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Press Central

Press Central

#AUA18 is finally here!

Here is what you need to know:

  • Media check-in begins on Thursday, May 17 at Noon. Journalists will need to provide photo I.D. at check-in. Press registration is no longer available online, but credentialed journalists can register on-site in the press suite (Room 3018 Overlook in the Moscone West Building). Visit our Press Registration page for documentation requirements.
  • Embargo Policy – All members of the press as well as abstract authors, public information officers, public relations firms, organizations, local academic or medical institutions and anyone else with access to abstract or research information, are required to adhere to the AUA's embargo policy. The embargo includes coverage of all research being presented, as well as all abstracts published online at and/or in the 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract book, a supplement to the April issue of The Journal of Urology®.
  • The Press Suite is located in room 3018 Overlook in the Moscone West Building. Download the AUA2018 mobile app to access the map. The Press Suite hours are:

Thursday, May 17

Noon – 5 p.m.

Friday, May 18

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Press Releases

  • Studies Show Men with Orchialgia or Chronic Pelvic Pain Could Benefit from Multifaceted Therapies including Physical Therapy, Low Doses of Tadalafil and Dry Needling
    San Francisco, CA – A multifaceted approach to treating men with orchialgia and chronic pelvic pain may lead to improvements in quality of life and less pain over time, according to data being presented at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Research Connects Poor Sleep Quality and Nocturia with Erectile Dysfunction, Low Testosterone and Increased Risk of Death
    San Francisco, CA – While nocturia and poor sleep quality have been linked to such daytime problems as difficulty concentrating, a general lack of energy and irritability or impulsive behaviors, three new studies being presented at AUA2018 are proving poor sleep quality can lead to serious health risks. Read the full release.
  • Women's Health and Urinary Functions: Panel Discusses Impact of Women’s Health & Fitness Behaviors on Urinary Functions
    San Francisco, CA – Two studies examining the impact a therapeutic yoga program and proper toileting behaviors have on a woman’s urinary function will be presented at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Couples with Male Factor Infertility Potentially Being Treated Prior to Testing
    San Francisco, CA – Many couples with male factor infertility are being treated with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) prior to the men being tested for an fertility issues, according to a new study being presented at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Erectile Dysfunction in the Adult Entertainment Industry Similar to that of the General Adult Male Population
    San Francisco, CA – Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects 30 million men in the United States. Three new studies evaluating the prevalence of ED in certain populations, as well as ED treatments and their availability to patients, are being presented at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Prostate Cancer Treatments: Panel Discuses New Research on Prostate Cancer Management Protocols and Treatments
    San Francisco, CA – Researchers will present new findings on a Korean FDA-approved robotic system, safety of testosterone therapy after prostate cancer and active surveillance protocol for low-risk prostate cancer patients at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Prostate Cancer Screening and Management
    San Francisco, CA – Use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of prostate cancer is increasing, and brings added value to screening and surveillance, according to new studies being presented this year during AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Environmental Impact on Urologic Health
    San Francisco, CA – Two new studies examining environmental factors relating to bladder cancer and urinary stone disease will be presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association. Read the full release.
  • Urology's Approach to Pain Management in an Opioid Epidemic
    San Francisco, CA – Studies on the use of opioids in urology – including variations in prescribing patterns, opioid stewardship and the effectiveness of non-opioid medications vs. the use of opioids for kidney stone pain, will be presented this year at AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Is Prostate Cancer Screening and Risk Stratification Moving Beyond the PSA Test?
    San Francisco, CA – New diagnostic tests for prostate cancer, as well as new information about the impact of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on prostate cancer screening will be presented this year during AUA2018. Read the full release.
  • Urology Care Foundation Names Recipients of 2018 Research Awards of Distinction
    San Francisco, Ca – The Urology Care Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation and the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Research Awards of Distinction, which recognize urologists, scientists and educators who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to urology. Read the full release.
  • AUA Releases Updates to Clinical Guideline on Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
    Baltimore, MD – The American Urological Association (AUA), a leading global urology association, announced updates to its Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) clinical guideline, to incorporate new published research related to the treatment of patients with non-metastatic CRPC. Read the full release.
  • AUA Releases New Clinical Guideline for Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Baltimore, MD – The American Urological Association (AUA), a leading global urology association, released a new clinical guideline on the surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Read the full release.

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