2016 Annual Meeting
Grand Hyatt Kauai
October 23-28, 2016
Kauai, Hawaii

WSAUA Annual Meeting
Award Opportunities & Requirements

See below information for various awards including: posters, physician and resident essays, health policy essays, history essays, the Round Table Program, and resident scholarships.


Deadline to submit: June 10, 2016 for both essays and abstracts.

Deadline for PowerPoint Files & Video’s: Sept. 10, 2016


 

Poster Submissions – Presentations on Sunday, Oct. 23

James L. Goebel Poster Awards
Grand Prize - $500 / 2nd Prize – $300 / 3rd Prize -$200
Best of each session receives a Ribbon Award

There will be three overall awards and awards for best of each session for the three moderated poster sessions. Overall awards are: James L. Goebel Grand Prize: $500 award, Second Place Winner: $300 award, Third Place Winner:$200 award. The Best of Session Awards are: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place ribbon awards. The judges will consider posters to be prize winners based on the following:

  • Quality and work effort;
  • Originality and value of concepts presented;
  • Use of diagrams and pictures;
  • Minimum use of verbiage,
  • Overall visual presentation (minimum font size 12 point).

Posters are designed to permit the author of a technical paper to explain and illustrate concepts, techniques or research findings in a simple graphic manner that will promote understanding more readily than a “rapid fire” podium address. Submit a one-page abstract form for the Abstract Book. Presenters will be sent instructions upon acceptance.

Those selected for a moderated poster session will present a 2 minute podium presentation along with one PowerPoint summary slide. Those selected for an unmoderated poster session will hang their poster for all day viewing on Sunday, but will not have a formal presentation.

BOTH MODERATED & UNMODERATED POSTER SIZES will be approx. 44" wide by 44" tall (usable area of poster). Design the poster(s) to explain and illustrate concepts, techniques or research findings in a simple graphic manner. (See sample design below)

POSTER POSITION - 2 POSTERS PER BOARD

poster board setupweb

 


 

Joseph F. McCarthy - Physician Essay Contest
1st Prize: $1000 • 2nd Prize: $700 • 3rd Prize: $300
(All winners also receive an engraved plaque)

To be eligible for the Physician’s Essay Contest, you must be a urologist in the geographical area of the Western Section American Urological Association who has been out of training no more than 10 years. The contestant must be the principal worker and author of the paper. The essay may consist of any topic of urologic interest. It need not be based on research. It must not be published prior to the first day of the meeting. Prize winning essays will be assigned a place on the program. Must present paper at annual meeting in order to be a winner. Non winners will be considered for a place on the program. The paper should bear the title of the subject but not the name of the author. Use manuscript form that is required by the Journal of Urology.

Accompaniments: Your essay should be accompanied by the following  information: 1) Cover letter 2) Photos 3) Abstract Form.

  • Cover letter - please include:
    • Name & address of principal author.
    • Name of any co-workers who are to appear on the published paper.
    • For non-WSAUA members, answer the questions: Date and place of urological training? Percentage of practice devoted to urology? Percentage of time devoted to private practice as opposed to salaried institutional work?
  • Photos or illustrations: Label each photo with paper title.
  • Abstract Form: Submit a one-page abstract form for the Abstract Book.

 


 

Miley B. Wesson - Resident Essay Contest
1st Prize: $1000 • 2nd Prize: $700 • 3rd Prize: $300
(All winners also receive an engraved plaque)

To be eligible for the Resident’s Essay Contest, you must be a resident (does not include fellows) who has not completed their residency by the time of the abstract submission deadline and are in training within the geographical area of the Western Section American Urological Association. The contestant must be the principal worker and author of the paper. The essay may consist of any topic of urologic interest. It need not be based on research. It must not be published prior to the first day of the meeting. Prize winning essays will be assigned a place on the program. Must present paper at annual meeting in order to be a winner. Non winners will be considered for a place on the program. The paper should bear the title of the subject but not the name of the author. Use manuscript form that is required by the Journal of Urology.

Accompaniments: Your essay should be accompanied by the following information:1)Cover letter 2) Letter of Residency Verification 3) Photos 4) Abstract Form.

