Best suited for: Urologists
When it comes to screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer, we’re still in the “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” of the wild west. The good is that 50% fewer men are dying of prostate cancer. The bad is that we face a pandemic of over-diagnosis and over-treatment. And the ugly? Unfounded screening and treatment patterns promoted within urology, primary care, and even the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
In this 1.25-hour webinar, Dr. Scott Eggener walks you through the landscape of PSA, pointing out the components of smart screening that will minimize over-detection. He demonstrates best practice related to novel bio markers through case examples, including what you need to discuss with your newly-diagnosed patients. Finally, he reviews medico-legal considerations and strategies for active surveillance that encompass transition to inactive surveillance. The webinar concludes with a short Q & A that highlights important issues, featuring Dr. Ernest Sussman, Vice President of Risk Management at SCRUBS Risk Retention Group.
Scott Eggener, MD, is an experienced robotic and open surgeon who co-directs the Prostate Cancer Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. His research—which has resulted in over 200 publications—exclusively focuses on urologic cancers and primarily focuses on improving the screening and care of men with prostate cancer. Dr. Eggener’s research has been presented at national and international meetings. He is a senior faculty scholar at the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, an associate editor at four medical journals, on the Executive Board of IVUMed, and frequently participates in volunteer educational and surgical international missions.y.
Ernest Sussman, MD – VP, SCRUBS Risk Retention Group, Stuart, FL, Urology, Las Vegas, NV
Mary Ancheta – Risk Management Education Assistant, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Anne Flitcroft, RN, BSN, CPHRM – Senior Healthcare Risk Management Consultant, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Mesina McMurray – Content Development Project Manager, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Celia Smith, CHCP – Director, Continuing Medical Education, Physicians Insurance, Seattle, WA
Original release: February 2017
Last reviewed: February 2018
Expiration: February 2020
Category 1 credit is applicable throughout the United States.
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.25 hours
Physicians in Washington who complete this course will fulfill the risk management education requirement mandated by the Washington Health Services Act of 1993.
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