For those interested, the Prostate Cancer Reasearch Institute will be having their annual meeting in LA again. I will be attending this year...Here is the info...
Join us in Los Angeles for the 2009 Prostate Cancer Conference, September 12 and 13, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel. This year’s conference will focus on “Quality of Life” issues for men dealing with prostate cancer. PCRI has collected an outstanding faculty to discuss important lifestyle and health issues. The conference will be moderated by the highly regarded Dr. Mark Moyad and PCRI executive director Dr. Mark Scholz. The conference agenda/faculty includes:
Inhibiting Cancer with Diet
David Heber, MD, PhD
Elastography, Fusion Imaging and Stereotactic Biopsies for Cancer Staging
Duke Bahn, MD
John Mulhall, MD
Radioactive Seed Implant
John Blasko, MD
Second Line Hormone Blockade
Charles “Snuffy” Myers, MD
Reducing Side Effects of Testosterone Deprivation
Celestia Higano, MD
The Current State of Immunotherapy
Statins and Vitamin D: Why Everyone Should Know about These Two Pills
Mark Moyad MD, MPH
We are also pleased to offer support groups – courtesy of US TOO and Women Against Prostate Cancer – the popular Saturday Night Dinner Gala, and group excursions on Friday (Hollywood Bowl) and Sunday (The Getty Center) to make the most out of your trip to LA.
Tickets for all events can be purchased online at www.pcri.org or by calling the PCRI office at 310-743-2116. The early bird registration – a savings of $40 – ends on July 31, 2009.
PCRI is delighted to return to the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel for this year’s conference. Recently transformed by a $22M renovation, the hotel features modern guest rooms with the plush, Marriott REVIVE Bedding, a resort pool and a complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the airport (shuttle can be met under the Red Sign at LAX) – all at an amazingly low conference rate of $89/night!
The Marriott LAX also offers three full-service, on-site dining options: Champions, JW's Steakhouse and Latitudes – and for the weekend of the conference, all will feature custom-designed, healthy menus for attendees of the 2009 Prostate Cancer Conference. Additionally, there is a Starbucks located in the lobby and food carts will be available on the conference level during meal times.
The Marriott conference rate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to reserve your room by Friday, August 21 to secure the rate of $89/night. This rate is also available from September 8-16th so you can maximize your trip to Los Angeles. Click HERE to reserve a room, or call the hotel directly at 800-228-9290 and mention group code PROPROA. Also be sure to check www.pcri.org for discount codes for American Airlines and Avis rental car.
In addition to the outstanding series of lectures, be sure to experience a new feature for the 2009 Prostate Cancer Conference: This year we will add “Ask The Experts,” a 90-minute, simultaneous break-out event dedicated to question-and-answer sessions with renowned experts in the fields of Medical Oncology, Urology, Radiation and Radiation Oncology, Medicare, Diets and Dietary Supplements including members of the faculty plus: Stanley Brosman MD, Michael Steinberg MD, Lisa Chaiken MD, Carl Rossi MD, Arthur Lurvey MD, Richard Lam MD and others to be announced.
This exciting session will take place on Sunday morning immediately after the Review of Conference Highlights. Full session details will be made available shortly, and we will ask that you sign up for your preferred session upon check-in at the conference.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1