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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Earn CEU and CME at no extra charge The CUA is pleased to announce that it has been able to obtain ASRT activity approval for category A credit during the WSAUA 2020 virtual  meeting. Urologists can therefore obtain up to 25.75 CEU credits for CEU credits for CA Fluoroscopy License renewal by attending specific sessions while…

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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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California Medical Association (CMA) President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and institutionalized racism in America: “The physicians of the California Medical Association were among the millions of Americans horrified by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. The seeming indifference to his suffering…

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Greetings to all California urologists: The COVID-19 pandemic is easily on track to effect the greatest social upheaval the world has seen since World War II, and is doing so at a truly breakneck pace. Information and policies are changing at times by the hour, and no one truly has any realistic sense of how…

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Dear Members and Colleagues, The CUA wishes to share a recent Telehealth Alert from Mark Painter at PRS as well as other resources that may be helpful to you and your practice during this crisis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PRS TELEHEALTH ALERT ​TeleHealth/TeleMedicine Update 3-17-20​ by Mark Painter New Day New Rules ​Telehealth Changes with COVID–19 – Published March…

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The California Medical Association, in conjunction with other state medical associations — representing hundreds of thousands of physicians who are on the front lines caring for patients during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—sent a letter to congressional leaders on Friday. The letter urges Congress to consider additional issues to protect the viability of physician practices…

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CONGRATULATIONS PETER ON YOUR TERM AS CMA PRESIDENT! CUA President, Dr. Peter Bretan, took the podium as newly installed CMA President, on Sat., 10/26/19, Anaheim, CA. The energy and vibe was positively amazing! Physicians must lead the fight to take back our profession from administrators and bureaucrats.” — Dr. Peter Bretan

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Article from the Sacramento Bee, May 1 By Alyssa Hodenfield | Cathie Anderson UC Davis Health has agreed to negotiate with the Committee of Interns and Residents on pay and working conditions for the academic health system’s roughly 800 residents and fellows, union officials and UCD Health told The Bee on Thursday. Click here for…

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