Faina Shtern, MD, presented “Highlights from the 5th Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer” in June 2022.

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Highlights from the 5th Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Faina Shtern, MD, President and CEO of the AdMeTech Foundation, presents key highlights from the 5th Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer, a virtual event organized by the AdMeTech Foundation and held from September 23 through September 25, 2021. After introducing the AdMeTech Foundation, Dr. Shtern goes over the rationale for the annual summit and brain trust, explaining that the goal is for multi-disciplinary key opinion leaders to address fundamental challenges in patient care by: developing accurate diagnostic tools; integrating anatomic, biologic, and histologic diagnostics; and integrating precision diagnosis with precision treatment. She discusses the AdMeTech Foundation’s approach, which includes reaching consensus on the best emerging clinical practices, identifying clinical needs and related research priorities, educating the medical community and general public, and expediting the transfer of promising diagnostics and therapeutics to patients. Dr. Shtern then considers the 5th Global Summit specifically, noting that it focused on integrating precision diagnostics and therapies and addressing fundamental problems in prostate cancer care. She summarizes key points from the four meeting sessions, which focused on: the population of men prior to diagnosis with prostate cancer (Session I); the population of men with newly diagnosed localized disease (Session II); precision oncology of advanced prostate cancer (Session III); and image-targeted, minimally-invasive focal procedures. Dr. Shtern concludes by summarizing the key findings of the 2021 meeting’s Panel on Health Disparities and Panel on Bioinformatics, Machine & Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

The Virtual Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer brings together key international opinion leaders of every clinical subspecialty involved in patient care. This event is an integral part of the AdMeTech Foundation’s Annual Summit, which was established in 2016 and became seminal in shaping the state of the art and future vision for precision care. The goal of this event is three-fold: 1) Educating the key stakeholders; 2) Supporting a sustained cross-disciplinary dialogue and consensus on the best emerging clinical practices and research priorities; and 3) Expediting clinical adoption of promising novel diagnostics and therapeutics. For more educational activities from this virtual event, visit our collection page.