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Free Prostate Cancer Symposium Saturday, September 22

 

 
 Jeffrey Albaugh, Ph.D., CUCNS
 
 Elisabeth Heath, M.D
 
 Isaac Powell. M.D.

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Prostate Net are partnering to present the second annual Prostate Cancer Symposium, Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Luncheon keynote will be award-winning speaker and sexual health expert Jeffrey Albaugh, Ph.D., CUCNS. Dr. Albaugh is a board certified advanced practice urology clinical nurse specialist who specializes in treating patients and couples with sexual dysfunction. He also provides support to men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

The symposium is free and will offer two educational tracks: one for patients, families and advocates; and one for medical professionals, including social workers. The symposium will also include a question/answer session with prostate cancer experts and patients. In addition, symposium attendees will have an opportunity to go on a free tour of the Charles H. Wright museum following the seminar.

WHAT:  Prostate Cancer Symposium for Patients and Medical Professionals

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration at 8 a.m. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48201. Free valet or self-parking available.

COST:  FREE. The symposium and parking are free but registration is required, due to limited space. To confirm attendance, call 1- 800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266). Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

WHY:  To provide the latest information on prostate cancer in a two-track educational session that will include a question/answer session with prostate cancer experts and patients. Patients and their loved ones will learn about: health initiatives in an era of healthcare reform; cancer drug shortages and oral chemotherapy; importance of patient-doctor communication for effective disease management; legal and psychosocial needs of cancer patients; and restoring quality of life. There will also be information on available clinical trials. In addition to the above, physicians and healthcare professionals will also hear about new radiation treatment options and treatment strategies for patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer.

WHO:  Any prostate cancer patient, their family members/caregivers or advocate; and medical professionals, including social workers.

Course Chair is Elisabeth Heath, M.D., and Co-Chair is Isaac Powell. M.D., both prostate cancer experts from the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine. They will be joined by other experts and representatives from The Prostate Net and its BarberShop Initiative, Us TOO International; Henry Ford Health System’s Josephine Ford Cancer Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Prostate Net. The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Also, this event has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 2.5 CE clock hours. Course approval number is 082712-02.

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