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All American Urological Association members can thrive under 'big tent,' says AUA president

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The AUA is challenged with staying fair and relevant to all urologists under the "big tent," even though academic-employed urologists, non-academic-employed urologists, those in private practice, and those in large group practices may have different priorities and problems.

The AUA is challenged with staying fair and relevant to all urologists under the "big tent," even though academic-employed urologists, non-academic-employed urologists, those in private practice, and those in large group practices may have different priorities and problems. That is a key message from Dennis A. Pessis, MD, who discusses his goals as AUA president in 2012-'13 in this exclusive interview. Dr. Pessis is professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was interviewed by J. Brantley Thrasher, MD, professor and chair of urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

Q What are the primary issues and concerns that face the AUA and its membership over the next year as you see it?

It's important to realize that we also have a lot of common problems that we can work on together. If we understand the common problems that we have to solve, it becomes easier to prioritize those issues that we may not have in common.

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