2013 Annual Meeting
The Portola Hotel
Monterey, CA
November 3-7
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Abstracts reviewed by the Western Section AUA Program Committee and accepted to present at the 89th annual meeting.

DVD Surgi-Session

Poster Session I – Prostate

Poster Session II – Bladder

Poster Session III – Kidney, Lap, Peds & Stones

Poster Session IV – Prostate, Bladder

Poster Session V – Kidney, Sex Med, Calculi

Pelvic Floor Medicine


Sexual Medicine

Prostate I



Bladder Cancer

Kidney & Laparoscopy

Prostate II

Round Table

2013 WSAUA Miley B. Wesson Resident Essay Winners
(Eligibility: Must be a resident (does not include fellows) who has not completed residency by the time of the abstract submission deadline and are in training within the geographical area of the Western Section AUA. The contestant must be the principal worker and author of the paper.)

1ST PLACE: Hossein S. Mirheydar, MD
“Incidence and Risk Factors of De Novo Nephrolithiasis after Chemotherapy in Patients with Lymphoproliferative or Myeloproliferative Disorders.”

2ND PLACE: Suzanne Gudeman, MD
“Operating Characteristics of Follicle Stimulating Hormone in Azoospermic Men.”

3RD PLACE: Alan L. Kaplan, MD
“Testosterone Replacement Therapy Following the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: Outcomes and Utilization Trends.”

2013 WSAUA Joseph F. McCarthy Physician Essay Winners
(Eligibility: Must be a urologist in the geographical area of the Western Section AUAwho has been out of training no more than 10 years. The contestant must be the principal worker and author of the paper.)

1ST PLACE: Thomas Chi, MD
“A Drosophila Melanogaster Model Identifies a Critical Role for Zinc in Initiating Urinary Stones.”

2ND PLACE: Benjamin N. Breyer, MD
“Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Urinary Incontinence in Overweight/Obese Men with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Trial.”

3RD PLACE: Matthew R. Cooperberg, MD
“A Validated Genomic Prostate Cancer Score for Risk Stratification at Diagnostic Biopsy.”

2013 WSAUA History Essay Winners
(Essays may consist of anything of a historical nature including but not limited to persons, training programs, procedures, instruments, pharmaceuticals, diseases, treatment, concepts, etc.)

1ST PLACE: George Kaplan, MD
“Peter C. Remondino, MD – The Man, His Book and His Library: Their Relevance to Urology and the Western Section.”

2ND PLACE: Mark Tyson, MD
“The History and Future of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) in Urology.”

3RD PLACE: Arnold Heyman, MD
“Western Section AUA as a Personal Platform for Introducing Innovative Urological Technology.”

2013 WSAUA Health Policy Essay Winners
(Eligibility: Must be either a young urologist WSAUA member (within 5 years after completing training), or a resident of a WS training program.)

Mark Tyson, MD (Resident)
“Hispanic Ethnicity is Associated with Increased Costs After Radical Cystectomy in the United States.”

Brian J. Kim, MD (Young Urologist)
“Impact of Surgical Case Order on Perioperative Outcomes for Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy.”

Important Dates

  • Presenters File Submission Deadline - September 13
  • Hotel room block cutoff date - September 20
  • Pre-Registration Deadline - October 17



Actavis Pharma

Acquire Med


American Medical Systems, Inc.

American Urological Association

Astellas Pharma US

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bard Medical

Bayer Healthcare & Algeta

BK Medical/Analogic Ultrasound

Boston Scientific

Bostwick Laboratories

California Medical Specialties


Cook Medical


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