PCSANM Conference

November 10, 2018, Albuquerque

Learn about prostate cancer from medical professionals, local organizations and survivors.

Join us for a free conference on November 10, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sandia Preparatory School
532 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM

No Registration Required


Living and Thriving with Prostate Cancer

A conference dedicated to the memory of Dr. Peter Lindberg. 


Dr. Peter Lindberg was our dear friend, doctor, teacher, writer, speaker, and mentor.

He wrote a column in the Lifeline for over nine years, and he spoke at more PCSANM conferences and support meetings than any other medical professional.

He treated, and counseled, many of our members. He passed away in 2016

When mentioned to his wife Mary that he sometimes signed his Lifeline articles, “ I’m just a humble country doctor,” Mary then told this story: this Peanuts cartoon came out in 1959, when Dr. Lindberg was in college. The first panel, Linus says to Charlie Brown, “When I get big, I’m going to be a humble little country doctor.” The second panel, “I’ll live in the city and every morning I’ll get up, climb into my sports car, and zoom into the country.” The third, “Then I’ll start healing people. I’ll heal everybody for miles around.” Finally, in the last panel, “I’ll be a world famous humble little country doctor.” He loved it and it became his mantra.

Panel Interview

Join four PCSANM members as they discuss what worked and didn’t work when Informing Friends, Family, Coworkers and Others about Your PCa.


Hear from experts on how to stay healthy while living with prostate cancer. Presentation topics include diet, nutrition, bone health and sexual health.

Breakout Sessions

Learn about exercise, fitness, travel and treatment costs. Choose two sessions to attend for 45 minutes each.


Speak with medical professionals, local businesses, and support organizations throughout the day. Local and national exhibitors will be available throughout the day.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, November 10, 2018


9:00–9:15 – Welcome

Welcome – Steve Denning (PCSANM Board Chairman)

Intro to Morning –  Moderator Joe Diaz (Action 7 News Chief Meteorologist)

9:15–10:15 —Panel

Informing Friends, Family, Coworkers and Others about your PCa – 4 members of PCSA. – What worked and what didn’t work.

10:00–10:30 – Break

10:30–11:15-Diet and Nutrition

Jan Esparza (Presbyterian)

11:15–12:00-Bone Health for Prostate Cancer Patients

Dr. Ken Smith (Presbyterian)

12:00–1:00-Lunch Break

Lunch, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase in the  school cafeteria


1:00 -1:15 – Welcome Back – PCSA Steve Denning (PCSA Board Chairman)

Intro to Afternoon Moderator – Dr. Thomas Schroeder ( UNMCCC)

1:15–2:00-Sexual issues After PCa Treatment

Molly Adler (Sex Therapy NM)


2:15–3:50-Breakout sessions

(2 cycles of 45 minutes each, 5-minute shift time between cycles) each session on a different topic .

  • Exercise and Fitness – George Fraser (Fifty ‘n Fit)
  • Improv Medicine – An Entertaining Way to Foster Communication Between Patient and  Medical Professionals – Jason Pfiefer & Irene Loy (Improv Medicine, Taos)
  • Travel Issues- Urological, Meds, Comfort, TSA Help – Judy Fuller (Sun Tours)
  • Costs, Insurance – Paying for Medical Treatment – Stephanie Michnovicz (Cancer Services of New Mexico)

3:50–4:35-Imaging for Prostate Cancer

Dr. Fabio Almeida (Phoenix Molecular Imaging )

4:35–4:45 — Thanks/Closing Remarks

Steve Denning (PCSANM Board Chairman)

5:00 — Clear the building


  • American Cancer Society
  • Bayer (Xofigo)
  • Cancer Services of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Veterans Administration
  • Pfizer Inc./Medivation (Xtandi)
  • University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Speakers & Presenters

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.



11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dr. Ken Smith

Bone Health for Prostate Cancer Patients

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Schroeder

PM Moderator

1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Molly Adler

Sexual Issues After PCa Treatment


2:15 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Breakout Session


Exercise and Fitness

2:15 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Breakout Session


Improv Medicine

2:15 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Breakout Session


Improv Medicine



2:15 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Breakout Session


Travel Issues



Our Exhibitors