Feb 9, 2010: Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg – Are you on the right path? The need for a men’s health initiative

Meeting: February 9th, 2010
Time: 9:30 am
Location: H.R. MacMillian Planetarium and Space Centre, Lower Level
Speaker: Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg
Topic: “Are you on the right path? The need for a men’s health initiative”

Dr Larry Goldenberg received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of To-ronto, and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1984, following urology residency at the University of British Colum-bia (UBC). He is the founding Director of the Vancouver Pros-tate Centre and is now Professor and Head of the Department of Urologic Sci-ences at UBC. Through his vision and leadership, the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital has developed into one of the top prostate research, education and healthcare delivery programs in the world.

Dr Goldenberg is a Past-President of the Western Section, American Urological Association, the Northwest Urological Association, the Canadian Academy of Urologic Surgeons and the Canadian Urological Association.
He is a co-founder of the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group (CUOG) which today stands as a global leader for clinical trials research. He served as a member of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee, Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer Update and is a member of the AUA Male Health Ad Hoc Committee. He has co-Chaired the annual “Issues and Controversies in Prostate Care?” conference for 16 years.

In 1990 he authored the first book written for the lay person, entitled Prostate Cancer All
You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment, currently in its 4th edition and still a widely read educa-tional resource for men and their partners across Canada.

In 2006 he was recognized for his contributions to health care in BC by being inducted into the Order of British Columbia, and was ap-pointed a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In September 2008 he was awarded the British Columbia Innovation Council’s “ Science and Technology Champion of the Year”. In February 2009 he was made an honorary member of the AUA and in December 2009 he received the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest award of merit for lifetime achievement.

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