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The most impactful event in the movement to end prostate cancer
February 26-28, 2023

What is the ZERO Summit?

Picture hundreds of people who are united around their shared experience of facing prostate cancer. Every ZERO Summit attendee “gets it.” We’ve faced the same sleepless nights. We know the stress that comes with a diagnosis and the battle ahead. Together we are an unstoppable force in support of one another, fervently working to end this disease. We’re here for each other and we’re here for you, no matter where you are in your prostate cancer journey.

You belong with us! We come to build support for one another, and to stand by the men and families who are facing the toughest battles of their lives. We come to learn from the best minds in research about the development of new diagnostics and treatments, and care of those who are facing down this disease. And we come to take action, equipping advocates to make an impact in their home communities, and meeting with elected officials to protect and expand research funding.

Schedule (Eastern Time)

The 2023 Prostate Cancer Summit will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Additional topics, speakers, and times will be added as we get closer to the event!

Sunday, February 26:

The Bold for Blue Awards Ceremony kicks-off the 2023 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit and all are welcome to attend!

  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Check-in available​
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Bold for Blue Awards Ceremony - Cherry Blossom Ballroom​

Monday, February 27:

Education, advocacy trainings, and support lounge sessions available throughout today.

  • 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Check-in Available
  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast is provided
  • 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Educational Sessions
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks Alison Manson, ZERO, Shelby Moneer, ZERO​
  • Welcome from Premier Sponsor, Pfizer
  • Welcome from ZERO's Board of Directors Thomas Bognanno, Chairman, ZERO Board of Directors,
  • Keynote Address Jamie Bearse, CEO, ZERO​
  • Mission Speaker James Williams, Jr.​
  • (Mis-information and Other) Pitfalls of Online Information About Prostate Cancer Stacy Loeb, MD​
  • Emerging Technologies in Prostate Cancer Nilay Gandhi, MD​
  • Prostate Cancer in Your Community: A Panel Discussion Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, Charles (Chuck) J. Ryan, MD, William (Bill) L. Dahut, MD, Moderated by Jamie Bearse​
  • Note: In-person attendees will follow signs for support group lounge locations
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch is provided​
  • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Educational Sessions and Advocacy Training​
  • Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Update Melissa Cunningham, PhD​
  • Clinical Trial Access & Diversity Elisabeth Heath, MD, FACP​
  • Treatment Updates for Advanced Prostate Cancer Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH​
  • Coping with the Stress of a Cancer Diagnosis Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, LSW, OSW-C, FAOSW​
  • Radiation & Side Effect Mitigation Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI​
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Dinner on own​
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Dessert Reception and Sexual Health Q&A​
  • Sexual Health Ask Anything Q&A Rachel Rubin, MD and Patrick Wenning, PT, MPT, CIMPT, CMTPT
  • Note: this session will only be available to in-person attendees, and will not be streamed to the web.​

In-Person Support Group Lounge Sessions

  • Note: In-person attendees will follow signs for support group lounge locations
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Advanced Stage Disease Darrell Wilson
  • Female Caregivers Kathie Houchens
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Recurrence Marty Chakoin
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Active Surveillance Jim Schraidt

Virtual Support Group Lounge Sessions

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Active Surveillance Howard Wolinsky & Joe Gallo
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • High Risk, Recurrent & Advanced Stage Disease Len Sierra
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • LGBTQIA+ Community Dave Horn & Todd Koser
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 60 or Under with Prostate Cancer? This Group is for You! David Diaz & John Teisberg
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Why Patient Preferences are Important for Deciding on Treatment Stan Rosenfeld
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Help Navigating Urinary Incontinence Post Treatment Sara Sattler
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Newly Diagnosed Donna Hollister
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Erectile Dysfunction Post Treatment and Intimacy: What Every Couple Should Know Sara Sattler

Tuesday, February 28:

ZERO’s Advocates will attend pre-scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill today while others join the education sessions throughout today.

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast is provided​
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Advocates to Hill meetings​
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Educational Sessions​
  • Genetics & Genomics of Prostate Cancer Channing Paller, MD​
  • PET Imaging and Prostate Cancer Mike Smith, BSPS, CNMT​
  • Physical and Emotional Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Meredith Morgan, MSN, NP​
  • Re-Irradation of the Prostate for Cure Using the MRIdian Linear Accelerator: Getting to YES! Michael Greenberg, MD​
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch is provided​
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Educational Sessions​
  • Health Insurance & Finances Joanna Morales, Esq​
  • Caring for the Caregiver: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, LSW, OSW-C, FAOSW​
  • How Fitness Impacts Prostate Cancer Jen Miramontes, CES, MES, CPT​
  • 3:15 p.m. Closing remarks​
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Reception on Capitol Hill (Hill Advocates ONLY) - Cannon House Office Building​

Meet the Experts

The Summit will feature an all-star speaker line-up. More information is still to come, so please check back here for the latest information.

Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc, PhD (Hon)


NYU Langone Health

Eric Shinohara

Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI

Ingram Associate Professor and Chair

Vanderbilt University


Melissa Cunningham, PhD

Program Manager for the Prostate Cancer Research Program

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Department of Defense

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan, NP, MSN, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan

Evan Goldfischer

Evan R. Goldfischer, MD, MBA, FACS

Urologist, Director of the Research Department

Premier Medical Group

Channing Paller

Channing Paller, MD

Professor of Oncology & Urology

Johns Hopkins University


Stacy Reliford

Alliance Development Manager – U.S. Policy & Government Relations

Pfizer Inc.

Daneil Kuftinec

Urologist; Medical Director - Global Medical Affairs


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Bill Dahut, MD

Chief Scientific Officer

American Cancer Society

Rachel S. Rubin, M.D.

Rachel Rubin, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology

Georgetown University Hospital

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Elisabeth Heath, MD, FACP

Chair, Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute


Jen Miramontes, CES, MES, CPT


Cancer Champions


Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, CSW, LSW, OSW-C, FAOSW

Director, Community Outreach & Cancer Support Services

Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Eisenhower Medical Center

Mike Smith

Mike Smith, BSPS, CNMT

Senior Medical Imaging Specialist

Blue Earth Diagnostics


James M. Williams, Jr

Director of Federal Affairs for Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Screening

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Jonelle Flowers

Director of External Activation and Public Affairs

Pfizer Oncology

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH

Medical Director - Survivorship Program

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Patrick Wenning, PT, MPT, CIMPT, CMTPT

Physical Therapist

Restore Motion


Charles (Chuck) J. Ryan, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prostate Cancer Foundation


Nilay M. Gandhi, MD


Potomac Urology

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Michael Greenberg, MD

Vice Chair for Business Development and Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Bodine Cancer Treatment Center

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Marvin Langston, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Stanford University School of Medicine


Tamara Lotan, MD

Professor of Pathology, Urology and Oncology & Deputy Director for Research

Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


James Furr

Assistant Professor of Urology

University of Oklahoma Department of Urology

Save the Date for 2024!

The most impactful event in the movement to ZERO out prostate cancer is back in 2024! Just like our past ZERO Prostate Cancer Summits, we’ll bring our prostate cancer community together to education, celebrate and advocate. Watch this space for details about virtual education opportunities and in-person advocacy efforts planned for Washington, D.C.

February 24-27, 2024
The Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA