Summit Focus

The Ninth Annual Summit featured informative sessions addressing the African American Prostate Cancer Disparity.  Expert speakers and presenters, members of congress, survivors and community leaders came together to make this an exciting summit. 

**Note: Links below are videos of the Summit program; click the link to view the video. **

Summit Program 

Thursday, September 19th
Kennedy Caucus Room
Room 325                 
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 

Introduction and Remarks from Members of Congress
Remarks from Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) 

9:30 AM 
PSA Testing for African American and Other High Risk Men 

Thomas W. Jarrett, MD - "A History of the PSA Test - Why the Controversy?"

Thomas Farrington - "Presenting the PHEN Consensus Statement"
Consensus Statement Comments and Analysis


11:00 AM 
New Developments and Evolving Trends

Sara Horton, MD - "The Importance of African American Participation in Clinical Trials"

Robert C. Tyler, PhD - "The Provenge Enrollment Experience"

Sean P. Collins, MD, PhD - "What is Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy and its Advantages?"  

"A Novel Approach to Funding Research Efforts"
Channing Judith Paller, MD, PhD

Joel Nowak, MSW

Panel - New Developments and Evolving Trends

Kennedy Caucus Room
Room 325
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. 

Thursday Afternoon, September 19th
Washington Convention Center 
Room 201 
801 Mt. Vernon PL NW
Washington D.C. 

2:00 PM 

PHEN Community Education and Awareness Outreach 
A session of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) 

Remarks: Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) 

Faith Based Partnerships for Community Outreach 

Reverend Natalie Mitchem, M. Div., R.D. 
Reverend Kip B. Banks, Sr. 

PHEN's Church Partnerships and Survivor Network in Action 

Reverend Joseph Deck, Reid Temple AME Church, MD 
Reverend Christopher Starghill, New Macedonia Church, Washington DC

Mr. Dale Bell, Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY
Mr. Walter Burke, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Mr. Charlie Hill, President, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, VA 


5:30 PM
Networking Reception
1025 F St., NW
9th Floor
Washington D.C.  

Friday, September 20th 
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW 
Suite 900
Washington D.C.

9:00 AM
Active Surveillance - To Treat or Not To Treat Prostate Cancer

H. Ballentine Carter, MD - "The Evidence Suporting Active Surveillance"

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD - "Active Surveillance and African Americans; A Study's Findings"

"Genomic Tests to Help Determine if the Cancer is Life-Threatening"
Bela S. Denes, MD, FACS
Michael Brawer, MD

Prognostic Tests Q & A Session

10:30 AM
New Developments and Evolving Trends Part 2

Jennifer Harris, Pharm D - "An Update on the ProstVac Immunotherapy Clinical Trial"

Summit Closing Remarks

Summit Speakers Biographies 
Click to View Information About the 2013 Speakers

PRESS RELEASE: PHEN Will Host its Ninth Annual African American Disparity Summit on September 19th and 20th

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