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Western Section AUA  -  99th Annual Meeting
Everline Resort - Lake Tahoe, CA
Formerly known as the Resort at Squaw Creek

October 1 to 5, 2023

Join Us for the Best Week in Urology

Delivering Wellness, Learning and Community

SurgeWest to experiences that foster genuine connections and communities!

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 for one of Urology’s top meetings.  SURGEWEST is our new meeting name where talented people intermingle - creating inspiration and opportunity. 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 comfort, hospitality and collegiality while immersing yourself in sessions that foster engagement, connections and learning.  With over 350 urologists and 50 allied health attendees expected, the WSAUA Annual Meeting is the largest regional 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 • Practice Managers •  Industry Partners


General Information

Health and Safety
WSAUA does not expect to cancel this meeting unless necessary due to travel prohibitions and/or gathering restrictions.  Attending a meeting, like travel, is at your own risk - each attendee use their own good judgement as to whether or not this risk is acceptable. 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.

Meeting Venue
Everline Resort & Spa
400 Resort Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530.412.7034 | 800.404.8006
Website: https://www.destinationhotels.com/everline-resort-and-spa/resort

Everline Resort is located 42 miles west of the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, 200 miles east of San Francisco and 100 miles east of Sacramento via Interstate 80 with access to Highway 89 south. Limousine/shuttle service can be arranged for guests through our Concierge.


From San Francisco and Sacramento

  • East on I-80 (toward Reno) to Truckee, CA
  • South on HWY 89 (toward Olympic Valley and Tahoe City) for 8 miles
  • Right on Squaw Valley Road (1/3 mile)
  • Left on Squaw Creek Road to the resort's porte-cochère

From Reno/Tahoe International Airport

  • North on HWY 580/395
  • West on I-80 (Reno/Sacramento exit)
  • South on HWY 89 (toward Olympic Valley and Tahoe City) for 8 miles
  • Right on Squaw Valley Road (1/3 mile)
  • Left on Squaw Creek Road to the resort's porte-cochère

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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. Dress warmly for outdoor evening events.

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 20 days prior to the meeting (on or before September 10, 2023) without penalty. You will receive a full refund promptly. Cancellations received after September 10, 2023 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 meeting is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the Western Section American Urological Association.

Trademarks: WSAUA, SURGEWEST and all other trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos of WSAUA appearing on the SURGEWESTor 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.

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


We look forward to Welcoming you to beautful Lake Tahoe! President Harchi Gill, MD and wife Nittay

Detailed Schedule - click here

Schedule In-Brief

Western Section • Lake Tahoe, CA • Everline Resort & Spa (formerly known as Resort at Squaw Creek)
October 1 to 5, 2023

  • Recommend arrival on Saturday, Sept. 30
  • Preliminary schedule - subject to change

Saturday, September 30

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

Sunday, October 1

  • 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
  • 5:30 -7:30 PM - "Into the Blue" Welcome Reception

Monday, October 2

  • Networking Breakfast
  • ExpoLAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • Sessions and Videos
  • PREP Course 1: Testis Cancer
  • PREP Course 2: Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
  • Video-Surgi Session - Oncology
  • Sexual Medicine & Infertility
  • Resident's Rock 'n Roll Bowl
  • Sports Day - Golf tourney
  • ExpoLAB Happy Hour

Tuesday, October 3

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Expo LAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • General Sessions: Pelvic Floor Recon & Voiding Dysfunction, Pediatric Urology, Prostate Cancer 1
  • Emil Tanagho Lectureship - Chris Twiss, MD, University of Arizona
  • Advance Practice Provider-Allied Health Program
  • First Place Essays
  • Young Urologists Program
  • Women of the WSAUA Networking Reception
  • ExpoLAB Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 4

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Member's Business Meeting & Breakfast
  • ExpoLAB
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • General Sessions: Urothelial & Testis Cancer, Renal Cancer
  • Nader Sadoughi Lectureship - Scott Eggener, MD, Vice Chair, Section of Urology, Director, High Risk and Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, UChicago Medicine, Why Public Health Would Improve if Gleason 6 (Grade Group 1)  Wasn’t Called Cancer
  • Advance Practice Provider-Allied Health Program
  • Video Surgi -Session - Oncology
  • GU Tumor Board
  • Western Section Night "Elevated Oktoberfest"

Thursday, October 5

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Spouse Hospitality & Breakfast
  • General Sessions: Prostate Cancer 2
  • Round Table Brunch Program


Western Section AUA/WSAUA

2023 LIVE 99th Annual Meeting
October 1-5, 2023
Lake Tahoe, CA

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Western Section AUA.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



General Arrangements Chair: Anne Schuckman, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Urology - Keck/USC School of Medicine

Program committee

  • Sia Daneshmand, MD, Program Chairman (USC), (Posters)
  • Marc Dall’Era, MD (UC Davis) (Prostate Cancer)
  • Roger Sur, MD (UCSD), (Kid/Lap, Calc)
  • Gary Chien, MD (Kaiser LA), (Video Sessions)
  • Brian Hu, MD, (LLUMC) (Urothelial Cancers)
  • Heidi Stephany, MD, (UCI), (Peds/Sex Med)
  • Chris Twiss, MD (UofAZ), (Incont/Pelvic Floor/Neuro.)
  • Alvaro Lucioni, MD (VMMC), (PREP Courses)
  • Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA (Kaiser SD) (Health Policy/PPQD)
  • Joseph Presti, Jr, MD (Kaiser OAK) (Residents Bowl, GU Tumor Bd)
  • Dean Hadley, MD, Loma Linda, CA (Round Table)
  • Craig Comiter, MD, (Stanford) (Round Table)
  • Polina Reyblat, MD, (Kaiser, LA) (Round Table)
  • Charlene Chow, PA-C (Stanford) (Advanced Practice Provider/Allied Health)
  • Chris Porter, MD, (VMMC) (Life Learning/Symp. Liaison/Poster Sessions)
  • John C. Prince, MD, Orange, CA (Historian/CME Advisor)

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