2015 SPEAKERS & TOPICS
The 2015 Prostate Cancer Conference presented world-reknowned doctors & researchers who brought their expertise to patient education.
• Zytiga & Xtandi with Tomasz Beer, MD
• Immune Therapy with Charles Drake, MD
• Seed Implant Radiation with Peter Grimm, DO
• Active Surveillance with Mathew Cooperberg, MD
• Sexual Side Effects with John Mulhall, MD
• Hormone Resistance with William Oh, MD
• MRI Imaging with Daniel Margolis, MD
• Hosts & Moderatators with Mark Scholz, MD & Mark Moyad, MD
2015 CONFERENCE AGENDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
12:00pm - 5:30pm | Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm - 12:30pm | Attendee Exhibit Hall Tour
12:30pm - 1:15pm | Support Groups: Newly Diagnosed with Nathan Roundy, Active Surveillance with Mark Lichty, Advanced Prostate Cancer with Joel Nowak, General with Robert Miller, & Holistic Approaches to Prostate Cancer (Diet & Nutrition) with Stephen Lottenberg, MD
1:30pm - 2:30pm | Workshop Session Featuring NewProstate Technologies: SpaceOar by Augmenix, Prolaris by Myriad, Foundation One by Foundation Medicine, & OncotypeDX by Genomic Health.
2:45pm - 4:00pm | PCRI Helpline Panel Discussion Q&A - Moderated by Nathan Roundy
7:30pm - 10:00pm | Champions for a Cure Happy Hour
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
6:30am - 5:00pm | Registration Open
7:30am - 5:30pm | Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am - 8:30am | Opening Remarks by Mark Scholz, MD & Mark Moyad, MD
8:30am - 9:15am | Zytiga & Xtandi by Tomasz Beer, MD
9:15am - 10:00am |Immune Therapy with Charles Drake, MD
10:00am - 10:15am | Break
10:15am - 11:00am | Seed Implant Radiation with Peter Grimm, DO
11:00am - 11:45am | Chemotherapy & New Investagation Drugs with William Oh, MD
11:45am - 1:00pm | Lunch Break
12:45pm - 1:30pm | Support Groups: Active Surveillance with Mark Lichty, Advanced Prostate Cancer with Joel Nowak, Newly Diagnosed with Nathan Roundy, General Prostate Cancer Issues with Robert Miller, Relapse After Local Therapy with Jonathan Levy, Gay Men's Group with Darryl Middeldorf, Challenges of Intimacy with Dave & Kathy Houchins, & Women's Only Group with Wendy Lebowitz
1:30pm - 1:45pm | Break
1:45pm - 2:30pm | Sexual Side Effects with John Mullhall, MD
2:30pm - 3:15pm | Active Surveillance with Mathew Cooperberg, MD
3:15pm - 3:30pm | Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm | Prostate MR Imaging with Daniel Margolis, MD
4:15pm - 4:45pm | Conference Summary with Mark Moyad, MD
4:45pm - 6:00pm | Break
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - 9:30pm | Gala Dinner Event
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
7:30am - 1:00pm | Registration Open
7:30am - 12:30pm | Exhibit Hall Open
8:00am - 9:05am | Saturday Review and Q&A with Mark Moyad, MD
8:00am - 8:45am | Support Group: Women Only with Kathy Houchins
9:05am - 9:20am | Break
9:20am - 10:10am | Ask the Experts, Session 1: Active Surveillance with Richard Lam, MD, Prostate Imaging with Fabio Almeida, MD, Sexual Function with Stephen Auerbach, MD, Chemotherapy with William Oh, MD, Hormone Treatments with Tomasz Beer, MD, Prostate MRI with Dan Margolis, MD, and Radiation Therapy with Henry Yampolsky, MD
10:10am - 10:20am | Break
10:20am - 11:10am | Ask The Experts, Session 2: Active Surveillance with Richard Lam, MD, Prostate Imaging with Fabio Almeida, MD, Sexual Function with Stephen Auerbach, MD, Chemotherapy with William Oh, MD, Hormone Treatments with Tomasz Beer, MD, Prostate MRI with Dan Margolis, MD, and Radiation Therapy with Henry Yampolsky, MD
11:10am - 11:20am | Break
11:20am - 12:30pm | Clinical Cases | Presented by Richard Lam, MD, Stephen Auerbach, MD, William Oh, MD, Fabio Almeida, MD, Tomasz Beer, MD, Dan Margolis, MD & Henry Yampolsky, MD | Moderated by Mark Scholz, MD
5:00pm | Sunset Dinner Excursions Cruise
2015 CONFERENCE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Many repeat attendees have told us over the years that half the excitement of coming back to the conference is making friends with other attendees who are also in the fight against prostate cancer. To know that your situation is not insular, that others are also experiencing similar ordeals, brings a welcome relief. The camaraderie extends far beyond the all-too-brief weekend.
