The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Conference will be a half-day CME certified conference to present the latest evidence, research, and model programs that are proven effective or being studied to improve prostate cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
The goal of the conference is to engage providers, patients/survivors, and caregivers to reduce the burden of prostate cancer and bridge the gap between research and practice.
Breakout sessions will be conducted in two tracks— clinical and survivorship/advocacy—allowing attendees to focus on the most relevant and applicable information and tools to apply to their practice settings.
- State the proper screening guidelines and different screening tests for prostate cancer.
- Discuss prostate cancer risk factors with men over 50, assessing their individual risk for prostate cancer and determine the need for screening.
- State and differentiate the various prostate cancer screening and diagnostic tools, and identify the order or scenario in which each is best used.
- Order screening and diagnostic testing with greater efficiency, and less redundancy.
- Identify prostate cancer survivor patients that are at risk for additional health problems, and state the proper treatments and protocols.
- Describe several programs or opportunities to engage the African American community in prostate cancer/prostate health discussions/campaigns.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses Using AMA Credit
Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 3.75 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years.
Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing at:
- Medical Oncologists,
- Radiation Oncologists,
- Family Practitioners,
- General Practitioners,
- Physician Assistants,
- Nurse Practitioners,
- Policy Makers,
- Public Health Professionals
Dr. Benjamin J. Davies, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
University of Pittsburgh
Chief of Urology, UPMC Shadyside Hospital
Dr. James E. Montie, MD
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan
Program Co-Director, Michigan Urologic Surgery Improvement Collaborative
Drew Saelens, MBA, MS
Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy, ZERO
Dr. Ted A. Skolarus, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Michigan
Section Chief, Urology, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Research Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Management Research
Dr. Willie Underwood III, MD, MS, MPH
Associate Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Professor of Urology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
Executive Director, PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
Col. (Ret.) James E. Williams, Jr., USA
Chairman, PA Prostate Cancer Coalition
Prostate Cancer Survivor
This conference will be held at the historic Hotel Hershey, located at 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Just minutes away is HersheyPark, which will be open from 10 am – 10 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 8 pm on Sunday. More information about the hotel and its amenities can be found at www.TheHotelHershey.com
The Hotel Hershey is approximately 20-25 minutes off of the PA Turnpike—conveniently 2 hours from Philadelphia and three and a half hours from Pittsburgh.
The Hotel is offering a significant discount for Prostate Cancer Conference attendees. The overnight rooms for Friday, Sept 22 are available at $359+ 11% tax for a double queen bed or one king bed room. Single queen rooms are available at $279 + 11% tax. The rooms for Saturday, Sept 23 are available at $399 + 11% tax for rooms with two queen beds and kings, and $319 for single queen rooms.
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Due to peak tourism season, we recommend making hotel reservations as soon as possible! Rooms are only guaranteed until August 16!