Virtual Format in the works!
Deadline for Video mp4 files - September 30, 2020
Thank you for your patience and participation in the WSAUA Annual Meeting. At this point in time, we have determined that a live meeting in Maui is no longer logistically possible. We had held out with hope that the emergency would abate and normal travel would resume by now but no such luck.
During a press conference on Aug. 18, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced that the state is delaying the start of the Pre-Travel Testing Program. The program will not begin until October 1, at the earliest. Therefore the likelihood of normal travel to Maui thereafter is now very low and there is no way to know if the situation will improve.
The meeting will now be 100% virtual. Our virtual meeting plans are well underway and an update will be sent very soon with the schedule, registration and other details. The virtual platform will be high quality and feature robust engagement tools, as well speaker support from our tech team. This will ensure a global audience can join us either live or on-demand.
An Invitation to Participate
from the Program Chairman
Christopher Porter, MD
Abstract, Video & Essay Deadline: June 19, 2020
• Notification of abstract acceptance in July 2020
• Deadline for PowerPoint Files: September 10, 2020
• You can make file updates on-site - 2 hours before your presentation
• WIDE FORMAT SCREEN (16:9) USED DURING SESSIONS
• Dress code: Hawaiian/Resort style business attire
Aloha shirts and slacks. No ties or jackets. Resort cocktail attire at evening social events.
The 96th Annual Meeting of the Western Section AUA will be held in Kapalua, Maui for the first time ever. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua will serve as our meeting venue/ headquarters and I recommend you book your room as early as possible as our group room block will likely sell-out quickly. An alternative room block is also available at the nearby Westin Maui (about a 15 minute drive).
We have expanded our submission topics and are now accepting abstract submissions for the following:
- Urothelial cancer of the Bladder, Kidney and Ureter & Urinary Diversion
- Incontinence/Pelvic Floor/ Neurourology/BPH
- Testicular & Penile Neoplasms
- Kidney Neoplasms (excluding urothelial) and Renal Transplant
- Sexual Medicine & Infertility
- Prostate Cancer
- How I Do It / Round table
- Video Submissions
- Essays contests: Resident/Fellow, Physician, History and Health Policy
You may present your paper in one of the following formats:
Podium or Poster / Poster Only / Round Table / Essay Contest / Digital Video.
We have improved our online submission process and are now using Oxford Abstracts - making it easier to amend and revise your submission among other helpful features.
The Program Committee will be meeting in July and soon thereafter notification of your submission acceptance will be sent. Please be sure to register for the meeting and review the abstract submission instructions.
Enjoy one of urology's most friendly and social gatherings!
There is something for everyone and we welcome your participation!
For WSAUA Residents:
- Value: We offer very discounted meeting registration which includes many meals and events, (a $2000 value). Plus we offer a discounted registration for your spouse/guest which also includes spouse hospitality and social events. This is our way of welcoming you to the Western Section. Our meetings are family friendly too!
- Awards: There are numerous ways to be awarded for your excellence. See link above. In addition, scholarship awards are given to defer travel costs to one presenting resident per each training facility in the Western Section (to be selected by the program chief). The amount is $1000 except when the meeting is in Hawaii in which case it is $1500.
- Participation: WSAUA offers a wide variety of sessions from posters to the famous Round Table Program - allowing you more opportunity to present to your peers. Beyond the sessions we offer our Resident's "Rock 'n Roll" Bowl where you can compete with 3 teams of 4 for bragging rights and a lot of fun! There is also the Resident's Lunch/Program where its all about the business aspects of getting into a practice taught by "boots on the ground" WSAUA experts.
- Interested in health policy issues? Submit a health policy / practice management related essay for award consideration and presentation during our nationally acclaimed Health Policy Forum - see details here.
For Physicians and Young Urologists:
We also invite you to submit an abstract or essay for our scientific program. Abstracts can be submitted online via the link above.
BONUS: If you are not a member and wish to join the WsAUA, your first meeting registration is free with your membership dues!
In addition to our comprehensive core program, we offer didactic learning from our experts. Our Postgraduate Review & Examination Preparation Courses (PREP-C) will be offered to help you study for the In-Service Exam for re-certification and the Board Review Exam. Also, great for an overall urology didactical review. This is included with your registration.
Your Benefit: Opportunity & Enduring Relationships
In a convenient, affordable and beautiful location you can present to the largest urology meeting in the western U.S. , gain recognition by your peers, win awards, expand your network, enhance your career opportunities, engage with colleagues and industry, update your skills, discover new practice tools and innovations, prepare for new health policy changes, hear what’s in and what’s not, what the experts are saying, have a lot of fun….and build lasting relationships with some of the top urology professionals in the west.
We look forward to your participation, and just email or call us if you have a question or need help at 714.550.9155.
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