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Albany Medical College Urology Faculty to Lead Men’s Health Conference 

ALBANY, N.Y., August 7, 2014 — Albany Medical College urology faculty will lead the 13th annual “Current Concepts in Men’s Health” Conference, hosted by the Urological Institute of Northeastern New York, on Aug. 15 – 17 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The conference, designed specifically for primary care providers and medical professionals, will feature nationally recognized experts from distinguished institutions who will share their knowledge about health issues specific to men, including prostate cancer, benign prostate disease and erectile hormone deficiencies.

Barry Kogan, M.D., chair of the Division of Urology at Albany Medical College, noted that the conference is a must for physicians and other medical practitioners hoping to advance their understanding of urology and men’s health. “This conference is one of the best values in continuing medical education,” Dr. Kogan said. “Each year we have outstanding local, regional and national experts presenting on the hottest and most controversial men’s health issues. The relaxed environment allows for personal interactions and thought-provoking discussions. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

Dr. Kogan will present a lecture, “Hypospadias: Adult Outcomes and How to Fix Problems.” Other Albany Med physicians and their presentations include:

• Laura Chang Kit, M.D., “Urodynamic Study: Sometimes Misused, Often Misunderstood”
• Hugh Fisher, M.D., “High Risk Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy is Superior”
• Ronald Kaufman, M.D., “Upper Tract TCC: Challenges of Renal Preservation”
• Jennifer Lindstrom, M.D., “Obesity and Its Impact on Sexual Function and Fertility”
• Andrew McCullough, M.D., “Hypogonadism in the Young Infertile Male”
• Badar Mian, M.D., “How Intensive Does Bladder Cancer Surveillance Need To Be?”
• Rebecca O’Malley, M.D., “Radical Nephrectomy and Metastatic Renal Cancer”
• Barry Stein, M.D., “Innovations in Minimally Invasive Therapies for BPH”
• Mark White, M.D., “Calcium Supplements and Bone Health: Better Bones vs. More Stones?”

Registration is open to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents and other health professionals. The conference has been approved for CME credits.

For more information or to register, please visit

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