Western Section AUA

Maui or Not...Here we Come! A virtual meeting is in the works.

96th Annual Meeting - Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui
October 25 to 30, 2020

Going Forward - covid19 updates:

The Program Committee convened recently and decided to plan for an all virtual meeting by default. Given all the unknowns, this will ensure that we are prepared to showcase a great meeting no matter what the physical scenario. This way those who wish to travel to Maui can still attend the meeting virtually and/or enjoy  live components if allowed. Those who cannot make it to Maui will of course be able to attend virtually. Preparations for a meeting continue and there are no plans to cancel at this time. Thank you for your patience and perseverance.

We continue to monitor developments with regard to travel and meetings in Hawaii. As you may know, on June 10, Hawaii Governor David Ige issued the ninth supplemental proclamation, effective through July 31, 2020. The proclamation extends the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers arriving in the state of Hawaii through July 31. It is expected that flights/tourism to the Islands can resume once health screening procedures at the airports are ready. It is therefore quite possible that the airports will be ready come August and some degree of tourism may resume. The situation remains fluid and we are planning for all contingencies to the extent possible. This includes the possibility of a hybrid event which combines both virtual/remote viewing and in-person attendance allowing the greatest degree of safety and flexibility. We reiterate that WSAUA does not plan to cancel this meeting unless necessary due to travel prohibitions and/or gathering restrictions.

We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are creating uncertainty. Absent governmental travel restrictions or local gathering prohibitions at venues, WSAUA does not plan to cancel this meeting. We are working in tandem with the facility and are committed to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures, including outdoor venue options. If there are any changes to events or schedules, we will provide information to registrants about virtual/hybrid options that may be available and/or other details. Registration fees are of course 100% refundable if the event cannot be held as planned. We are in a waiting game right now, but slowly, yet surely, people are coming together again and we are optimistic that a rewarding experience awaits us in Maui.  As the situation evolves, so will our approach to health safety. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates.

All Urology Professionals Welcome

The Western Section of the American Urological Association invites all AUA members and urology professionals around the world to join us in Maui, Hawaii for one of Urology’s top meetings. Experience UROLOGY UPGRADED  - where we deliver the most cost-effective use of your time by combining superb value, top quality CME, world-class speakers, recreation and relaxation. Enjoy a wide variety of topics & content infused with comfort, hospitality and collegiality while immersing yourself in sessions that foster engagement, connections and learning.  With over 450 urologists and 50 allied health attendees expected, the WSAUA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of urology professionals in the Western U.S. Families are also welcome at the Western Section!

Who Should Attend?
Urologists • Urology Residents and Fellows • Doctors of Osteopathy • Advanced Practice Providers • Physician Assistants • Nurse Practitioners • Office Managers • Medical Assistants •  Industry Partners

Program Committee

Christopher Porter, MD Virginia Mason MC - Seattle
Secretary / Program Chair
Sia Daneshmand, MD USC Secretary-Elect
Anne Schuckman, MD USC Bladder/Urethra
Jim Hotaling, MD Intermountain Healthcare - Utah Pediatrics/Sexual Medicine
Alvaro Lucioni, MD Virginia Mason MC - Seattle
Pelvic Floor
Tim Brand, MD Madigan Army MC Prostate
Marc Dall’era, MD UC Davis Prostate
Gary Chien, MD Kaiser Los Angeles
Tom Chi, MD UCSF Kidney/Lap/Calculi
Amanda Reed-Maldonado, MD Tripler Army MC
PREP Courses Director
Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA
Kaiser San Diego
Health Policy Forum/Practice Managemnt
Lou Koncz, PA
Spokane, WA
Advanced Practice Provider/Allied Health
Joseph Presti, Jr., MD Kaiser Oakland
GU Tumor Board/Resident's Bowl/Posters
Craig Comiter, MD Stanford
Round Table/How I Do It
Dean Hadley, MD Loma Linda UMC
Round Table/How I Do It