Southwest Prostate Cancer Symposium

Scottsdale, Arizona

October 17-19, 2024

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A Must-Attend Event!

The Southwest Prostate Cancer Symposium (SPCS 2024) is intended for urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of prostate cancer. It will educate the attendees about advances in the management of localized and advanced prostate cancer, with a focus on imaging, technology, and training in the related devices.

The goal of this educational program is to equip urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in prostate cancer care with the up-to-date clinical knowledge and tools they need to best treat their patients. The program aims to provide a technical update on all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of localized and advanced disease.

Program Co-Chair

Nelson N. Stone, MD

Nelson N. Stone, MD

Professor of Urology and
Radiation Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
3DBiopsy, Inc. Founder
New York, New York

Program Co-Chair

Richard G. Stock, MD

Richard G. Stock, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Genito-Urinary
Radiation Oncology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Program Co-Chair

William K. Oh, MD

William K. Oh, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Tisch Cancer Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


This is a working agenda and subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates.

TimeCourse TitleSpeaker(s)
Thursday, October 17, 2024 (ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME)
6:30am–5:00pmRegistration and Check-In
7:00am–7:50amIndustry-supported Breakfast Program
7:00am–5:00pmExhibits Open
8:00am–8:10amWelcome and IntroductionProgram Co-Chair: Nelson N. Stone, MD
8:10am–10:30amSession 1: Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and ManagementModerator: Nelson N. Stone, MD
8:10am–8:30amHow AI Improves Imaging InterpretationAlberto Vargas, MD
8:30am–8:50amRole of Digital Pathology and AI in Improving Diagnostic AccuracyDavid Bostwick, MD
8:50am–9:10amAdaptive RadiotherapySeth Blacksburg, MD
9:10am–9:30amAI and Machine Learning: What the Future HoldsSigrid V. Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
9:30am–9:50amUse of AI to Develop Training Platforms: Is Big Brother Watching?Nelson N. Stone, MD
9:50am-10:30amPanel Discussion
10:30am-10:45amBreak and Visit Exhibits
10:45am–12:10pmSession 2: Targeted and Molecular ImagingModerator: E. David Crawford, MD
10:45am-11:05amRadiolabeled Metabolic AnaloguesRichard G. Stock, MD
11:05am-11:25amTargeted Prostate-Specific Membrane Proteins and ReceptorsAlberto Vargas, MD
11:25am–11:45amRADAR and Image SequencingE. David Crawford, MD
11:45am-12-10pmPanel Discussion
12:10pm–1:00pmIndustry-supported Lunch Symposium
1:00pm–1:10pmBreak and Visit Exhibits
1:10am–3:20pmSession 3: Genetic implications for Prostate CancerModerator: Alan H. Bryce, MD
1:10pm—1:30pmShould Screening be Altered Based on Germline and Family History?Sigrid V. Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
1:30pm–1:50pmImplications of Genomic Heterogeneity on Biopsy SpecimensDavid Bostwick, MD
1:50pm-2:10pmUse of Novel Markers to Inform Adjuvant TherapyE. David Crawford, MD
2:10pm-2:30pmNewly Diagnosed Advanced Prostate Cancer: When is Genetic Testing Indicated?Alan H. Bryce, MD
2:30pm-2:50pmGenetic Testing Can Improve Pharmaceutical Selection in Men with Metastatic Prostate CancerMary-Ellen Taplin, MD
2:50pm-3:20pmPanel Discussion
3:20pm–3:35pmBreak and Visit Exhibits
3:35pm–5:30pmSession 4: ImmunotherapyModerator: William Oh, MD
3:35pm-3:55pmIntra-tumoral Immunotherapy for Cancer: Update 2024 of a Novel ApproachDavid Bostwick, MD
3:55pm-4:25pmSystemic Immunotherapy in Prostate CancerWilliam Oh, MD
4:25pm-4:45pmDiet, Exercise and Microbiome: What Do We Know?Sigrid V. Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
4:45pm-5:30pmPanel Discussion
6:00pm-7:30pmWelcome Reception
6:30am–5:00pmRegistration and Check-In
7:00am–7:45amIndustry-supported Breakfast Symposium
8:00am–6:00pmExhibits Open
8:00am–10:10amSession 5: Intermediate and Locally Advanced DiseaseModerator: Richard G. Stock, MD
8:00am–8:20amRadiobiology: IMRT vs. SBRT vs. BrachytherapyRichard G. Stock, MD
8:20am–8:40amRadiation Dose and Hormone Therapy: How much is Enough?Nelson N. Stone, MD
8:40am–10:10amIs there a Preferred Treatment for Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer?
8:40am–9:00amSBRTSeth Blacksberg, MD
9:00am–9:20amBrachytherapyJohn Sylvester, MD
9:20am–9:40amFocal TherapyNelson N. Stone, MD
9:40am–10:10amPanel Discussion
10:10am–10:25amBreak and Visit Exhibits
10:25am–10:50amKeynote Lecture: Has Prostate Cancer Mortality Increased?Sigrid V. Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
10:50am–12:40pmSession 6: Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Metastatic Prostate CancerModerator: Alberto Vargas, MD
10:50am–11:10amBiology of the Radiotheranostic ApproachAlberto Vargas, MD
11:10am–11:30ammCRPC: Lu-177 PSMA and BeyondWilliam Oh, MD
11:30am–11:50amOligometastatic Disease: When and Where RadiotherapyRichard G. Stock, MD
11:50am–12:10pmShould We Treat the Primary in Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer?John Sylvester, MD
12:10pm–12:40pmPanel Discussion
12:40pm–1:30pmIndustry-supported Lunch Symposium
1:30pm–1:50pmBreak and Visit Exhibits
1:50pm–4:15pmSession 7: Advances in Metastatic DiseaseModerator: Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD
1:50pm–2:10pmTreatment of Oligometastatic DiseaseMary-Ellen Taplin, MD
2:10pm–2:30pmHormone-sensitive Metastatic Disease: 1, 2 or 3 Drugs?Alan H. Bryce, MD
2:30pm–2:50pmOptimal Management of Biochemical RecurrenceMary-Ellen Taplin, MD
2:50pm–3:10pmCardiovascular Side Effects of New Hormone TherapiesWilliam Oh, MD
2:50pm–3:10pmNovel Targeted Treatments for Metastatic DiseaseAlan H. Bryce, MD
3:10pm–3:25pmBreak & Visit Exhibits
3:25pm–3:45pmTreating Neuroendocrine Prostate CancerWilliam Oh, MD
3:45pm-4:15pmPanel on Advanced Disease
4:15pm-6:00pmSession 8: Epidemiology and Early DetectionModerator: Sigrid V. Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
4:15pm-4:35pmScreening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer: Do We Have Consensus?Sigrid Carlsson, MD, PhD, MPH
4:35pm-4:55pmUpdate on New Biomarkers for Prostate CancerE. David Crawford, MD
4:55pm-5:15pmProstate MRI as a Screening and Surveillance ToolAlberto Vargas, MD
5:15pm-6:00pmPanel Discussion
EveningOn Own
Saturday, October 19, 2024 (ALL TIMES MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME)
6:30am–7:00amRegistration and Check-In
7:00am–7:50amIndustry-supported Breakfast Program
8:00am–1:00pmExhibits Open
8:00am–9:00amSession 9: Radiation ProtectionModerator: John Sylvester, MD
8:00am–8:20amHydrogel Rectal Spacer; Radiopaque vs. Non-radiopaqueRichard G. Stock, MD
8:20am–8:40amHyaluronic Acid Rectal Spacer: Are There Technical Advantages?John Sylvester, MD
8:40am–9:00amBiodegradable Rectal Balloon Spacing
9:00am–1:00pmRotating Hands-on WorkshopsModerator Nelson. N. Stone, MD
Attendees will rotate through the 3 workshops and the case presentations in the ballroom on the hour.
Station 1: Hydrogel SpacingRichard G. Stock, MD
Station 2: Hyaluronic Acid SpacingJohn Sylvester, MD
Station 3: Rectal Balloon Spacing
Ballroom: Advanced Disease Case PresentationsWilliam Oh, MD, Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD, Alan Bryce, MD

