15th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference

Registration is based on location

Fee: $35 (Includes lunch, conference materials and parking.)

This is a multi-site conference with locations at OHSU (Portland, OR), UW (Seattle, WA) and UBC (Vancouver, BC).

Register online
, mail, email , or call 503 494-4393


Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(check-in begins at 8 a.m.)

Collaborative Life Sciences Building
3rd floor lecture hall, 3A002
2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR

At the premier prostate cancer conference in the Northwest for patients and their families, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of British Columbia Cancer Agency Research Centre bring together the foremost experts on prostate cancer to present and discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.

The conference will provide a state-of-the-art update on prevention and early detection of prostate cancer, treatment of localized prostate cancer, medical management of advanced prostate cancer, and current status of knowledge about the role of nutrition in prostate cancer. Highlights of recent scientific progress and a survey of current clinical trials likely to change the standard of care in the coming years will be prominently featured.

In addition, attendees will learn about coping with the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Sexuality in prostate cancer survivors will also be addressed.

The program includes ample opportunities for audience participation.

Who should attend?

  • Patients with prostate cancer
  • Men at risk for prostate cancer
  • Families and loved ones
  • Advocates for progress against prostate cancer
  • Anyone with an interest in prostate cancer

Program agenda

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Check-in period

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
Program Introduction
Tomasz M. Beer, M.D., Celestia S. Higano, M.D., and Larry Goldenberg, M.D.

8:40 - 9:00 a.m.
Robotic Prostatectomy

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.
Advances in Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Arthur Hung, M.D.

9:20 - 9:40 a.m.
How to Manage PSA Recurrence
Julie N. Graff, M.D.

9:40 - 10:00 a.m.
Multidisciplinary Care for High Risk Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer
Larry Goldenberg, M.D.

10 - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 - 10:40 a.m.
Open panel - Speakers Q & A

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.
Translational Laboratory Research: How it Advances Care

Joshi Alumkal, M.D.

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Current Management of Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer
Tomasz M. Beer, M.D.

11:20 - 11:40 a.m.
New Treatments on the Horizon
Celestia S. Higano, M.D.

11:40 - 12:10 p.m.
Open panel - Speakers Q & A

12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
(Program varies by location)

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
Afternoon Introduction
Tomasz M. Beer, M.D., Celestia S. Higano, M.D., and Larry Goldenberg, M.D.

1:10 - 1:55 p.m.
Exercise and Prostate Cancer
Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M.

1:55 - 2:40 p.m.
Renegotiating Sexuality and Intimacy in the Face of Prostate Cancer

2:40 - 3:00 p.m.
Prostate Cancer Survivorship

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

3:20 - 4:20 p.m.
Fad diets, dietary supplements for Prostate Cancer: What worked & What was worthless in 2015?!
Mark Moyad, M.D., M.P.H.

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Tomasz M. Beer, M.D., Celestia S. Higano, M.D., and Larry Goldenberg, M.D.

Driving and parking

Parking for the conference is free in the Schnitzer Lot, located just to the north of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on SW Moody Ave at Sheridan Street. There will be volunteers on-site to help direct you to the lot. 

If you wish, it is possible to park in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building itself, but there will be a $20 fee and you will need to depart by 5pm or risk having your car locked in.  

View a map and get directions to the Collaborative Life Sciences Building

CLSB-Schnitzer Lot