SECTION AND SPECIALTY MEETINGS Western Section AUA to Hold 98th Annual Meeting in Kauai, Hawaii

By: Christopher Porter, MD | Posted on: 01 Sep 2022

It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as President for the Western Section AUA in 2022. It has been a pleasure following the successful term of Kathleen Kobashi, MD, who kept the ship afloat during the pandemic. As many of you know, Kathleen’s father is a urologist in the Western Section and she literally grew up in the “ohana” (family) of the Western Section.

Figure 1. Swimming pool and garden on the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort.

I would like to welcome all of you to our annual meeting in Hawaii, at the Hyatt Regency Kauai on Poipu Beach. This venue is the most luxurious, glorious, and fitting site for our annual meeting and has generated much enthusiasm among the urological community.

“We realize the need to combine a fantastic educational experience with relaxation and support.”

Thanks to the negotiations of the DeSantis Management Group, along with Local Arrangements Chair, Rob and Gloria Carlile (Oahu), we are able offer competitive registration packages for members and nonmembers, as well as spouses and guests. As always, our focus will be on unmatched educational excellence through a wide range of scientific session topics, coupled with all the best that the “Garden Isle” of Kauai has to offer. The final night, Thursday, November 4, is our fabulous Hukilau under the moon with a sumptuous buffet and superb Hawaiian entertainment, not to be missed.

Figure 2. View of Poipu Bay and beach from the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort.

Our Program Chairman and Secretary, Dr. Sia Daneshmand, and the entire Program Committee have developed a brilliant scientific program. This year in response to surveys and requests from members, we arranged for a hybrid meeting, where all videos and most of the sessions will be available for viewing via direct video link (WHOVA app).

The Western Section realizes the demands on physicians, advanced practice providers, and their families. We realize the need to combine a fantastic educational experience with relaxation and support. Consequently, we have continued to provide a 5-day meeting format to allow for more free time in the afternoons, with conclusion on Friday, November 4.

Please watch your email for announcements. Stay on top of meeting schedules, programs, and any updates by visiting our meeting website www.surgewest.org. Surge west to another phenomenal Western Section annual meeting, the best in the west. 

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