- 1:00 PM
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Presented by William Dale, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Understand how anxiety affects patients being treated for prostate cancer;
Understand how physician decision-making is effected by anxiety; and
Understand ways to improve outcomes for older men with prostate cancer on hormone therapy.
Dr. Deepak Kilari, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, will host William Dale, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Section Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago, with a secondary appointment in Hematology/Oncology.
Dr. Dale is a board-certified internist and geriatrician with a doctorate in health policy. He completed his medical and graduate school training at the University of Chicago, his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then returned to the University of Chicago.
Dr. Dale has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer. In 2006, he established, and now co-directs, the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) Clinic at the University of Chicago. SOCARE offers interdisciplinary, individualized, and integrated treatment for older cancer patients. It provides a special environment for addressing the issues relevant to older cancer patients and their loved ones and integrating research into this special clinic environment.
Dr Dale is an international speaker who has published over 50 papers in top journals on medical decision making, behavioral economics, quality of life, and frailty assessment in older adults, particularly those with cancer. He and his team have shown the important role emotions like anxiety play in medical decisions for older adults. He has received grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society, and the Foundation of Informed Medical Decision Making. With NIH funding, he has co-led a series of national conferences with international experts on geriatric-oncology. He is a co-investigator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a survey and biomeasure collection on the health, well-being, and social life of over 3,000 older adults.
Lunch and refreshments will be served.