Thursday, 22 May 2014 04:14


Fellow NWUS members!
We are excited for a great Annual Meeting in Portland, December 5–6. Dr. Theresa Koppie and our planning committee have put together an excellent scientific program, highlighted by our keynote speaker, Dr. Seth Lerner from Baylor College of Medicine. He will be delivering three Keynote Lectures over the course of the meeting, updating us within new information about the care of our patients with urothelial carcinoma. Join us Friday morning for our symposium “Urologic Care in an Evolving Health Care Climate”. We have excellent speakers addressing two topics: Quality Measurement and Physician Payment, and the Affordable Care Act and its Effect in Urologic Practice.

Along with the scientific presentations, we will also deliver practical clinical information in the form of panel discussions and state-of-the-art talks during almost every session. Join us and earn 14.5 hours of CME!

We encourage you to bring the whole family! We will offer childcare for four blocks of time throughout the weekend, so you and your spouse can enjoy the terrific social program put together by Rob and Sue Skinner:

  • The President’s Reception Thursday night December 4th–enjoy the beautiful Portland skyline from the top of the Hilton.
  • Wine Reception Friday night December 5th –immediately following the scientific session, then strike out on your own to take advantage of the Portland nightlife. Travel Portland Calendar
  • Saturday afternoon, December 6th –your family can explore Portland, shop, etc. Get all of your holiday shopping done at the many fine stores within walking distance of the Hilton, sales tax-free!
  • President’s Dinner and Dance Saturday night December 6th – enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres with light music, followed by buffet dinner. Then dance to the music of one of the Northwest’s most popular bands - The Hit Machine! (Check them out on YouTube) It’s a show not to be missed! Childcare with special activities for kids will be available this evening as well.

You will need to Reserve childcare blocks in advance –Only $15 per session per child if registered. Drop-in child care will be limited capacity, first-come, first-serve, $25 dollars per session.

This will be a great scientific meeting and wonderful get-a-way for the whole family. Please register soon!

Also, back by popular demand will be a special break-out forum for
urology practice administrators. A copy of their specific agenda and the NWUS conference agenda are included below as attachments.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!
Michael Conlin
on behalf of the entire NWUS planning committee