2022 Annual Urology Advocacy Summit Recap Thank you to all that joined us for the 5th AUA Summit in Washington, DC last week. More than 275 attendees registered for the Summit this year, including over a dozen patient advocates and more than 65 medical students, residents, and fellows. The conference kicked off with Major Garrett as…

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The CUA wishes to thank and acknowledge Assemblymember Marc Levine for introducing HR56 proclaiming September 2021 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in California. This Resolution brings awareness to the need for prostate cancer screenings and the need to remove cost sharing barriers to care. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220HR56 The Resolution comes after AB 1520, a bill supported by…

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Success: Assembly Bill 1520 Passes Health Committee Hearing We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Health Committee has passed our bill (10 to 0) – this being our first hurdle – and can now move forward to appropriations committee. Many thanks to Dr. John Lam, CUA Pres-elect, for his time and testimony on behalf…

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Report: CMA Council on Legislation By Dr. John Lam, CUA Pres-Elect & Rep to CMA The following is a comprehensive summary of the CMA Council on Legislation meeting held  on March 11. BELOW ARE 2 CRITICALLY IMPORTANT UROLOGY BILLS: SB 225 & AB 1520 – PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REVIEW.   Dear Members and Colleagues…

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PSA screening legislation is moving forward In 2017 CUA launched an effort to seek statewide legislation to preserve coverage for prostate cancer screening with no cost sharing. It has been a long arduous journey but we have now made significant progress with the drafting of our bill, AB1520 being introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine (with…

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By Dr. John Lam, CUA Secretary The following is a comprehensive summary of the Annual Advocacy Summit hosted by the AUA from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2020. Dear Members and Colleagues This year’s American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Advocacy Summit was hosted virtually from August 31 through September 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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The CUA will be taking part in a panel discussion that will follow the ZERO Prostate “Silent Killer” documentary  in Los Angeles on October 17.  The documentary highlights the unbalanced system of care for African American men, it also provides a great resource for experts to create policies to improve diagnosis and treatment. CUA officer,…

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