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Health Policy Forum and Practice Management Courses

Sunday, November 3, 2013 (Included in your registration fee)

Health Policy Forum & Luncheon
Moderated by Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D., Chairman, Health Policy Committee

The Changing Economics and Regulation of Health Care
Dr. Larry Van Horn, PhD, MPH,
Associate Professor of Management (Economics), Director
Office of Sustainable Health Care Finance
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Two Perspectives: The Future of the Employed Urologist

Dr. Chris Gonzalez (Academic)
Dr. Mark Beaghler (Private to Employed)

The Future of Private Practice
Dr. Jeff Frankel

AACU Update
Dr. Richard Pelman, President AACU
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Allied Health Program Planned For Annual Meeting In Monterey Held During the Western Section AUA's Annual Meeting
Send your NP, PA, nurse and other allied professional colleagues!

This program is included in the Health Professional's registration package and is also open to all physicians. This program approved for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Preliminary Schedule                           Program Nov. 4, Cottonwood Room — Portola Hotel
Time Event
7:50 A.M. - 8 A.M. Welcome and Announcements – Louis Koncz PA-C & Linda Adams LVN, SUNA Northern California Chapter President
8 A.M - 8:50 A.M. Pelvic Floor Strengthening – Patricia Leigh, RN, B.Sc.
9 A.M. - 9:50 A.M. Utilization of NPP’s in Urology – Kenneth Mitchell PA-C
10 A.M. 10:50 A.M. Radiology in Urology – Leo Doumanian, MD
11 A.M. - 11:50 A.M. Overactive Bladder (Diagnosis and Treatment) – Kathleen C. Kobashi, MD, FACS
12 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lunch Break (Symposia luncheon options available)
1:40 P.M. - 3:40 P.M. Hands-on breakout stations: PEYRONIES INJECTIONS AND TESTOPEL INSERTION (each station one hour long repeated twice)
5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Networking Reception
To register go here.
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Post-graduate Review and Exam Preparation Courses (PREP-C)
Director: Dr. Chris Porter, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

A Western Section AUA Program Especially for Residents and Physicians wanting:
• Preparation for the In-Service Exam
• Maintenance of Certification
• An Overall Didactic Urology Review

All Courses are included in your registration fee.

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  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.


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


Radiotherapy Could Spare Bladder Cancer Patients Surgery
Medical Xpress
Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for aggressive bladder cancer and could spare patients surgery that removes the whole bladder, according to a study published in this month's 'International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.' The Cancer Research U.K. study found that two different approaches to giving radiotherapy controlled the disease and had a low risk of severe side effects.
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Prostatic Inflammation Does Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
Renal & Urology News
Histological inflammation in prostate biopsy specimens is not associated with an elevated risk of subsequent prostate cancer, researchers concluded. Dr. Tytti H. Yli-Hemminki, of Tampere University Hospital in Tampere, Finland, and colleagues studied 293 prostate biopsy specimens obtained during the first screening round of a Finnish population-based randomized screening trial for PCa, which began in 1996.
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Prostate Cancer Agent Delays Pain Progression, QoL Deterioration
Urology Times
Abiraterone acetate significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone, the authors of a multi-center study reported. In their study, published online in 'Lancet Oncology,' researchers measured the pain and quality of life impact of abiraterone when administered to 1,088 patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer at 151 sites in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia.
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New Approach Promising for Penile Cancer
Renal & Urology News
Low-dose rate interstitial brachytherapy is commonly used for conservative treatment of penile carcinoma, but high-dose rate interstitial brachytherapy may be a better option, French researchers reported at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th annual meeting. “The results were good and the toxicity was equivalent to the toxicity observed with the previous technique of low-dose rate. Of course, we have short follow-up but we obtained promising results,” said study investigator Dr. Yohann Rouscoff.
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