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Western Section AUA
Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hawaii
October 27 to November 1, 2024


Join Us for the Best Week in Urology

100th Anniversary Celebration

Delivering Wellness, Learning and Community

All Urology Professionals Welcome

The Western Section of the American Urological Association invites all AUA members and urology professionals to join us for one of Urology’s top meetings.  Our priority is delivering the most cost-effective use of your time by combining a great location, top quality CME, world-class speakers and fun networking. Enjoy a wide variety of topics & content infused with 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 regional gathering of urology professionals in the Western U.S.

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

Meeting Venue
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii, United States, 96756
Tel: +1 808 742 1234

Self-parking is free at the Hyatt.


  • Activities: click here for a listing of nearby activities


Lihue Airport is the primary airport on the Island of Kauai. It handles both overseas and interisland flights. Airport (LIH)

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD (one way)

Visit LIH airport website

Travel Info Websites:

Special Assistance
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Call (714) 550-9155 if you require special assistance to fully participate in the meeting.

Dress Code
Business casual is appropriate for SurgeWest attendees. Aloha shirts/dress, slacks for presenters. Please no suit and tie.

Registration Materials
You may pick-up your registration materials and badge beginning at 2pm on Saturday at hotel meeting area.


Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration up to 14 days prior to the meeting (on or before October 13) without penalty. You will receive a full refund promptly. Cancellations received after October 13 cannot be refunded. However, registration is transferable to a friend or associate, or if you decide not to use it we will credit it to a future meeting minus a $100 processing fee. No shows cannot be refunded.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, WSAUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to WSAUA to use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices: The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA or WSAUA.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside WSAUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the Western Section American Urological Association.

Trademarks: WSAUA, SURGE WEST and all other trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos of WSAUA appearing on the SURGE WESTor WSAUA Web Site are the property of WSAUA. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, product names, and company names appearing on these Web Sites are the property of their respective owners.

Email/Mail Release: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, WSAUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to give permission to WSAUA to use and distribute the registrant or attendee’s contact information and email addresses to program partners and exhibitors. The information provided to program partners and exhibitors will only be used to inform the attendee of promotions and networking opportunities with the program partners and exhibitors at the event. Attendee information is never given to any other parties.

Mobile App Policy: As a knowledge sharing community, the WSAUA Mobile App has features that allow fellow meeting attendees to know and contact each other. By participating in the Meeting you grant WSAUA the right to upload your name, company and company's primary address & phone number in your profile to the meeting App, which will be available to registered attendees only.

Meeting Conduct: All attendees are expected to conduct themselves in a collegial and respectful manner and strive to foster a safe, inclusive, and collaborative atmosphere. Inappropriate conduct, including but not limited to harassment; threatening physical or verbal actions; or disorderly or disruptive conduct, will not be tolerated. WSAUA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without refund.

Contact Information
If we may be of any assistance, please contact us by phone at 714-550-9155, by email at
WSAUA office mailing address: 1950 Old Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705


100th Annual Meeting

Schedule In-Brief

Western Section AUA • Kauai, Hawaii • Grand Hyatt Kauai
October 27 to November 1, 2024

  • Recommend arrival on Saturday, Oct. 26
  • Preliminary schedule - subject to change

Saturday, October 26

  • 2:00 - 6:00 PM - Early Registration & Check In
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM -  Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, October 27

Sessions run approx. 7:30 AM-2:00 PM

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Poster Sessions
  • Public Policy-Data Quality Session (moderated posters/essays)
  • Unmoderated Poster Session - all day
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • CUA Meeting
  • Practice Management Courses
  • Health Policy Forum & Luncheon
  • Resident Luncheon Program
  • 6:30 -8:30 PM - President's Aloha Welcome Reception

Monday, October 28

Sessions run approx. 7:30 AM-2:30 PM

  • Networking Breakfast
  • ExpoLAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • Sessions and Videos
  • PREP Courses
  • Symposia Lunch Program
  • Sports Day - Golf tourney
  • Big Kahuna ExpoLAB Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 29

Sessions run 7:30 AM-2:30 PM

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Expo LAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • General Sessions
  • Symposia Lunch Program
  • APP-Allied Program
  • Young Urologists Program
  • MaiTai & Mingle ExpoLAB Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 30

Sessions run approx. 7:30 AM-2:30 PM

  • Networking Breakfast
  • ExpoLAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • General Sessions
  • Symposia Lunch Program
  • APP-Allied Program
  • GU Tumor Board
  • Lava Flow ExpoLAB Happy Hour
  • Women of the WS Program & Social

Thursday, October 31

Sessions run approx. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

  • Member's Business Meeting & Breakfast
  • ExpoLAB
  • General Sessions
  • Special Talks & Lectures
  • Symposia Lunch Program
  • Blue Hawaii ExpoLAB Happy Hour
  • Western Section Night Hukilau (optional event)

Friday, November 1

Sessions run 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

  • Networking Breakfast
  • General Sessions
  • Round Table Brunch Program

Program committee

Sia Daneshmand, MD, Secretary/Program Chair (USC), (Overall)
Dan Lin, MD, Secretary-Elect (UW), (Posters)
Marc Dall’Era, MD (UCDavis) (Prostate Cancer 1&2)
Roger Sur, MD (UCSD), (Kid/Lap, Calc)
Gary Chien, MD (Kaiser LA), (Video Sessions)
Brian Hu, MD, (LLUMC) (Urothielial/Testis Cancers)
Heidi Stephany, MD, (UCI), (Peds/Sex Med)
Chris Twiss, MD (UofA), (Incont/Pelvic Floor/Neuro.)
Alvaro Lucioni, MD (VMMC), (PREP Courses)
Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA (Kaiser SD) (PPQD) (Pres Elect)
Joseph Presti, Jr, MD (Kaiser OAK) (Residents Bowl, GU Tumor Bd)
Craig Comiter, MD, (Stanford) (Round Table)
Dean Hadley, MD, Loma Linda, CA (Round Table) (Past Pres)
Polina Reyblat, MD, (Kaiser LA) (Round Table)
Charlene Chow, PA-C (Stanford) (APP/ Allied Health Program)
Chris Porter, MD, (Poster Awards /Life Learning/Symp. Liaison)
John C. Prince, MD, Orange, CA (History Essays/CME Advisor) (Past Pres)



100th Anniversary Celebration!