. Deadline to receive applications is Nov. 30, 2013. Questions about AUA Committees may be directed to the Committee & Society Affairs Department at commaff@AUAnet.org. The committees with open positions are: APNPA Education, APNPA Membership, Data, Education Council, Laparoscopic, Robotic & New Surgical Technology, Legislative Affairs, National Medical Student Curriculum, Practice Guidelines, Public Media, Quality Improvement Patient Safety, Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging, and Urologic Video Education.
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More 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

Just Added! State of the Art Lecture presented by:
State of the Art Lecture presented by: Sean Stroup, MD, Naval Med. Ctr. San Diego, speaking on "Fluorescent Imaging for Lymph Node Mapping."

Just Added! Young Urologist Forum featuring:
Christopher Kane, MD, Chairman, UCSD Dpt. of Urology & Interim Chair, UCSD, Dpt. of Surgery to presenting "Facing an Uncertain Health Care Market: A View from the Trenches for Young Urologists."

New! State of the Art Lecture presented by:
Dr. Catherine deVries, University of Utah, speaking on "Supporting Urology Development Internationally."

New! State of the Art Lecture
presented by:
Dr. Christopher Amling and Dr. Sandy Srinivas on "Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy vs. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer."

New! 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

New! State of the Art Lecture
presented by:
Dr. Thomas J. Walsh, University of Washington, speaking on "Testosterone Replacement."

New! Panel Discussion/Case Management
with: Dr. Brian K. Auge, St. Lukes, Boise, Dr. Matthew Dunn, USC, Dr. Blake D. Hamilton, University of Utah, and Dr. Trevor Schuler, University of Alberta discuss the "Management of Difficult Stone Cases."

New! Resident Educational Program
featuring: Dr. Jonathan E. Perley, Harbor UCLA, Dr. Mark T. Edney, Peninsula Urology Associates, Salisbury, Dr. Eugene Y. Rhee, MBA, Kaiser Permanente San Diego, Dr. David Y. Josephson, Tower Urology, Los Angeles

New! Special Update on Important Changes to the Journal of Urology
featuring: Dr. Mike M. Nguyen, MPH, USC




IMPORTANT WESTERN SECTION DATES

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


TOP STORIES


AUA Comments Urge CMS to Withdraw Proposal to Cap Physician Office Payment
Recently the AUA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2014. In the comment letter, a number of concerns were expressed about the proposed policy changes for the coming year.
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Reputation Management Is Key For Your Practice
By Jessica Taylor
Would you go into a medical practice that had bad reviews of the office environment and staff? Whether you're a small or major practice, you live or die by your reputation. Reputation management attempts to bridge the gap between how a company perceives itself and how others view it. But does your practice successfully follow through with this? Here are a few tips to get started.
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4 Strange Reasons You're In Excruciating Pain
Rodale News
Got kidney stones? You're not alone. The tiny, jagged orbs that form in your kidneys and cause blinding pain on their journey downward have become a more common health complaint than heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, according to figures released in 2012 by researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles.
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The Effect Of Race And Income On Living Kidney Donation In The United States
MD Linx
Studies of racial disparities in access to living donor kidney transplantation focus mainly on patient factors, whereas donor factors remain largely unexamined. The data suggest that racial disparities in access to living donor transplantation are likely due to socioeconomic factors rather than cultural differences in the acceptance of LKD.
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Obesity And Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
MD Linx
The purpose of this article was to review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for stress urinary incontinence in the obese female patient and draw conclusions regarding the optimal treatment of this condition in this unique patient population.
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LATEST NEWS


Studies Show Healthcare Law Will Offer Low-Cost Options
Health Leaders Media
Coverage under President Obama's healthcare law won't be cheap, but cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options, according to two independent private studies. A study released by the nonprofit, Kaiser Family Foundation found that government tax credits would lower the sticker price on a benchmark "silver" policy to a little over $190 a month for single people making about $29,000, regardless of their age.
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Is The Healthcare Market Competitive?
By Mike Wokasch
Consumers benefit from competition that provides incentives for continuous product improvements and encourages a higher level of service performance. More importantly, competition can help keep prices in check. Competitive markets exist when consumers have multiple purchasing options and choices with transparent pricing. The healthcare market has constrained competition, providing a platform for mediocre quality of care and unsustainable, rising healthcare costs.
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C.R. Bard Acquires Rochester Medical For $262 Million To Boost Urology Homecare Market
The Star-Ledger
Seeking to enhance its position in the global urology homecare market, Murray Hill-based C.R. Bard today said it will acquire Rochester Medical for about $262 million, Reuters reported. Bard, a medical device company, will pay $20 per Rochester Medical share, representing a 45 percent premium to the stock's last close.
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