Meeting Overview: See What's Flowing

Last update: September 29, 2019
(please check back regularly -  subject to change)

Please scroll down the page to see the courses, events and highlights

Live Music Every Night!

This year we showcase some of the top Monterey musicians throughout the week!

Nov. 2 - Saturday afternoon Practice Management Clinic
Included in your registration fee!

Powered-UP! Urology Practice Success Clinic

Special pre-meeting clinic directed by Mark Painter, CEO PRSURO and John C. Lin, MD (Arizona)

For Urologists, Urology Practice Managers, PA/APP, Operations Staff

Saturday, Nov. 2 - 2pm to 6pm
Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay in Monterey, CA       click for more info

State of the Art Talks, Panels & Guest Lecturers

Sunday, Nov. 3

  • Is Big Data & Precision Healthcare coming to the Rescue?
    Shez Partovi, MD – Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Lead for Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics (during the Health Policy Forum)
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  • Interactions on the Path to Reimbursement: AUA, CPT & RUC
    Ronald P. Kaufman, Jr., MD, FACS - Prof. of Surgery, Associate Urology Residency Program Director - Albany Medical College, Albany, New York (during the Health Policy Forum)

Monday, Nov. 4

  •  Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy in RCC: Current Guidelines and Practical Approaches (Sadoughi Award Lectureship) - Robert G. Uzzo, MD - Chairman, G. Willing Pepper Chair in Cancer Research, Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Professor of Surgery, Temple University Health System
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  • Evidence Based Medicine must Evolve to Incorporate Broader Global Consensus and Big Data- International Guest Lecturer from Scotland / European Assn of Urology (EAU)James N'Dow, MD - General Urology/Chairman, Guidelines Office Board, EAU, UK, Chairman of the EAU Guidelines Office Board, Professor of Urological Surgery & Director of the Academic Urology Unit, in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
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  • Treating Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Metastatic and Non-Metastatic PC - Robert Reiter, MD, Professor of Urologic Oncology and Director of UCLA's prostate cancer program (sponsored by Janssen)


Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • Expert Panel: Challenging Reconstructive Cases (during the Pelvic Floor Session) - with Benjamin Breyer, MD, Associate Professor of Urology & Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Vice Chair of Urology, UCSF, Dept. of Urology and Jeremy B. Myers, MD, Division Chief, Division of Urology, University of Utah and Judith C. Hagedorn, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Washington and Catherine J. Harris, MD, Urologic Associates, PC, Colorado Springs, CO
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  • Geriatric Considerations in Pelvic Medicine - Anne Suskind, MD, MS - Associate Professor of Urology, UCSF, Department of Urology (during the Pelvic Floor Medicine Session)
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  • Five Most Common Considerations in the Care of the Adolescent/Adult Spina Bifida Patient - Lindsay A. Hampson, MD - Assistant Professor of Urology, UCSF, Department of Urology (during the Pediatrics Session)
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  • Debate: Optimal Treatment of Peyronies Disease with Medical and Surgical Disease (during the Sexual Medicine Session) - with Kevin A. Ostrowski, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Univ. of Washington Medicine and Alexander W. Pastuszak, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Utah
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  • Robotic vs. Open Urologic Oncologic Surgery: A Systematic Review & Meta-analysis Comprising 101,539 Patients (2000-2019) - Inderbir Gill, MD, Chairman & Professor of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology, Founding Executive Director of the USC Institute of Urology, Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation, USC Institute of Urology (during the Prostate 1 Session)
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  • Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Prostate Cancer Management: Importance of Testosterone Monitoring and the Potential of Data Analytics - Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, FACS Director of Research Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley (sponsored by Abbvie)


Wednesday, Nov. 6

  • The Death of PCNL as Technology and Capabilities of Ureteroscopy Continue to Rise - Ralph V. Clayman, MDWSAUA Distinguished Member, 2019 - Distinguished Professor / Endowed Chair in Endourology, Dean – Emeritus, University of California, Irvine, Department of Urology (during the Calculi Session)
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  • The Failed Sling - David Ginsberg, MD (Emil Tanagho Lectureship) - Professor of Clinical Urology, Director, Neurourology and Female Urology, USC Institute of Urology
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  • Expert Panel: Testicular Cancer: Case based approach and New Guidelines (during the Bladder, Testis, Urethra Session) with Siamak Daneshmand, MD, Associate Professor of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, USC and Sean P. Stroup, MD, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Director of Clinical Research
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  • Examining a Therapeutic Option for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) - Edward Uchio, MD, FACS, Professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine (Sponsored by Astellas)
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  • Expert Panel: Renal Masses (during Kidney/Laparoscopy Session) Moderator - Ben Lee, MD, Professor and Chief of Urology at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Panel: Jonathan Harper, MD, Chief of Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Univ. of WA., Jen-Jane Liu, MD, Assistant Professor of Urology School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sci. Univ., Timothy Brand, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center Urology.

