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.
UREF Supported the Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium Mar. 25, 2017
The North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition held their annual prostate cancer symposium in March. UREF sponsored this annual event held at the Hall of Fame at Globe Life park in Arlington. Dr. Wendy Harpham spoke on "Hope in Living with Cancer". Everyone received a copy of her book and had an opportunity for her to sign their book. For more information about Dr. Harpham visit her website.
Dr. Kevin Courtney, a medical oncologist at UT Southwestern spoke on the latest treatments for advanced prostate cancer. Ken Griffey, Sr, former MLB All-Star and prostate cancer survivor will also speak. He is part of a program sponsored by Bayer to get men to talk about prostate cancer called Men Who Speak Up.
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.
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. Dr. Pat Fulgham followed up with a short talk on the purpose of Urology Research & Education Foundation.
UREF Sponsors Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium at Globe Life Park in Arlington March 19, 2016 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
UREF sponsored the annual North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition's Prostate Cancer Symposium. This is the third year it was held at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This year's speakers were Dr. John Davis, urologist from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Pat Fulgham, urologist from Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, and Dr. Sarah Woods from Texas Woman's University. There were approximately 80 people in attendance. After the conference attendees were taken on a tour of the ballpark.
(Photo: Dr Pat Fulgham, Col. Dan Fulgham, Col. Joe Kittinger)
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.
Men's Health Night at FC Dallas Game
June is Men's Health Month so UREF was invited to host a booth and handout men's health materials at an FC Dallas game in June. Dallas Center for Pelvic Medicine handed out materials on infertility and vasectomy. Men were educated on the importance of regular check-ups with their physicians. The kids love the bean bag toss game. Dr. Brian Feagins and Dr. Pat Fulgham were available to answer men's questions.
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.