The Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Conference is 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.
- Identify and understand various syptoms of sexual and urinary dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment.
- 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.
Who Should Attend
- Medical Oncologists,
- Radiation Oncologists,
- Family Practitioners,
- General Practitioners,
- Physician Assistants,
- Nurse Practitioners,
- Policy Makers,
- Public Health Professionals
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: http://bit.ly/dospagovnurse