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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 05, 2013

Wendy Waldsachs Isett, AUA


Baltimore, MD, November 5, 2013—The American Urological Association (AUA), in conjunction with the Urology Policy Forum and the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, will host a special Congressional Briefing on November 6 to discuss key health policy issues of import to the urology community. Topics to be discussed include prostate cancer testing, families’ access to fertility treatment and urotrauma among veterans and members of the armed services. Key speakers include American Public Health Association Men’s Health Caucus member Alphonso Gibbs Jr.; Dr. H. Ballentine Carter, director of adult urology at the Brady Urological Institute and professor of oncology and urology at Johns Hopkins Medicine; Erin Kramer, government affairs manager at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and staff representatives from the office of Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY).

“The AUA is pleased to spearhead this important event with the Urology Policy Forum and share important information with lawmakers and their staffs on these important policy issues,” said AUA Health Policy Council Chair David F. Penson, MD.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Cannon House Office Building, room 121. Members of the Urology Policy Forum will be on hand to discuss these issues with interested lawmakers and staff.

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About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 20,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.