Western Section AUA - 2018 Annual Meeting - October 28 to November 2

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Special Pre-Meeting Course to Advance your Skills

Ultrasound Guided PCNL Access Hands on Course


Held in conjunction with WSAUA Annual Meeting. Separate registration is required.

Limited  space of 20 registrants, first come - first serve.
Fee= $350



  • Understand the basics of renal ultrasonography, supine and prone
  • Learn to optimize imaging for renal ultrasound
  • Gain fundamental skills in ultrasound guided renal access


    • 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
      Physics and Basics of Ultrasonography


    • 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
      “Knobology”: How to use ultrasound machine


    • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
      Visualising organs with ultrasonography


    • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Gaining access with ultrasonography
    • 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
      Break & Refreshments


    • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
      Hands on Stations

      • Station #1 Knobology
      • Station #2 Visualizing Organs
      • Station #3 Inanimate Model Access
      • Station #4 Porcine Kidney Access


    • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
      Take Home Points / Q&A



Thomas Chi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology, UC San Francisco

Udo Nagele, M.D.
Professor of Urology, Chairman Dept. of Urology & Andrology General Hospital Hall, Tirol, Austria

Joel E. Abbott, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Maryland
School of Medicine

Roger L. Sur, M.D.
Professor of Urology, UC San Diego

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration on or before September 1, 2018 without penalty. You will receive a full refund promptly. Cancellations for any reason received after September 1, 2018 cannot be refunded unless your spot is resold. Registration is transferable to a friend or associate.
No shows cannot be refunded.

NOTE: Ultrasound Course registration is separate from Annual Meeting registration.