Event Launch Cocktail Reception

Tuesday 21 October 2014|Sandbar Beach Cafe| Melbourne
Industry Partners, Clinicians and Researcher’s enjoyed a balmy night on the beach together as the headline talent was announced for the Cairns meeting in August 2015.

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31 August – 2 September 2014 Melbourne Australia

Thank you to all Delegates and Industry Partners for attending the 15th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference in Melbourne.

This event brought together world leaders in prostate cancer, to share their knowledge and experience in all facets of management and treatment. Men’s Health was identified as a key priority for Australian health policy makers.  Delegates heard from Canadian and British experts, who stated that men’s health requires a much more coordinated approach to reduce the significant burden to society of health issues affecting men, many of which are preventable.

Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Professor of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Chair of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, said that men have significantly worse health outcomes compared to women, much of it due to lifestyle factors. “We need to motivate men with health information and lifestyle programs in a way they can truly hear, absorb and act on. In time, men’s attention to health will become second nature, like seatbelts”.

Professor Roger Kirby, of the Prostate Centre in London, stated that there is a gender gap between men and women and men are unwilling to admit weakness or accept help. Federal Health Minister the Hon Peter Dutton MP formally opened the conference and was supporting of the educational event and need for more to be done.

The experts agreed that urologists and allied health professionals have a leadership role in men’s health and can do more to encourage men to take control of their future health. Australia is one of the few countries in the world to have a national policy on men’s health but more needs to be done to encourage men to bridge the gender gap which exists between women’s and men’s health.

International faculty included:
-    Dr Mitchell Benson (USA)
-    Prof Jelle Barentsz (Netherlands)
-    Dr Peter Carroll (USA)
-    Mr Paul Cathcart (UK)
-    Dr Matthew Cooperberg (USA)
-    Dr Juanita Crook (Canada)
-    Dr John Davis (USA)
-    Mr Markus Graefen (Germany)
-    Prof Larry Goldenberg (Canada)
-    Prof Roger Kirby (UK)
-    Mr Thomas Lynch (Ireland)
-    Dr Chris Nelson (USA, sponsored by Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre)
-    Dr Matthew Smith (USA, sponsored by Bayer)
-    Prof Bertrand Tombal (Belgium) (sponsored By Ferring Pharmaceuticals)
-    Dr Henk van der Poel (Netherlands)
-    Dr Matthew Copperberg  (USA)

Dr Patrick Walsh Lecture Award of Excellence awarded to: Dr Peter Carroll (USA)

Congratulations to the following individuals that won awards for their abstract submissions:

Nursing & Allied Health  Poster
Baseline Characteristics of the participants in a telephone-delivered mindfulness intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer – Rob McDowall

Nursing & Allied Health  Oral
Psychological Distress and Advanced Prostate Cancer – Leah Zajdlewicz

Translational Science Poster
Overexpression of ACSM1, CACNA1D and LMNB1, three novel biomarker candidates in prostate cancer. – Saeid Alinezhd

Clinical Urology
Does sparing the neurovascular bundle affect urinary continence outcomes in men undergoing radical prostectomy? A systemic Review – Fairleigh Reeves

Clinical Urology
Clinical use of novel technique for ablation of prostate cancer, irreversible electroporation (IRE) and characterisation of the resulting prostate pathology – Jeremy Millar

Download winning abstracts: APCC 2014 Winning Abstracts .pdf 100Kb



August 6-10 2013 Melbourne Australia

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we would like to thank all that attended the Prostate Cancer World Congress this August in Melbourne. This event brought together world leaders presenting their expertise and current research on all areas of prostate cancer and attracted over 1000 delegates from over 35 countries.

World leading opinion leaders come together to share and discuss all aspects of prostate cancer diagnosis and management. Over 170 abstract presentations were presented throughout the week.  This World Congress also saw the release of a global consensus statement on prostate cancer testing known as “The Melbourne Statement on PSA Testing”.

This events International Faculty included:

  • Dr Thomas Ahlering, Professor & Vice Chairman Department of Urology University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, USA
  • Dr James F. Borin, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
  • Dr Maurizio Brausi, EAU Section of Oncological Urology, Modena, Italy
  • Dr William J Catalona, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
  • Prof Noel Clarke, Professor of Urological Oncology, Manchester University, UK
  • Dr Matthew Cooperberg, A/Prof, Depts of Urology & Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center USA
  • Dr Randy Fagin,Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery
  • Dr Stephen Finn, A/Prof, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
  • Dr David Gillatt, Bristol Urological Institute, UK, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Dr Martin Gleave, British Columbia Leadership Chair, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Director, The Vancouver Prostate Centre, Canada
  • Dr Larry Goldenberg, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Makarand V Khochikar, Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj, India
  • Dr Stacy Loeb, Assistant Professor of Urology and Population Health, New York University, USA
  • Prof Klaus Pantel, University Cancer Centre Hamburg
  • Dr Tom Pickles, BC Cancer Agency, Canada
  • Dr Monique Roobol, Erasmus University Medical Center, Department of Urology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Oliver Sartor, Tulane University School of Medicine, USA
  • Dr Joseph A Smith, Professor and Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville USA
  • Dr Rainy Umbas, Asian School of Urology, Indonesia
  • Dr Patrick C Walsh, University Distinguished Service Professor, The James Buchanan