90th Annual Meeting
October 26-31 at the Grand Wailea 
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Program Topics & Speakers

Last update: Oct. 1, 2014

Enjoy a wide variety of content and styles including: Poster Sessions, Exam Prep Courses, Practice Management Workshops, Health Policy Lunch & Forum, Resident’s Program, our Video Surgi-Session, Expert Lectures, Debates, Panels, Discussions, Tricks of the Trade, Commercial Exhibits, Industry Symposium, Young Urologists & Aspiring Leaders Program, Recreational Activities, the Round Table Program, the Resident’s Bowl, and lots of time for networking with friends, speakers and industry innovators from all urological disciplines.


State of the Art Lectures, Debates, Panels

State of the Art Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 28

During Pelvic Floor Medicine Session:
Gamal Ghoniem, MD, UCI
Voiding Dysfunction After Stress Incontinence Surgery


Point – Counter Point Discussion
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Tuesday, Oct. 28

During Pelvic Floor Medicine Session:
Jane L. Miller, MD, Univ. of WA
Suzette E. Sutherland, MD, Univ. of WA

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State of the Art Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 28

During Pediatrics Session:
Steven Skoog, MD, OHSU
The RIVUR Trial


State of the Art Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 28

During Sexual Medicine Session:
Wayland Hsiao, MD, Kaiser Oakland
Penile Rehabilitation After Radical Prostatectomy


State of the Art Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 29

During Bladder/Urethra/Testis Session:
Joseph Sterbis, MD, Tripler Army Medical Ctr.
Modern Military Trauma -
Lessons Learned from Iraq and Afghanistan

 Joe Sterbis MD Headshot

Panel Discussion
Challenging Cases in Bladder Cancer

Wednesday, Oct. 29

During Bladder/Urethra/Testis Session:
Peter Black, MD, Univ. of British Columbia
Christopher Porter, MD, Virginia Mason Med. Ctr.

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Panel Discussion
Difficult Stone Cases, Surgical and Medical Management

Wednesday, Oct. 29

During the Calculi Session:
Greg Jack, MD
Jonathan Harper, MD
Gerhard Fuchs, MD
Ben Chew, MD

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State of the Art Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 29

During Prostate1 Session:
Leonard Marks, MD, UCLA
Evolution of Targeted Prostate Biopsy


State of the Art Lecture

Thursday, Oct. 30

During Kidney & Laparoscopy Session:
Ralph Clayman, MD, UCI
Smart Medicine: New Diagnostics – New Frontiers -
The Evolution of Predictive, Participatory, Preventative
and Personalized (4P) Medicine


State of the Art Lecture

Friday, Oct. 31

During Prostate 2 Session:
Christopher Amling, MD, OHSU
Advancements in MR Imaging of the Prostate:
From Diagnosis and Staging to Treatment Selection


State of the Art Lecture

Friday, Oct. 31

During Prostate 2 Session:
Matthew Cooperberg, MD, UCSF
Molecular Risk Stratification



PREP-C, Exam Prep Courses

Each course offers 2 hours of intense didactic material that you can use to study for  upcoming exams or general review.

Monday, October 27th

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.

Course #1 – Prostate Cancer (7:30-9:30am)

Daniel Lin, MD, Univ. of Washington, Matthew Cooperberg, MD, UCSF & William Aronson, MD, UCLA

  • State of Active Surveillance for Management of Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions.
  • Molecular and Genomic Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer: Emerging Data and Practical Applications.
  • Therapeutics in Advanced Prostate Cancer: Role of the Urologist.

Course #2 – Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urologic Disease (7:30-9:30am)

Duane Baldwin, MD, Loma Linda Univ. Med. Ctr., Jonathan D. Harper, MD, Univ. of Washington & Ithaar Derweesh, MD, UCSD

  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Prostectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty

Course #3 - Bladder Cancer: Management / Early / Late (9:45 – 11:45am)

Maxwell Meng, MD, UCSF, Sia Daneshmand, MD, USC & Jonathan Wright, MD, Univ. of Washington

  • Low-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • High-risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Course #4 – Testosterone Replacement Therapy: New Concepts For A Rapidly Changing Field (9:45 – 11:45am)

Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS, Men’s Health Boston

  • Epidemiology of Testosterone Deficiency
  • Risks of Testosterone Deficiency in Patients
  • Testosterone Deficiency Treatment Options

All courses are included in your registration fee and include a take-home workbook to help prepare you for the In-service exam, Maintenance of Certification or a general urology review.


