Fall Conference

The 2017 Conference


Conference: What’s next for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

A conference dedicated to the memory of Dr. Peter Lindberg

Saturday, November 4, 2017

at    Sandia Preparatory School      532 Osuna Road NE       Albuquerque, NM           Directions

 Morning  –

  • 9:00 9:15  WelcomePCSA –Steve Denning, Board Chairman
  • Intro to Morning Moderator – Joe Diaz
  • 9:15 – 10:00History of Prostate Diagnosis and Treatment to date Dr. Andrew Grollman (Albuquerque Urology Associates)


10:00 – 10:15 – Break

  • 10:15 – 11:00 – Current scanning tools Dr. Stephan Eberhardt, (UNM)
  • 11:00 – 11:45. – The Key to Prostate Cancer Dr. Mark Scholz (Prostate Oncology Specialists)


11:45- 12:45  Lunch Break   lunch available for sale on site

To enable our attendees the most time to talk with each other, and to avoid the need for attendees to go out and find a lunch site and get back in an hour, the Sandia Prep cafeteria will sell lunch and snacks. The main options are Italian and includes the following:  meat lasagna, veggie lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo bake with penne pasta, veggies and garlic bread.  They will also have a salad bar, two size options, as well as sandwich options of turkey, ham and tuna available. They will also have the pastry and coffee stations  available.

  • 12:45 PCSA- Steve Denning, PCSANM Board Chairman
  • Intro to Afternoon Moderator Robert Wood, retired PCSANM Chairman
  • 1:00– 2:00 – Risk Assessment Panel  4 current testing reps 8- 10 min presentations each  then questions from panel moderator &/or floor
  • ProstateNext – Ambry Genetics- Rachel Toepfer
  • Prolaris – Myriad Genetics- Bernadette Malloy
  • GenomicDX – Genomic Genetics -Jessica Pompa
  • 4K test – GenPath – Mohit Mathur


2:00 – 2:15 Break

  • 2:15 – 3:50 -(2 cycles of 45 min each, 5 min shift time between cycles)  each session on a different topic
  • Initial Treatments, Urology-Dr. Aaron J. Geswaldo (Pres. Health Services, Urology)
  • Initial Treatments Radiology-Ramesh Gopal (Pres./MD Andersen Cancer Center)
  • Advanced PCa Treatments-Dr.Jose W. Avitia (NM Cancer Center)
  • 3:50- 4:35 – What’s next?     Dr. Thomas Schroeder (UNM Cancer Center)
  • 4:35- 4:45  Thank you for attending – Closing remarks

PCSA Steve Denning, Board Chairman

  • 5:00  Shut down – Clear the building



  • AccumetRx/Urology Group of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque Urology Associates
  • Bayer
  • Cancer Center at Presbyterian 
  • Genomic Health 
  • Janssen Biotech (Zytiga)
  • Medivation Inc.  (Xtandi)
  • New Mexico Cancer Center
  • Santa Fe Radiology
  • UNM Cancer Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cancer Services of New Mexico

The Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico will hold their Sixth Annual free conference on November 4, 2017 at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque, NM. The conference theme is “What’s next for Prostate Cancer diagnosis and treatment”. Registration opens at the site at 8:00 AM, and  conference concludes at 5:00 PM.

The conference will delve into a review of the history of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, current and expected future scanning techniques, current risk assessment techniques, and what’s down the road for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to visit with an Oncologist, Radiologist and a Urologist to discuss any concerns they may have. Detailed schedule for the day will be on our website.


Our November 5, 2016   Making the Best of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Conference    was great

The schedule with abstracts and bios. conference-program

The plaque we presented to the Lindberg Family


  This is the Video Tribute we showed pcsanm-tribute-to-dr-lindberg

Here is the link to the photo book we gave the family, It had many other pictures in it             Family Photo Book


Dr-Schroeder                Does PSA Testing result in Overtreatment?

Dr-Guo    Sexual Dysfunction after Prostate Cancer Treatments

Dr-Grollman     Erectile Dysfunction and Urinary Problems after your Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Dr-Pugach         HIFU   A new treatment for Localized PCA




Here are the slide show presentations  from our 2015 conference in pdf.

Lou Reimer intro and info

         Quiz of Basic Knowledge ppt    Jerry Cross  40+ page presentation

  Basic Knowledge Quiz in Word     4 page text version of questions and answers

Dr. Tom Schroeder

Dr. Larry Massie

Dr. Margaret Gallegos

Bernadette Greenwood













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