Emerging Options for Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Disease: A Multi-disciplinary Course

Saturday, June 17, 2017
The Westin Book Cadillac
Detroit, Michigan

Contact Erin Foley at EFOLEY1@hfhs.org to register now.

It is challenging to identify men with significant prostate cancer who would most benefit from therapy.  MR imaging has emerged as an imaging modality to detect, grade, and stage prostate cancer. This unique, one day, high yield course will provide a comprehensive overview of multiparametric MR imaging for prostate cancer diagnosis.

The program will cover the following:

  • Case presentations and panel discussions regarding MRI basics, indications for prostate MRI, active surveillance, biomarkers and imaging 
  • Relevant MR imaging parameters for prostate cancer
  • The role of MR imaging to guide decision making for active surveillance, prostate biopsy and treatment
  • MR targeted biopsy, focal prostate ablation and emerging biomarkers
  • New BPH treatments such as prostate artery embolization, holmium laser enucleation and robotic simple prostatectomy

This CME accredited course will discuss how to build a practice that incorporates prostate MRI, and helps urologists, radiologists, and interventional radiologists to diagnose and treat patients more effectively.


Course Chair: Mani Menon, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Vattikuti Urology Institute
Course Co-Director: Craig Rogers, M.D.,  Clinical Professor and Director of Urologic Oncology, Vattikuti Urology Institute
Course Co-Director: Scott Schwartz, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital
James Peabody, M.D., Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman, Vattikuti Urology Institute
Ali Dabaja, M.D., Assistant Professor and Senior Staff, Vattikuti Urology Institute
David Leavitt, M.D., Assistant Professor and Senior Staff, Vattikuti Urology Institute
Firas Abdollah, M.D.,  Senior Fellow, Vattikuti Urology Institute
John Fallucca, M.D., Senior Staff, Division of Interventional Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital
Todd Getzen, M.D., Assistant Professor and Senior Staff, Division of Interventional Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital
Nilesh Gupta, M.D., Assistant Professor and Senior Staff, Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Hospital

Guest Faculty:

Scott Eggener, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Co-Director, Prostate Cancer, Program Director of Translational and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology. The University of Chicago Medicine
Ari Isaacson, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of North Carolina
Prasad Shankar, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan

Contact Erin Foley at EFOLEY1@hfhs.org to register now.

Program Information

The registration fee for this course is as follows:  Senior Staff Physicians - $300, Residents/Fellows - $150, Other Allied Health Professionals - $150.

The registration fee includes course syllabus, continental breakfast and lunch.  The course syllabus will be provided to participants at check-in the morning of the program. This fee is nonrefundable and cannot be reduced for partial attendance.  Participants are responsible for canceling their accommodations and travel arrangements.


7:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Menon
8:10 Course Overview: Dr. Rogers and Dr. Schwartz
8:20 Prostate MRI: Dr. Shankar
8:50 MRI: US Fusion Target Biopsy: Dr. Dabaja
9:10 The Rationale of Focal Therapy: Dr. Eggener
9:40 Focal Prostate Treatments: Dr. Menon
10:00 New Ablative Treatments: Dr. Eggener
10:25 Coffee Break (Breakout Interventional Radiology Session)
Active Surveillance: Dr. Peabody
Prostate Pathology: basics and update: Dr. Gupta
11:45 Molecular risk assessment of prostate cancer: Firas Abdollah
12:15 p.m.
1:15 Holmium Laser Enucleation: Dr. Leavitt
1:45 Robotic Simple Prostatectomy-Different Techniques: Dr. Peabody and Dr. Rogers
2:15 Prostate Artery Embolization Overview: Dr. Isaacson
2:35 Prostate Artery Embolization - Collaborative Management and Follow-up: Dr. Schwartz
2:45 Interventional Radiology Management of Surgical Complications: Dr. Fallucca
3:00 Interventional Radiology Treatment of Priapism and Trauma: Dr. Getzen
3:15 Case Presentations and Faculty Panel Discussion
4:15 Adjourn

Interventional Radiology Breakout Session

10:45 a.m. Prostate and Prostate Arterial Anatomy: Dr. Schwartz
11:05 Prostate Artery Embolization: History and Current State of the Literature: Dr. Isaacson
11:35 PAE: Patient Selection: Dr. Isaacson
11:45 PAE: How I Do It: Dr. Schwartz
12:15 p.m.
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Course Location

The Westin Book-Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone (313) 442-1600

For registration assistance, please contact the Program Coordinator, Erin Mitchell at ekmitchell27@gmail.com.

Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Henry Ford Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  In compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access to all the services provided by our facilities.  We provide, at no cost, the auxiliary aids and services including sign language interpreters, TTYs, and other assistive listening devices for effective communications.  To request assistance, please call (313) 916-1896 or email hardofhearingprogram@hfhs.org.