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The Prostate Net Regional Prostate Cancer Symposium Series. An Educational Initiative for Patients and Healthcare Professionals May - October, 2010. National Healthcare Quality Report - 2007. “Preventive healthcare lags significantly behind other gains in healthcare.”

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The prostate net regional prostate cancer symposium series
The Prostate NetRegional Prostate Cancer Symposium Series

  • An Educational Initiative for Patients and Healthcare Professionals

    • May - October, 2010


National healthcare quality report 2007
National Healthcare Quality Report - 2007

  • “Preventive healthcare lags significantly behind other gains in healthcare.”

  • Access to care and information varied widely between racial/ethnic groups and by socio-economic status

    • Source: www.ahrq.gov


Concept
Concept

  • Provide access to information and thought leaders to promote best standards of care

    • dual-track format to maximize interaction

  • Provide a faculty of world-class clinicians and researchers who set the standards of care


  • Meeting objectives
    Meeting Objectives

    • Patients:

      • understand role of biomarkers of diagnosis/progression

      • describe current treatments and emerging drug protocols

      • discuss the importance of effective patient/doctor dialogues

  • Professionals:

    • identify best standards of care

    • Define the impact of treatment on co-morbid conditions

    • Discuss the advances in therapeutic and drug protocols

    • Describe the appropriate use of novel therapies

    • Evaluate the information’s applicability to practice management


  • Secondary regional goals
    Secondary Regional Goals

    • Rutgers: Impact of Healthcare Reform on Public Health Policy

    • Georgetown: Support for Pca Research Funding

    • Clark Atlanta: Minority Population Epidemiological and Clinical Research

    • University of Florida: Global Prostate Cancer Impact on Black Men

    • Northwestern: SPORE Research Expansion

    • New York: Total Spectrum of Disease Management


    Listening to the audience ars initiative

    Listening to the Audience:ARS initiative

    In all Symposia an interactive individual computer polling device is used to measure audience demographics and responses to key “Need to Know” questions



    Registered attendance
    Registered Attendance

    • Patients/spouses, Advocates, Caregivers

      • On-Site: 81

        • Patients - 64

        • Caregivers - 17

    • Follow-on distribution - 202:

      • Through NJ OCCP Coordinator Training, Gilda’s Club, ACS - 129

      • Barbershop Initiative/NJCEED educational sessions - 73

  • Professionals

    • Doctors: On-Site

      • Medoncs - 16

      • Radoncs - 8

      • Primary Care - 13

      • Urologists - 6

  • Public Health Agencies On-Site:

    • Physicians and medical assistants - 9

    • Community outreach workers - 7

  • Follow-on distribution - 38:

    • RadOncs - 3; NP/PAs - 8

    • Medical Centers/Public health agencies - 27



  • Registered attendance1
    Registered Attendance

    • On-Site - 93:

      • U.S. Congressman - 1

      • Congressional Legislative Staff - 26

      • Patients/Advocates - 25

      • Healthcare Professionals:

        • Medical Oncologists - 4

        • Urologists - 3

      • Cancer Researchers - 23

      • Pharmaceutical Industry - 7

  • Follow-up plans:

    • 14 meetings have been held to date with Congressional Members of:

      • Appropriations Committee

      • Ways and Means Committee

  • Partnering with Dept. of Defense Research Grantees to present evidence for increased research funding and preventive education programs



  • Registered attendance2
    Registered Attendance

    • Patients/spouses, Advocates, Caregivers

      • On-Site: 68

        • Patients - 54

        • Advocates - 14

    • Follow-on distribution - 107:

      • Through Georgia Men’s Health Coalition

      • Prostate Net Barbershop Initiative™

  • Doctors: On-Site: 17

    • Medoncs - 8

    • Radoncs - 1

    • Primary Care - 0

    • Urologists - 8

  • Public Health Agencies On-Site: 59

    • Nurses and medical assistants - 22

    • Community outreach workers - 37

  • Cancer Researchers On-Site: 22

    • Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development - 17

    • Morehouse School of Medicine - 3

    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2

  • Follow-on distribution - 56:

    • Urologists - 26

    • Medoncs - 3

    • RadOncs - 3

    • NP/PAs - 8

    • Medical Centers/Public health agencies - 16



  • Registered attendance3
    Registered Attendance

    • Patients/spouses, Advocates, Caregivers: 19

      • Patients - 4

      • Spouse/Partner/Caregiver/Family Member - 8

      • Patient Advocates - 7

  • Industry/Govt/Media: 13

  • Doctors: 27

    • Medoncs - 19

    • Radoncs - 2

    • Primary Care - 2

    • Urologists - 4

  • Public Health Workers: 97

    • Nurses and medical assistants - 60

    • Community outreach workers - 37

  • Cancer Researchers: 40

  • Students: 8



  • Registered attendance4
    Registered Attendance

    • Patients/spouses, Advocates, Caregivers: 149

      • Patients - 105

      • Spouse/Partner/Caregiver/Family Member - 37

      • Patient Advocates - 7

  • Industry: 5

  • Doctors: 8

    • Medoncs - 2

    • Radoncs - 1

    • Primary Care - 2

    • Urologists - 2

    • Other - 1

  • Public Health Workers: 7

    • Nurses and medical assistants - 3

    • Health Service workers - 4

  • Cancer Researchers: 3

  • Plus: “Walk-ins” - not registered: 42

    • Patients - 24

    • Spouses/Caregivers - 16

    • Doctor (Urologist) - 1

    • Students: 1



  • Registered attendance5
    Registered Attendance

    • Patients/spouses, Advocates, Caregivers: 96

      • Patients - 74

      • Spouse/Partner/Caregiver/Family Member - 18

      • Patient Advocates - 4

  • Industry: 2

  • Doctors: 3

    • Medoncs - 1

    • Urologists - 1

    • Other - 1

  • Public Health Workers: 3

    • Nurses and medical assistants - 1

    • Health Service workers - 2

  • Cancer Researchers: 3

  • Plus: “Walk-ins” - not registered: 6

    • Patients - 2

    • Spouses/Caregivers - 1

    • Students: 3


  • On going educational reinforcement
    On-Going Educational Reinforcement

    • Archives of all Symposium Presentations are accessible through an Information Portal at: http://prostatenet.com/page/

    • More than 3800 individual viewer accesses to date

    • Data capture of viewer demographics for future targeting

    • Opportunity to poll database for response on key disease issues


    Thank you
    Thank You!

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