About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 Jun 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

This webinar will update you on the key principles of prostate cancer risk stratification and the current best practice in managing patients on active surveillance. 

During this session you will:

  • Understand the grading and staging systems for prostate cancer
  • Understand grade groupings and risk criteria
  • Be aware of the prognostic value of risk groupings
  • Understand the different international protocols for active surveillance
  • Know the triggers for re biopsy, MRI imaging and PSA follow-up and the criteria for recommending active treatment modalities
  • Be aware of the risks and benefits for active surveillance 
  • Reflect of the impact for COVID-19 outbreaks in New York and California

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.


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We would like to thank The Urology Foundation and The Hadley Trust for their generous support enabling free access to this webinar for trainees.

The companies listed have not had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this webinar.  


This meeting is a part of the Urology Section webinar series that will be broadcast weekly on Friday afternoons at 2:00pm. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Urology Section homepage. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast.


Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.


Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.


Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.
This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Key speakers

Stacy Loeb

Dr Stacy Leob

Professor of Urology and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine and the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA

Speaker's biography

Dr Loeb is an expert in prostate cancer with more than 300 peer-reviewed published articles and 10 book chapters. She currently has grants from the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Department of Defense for her research on prostate cancer. Dr. Loeb also hosts the Men’s Health Show on Sirius XM US/Canada satellite radio and serves on the AUA Public Media Committee.

Matthew Cooperberg

Dr Matthew Cooperberg

Chief of Urology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, USA

Speaker's biography

Matthew Cooperberg graduated from Dartmouth College, where he finished summa cum laude with a major in English. He earned his MD and MPH degrees at Yale University, and completed residency in Urology and fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UCSF. At the end of his training, Dr Cooperberg joined the faculty at UCSF. He is Chief of Urology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and he maintains busy clinical practices both there and at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.


He is actively engaged in research approaching the challenges of prostate cancer from many interrelated angles, from molecular analyses to health system-wide research. He has written or contributed to over 370 research articles. Early in 2013 Dr Cooperberg co-authored a proposal for a national urology registry which served as the basis for the AUA Quality (AQUA) Registry, a project for which he now serves as Senior Physician Advisor. In 2015 he won the AUA Gold Cystoscope Award, and in 2016 was awarded his first R01 grant as Principle Investigator from the National Cancer Institute, to develop and validate novel miRNA-based biomarker signatures for refined prostate cancer prognosis.


He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Jacqueline Dolev (a derm-atologist and fellow Yale Medical School alum), where they work primarily to keep up with their children, Jake and Sarah.




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