     


Thursday, Nov. 7

  • Next Generation Imaging for Recurrent and Advanced Prostate Cancer - Daniel W. Lin, MD, Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology, Pritt Family Endowed Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, Director, Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR), Department of Urology, University of Washington (during the Prostate 2 session)
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  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate – Will it Replace Suprapubic Prostatectomy? - Joel Funk, MD, Associate Professor, Chief of Surgical Services, Director of Urology at Banner University Medical Center – South Campus, Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery – Univ. of Arizona (during the Prostate 2 session)

Health Policy Luncheon & Forum

Sunday, Nov. 3

Luncheon Program: 12 noon - 2:30pm

Program Director:
Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA

Preliminary Program Agenda

  • Welcome –  Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA, Chair & AUA Public Policy Council Chair-elect
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  • Presidential Address  - Jeffrey Frankel, MD, WsAUA President
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  • AUA Update – Scott Swanson, MD, AUA President-Elect
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  • Interactions on the Path to Reimbursement: AUA, CPT & RUC
    Ronald P. Kaufman, Jr., MD, FACS - Prof. of Surgery, Associate Urology Residency Program Director - Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
    .
  • SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Is Big Data & Precision Healthcare coming to the Rescue?
    Shez Partovi, MD – Amazon Web Services, Worldwide Lead for Healthcare, Life Sciences, Genomics 
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  • KEYNOTE: The Practice Predicament:  What’s on the Menu  - M&A, Employed or Private?
    Street Smart Wisdom from Industry Experts
    : Irv Barnett and Debra Phairas


Sunday Morning Practice Management Courses

Sunday, Nov. 3  - 7:30am to 11:30am

  • 7:30am - Health Policy Essay Winner Presentations & Health Data-Quality Improvement (HDQI) Poster Session Moderated by Drs. Eugene Rhee and Jeffrey Frankel

Nicholas Chakiryan, MD

Health Policy Essay- First Place: Relative Value Units Do Not Adequately Account for Operative Time in Urologic Surgery.

Michael Zaliznyak, MD

Health Policy Essay- Second Place: Which U.S. states’ Medicaid programs provide coverage for genital gender affirming surgery for transgender patients?: A state-by-state review, and a study detailing the patient experience to confirm coverage of services.

David Friedlander, MD, MPH

Health Policy Essay- Third Place: Driving high-value American healthcare via the (policy) road less traveled.

 

  • 8:30am - Top 10 Actions for Urology Practices in 2020
    Mark N. Painter, Physician Reimbursement Systems
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  • 10:00am - Managing Medicare in 2020 and Beyond
    Arthur Lurvey, MD, FACP, FACE, Medicare Contractor Medical Director, Noridian Jurisdiction E
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  • 11:00am - California Urological Association Annual Meeting
    With special presentation by CMA President, Dr. Peter Bretan
 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Resident's Luncheon Program

12:00pm

Surviving After Residency –
Learning the Business Side of Practi
ce


Course Director: Jonathan Perley, MD, Clinical Instructor, Harbor UCLA & Private Practice, Long Beach, CA

Objectives:

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.

Topics:

  • 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

Video Surgi-Sessions

Sunday, Nov. 3

Two Concurrent Sessions, 4pm - 5pm

Each session approx. 7 videos. View and review a wide array of surgical procedures with speaker comments and Q&A in a high-quality digital format on a large screen.

  • Session 1 - Robotic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy, tips and tricks to minimize radiation during ureteroscopy, ureterosciatic hernia repair.
  • Session 2 - Robotic pediatric urologic surgeries, parastomal hernia repair.

Sunday, Nov.3, 11:00am

CUA Annual Meeting - All Urologists Invited
Featuring Updates from Calif. Medical Assn President - Dr. Peter Bretan

Radiology Credits Available - schedule coming soon!

Monday, Nov. 4

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

Overall Director: Joseph Sterbis, MD, Tripler

A Western Section AUA Program Especially for Physicians and Residents 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 about 2 hours of intense didactic material and take place Monday morning and end around 12:30pm.

Monday, Nov. 4, 3:45pm

Resident’s (Rock 'n Roll) Bowl Competition

Moderated by rock'n Joe Presti, Jr., MD

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Do NOT miss this event! Three teams will compete together in one jeopardy style game show. You can guess the theme (fun!) as we unwind from the day and enjoy happy hour action with our great rock star resident teams. The winning team will represent the Western Section at the AUA’s Annual Meeting Resident Bowl next year. Plan to attend this slightly "unconventional" event!

