2013 Annual Meeting
The Portola Hotel
Monterey, CA
November 3-7
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For Residents

Be sure to get involved! There are many recognition awards &
educational opportunities that will benefit your career!

For WSAUA Residents: Become a part of one of urology’s greatest traditions! We offer free (or discounted) meeting registration including social events, a $1700 value. Plus discounted registration for your spouse/guest. In addition, scholarship awards are given to defer travel costs to one resident per each training facility in the Western Section (to be selected by the program chief). The amount is $500 except when the meeting is in Hawaii in which case it is $1000. Are you interested in future leadership and/or health and public policy issues?  If yes, the AACU and WSAUA have collaborated on a $2,000 travel award to the Joint advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in March 2014. See details here.

For Our Residents- Special Lunch Program – Please RSVP to info@wsaua.org
Sunday, Nov. 3  12:00pm – 2:00pm

Surviving after Residency, Learning the Business Side of Practice

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


Eugene Y. Rhee, M.D., MBA, Chief, Department of Urologic Surgery, The Southern California Permanente Medical Group
President, California Urological Association, 2013-14 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar, Past President, San Diego Urologic Society

Mark T. Edney, MD, Peninsula Urology Associates, Salisbury, MD, 2012-13 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholar

David Y. Josephson, MD, Tower Urology, Los Angeles


  • How to decide on the right job
  • Academic vs. private vs. HMO
  • Groups large and small
  • Partnership
  • 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, & radiation centers)



Educational Opportunity:
No charge for Residents to attend WSAUA Annual Meeting – (register before deadline) – (Value of $1700)
No charge for Residents to attend Postgraduate Review & Exam Preparation Courses
No charge for Residents to attend Practice Management workshops
Award opportunity:
Health Policy Essay Contest For Residents & Young Urologists. Two Winners Selected. Prize: Trip to Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington DC 2012. Each winner receives $2,000 for travel costs to attend the JAC in Washington, DC.
$500 scholarship for the outstanding Resident from each training facility who will be presenting at the meeting (award determined by Dpt. chair)
Three Resident essay contest awards 1st:$1,000 /2nd:$700 /3rd:$300 – be sure to have them submit their research.
Three cash Poster awards 1st:$500/2nd:$300/3rd:$200 and best of session ribbon award recognition
Eligibility for cash award of $500 for the best trick – presented at the Round Table Program
Social Event & Spouse Recognition:
Residents are invited at no charge to the Sunday, Presidents Welcoming Reception and the Western Section Night. Spouses of Residents get discounted registration and will receive a badge and be able to attend the social events and enjoy the Spouse Hospitality Lounge. (Value of $700)

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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Western Section AUA / 1950 Old Tustin Avenue / Santa Ana, CA 92705 Phone: (714) 550-9155 / Fax: (714) 550-9234 / Email: info@wsaua.org

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