Al B. Barqawi
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology, School of Medicine
University of Colorado, USA
Al Barqawi, MD, FRCS, is an Associate clinical Professor and Lecturer in the Division of Urology at University of Colorado School of medicine. Dr. Barqawi also serves as Director of Research in the Section of Urologic Oncology. He has expertise in urologic oncology and general Urology primarily in prostate disease, early detection, novel imaging and treatment applications and epidemiology. He is interested in men’s health research, particularly sexual function and testosterone effect on general health. He also acts as the Principal Investigator for several national research projects. He pioneered 3D imaging of the prostate gland and focal targeted therapy for prostate cancer. He performed the first focal interstitial laser therapy of the prostate in the US. He also initiated the first phase I study for intra-prostatic injection of Botox for the treatment of BPH. He published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He presented at many national and international meetings. He is also an elected member of the Editorial Board for several national and international medical journals. He serves regularly on the scientific committees for National science foundation and department of defense grant meetings.
Minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer, prostate cancer imaging, new frontiers in the management of Benign prostatic hyperplasia, and Men’s health. This includes Hypogonadism, Testosterone replacement therapy, and erectile dysfunction.
Marc R. Matrana, M.D., M.Sc.
Associate Director of Clinical Cancer Research, Ochsner Cancer Institute
Dr. Matrana is a ninth generation native of the New Orleans region. He received his bachelor degree and master’s degree in human genetics from Tulane University, and received his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine at New Orleans. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Ochsner Medical Center, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He then went on to complete training in hematology and medical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he won numerous awards and served as both Chief Fellow for Resident Education and as overall Chief Chief Fellow. His clinical practice at Ochsner focuses on treating patients with cancers of the genitourinary tract, as well as lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and other malignancies and hematologic diseases.
Dr. Matrana has conducted much ground-breaking research and authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and other publications in the field of genitourinary medical oncology. He has also spoken at conferences around the world on kidney cancer and is a recognized expert on this topic. In addition to research and patient care, Dr. Matrana is an active medical educator, serving in leadership positions with local medical schools (including the University of Queensland School of Medicine/Ochsner Clinical School), the Ochsner Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Ochsner Medical Oncology Fellowship Program.
Athanasios Papatsoris, PhD
Athens University, Greece
Dr. Papatsoris has received his PhD in Athens University during the period 1999-2002. Currently, he is working as a Senior Lecture in Athens University. He has successfully completed his responsibilities as a Senior Endourologist in Barts Hospital in London. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Int Braz J Urol,Int J Nephrol Urol, ISRN Urol, Expert Opin Invest Drugs. He has authored many research articles and books. He is a member of EAU, Endourological Society, EAES, BAA, GMC, HUA.
Endourology, lithiasis, laparoscopy, prostate cancer.