Health Policy Luncheon & Forum

Sunday, October 26

Preliminary Program Agenda

Moderated by Jeff Frankel, MD, Chairman, Health Policy Committee

Welcome – Jeff Frankel, M.D.

 Health Policy Essay Contest Presentations

Evolving Health Care Delivery 2014
Jeffrey Kaufman, M.D.

AACU Update  - Richard Pelman, MD, President AACU

Utilization of Advanced Practice Providers in Urology
Ken Mitchell, MPAS, PA-C

 Senate Bill 1215 In Memoriam – a fascinating legislative journey underscores the power of advocacy
Panel Discussion: Drs. Eugene Rhee, Jeff Frankel, Aaron Spitz

Update on the Ballot Measure to Change the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA)
David Benjamin, M.D., CUA President

2014 Western Section Member Survey Results Jeff Frankel, M.D.


Morning Practice Management Courses

Sunday, October 26

Threat Awareness, Safety & Security for you and your Practice

Panel of Speakers:

Sheldon H. F. Marks, M.D.
Tucson Urologist & Security Training Expert
William Schiff, M.D.
Fresno Urologist & Security Training Expert
Eugene Rhee, M.D.
Immediate Past President- CUA, 2013 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar, Past President-San Diego Urological Society

Course objectives:

Recent acts of targeted violence to urologists in the United States illustrate the importance of threat assessment and threat management. Threat assessment and management have been shown to be effective processes which mitigate risks for these events.

The attendees of this meeting should accomplish the following objectives:

  1.  Recognize and classify warning signs, understand common misconceptions about workplace security and violent encounters.
  2.  Learn appropriate de-escalation techniques, policies and procedures that meet compliance standards.
  3.  Learn ways to prevent and prepare for threats, aggressive patients and/or violence with realistic atypical drills.
  4.  Develop compliant response protocols and policies.
  5.  Learn cost effective methods for creating a safe workplace.


Top 10 Actions for Urology Practices in 2015
Mark N. Painter, Physician Reimbursement Systems


Managing Medicare in 2015 and Beyond
Arthur Lurvey, MD, FACP, FACE
Medicare Contractor Medical Director, Noridian Jurisdiction E

(Moderated by Amani Abou-Zamzam MBA, UrologyConsulting.com, UrologyNetwork.net)


Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program

This program is included in the Health Professional’s registration package, is also open to all physicians and will include CME which is pending review.

For the second  year,  we are pleased to continue a special CME segment on Tuesday and Wednesday that is directed toward our Advanced Practice Provider attendees, nurse practitioners and other allied professional colleagues in Urology. We encourage you to register the non-MD professionals in your practice and have them attend.

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Resident’s Bowl Competition

Each training institution will 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 next year. Plan to attend and cheer your favorite team at each of the games!


resbowl2013Game Schedule

Round 1 : 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28
Round 2 : 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29
Finals: 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30





Young Urologists and Aspiring Leaders Program

Want to get involved in leadership but not sure how?

Plan to Attend the Young Urologists Mentorship Mixer and Happy Hour

Wednesday October 29, 2:30-3:30 PM

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, MD, AUA Young Urologist Representative for the Western Section AUA


Resident’s Luncheon Program

Sunday, October 26, 11:45AM – 1:30PM – Plumeria Room
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Surviving after Residency – Learning the Business Side of Practice

Important Dates
  • Deadline to submit PowerPoints - Sept 10

  • Hotel room block cutoff date - September 20

  • Advance registration deadline - October 10
As of October 21, 2014


Actavis Pharma


American Medical Systems

Astellas Pharma US


Bard Medical

Bayer Healthcare

BK Medical

Boston Scientific

Care Credit


Cook Medical

Covis Pharma


Dornier MedTech

Edap Technomed

Epoch Men's Health

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

GenomeDx Biosciences

Genomic Health


Hitachi Aloka

Janssen Biotech

Karl Storz




Medivation / Astellas Oncology


Mindray Ultrasound

Mission Pharmacal

Myriad Genetics


Olympus America




Prometheus Laboratories


Richard Wolf

Siemens Healthcare

Strand Diagnostics

Tolmar Pharmaceuticals

University Compounding

Urology Care Foundation


Vision Sciences

Wave Form Systems, Inc.

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