Western Section AUA  -  97th Annual Meeting
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort at Indian Wells, CA
October 31  to Nov 4, 2021



  • NOTE: The meeting is taking place in-person as planned - presenters must attend the meeting.
  • TRAVEL AWARDS: Now accepting requests for Resident travel award scholarships to the meeting. Limited funding available. Award $1000 per Resident with Accepted Paper. Click here to apply

An Invitation to Participate
from the Program Chairman
Sia Daneshmand, MD

Submit Now on Oxford Abstracts

• Abstract & Essay Deadline: June 11, 2021

• Notification of abstract acceptance in July 2021

• Deadline for PowerPoint & Video Files: September 30, 2021

• You can make file updates on-site - 2 hours before your presentation


• Dress code: Resort style business attire

Quick Links

AUA Disclosure
Submit Abstract
Presentation Instructions
Award Opportunities
Presenter File Upload Utility
• Order Your Poster

AUA Disclosure - Important

Be sure you have updated your AUA Disclosure at http://www.auanet.org/cme/coi/

IMPORTANT: Only presenting author needs to submit a disclosure. Should your presenting author change, be sure new author submits a disclosure.

If you do not have an AUA ID, CLICK HERE. Click on "Request New Account" and proceed to create your account.

Dear Colleagues...

The 97th Annual Meeting of the Western Section AUA will be held in Indian Wells, CA - at the site of our 2015 meeting - the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort at Indian Wells, CA our meeting venue/ headquarters. I recommend you book your room as early as possible as our group room block will likely sell-out quickly.

We have expanded our submission topics and are now accepting abstract submissions for the following:

  1. Urothelial cancer of the  Bladder, Kidney and Ureter & Urinary Diversion
  2. Pediatrics
  3. Incontinence/Pelvic Floor/ Neurourology/BPH
  4. Testicular & Penile  Neoplasms
  5. Calculi
  6. Kidney Neoplasms (excluding urothelial) and Renal Transplant
  7. Sexual Medicine & Infertility
  8. Prostate Cancer
  9. How I Do It / Round table
  10. Video Submissions
  11. 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 / 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.