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2013 Donald Gleason Conference on Prostate & Urologic Cancers

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The Commons Hotel (formerly the Radisson)
Minneapolis, MN


The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN55414

Phone: (612) 379-8888

In the interest of advancing our collective knowledge related to early diagnosis, proper staging, and effective treatment of prostate and kidney cancer, the University of Minnesota has assembled a top-notch faculty to share updates and best practices to address:

  • Novel approach to prostate cancer diagnosis and management.
  • Latest advances in kidney cancer management.

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  • Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
  • Masonic Cancer Center

Badrinath R. Konety, MD, MBA
University of Minnesota's Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers and Department of Urologic Surgery

This conference is ideal for primary care and specialty physicians, urologists, nephrologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and all healthcare professionals who seek to gain greater insights into the effective diagnosis, management, and treatment of prostate and kidney cancer.


Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Apply the latest therapeutic interventions for kidney cancer.
  • Acquire knowledge regarding emerging concepts in treatment of advanced prostate and kidney cancer.
  • Acquire greater understanding of the biology of prostate and kidney cancer.


  • Role of MYC and its Neighbors in Cancer: There's More Than Meets the Eye
  • A Prostate Cancer Nanotherapeutic Targeting CK2
  • Co-morbidity Effect on TRAIL-based Immunotherapy for RCC
  • C11 Acetate - Better Diagnosis And Treatment Decisions For Prostate Cancer
  • Advances in Kidney Surgery: Robots, Spared Nephrons, and Single Ports, Oh my!


SBRT: A Faster, Better, Cheaper Approach for all Localized Prostate Cancers
Patrick Kupelian, MD, UCLA
Dr. Kupelian specializes in genitourinary malignancies, and is an internationally known expert in the development and evaluation of cutting-edge technologies in Radiation Oncology for a variety of anatomic sites. He has pioneered high-dose hypofractionated radiation therapy for prostate cancers.

The Future of Prostate Cancer in the United States
Joel Nelson, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Center
Dr. Nelson is one of the country's leading surgeons performing nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Nelson also maintains an extensive research program to rapidly translate basic laboratory findings into clinical trials.

Limited Ischemia Time is Safe While Performing Partial Nephrectomy
Dipen J. Parekh, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Parekh's primary expertise is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Urologic malignancies including tumors of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and male genitalia. He has expertise in Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy and Robotic Cystectomy for bladder cancer along with orthotopic neobladder diversion.

Current Treatment Strategies and Future Therapies for Metastatic Kidney Cancer
Arkadiusz Dudek, MD,PhD, University of Illinois Cancer Center
Dr. Dudek's clinical practice focuses on lung and kidney cancers, as well as melanomas. As a member of the Cancer Center's Cancer Targets, Therapeutics and Imaging Program, his research interests include tumor angiogenesis, immunotherapy and targeted therapy of cancer.

This conference will include case presentations, interactive lectures with question-and-answer periods and the utilization of interactive technology (ARS) presentations and conclude with a poster session/reception.


American Medical Association/PRA
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All Other Health Care Professionals
All other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


The Commons Hotel
(formerly the Radisson University)
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone: 612-379-8888 or 800-822-6757 (MPLS)
Map and Directions

All meeting space is on the second floor of the hotel.

A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $124 single or double per night plus the current tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of October 8, 2013 and refer to the course by name to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

Parking is available for an additional fee in the Washington Avenue Ramp adjacent to The Commons Hotel.

Register by October 18, 2013 to receive the Early Registration Discount!

Click here to view registration rates.

You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Donald Gleason Conference, OCME, University of Minnesota, University Park Plaza, Suite 901, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.

Registration fees include printed course workbook distributed on-site, plus continental breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon breaks.

Special needs, such as dietary restrictions are required in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

Presentations will be available approximately one week prior to the conference. An email will be sent to registered participants with directions needed to access them when they are available online. Printed copies of slides will not be available at the course.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 25, 2013. No refunds can be offered after this date.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at


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