CME Course - The Evolving Role of Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00-3:00pm

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Prostate Cancer is the most common solid organ malignancy diagnosed in men. Unlike other solid organ malignancies, the challenge in prostate cancer is to confidently identify men with moderate and high-grade cancers who would most benefit from aggressive therapy. Uniquely among solid organ cancers, imaging has not been a traditional part of the workup of prostate cancer, which has relied instead on transrectal US-guided template biopsy. 

Over the past few years, MR imaging has emerged as the best imaging modality to detect, grade and stage prostate cancer. This unique one-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the utility of multiparametric MR imaging for comprehensive cancer care. 

We will discuss all relevant MR imaging parameters for prostate cancer (T2, perfusion, diffusion, and spectroscopy) and discuss new standardized MR reporting algorithms for prostate cancer. In conjunction with the Yale Departments of Urology, Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology, and Radiation Oncology, we will review application of MR Imaging in surgical planning for robotic prostatectomy, prostate biopsy planning, active surveillance and radiation planning. We will also discuss state-of-the-art MR/ US fusion biopsy and direct MR-guided planning for biopsy and treatment. The course will also include an opportunity for participants to interact with industry partners. 

The primary goal of this conference is to provide urologists, radiologists, primary care physicians and interventional radiologists with a comprehensive review of advances in prostate imaging, biopsy, and focal minimally invasive ablative therapy of prostate cancer. The course is designed for practicing and academic urologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, and interventional radiologists who are interested in learning about and adopting MRI into the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer – this will specifically include targeted prostate biopsy and focal minimally invasive ablative therapy for managing prostate cancer. Selecting candidates for these novel treatment options will also be emphasized.

5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM)

The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education
300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT


The conference will also be available via a realtime streaming webinar. For those unable to physically attend, you may still participate and earn CME credit via an online meeting room live webinar. You will be able to hear the speaker, see the slides and text questions in a chat window to still participate in any Q&A. After registering, please email Jodi Canapp to obtain the weblink, username and password.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be better able to: 

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art multiparametric prostate magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Describe the benefit of prostate MR imaging for active surveillance and biopsy planning 
  • Understand how prostate MR imaging can improve focal therapy, prostatectomy, and radiation therapy planning 
  • Recognize the importance of post-processing of multiparametric prostate MR imaging data 
  • Discuss standardized reporting/PIRADS 
  • Describe advances in prostatic mpMRI, including contrast enhancement, and diffusion weighted imaging as well as the optimal timing for performing mpMRI post-biopsy 
  • Evaluate and differentiate between different approaches for using MRI to guide prostate biopsy 
  • Discuss factors that enhance effectiveness of minimally invasive procedures and establish and utilize treatment strategies that decrease complications

Target Audience

Radiologists, urologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, and family practitioners interested in understanding prostate MR imaging and its applications to active surveillance, biopsy planning and acquisition, and treatment planning including surgery, radiation, and focal therapies.

Registration Information

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Physicians - $125 

Nurses/PAs/Allied Health Professionals - $75 

Residents/Fellows/Students/Research Scientists – Complimentary

Yale Faculty – Complimentary

Accreditation Statement 

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Designation Statement 

The Yale School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Disclosure Policy 

It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating as speakers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they (or spouse or partner) have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount that has occurred within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests. The Center for Continuing Medical Education will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs.


Cancellation policy 

All cancellations must be received via e-mail at least one week prior to the start of the conference to receive a refund. Any requests for refunds received after this date, or by telephone, will not be honored. Email Jodi Canapp for any cancellations or questions

Agenda

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7:00am Registration, Breakfast and Check-in

7:50am "Introduction-The Dilemma of Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: Why Imaging?"Daniel P. Petrylak, MD  Professor of Medicine


MRI Overview

8:00am "Basics of Prostate Multiparametric MRI" - Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD  Professor of Diagnostic Radiology 

8:40am Discussion/Questions on MRI


Diagnosis

8:50am "MRI In-Bore Targeted Prostate" - Raj R. Ayyagari, MD  Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

9:00am "Fusion Prostate Biopsy"Preston C. Sprenkle, MD  Assistant Professor of Urology

9:15am "MRI in Active surveillance"Preston C. Sprenkle, MD   Assistant Professor of Urology

9:25am "Pathology Correlations"Peter A. Humphrey, MD, PhD  Professor of Pathology and Angelique Levi, MD  Assistant Professor of Pathology

9:45am Discussion/Questions on Diagnosis

10:00am Break/Visit Technology Showroom


Improvements/Revolutions in Imaging

10:30am "Imaging Biomarkers"James S. Duncan, PhD  Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Electrical Engineering

10:45am "Improving USG registration"Xenophon Papademetris, PhD  Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

11:00am "Improved Detection of Metastatic Disease/Recurrence Using Nuclear Medicine"Lawrence A. Saperstein, MD  Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

11:15am Discussion/ Questions on Improvements/Revolutions in Imaging

11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch/Visit Technology Showroom


Imaging for Guided Treatments

12:30pm "Radiotherapy Planning" - James B. Yu, MD  Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

12:45pm "Surgical Planning"Patrick A. Kenney, MD  Assistant Professor of Urology

1:00pm "Focal Ablation"Preston C. Sprenkle, MD  Assistant Professor of Urology

1:15pm "Embolization"Raj A. Ayyagari, MD  Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

1:30pm "The Role of Androgen Ablation and Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced/Metastatic Prostate Cancer"Daniel P. Petrylak, MD  Professor of Medicine

1:45pmDiscussion/Questions onImaging for Guided Treatments

2:00pm "Update on PSA Based Prostate Screening: What PCP's Need to Know"Preston C. Sprenkle, MD   Assistant Professor of Urology

2:15pm Discussion/Questions and Case Studies With Panel (Dr. Daniel Petrylak, Dr. Preston Sprenkle, Dr. James Yu, Dr. Raj Ayyagari, Dr. Jeffrey Weinreb)


Conclusion

2:45pm Final thoughts/ConclusionDaniel P. Petrylak, MD  Professor of Medicine 


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Travel information

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This conference will be held at the Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education, 1st Floor Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT.


From I-95 North or South:

Leave I-95 at Exit 47 (Downtown New Haven/Rte 34). This puts you onto an exit expressway. Merge onto CT-34 W via Exit 1 toward Downtown New Haven. Follow the short expressway, and merge into the left lane after the traffic light.  Turn left onto College Street, travel 0.4 mile then left onto Howard Avenue. In 0.1 mile turn left onto Washington Avenue. Lot 96 will be on the left and lot 47 will be on the right.


From I-91 South:

Leave I-91 South at Exit 1 (Downtown New Haven/Rte 34). This exit puts you onto a short expressway. Follow the short expressway, and merge into the left lane after the traffic light.  Turn left onto College Street, travel 0.4 mile then left onto Howard Avenue. In 0.1 mile turn left onto Washington Avenue. Lot 96 will be on the left and lot 47 will be on the right.

Parking information

Free parking is available in the parking areas listed below. 


CP2: College Place 2- Located adjacent to and west of College Place with access from both College and Congress. 

Lot 47: Located at the corner of Washington and Howard with access from Washington. 

Lot 94: Located at the rear of 270 Congress with access from Washington. 

Lot 96: Located between Washington and Gilbert, east of Howard, with access from Washington. 

Lot 98: Located at the corner of Washington and Lafayette with access from Washington.


Email Jodi Canapp for any questions