A Three-hour Accredited Seminar for LPNs, RNs and Nurse Practitioners

Thursday, September 13, 2018

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EDT)

Free for Eligible 1199SEIU Members


Cherkasky/Davis Conference Center

330 West 42nd Street, 33rd Floor (Penthouse)
(Between 8th and 9th Avenues)

New York, NY 10036

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Program and Learning Objectives

5:30 pm — Registration and light refreshments

5:50 pm — Welcome and introductory remarks

6:00 pm — Understanding Prostate Cancer Risk


Arta Seferi, DNP(c), FNP-BC

Descriptive Summary:

Overall review of incidence and prevalence of prostate cancer; global impact of prostate cancer; prostate cancer in the United States; review of prostate cancer mortality (survival) statistics.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, the audience will:

  • Understand family history relative to prostate cancer;
  • Be able to describe medications that influence the prostate;,
  • Understand the history of prostate disease and prior screening;
  • Understand how race factors in prostate cancer; and
  • Understand family or personal history of BRCA1/2 mutations.

7:00 pm — Advances in Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection and Risk Stratification


Marc A. Bjurlin, DO, MSc, FACOS

Descriptive Summary:

The presentation will describe the current screening paradigm of prostate cancer, its limitations that result in the over-diagnosis and over-detection of prostate cancer, and emerging risk detection and stratification modalities, including biomarkers and imaging techniques.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, the audience will:

  • Be able to describe the current prostate cancer screening paradigm and its limitations;
  • Understand the over-diagnosis and over-treatment of prostate cancer;
  • Be able to describe the emerging prostate cancer biomarkers and their role in risk stratification; and,
  • Be able to describe the role of imaging in prostate cancer detection and risk stratification.

8:00 pm — Prostate Cancer – Modern Treatment Options


James S. Wysock, MD, MSCI

Descriptive Summary:

This presentation will describe the selection criteria, treatment side effects and outcomes involved with modern prostate cancer treatments, including robotic radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy and novel treatments such as partial gland ablation.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, the audience will:

  • Be able to describe prostate cancer staging and grading;
  • Be able to describe prostate cancer treatment options;
  • Be able to describe possible side effects of prostate cancer treatment; and
  • Be able to describe the future direction of prostate cancer treatment.

9:00 pm — Participants submit evaluations.



LPNs/RNs/Nurse Practitioners

This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for three (3) continuing education credits.

All other healthcare professionals will receive certificates of attendance. Please check with your accrediting board with respect to receiving credit for this program.


Marc A. Bjurlin, DO, MSc, FACOS

Director of Urologic Oncology, NYU Langone Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.

Arta Seferi, DNP(c), FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Department of Urology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY.

James S. Wysock, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, New York University School of Medicine; Chief, Urology Service; Director of Robotic Surgery, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY.


Eligibility for 1199SEIU Members

League and Greater New York Members

To be eligible to attend this seminar at no cost, 1199SEIU members must have been a part-time or full-time employee for at least one year and worked at least three-fifths of a regular workweek and worked for an employer who contributes to the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund or the 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund. The cost of attendance is deducted from your Continuing Education benefit.

City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund Members

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Clinical Laboratory Practitioners and LPNs are all eligible. Members must have worked with H+H or a mayoral agency for at least one year. The cost of attendance is deducted from your Continuing Education benefit.

For Further Information

Call (212) 494-0511

Email: Institute@1199Funds.org

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel, you must do so at least 48 hours before the program date to avoid a penalty. To cancel, contact the 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund by telephone, (212) 894-4390; fax, (212) 643-8795; or email, Institute@1199Funds.org. The 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a program in the event of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified and given the option of receiving a refund or attending the rescheduled program or an alternate program.

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