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Westin Kierland Resort
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Discover a vitalizing oasis at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Located near versatile dining and shopping at Kierland Commons, our hotel offers a stimulating experience in the Sonoran Desert. Thrill your kids at OdySea Aquarium, featuring SeaTrek Helmet Diving and a shark tour. Challenge yourself at The Westin Kierland Golf Club, our award-winning course designed by Scottsdale architect Scott Miller. Agave, The Arizona Spa & Salon, offers rejuvenating facials, manicures, pedicures, makeup services, and scalp treatments. End your day with a personalized in-room massage or simply recharge on your soft Heavenly® Bed. Experience something new and refreshing at our resort.

Attire is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational activities.

In order to make hotel reservations for this conference, you MUST first complete a  registration for the conference using the link below:
Your registration confirmation email will contain a link to the group hotel block enabling you to make a room reservation.

$369.00 plus taxes and fees
Room rates will be subject to a mandatory daily resort fee of $35.00 per room per night.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, September 23, 2024. Rooms will be available on a first-come, first served basis until all rooms are reserved, which may be prior to the deadline.

A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation.  Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least twenty-one (21) working days prior to arrival, and a cancellation number is obtained.


We suggest Uber and Lyft. 

Here are some shuttle options we found but do not have experience with:

For information about activities in Scottsdale, see this page from the Westin Kierland Resort:

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CME Information

In support of improving patient care, this activity will be planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Carden Jennings Publishing. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for healthcare teams.

This conference will be accredited by Medical Education Resources for an estimated 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 ANCC nursing contact hours, as well as 13 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits.


By registering for this conference, you agree to our standard Conference Registration and Attendance Terms and Conditions agreement, which is available online at: Conference Registration and Attendance Terms and Conditions.

Support Opportunities

To inquire about support opportunities, please contact:

Denise Castetter, Senior Director of Corporate Relations
Cell: 973-769-1020
Fax: 434-817-2020

Meeting organized by Grand Rounds in Urology, a division of Carden Jennings Publishing, Co., Ltd.

Jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and
Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd.

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