Meeting Overview

International Prostate Cancer Update
Beaver Creek, Colorado
January 24-27, 2019

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 2001, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty! IPCU encompasses expert lectures, interactive discussions, a panel roundtable, debates, and case reports. This conference is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Educational Goals:
The goal of this educational program is to equip healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer with the up-to-date clinical knowledge and tools they need to best treat their patients. The program will discuss the treatment of prostate cancer from diagnosis to treating advanced and metastatic disease. The conference aims to give physicians exposure to a comprehensive review of treating prostate cancer patients, and to give them a chance to discuss the issues with peers and experts.

Program Director

E. David Crawford, MD

Professor of Surgery, Urology and Radiation Oncology
E. David Crawford Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology
University of Colorado, Denver
Aurora, CO


E. David Crawford is Professor of Surgery, Urology, and Radiation Oncology, and Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) in Denver, Colorado. He is also the E. David Crawford Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology at UCD. Dr. Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in Urology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He was subsequently awarded a Genitourinary Cancer fellowship with Dr. Donald G. Skinner at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Crawford is a nationally recognized expert in prostate cancer. The recipient of more than 69 research grants, he has conducted research in the treatment of advanced bladder cancer, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, and other areas of urological infections and malignancies. He has authored or coauthored more than 400 articles, which have been published in such journals as Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has published five textbooks. He is also an editorial reviewer or consultant for a large number of publications, including Urology, Journal of Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He serves as Medical Editor of Grand Rounds in Urology. Dr. Crawford is an active member of many national and international organizations, including the American Society of Clinical AUA, he is a member of the Committee to Study Urologic Research Funding and the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Subcommittee. He currently serves on the board of governors, the GU committee, and the scientific advisory board of the Southwest Oncology Groups, and he chairs the national Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC).