Abstracts reviewed by the Western Section AUA Program Committee and permitted to present at the 93rd Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Wednesday, Aug 9

  • Bladder / Urethra / Testis- Coming Soon!
  • Calculi- Coming Soon!
  • Kidney / Laparoscopy- Coming Soon!

Thursday, Aug 10

  • Prostate II- Coming Soon!
  • Round Table- Coming Soon!
  • History Essays- Coming Soon!

Congratulations to the following essay contest winners!


Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Winners

  • 1ST PLACE: Timothy C. Chang, MD, Stanford University - “In Vivo Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravesical Administration of Quantum Dots for Optical Molecular Imaging of Bladder Cancer.”
  • 2ND PLACE: Kai Dallas, MD, Stanford University - “Redefining the Stone Belt: Precipitation Potentiates the Risk of Urinary Stone Disease in California.”
  • 3RD PLACE: Selma Masic, MD, UC San Francisco - “Effects of Initial Gleason Grade on Outcomes During Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer."

Joseph F. McCarthy Physician Essay Winners

  • 1ST PLACE: Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD, UC San Francisco - “The Diverse Genomic Landscape of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer.”
  • 2ND PLACE: Thomas Chi, MD, UC San Francisco - “Optimizing RNA Extraction of Renal Papilla Biopsy Tissue in Kidney Stone Formers: A New Methodology for Genomic Study.”
  • 3RD PLACE: Anne M. Suskind, MD, UC San Francisco - “Mortality and Functional Outcomes After “Minor” Urologic Surgery Among Nursing Home Residents; A National Study.”

History Essay Winners

  • 1ST PLACE: Kathy Huen, MD, UC Los Angeles - “The First Filmed Prostatectomy, 1917: 100 Years of Movies in Urological Education.”
  • 2ND PLACE: Kelli Gross, MD, Mayo Clinic - “Learning the Hard Way: A History of Failures and Innovations in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.”

Health Policy Essay Winner

  • 1ST PLACE: Kai B. Dallas, MD, Stanford University - “Racial Disparities in Hospital Admissions in the First 30 Days After Urethral Sling Procedures in California.”
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