66th SGSU Kimbrough Urological Seminar 

January 16-20, 2019

Kona, Hawaii

Sheraton Kona Hotel & Conference Center at Keauhou Bay

Earn  a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Training • Preparation • Collaboration

Joe Sterbis, MD
Tripler Army Medical Center
John Musser, MD

Dear Colleagues, Aloha and welcome to the 66th Kimbrough meeting to be held in Kona, Hawaii -  on the Big Island. Kona is known for its Hawaiian authenticity and natural beauty. The airport (KOA) is very accessible and about a 25 minute drive to the hotel.  Please book your room early as we expect they will sell-out quickly. The hotel property is big and beautiful and offers an incredible array of activities and water sports. In addition to a robust scientific program, we are planning a number of exciting social activities to make this a great overall meeting experience. All urology professionals and spouse/guests are welcome to share in our tradition of excellence and enjoy an outstanding program.  Please make plans to join us in January. Further information will be distributed soon.

DRESS CODE: Class B's for presenters at podium. For all others: Aloha crisp (Aloha shirts and slacks / Resort attire)

Click here for Program and Schedule

All Urology Professionals Welcome

Abstract Submission Info:  https://govurology.org/instructions/

Disclosures link: http://disclosure.amedcoedu.com/events/2270

General Information

Hotel Information
Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808.930.4900
Hotel Website: sheratonkona.com

Resort FAQ's

Hotel Reservations

Click here to book online
or call reservations at 1-808-930-4900 and ask for the SGSU rate.

Note: Room rates may be changed to reflect the prevailing Federal Per Diem Rate.

Nightly group rates:

  • Mountain View $199, plus taxes
  • Partial Ocean View $219, plus taxes
  • Ocean View $239, plus taxes
  • Ocean Front $259, plus taxes

Resort amenities include:

  • Complimentary in-room internet
  • Fitness Center access
  • Discounted self parking, $5/night, plus taxes
  • Discounted resort fee, $10/night, plus taxes 

Distance from hotel to Kona (town), 5 minutes. Distance from hotel to Kona International Airport (KOA), 25 minutes.

On 22 oceanfront acres at sunny Keauhou Bay on the Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island, this resort offers cultural programs, spa and fitness center, tennis, fantasy pool, waterslide, meeting facilities, business center, wireless high-speed internet access throughout, a teen lounge, and children's creativity center.  Observe Manta Rays each evening from the resort's special viewing area. Island cuisine featured at 3 restaurants, 1 coffee shop and a weekly luau. Golf is available at adjacent course, Kona Country Club.

Keauhou Express Trolley:  Take the trolley from Sheraton Kona to Keauhou Shopping Center, Magic Sands Beach Park, Kailua Pier, Kona Commons Shopping Center and various spots in between. Transfers are included in your daily resort service charge (or $2 per transfer for non-guests).

Airport & Ground Transportation

Keahole International Airport (KOA) is located about 11 miles north of Kailua-Kona proper and 20 miles south of the Kohala resorts, and has an abundance of rental car agencies. There is an airport shuttle service, and taxis and limos are available. There is no free airport shuttle offered by any hotel. Estimate $35 per person for taxi/shuttles to Kona.

Airport website http://airports.hawaii.gov/koa/

There are a number of ways to get to and from Kona International Airport.

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft on the Big Island:

The shared ride services Uber and  Lyft are available on the Big Island since March 2017. To use either of these services you need to install their respective apps on your smartphone and register a credit card.

Click here for more info

Hotel Concierge
Email Concierge Services
(PLEASANT HOLIDAYS LLC on behalf of the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay)

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Special Assistance
We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Call (714) 550-9155 if you require special assistance to fully participate in the meeting.

Optional Sunset Cocktail Cruise - Friday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Don’t miss the opportunity to join the group for a private 2 hour cruise on board the Fairwind II Catamaran and see the Kona Coast in style. This is a 60 foot beautiful 2 story vessel with shade and sun areas, nice restrooms, very comfortable seating and lots of room to relax, have fun and enjoy the scenery. Departing from historic Keauhou Bay located a short 5 minute walk from the Sheraton Kona. Children 12 and under are free but child seats are limited so please register early. Cost includes hosted bar and pupu's during the cruise. Seating is limited for this special sunset cruise.

Registration Materials
You may pick-up your registration materials and badge beginning at 2pm on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the meeting area.

Contact Information
If we may be of any assistance, please contact us by phone at 714-550-9155, by email at info@sgsu.org.
SGSU office mailing address: 1950 Old Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society of Government Service Urologists (SGSU).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.