Men's Health Conference June 11 at Presbyterian Dallas
A symposium on men's health with a focus on prostate cancer was held at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Saturday, June 11. The speakers were Mark Moyad, MD, MPH, from the University of Michigan, Pat Fulgham, MD, urologist and Lalan Wilfong, MD, medical oncologist. There were over 100 attendees including physicians, nurses, patients and prostate cancer survivors and spouses. Dr. Fulgham's lecture was recorded and available online to the right.
Dadfest Night at the Dallas Maverick's Game
We gave away over 5,000 bandanas to the Mavericks fans. The Mavs Maniacs and the Mavs drumline wore the bandanas. In fact, one of the Drumline members still had a bandana from 2 years ago attached to his drum. We also handed out brochures on men's health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
(Photo: Dr Pat Fulgham, Col. Dan Fulgham, Col. Joe Kittinger)
1st Annual Dan Fulgham Memorial Dinner, August 2017
The 2017 1st Annual Dan Fulgham Memorial Dinner benefiting Urology Research and Education Foundation was held Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of SMU. The keynote speaker, Dan Hunt, spoke about his father Lamar Hunt's struggle with prostate cancer and the importance for men to have an annual check-up with their physician to diagnose prostate cancer early while it is still treatable.
Col. Joe Kittinger Lectures
The annual UREF dinner was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum and featured Col. Joe Kittinger (USAF retired). Col. Kittinger was on the Red Bull team that helped Felix Baumgartner break his record for longest free fall and speed records which were set by Joe on August 16, 1960. Dr. Pat Fulgham spoke on the pros and cons of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or men. He stated that prescriptions for testosterone have tripled in the past ten years and in a recent study demonstrated that only 25% of men receiving TRT had their testosterone level checked. Only 2% of men over 40 need TRT and yet Low-T centers and TRT is being marketed heavily to men. Men need to understand the risks and benefits of TRT.
DadFEST Night at the FC Dallas Soccer Game
UREF was at the FC Dallas Game, May 6th, handing out information about DadFEST and educational information on men's health and prostate cancer. A soccer ball autographed by the FC Dallas team was given away in a drawing.
Free Seminar on Prostate Cancer Screening, Sept 11, 6:30 pm
Dr. Pat Fulgham will give a presentation, "Prostate Cancer Screening: What's a Man to Do?" He will discuss the controversy over PSA testing and the new diagnostic tools available including the 4K test, genetic testing and prostate MRI. The event will be held at in Fogelson auditorium at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Tuesday, Sept 11. Reception 6:30-7:00 pm, talk 7:00-8:00 pm. To register call 214-345-5030 and give your name, phone number and email and the number of people attending with you. Or you may REGISTER HERE.