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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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    1. The Prostate NetRegional Prostate Cancer Symposium Series • An Educational Initiative for Patients and Healthcare Professionals • May - October, 2010

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. Rutgers Symposium Agenda

    8. 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

    9. Lombardi/Congressional Symposium

    10. 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: • Meetings being scheduled 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

    11. Clark Atlanta Symposium

    12. 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

    13. University of Florida Symposium

    14. Northwestern Symposium

    15. The Prostate Net SymposiumOctober 2, 2010

    16. On-Going Educational Reinforcement • Archives of all Symposium Presentations are accessible through an Information Portal at: http://prostatenet.com/page/ • Data capture of viewer demographics for future targeting • Opportunity to poll database for response on key disease issues

    17. Thank You! WWW.THEPROSTATENET.ORG www.youtube.com/user/vhsimons/ www.facebook.com/vhsimons http://twitter.com/vhsimons www.linkedin.com/in/virgilsimons/ 1.888.477.6763