We are honored to be producing the annual Prostate Cancer Research Institute Conference this year!
Join us and PCRI from September 7-9 for the 2018 Prostate Cancer Patient Conference and get face to face with prostate cancer experts in every field. Hosted at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, the PCRI conference is a full-featured educational experience for prostate cancer patients and caregivers. Each day consists of easy to understand presentations, extended Q+A sessions, treatment-based breakout sessions, and support groups that cover every major prostate cancer topic. You can expect to gain a comprehensive knowledge of your disease and become empowered to make the best decisions for your life. Choose your prostate cancer strategy and win the fight!
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of prostate cancer patients and caregivers lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, and the medical community.
Their Story: In 1996, PCRI was founded by renowned doctors Stephen Strum, MD, and Mark Scholz, MD—both prostate cancer specialists—and Harry Pinchot—a patient—who recognized a need for trustworthy information about prostate cancer. They noticed that the patient community did not have access to information about new treatments, and they were predominantly receiving treatment that was out-of-date, and often times unnecessarily toxic.
While Dr. Strum and Dr. Scholz pored over medical journals and condensed the research into understandable patient friendly language, Pinchot began PCRI’s Helpline and responded to calls from worried patients and caregivers. He empowered them to find and understand their options and the information they needed to get the right treatment.
They believe that the best treatment happens when an educated patient works with their doctor to sort through the severity of the disease, the treatment options that are available, and all of the side effects. Dealing with a new diagnosis is complex because all of the parties involved have different interests. By becoming educated about the disease, the patient avoids making decisions that they regret, maximizing quality of life, and survival.
Today, PCRI has evolved to meet new problems that the modern patient faces, but has maintained the same formula that their founders had. They work with leading doctors who present the latest advancements in understandable language at their conferences, on their newsletter, and their website.
They believe that patients need connection with others who understand the problems that they encounter to become empowered and educated. They foster this connection through their helpline and their conferences. The key to a synergistic relationship between the patient and the doctor is communication, education, empowerment, support and ultimately, hope.
Buy one ticket to the 2018 Prostate Cancer Conference and get one free! Click the registration button, enter '2' in the number of attendees, and use code BOGO! Use the code before August 30th so you and your guest can come for just $120!