Advanced Practice Provider (APP) / Allied Health Program

Program Director:
Louis Koncz, PA, Spokane, WA

November 5 & 6 - Tuesday and Wednesday

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 - click here

Bring your Urologic Health Care Team to Monterey!

Happy Hour after the Sessions & Prizes!

ExpoLab opens Monday, Nov. 4 at 10am

Plan to join your colleagues each day for breakfast, breaks and happy hour! The ExpoLab is a mixture of education, networking, resources and hospitality.

Happy Hour on Monday and Tuesday after the Sessions with Live Entertainment.

Monday - Monterey Pop!
Craft brew tasting fresh from Peter B's and Ice cream social with viper violinist, Razzvio, followed by the Resident's (Rock 'n Roll) Bowl.

Tuesday - Urology Uncorked!
Wine tasting (great local wines) and nibbles with solo guitarist, Mark Banks, an energetic performer playing a variety of classic rock, soul, blues and even a little Jazz which assures that there will be "something for everyone" in his mix.

Simulation & Virtual Reality Tech Center

During the meeting, be sure to try your hand at the "Simulation Center" in the ExpoLab. This year we feature the Top Gun Robotic Simulation Contest! Participants will compete using the latest robot simulation technologies from our vendors. Complementing this we will feature various Virtual Reality technologies for your entertainment and skill testing.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

GU Tumor Board  

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Program Director, Joe Presti, Jr., MD (Urology, moderator)

Panel: Brian Hu, MD, LLUMC / Jonathan D Tward, M.D., Ph.D., (Radiation Oncologist) SLC, UT / Eila C. Skinner MD, Stanford, CA, / John Corman, MD, Seattle, WA, VMCC

Started in 2015, the GU Tumor Board 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”.

This will be a valuable learning experience for our attendees.

Young Urologist & New Member
Mentorship Mixer

Tuesday Nov. 5,  5-6pm

Directed by Forrest Jellison, MD

Learn from your peers and colleagues in an informal and social environment. Plan to enjoy some career networking (job opportunities) and a short program including:

  • Life-Long Learning for the ABU, Christopher Amling, MD
  • AUA Leadership Program, Benjamin Chung, MD
  • AUA Leadership Program, Alumnus, Tim Brand, MD
  • Medtronic sponsored discussion: Former alumnus & current AUA Leadership Program Mentor, Kathleen Kobashi, MD
  • Networking/Socializing  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO RSVP

Optional programs to enrich your meeting experience

All Urologists & APP-Allied Health Pros Invited. Please RSVP in advance on-site.

Luncheon Symposia Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 4
Treating Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: Metastatic and Non-Metastatic PC

Robert Reiter, MD, Professor of Urologic Oncology and Director of UCLA's prostate cancer program 
(Sponsored by Janssen)


Tuesday, Nov. 5
Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Prostate Cancer Management: Importance of Testosterone Monitoring and the Potential of Data Analytics
Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, FACS Director of Research Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley
(Sponsored by Abbvie)


Wednesday, Nov. 6
Examining a Therapeutic Option for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
Edward Uchio, MD, FACS, Professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine
(Sponsored by Astellas / Pfizer)

 

Thursday, Nov. 7 - 10:45 am

Round Table Program & Brunch

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!
Moderators: Dean Hadley, MD and Craig Comiter, MD


Fun social events you won't want to miss!

Beyond the engaging sessions, you’ll also make connections with friendly people at high quality social events that are included in most registration packages.


  • Sunday President's Welcome Reception Festa Italiana! at the Portola Hotel, 6:30-8:30 pm, featuring live music with Mike Marotta and the Monterey International Trio and Bocce! Mangia!

  • Monday Monterey Pop! Happy Hour with live entertainment by Razzvio and fresh craft brews from Peter B's, Monterey's best brewpub - all @ The ExpoLab followed by the Resident's "Rock 'n Roll" Bowl - The Lab will energize you to engage with your peers and partners

  • Tuesday Urology Uncorked! Happy Hour @ The Lab (exhibits area), 4-5:30pm
    Wine tasting (great local wines) and nibbles with solo guitarist, John Sherry.


  • Tuesday day trip to Carmel for the spouse/guest, 10:30am depart from hotel, returns about 2pm.

  • Wednesday Western Section Night Ultra Reception, 6:30-9:30 pm with special entertainment and live music from the awesome & local, Money Band.

    Photo: Michael Troutman/www.dmtimaging.com


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