  • Cover letter - please include:
    • Name and address of principal author.
    • Stage and place of urological training.
    • Name of co-workers who are to appear on the  published paper.
    • Answer questions: Are you the participant in an on-going research project? Is this original work of yours with advisor(s)? Will you be the first author on manuscript when submitted for publication?
  • Letter of Residency Verification: Letter to be on department letterhead and  signed by the urologist who heads the department.
  • Photos or illustrations: Label each photo with paper title.
  • Abstract Form: Submit a one-page abstract form for the Abstract Book.


 

Health Policy Essay Contest - presentations on Sunday Oct. 23

The WSAUA Health Policy Forum is nationally recognized
and esteemed =
Great Opportunity for Western Section AUA
Members & Residents/Fellows!

1st Prize: $1,000 • 2nd Prize: $600 • 3rd Prize: $300

Optional: Prize winners may be offered $2,000 stipend to attend the AUA/AACU Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington DC (usually held each March)
  • Eligibility: All Western Section AUA Members, Residents and Fellows are eligible.
  • Subject matter: The essay must address a relevant aspect of Health Policy and/or practice management.
  • Program: Prize winning essays will be assigned a place on the Annual Meeting Program. All other papers submitted in the competition will be considered for a place on the program. If the paper is not acceptable, the paper will be returned to the author.
  • Rules: Must present paper at annual meeting to be a winner. The essay should bear the title of the subject but not the name of the author. The manuscript form is that required by the Journal of Urology. Your essay must be accompanied by a one page abstract form.
  • Judging: The papers are judged by the Health Policy Committee of the Western Section. Essays are judged by originality, importance of material and editorial clarity.
  • Abstract Form: Submit a one-page abstract form for the Abstract Book.

 


 

History Essay Contest

Opportunity for Western Section AUA Members

1st Prize: $500 • 2nd Prize: $300 • 3rd Prize: $100

Any category of Western Section membership is eligible to submit essays. The essay may consist of anything of an historical nature including but not limited to persons, training programs, procedures, instruments, pharmaceuticals, diseases, treatment, concepts, etc. It must not be published prior to the date of the meeting. The paper should bear the title of the subject but not the name of the author. Use manuscript form is that required by the Journal of Urology. Must present paper at annual meeting in order to be a winner. The papers are judged by the History Committee of the Western Section. Originality, importance of material and editorial clarity will be important points in judging. Your essay must be accompanied by a one page abstract form.

 


 

Round Table Program on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

The Round Table Session is a unique and popular Western Section tradition
that brings together humor and innovation.
There are two Round Table awards available:

Bodner-Stegemann Award
Prize of $500

To qualify for the Bodner-Stegemann Award, please submit an abstract of your unique, interesting or bizarre case for the Round Table. Your presentation must be limited to 3 minutes in length. A panel of judges will award the prize to the participant whose presentation is considered to be of most value.

The categories to choose from are:

  • A gadget converted from some other use
  • A diagnostic trick
  • A therapeutic aid, medical or surgical
  • A problem case for which opinion or advice is requested
  • Unusual cases

 

The Hadley Award
Prize of $500

To qualify for the Hadley Award, please submit an abstract of your unique, interesting or bizarre case for the Round Table. Your presentation must be limited to 3 minutes in length. Only Western Section members are eligible.  A panel of judges assigned by the Western Section will award the prize to the participant, basing whose presentation is to be considered most unusual nature of the case, its level of intrigue and the quality of presentation.

History: This competition was initiated by an endowment from the estate of Dr. Henry L. Hadley and the Division of Urology at Loma Linda University. Dr. Henry Hadley, who passed away in 1993, served as Chairman of Urology at Loma Linda University from 1965 to 1990. Dr. Hadley is fondly remembered.

 


RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Resident scholarship awards are presented to one outstanding resident from each of the training facilities in the Western Section geographic boundaries. The Resident is chosen by the Chief of Urology of each training facility. The award amount varies each year but is currently $500 except for Hawaii meetings in which case it is $1000.

Qualifications:

      • The resident has submitted an abstract to the annual meeting.
      • The abstract has been accepted for presentation.
      • The resident must present the paper and register for the annual meeting.

Scholarship award winners will be published in the official annual meeting program book and Mainstream Newsletter.

Key Dates
■ Presenter PowerPoint File Submission Deadline:
September 10
■ Earl-Bird Registration Deadline:
August 23

 

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