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More Experts Take The Stage At WSAUA's Monterey Meeting
Just Added! State of the Art Lecture: Thursday 11/7 Prostate II Session
New Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer presented by Fred Millard, MD.

Just Added!
State of the Art Lecture: Tuesday 11/5 Prostate I Session

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 Monday 11/4 5 -6:30 P.M
. 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."

For more on the program and speaker lineup read more here.

  Special Offer for WSAUA members — Practice Review
Are you concerned about diminishing reimbursements? Time to take action and give your practice a check up!
1) Take advantage of the complimentary Practice Analysis.
2) See how you can prepare for the Affordable care Act.
From production and reimbursement to coding and A/R, find out where you are and what you can do to take advantage of the changes in healthcare and to protect your practice.

Participate In The Inaugural Western Section 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 was already sent an invitation to 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. Will you participate?

Game Schedule (all taking place in exhibit hall)
Round 1: 2:40-3 p.m. Nov. 5
Round 2: 6:30-7 p.m. Nov. 5
Round 3: 9:30-10 a.m. Nov. 6 (Finals)

Residents Bowl Participants as of Sept. 26!
Dr. William Chu - Kaiser Perm., Los Angeles
Dr. Roger Li - Loma Linda
Dr. Rich Greene - Madigan Army MC
Dr. Mark Tyson - Mayo Clinic Arizona
Dr. Brian Cox - OHSU
Dr. Aviva Weinberg - Standford
Dr. Renea Sturm - UC Davis
Dr. Nishant Patel - UC San Diego
Dr. Uwais Zaid - UC San Francisco
Dr. Reza Hamidizadeh - Univ. of BC
Dr. Franklin Lee - Univ. of WA
Dr. Brock O'Neil - Univ. of UT

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Attention Young Urologists! — Attend the Young Urologist Forum at the Western Section's Annual Meeting in Monterey Monday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.!
Department Heads — send this to the Young Urologists in your division.

Meet & Greet Reception and Featured Speaker: Christopher J. Kane MD, FACS, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Surgery Chair, Department of Urology, UCSD
Speaking on: Facing an Uncertain Health Care Market: A View from the Trenches for Young Urologists
Be sure to attend this important forum, RSVP to info@wsaua.og - mention YU Forum in email.
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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 to attend.

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Date Event
Oct. 17 Pre-Registration Deadline
Nov. 3- 7 89th Annual Meeting in Monterey


Why Liver Transplant Recipients Should Exercise Regularly
Joy Burgess
Recent research on liver transplant recipients shows that patients have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome after the transplantation surgery. According to one study conducted by Eric R. Kallwitz, M.D., a liver specialist from the Loyola University Medical Center, about 58 percent of patients develop metabolic syndrome after undergoing a liver transplant. The study also suggests that the onset of metabolic syndrome may be reduced by exercise.
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Three-Gene Biomarker Predicts Prostate Cancer Progression
Urology Times
The level of expression of three genes associated with aging can be used to predict whether seemingly low-risk prostate cancer will remain slow growing, according to a recent study. Use of this three-gene bio-marker, in conjunction with existing cancer-staging tests, could help physicians better determine which men with early prostate cancer can be safely followed with active surveillance and spared the risks of prostatectomy or other invasive treatment, researchers say.
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How to Make Your Private Practice Thrive
Renal and Urology News
Healthcare, like most other industries, is cyclical. During the 1990's, hospitals were buying independent practices. Eventually that slowed, and doctors' offices were thriving on their own. Changes in reimbursement and technology have brought a return in the cycle, however. Practitioners who want to stay under their own patronage can do so. They just have to make wise practice decisions. Here are tips from experts on ways to remain strong and independent.
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High BMI Predicts Adverse Transplant Outcomes
Renal and Urology News
Increased body mass index at kidney transplantation predicts adverse outcomes, a Canadian study found. Dr. Simon P. Curran, of Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, and colleagues studied 1,151 kidney transplant recipients. Compared with patients who had a BMI of 20-24.9 kg/m2 at transplantation, those who had a BMI of 30-34.9 had a nearly twofold increased risk of delayed graft function, the investigators reported.
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Predicting Risk of Prostate Cancer in Men Receiving Finasteride
Urology via MDLinx
This study aims to examine the effect of prostate volume, number of biopsy cores, and American Urological Association symptom score for prostate cancer risk assessment among men receiving finasteride in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. Although in the general population, obtaining a cancer diagnosis is improved by assessing prostate volume and increasing the number of biopsy cores, neither steps are required in men receiving finasteride.
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Is There A Relation Between the Radiation Dose to the Different Sub-Segments of the Lower Urinary Tract and Urinary Morbidity After Brachytherapy of the Prostate With I-125 Seeds?
Radiotherapy & Oncology via MDLinx
This study aims to investigate possible relationships between the dose to the sub–segments of the lower urinary tract and lower urinary tract symptoms after brachytherapy of the prostate. Pre–treatment IPSS, prostate volume and dose to the bladder neck are correlated with post–implant IPSS.
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