Prostate Cancer 2018

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Date & Location
Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:10 PM   Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Urology

This multidisciplinary, one-day conference will provide a clinical update on the biology, therapeutic modalities, and surgical, medical and radiation-based management of patients with all stages of prostate cancer. There have been a number of recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with localized and metastatic prostate cancer. A respected panel of experts in the field will deliver state-of-the-art didactic lectures that will present the modern treatment approaches, recent and ongoing clinical trials, and future clinical practice directions. There will be a focus on the use of biomarkers and advanced imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of early stage prostate cancer as well as advances in the multidisciplinary management of patients with high-risk, locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. The application of new therapeutic agents, cutting edge radiation technology and evolving minimally invasive urologic surgical approaches will be extensively discussed. Information and regional resources for prostate cancer patients as well as treating physicians, nurses and trainees such as GUMDROP (Genitourinary Multidisciplinary DC Regional Oncology Project) and specialized centers of excellence will be shared.  The learning experience will be further enhanced through interactive audience participation, case presentations and panel discussions, and abundant opportunities for  individual audience members to interact with the faculty. The sessions will also cover broad topics of general interest moderated by  experts such as prostate cancer prevention, molecular biologic signatures, innovative approaches and health services research perspectives and their impact on current and future clinical practice. 

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Interpret prostate MRIs in developing treatment strategies for organ-confined prostate cancer
  2. Interpret prostate biomarkers in planning treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer
  3. Recognize intermediate and high-risk patients who will benefit from brachytherapy
  4. Identify intermediate and high-risk patients who will benefit from immunotherapy
  5. Recognize intermediate and high-risk patients who will benefit from salvage therapy
  6. Distinguish the proper use of early chemohormonal therapy in patients with high-risk and metastatic prostate cancer
  7. Recognize intermediate and high-risk patients who will benefit from chemotherapy
  8. Recognize intermediate and high-risk patients who will benefit from testosterone replacement
  9. Illustrate the benefits of genetic testing for risk stratification in organ-confined prostate cancer
  10. Assess the latest guidelines of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  11. Examine the latest and current science and practices in the management of prostate cancer
  12. Identify the changes in medications and treatments for the different states of prostate cancer management
  13. Develop care plans for treatment and survivorship for prostate cancer patients to provide a continuum of care
  14. Compare the health risks, side effects, and symptoms related to brachytherapy, immunotherapy, salvage therapy, chemotherapy, and testosterone replacement.
  15. Analyze the difficulties and strategies for managing patients with the various stages of prostate cancer


Registration Fees:

  • Physician $225
  • Resident/Fellow $50
  • Advanced  Practice Clinician $125
  • Nurse $125
  • Allied Health $125
  • Industry $300


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend a Category 1 CME certified activity can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record in order to document the courses attended and the hours obtained.