Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass, Additional Registration Required

Instructional Course

029IC - Testosterone Therapy: Challenges & Controversies for the Experienced Clinician

Saturday, May 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MCC WEST, 2006

This course will introduce and review new concepts and areas of controversy in the exciting and rapidly evolving field of testosterone therapy. The goal is to provide the attendee with a forward-looking and practical approach to diagnosis and management of the testosterone-deficient man. Topics to be addressed include: who is a candidate for T therapy; how to choose between multiple treatment options; T therapy in men with prostate cancer; the Saturation Model; effect of testosterone on general health issues, including glycemic control, metabolic syndrome, obesity, longevity; role of bone density assessment; monitoring of men on T therapy; discussion of real and alleged risks, including cardiovascular risk and sleep apnea. The material would include:

-The debate on terminology (testosterone therapy vs TRT, testosterone deficiency vs late-onset hypogonadism, etc) -Impact of testosterone therapy on obesity and metabolic conditions -In-depth review of cardiovascular data, including possibility for cardiovascular benefits -In-depth review of data regarding prostate cancer and LUTS -Use of testosterone therapy in men with a history of prostate cancer -Data regarding use of testosterone therapy in men with other conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease

In addition, we will include a section of challenging clinical cases/scenarios, such as the use of testosterone therapy in men with elevated PSA after negative biopsy, and management of complications from treatment.

Learning Objectives:

Abraham Morgentaler

Harvard Medical School


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Abdulmaged M. Traish

Boston University School of Medicine

Abdulmaged Traish is a professor of Urology t Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Over the past three decades, Dr. Traish has contributed significantly, through teaching, education and basic research, to the field of biochemistry and physiology of reproductive and sexual medicine. His most important contributions to the field of sexual medicine are the development of experimental animal models to investigate the endocrine regulation of sexual arousal physiology and function in males and females and his pioneering work on the basic mechanisms of sex steroid hormones on erectile physiology. Professor Traish has been successful in procuring research funds from the National Institute of Health as well as from the Private Sector and was instrumental in the establishment of the institute for sexual medicine at Boston University school of Medicine. Dr. Traish is an educator and researcher with renowned national and international reputation.


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