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

Program Topics and Speakers

Last update: July 6 (please check back regularly)
Dress code for moderators and presenters: Hawaiian Style Business Attire (no suit and tie)

Enjoy a wide variety of relevant content in high quality sessions that foster engagement, collegiality, connections and learning....this is UROLOGY UPGRADED


Post-graduate Review and Exam Preparation Courses (PREP-C)

Overall Director: Sia Daneshmand, M.D., USC

Monday, October 24th

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.

Each course offers 2 hours of intense didactic material and take place Monday morning and end around 12 noon. Note: The video session follows the PREPC this year at 1pm.

Prostate Cancer Update

William J. Catalona, MD – Northwestern Univ.


Andrew E. MacNeily, MD, CSC, FAAP, Univ. of British Columbia

Urethral Reconstruction/Trauma

Bryan B. Voelzke, MD, MS, FACS – Univ. of Washington


the labv5Western Section AUA Stone Extraction Challenge in The Lab

During the meeting, be sure to try your hand to extract a stone burden both percutaneously and ureteroscopically in a set amount of time!
Participants will be judged by overall weight and greatest amount of stone burden! Held in The Lab at the Cook/Storz Booths.

WSAUA Residents Luncheon Program

Sunday, Oct. 23, 11:30am

Surviving After Residency – Learning the Business Side of Practice

Course Director: Jonathan Perley, MD, Clinical Instructor, Harbor UCLA & Private Practice, Long Beach, CA
  • Polina Reyblat, MD, Kaiser Permanente Med. Ctr., Los Angeles, CA
  • Jesse Mills, MD, University of California, Los Angeles
How to select the right job, gain a better understanding into today's medical / financial landscape, how to maximize your training into a successful practice by incorporating minimally invasive therapies, and understand the basics of insurance and coding.


  • How to decide on the right job
  • Academic vs. private vs. HMO
  • Groups large and small
  • Partnerships
  • Understanding insurance, reimbursement and coding
  • How to get started in a practice and what is expected of me
  • Understanding the economic landscape and how it relates to medicine today
  • Panel discussion with academic and Kaiser faculty
  • Update on ancillary care services (surgery centers, pathology labs, & lithotripsy, radiation centers)

            RESIDENTS PLEASE RSVP TO: info@wsaua.org

Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program

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.
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.
Detailed program info coming soon


Resident’s Bowl Competition

Plan to join the fun for three rounds of excitement with the resident teams. 
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!
Congrats to our 2015 winning team who came in with a very close 2nd place at AUA San Diego this year.


GU Tumor Board

Thursday, October 27, 1:30PM to 2:30PM

A huge hit, this new session was launched last year at the WSAUA Indian Wells with fantastic participation and attendance. 

The GU Tumor Board this year will be only better. It is a multidisicplinary panel discussion of challenging cases in Urologic Oncology.  The format will involve case presentations that include multiple choice questions at various decision points in the evaluation and treatment of these patients. An audience response system will be used to poll the audience and then the panel will discuss “best choices”. 
Program Director, Dr Joe Presti (Urology, moderator) will put the panel together and post here soon.  This should be a valuable learning experience for our attendees.

The Grand Finale Event:

Round Table Program & Brunch – Do Not Miss!

Round Table Winners and Judges cropped


A creative blend of urological humor, science and oddities combine to make this famous session the trademark Western Section event. Enjoy door prizes, great food and camaraderie at its best!

Friday, October 28, 10:00AM to 1:00PM




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


Exhibit Companies

American Urological Association
Bard Medical
Bayer HealthCare
Cogentix Medical
Cook Medical
Endo Pharmaceuticals
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
GenomeDx Biosciences
Genomic Health
Janssen Biotech
Karl Storz

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