Many such friendships are made during support group sessions at our conference, which are tailored to specific needs, such as newly diagnosed men, post-treatment relapse, gay men, women only, and many more. Our partners Malecare and UsTOO are hosting several of the support groups. Click here to see our conference agenda.
2015 CONFERENCE SITE & ACCOMODATIONS
The official hotel of the 2015 Prostate Cancer Conference is the
5855 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | Phone: (310) 641-5700 | Fax: (310) 337-5358
To reserve your room at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, click here. The PCRI group code has already been added to the link, at the discounted rate of $105 a night, plus tax. The last day to book a room with our group rate is 08/20/2015. You can also call the Marriott's toll free reservation line at (800) 228-9290. More about the Marriott.
2015 SATURDAY NIGHT GALA
Relax and meet friends from the conference at the Saturday Night Dinner Gala. The evening will consist of a cocktail reception, a specially designed 3-course meal, the annual PCRI awards and tributes, and dancing with a live band!
The evening entertainment this year will be the Madmen-dressed Steve McCann Jazz Band. These virtuosos deliver the greatest jazz standards with a smooth blend of vocals and instrumentals. Recognized by CBS News LA as one of the 'Best Jazz Bands' in Los Angeles, the trendy yet vintage sound of Steve McCann Jazz has become a favorite at corporate and exclusive events throughout LA and Las Vegas.
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased when registering for the conference online. If you are already registered, please call the PCRI team at 310-743-2116.
2015 CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS
Join us for an unforgettable experienceaboard one of Southern California’s most popular cruise lines as we traverse the coast aboard the Marina Hornblower! You can add the cruise on to your PCRI agenda when you register for the conference. If you are already registered and would like to sign up for the cruise, please call PCRI at 310-743-2116. The cruise is from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm on Sunday following the conference. Your $90 cost covers transportation, your cruise ticket, boarding glass of champagne, four-course dinner and on-board entertainment. Boarding is from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Fisherman’s Village Marina, 13755 Fiji Way in Marina del Rey.
CHAMPIONS FOR A CURE HAPPY HOUR
We are excited to announce that new this year we will be having the first ever Champions for a Cure Happy Hour at Champions Sports Bar at the Marriott LAX, Friday September 10th, from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. After the Friday workshops, come out and connect with fellow attendees and meet new ones before the busy day of sessions on Saturday. The first 100 people will receive a complimentary drink! If you want to stay for dinner, attendees will receive 10% off their meal by showing their conference badge. And don’t forget to show your support and wear BLUE! (No advanced sign-up is needed. Attendee must have their conference badge to receive the ticket for the complimentary drink.)
2015 Travel Discounts
Discounted airplane booking with DELTA is available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and use the meeting code NMKZ8. Discount car rental through AVIS using discount code #D374541. There is a complimentary shuttle from LAX terminals to the Marriott. A reduced self-parking rate of $12/day is available for those who are driving to the conference.