Educational Courses

MRI Guided Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

Sunday, September 23
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Room 242A

This course is designed to provide updated knowledge of the emerging role of MRI guided biopsy in prostate cancer. The shortcomings of the standard biopsy, the role of MRI as a triage test, the added value and different modalities of MRI based biopsies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Can Obek

Professor of Urology
Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

Can OBEK, MD, FEBU. Professor of Urology at Istanbul, Acıbadem Healthcare Group,Istanbul, Turkey.
His practice is mainly urologic oncology.
Residency: University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine
Urologic Oncology Fellowship: University of Miami with Prof. Mark S. Soloway
Endourology Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle with James R. Porter, MD.


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Elias S. Hyams

Associate Professor of Urology
Columbia University Medical Center

Elias S. Hyams is an Assistant Professor of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, then completed his urology residency at the New York University Hospitals. He then completed a fellowship in Endourology/MIS at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical focus is in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well as minimally invasive surgery for malignant and benign urological conditions. Dr. Hyams is widely published in clinical outcomes research and prostate cancer epidemiology. He is a member of the Endourological Society, Society for Urological Oncology, and American Urological Association.


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Peter Pinto

National Cancer Institute


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Omer B. Argun

Associate Professor of Urology
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

Omer Burak Argun
Associate Prof. of Urology

Dr. Omer Burak Argun received his medical degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in 2003. After a urology residency at the Cerrahpasa School of medicine, Department of Urology, 2008, he became Attending Physician, he went to the USA and start his research fellowship program at University of Minnesota with the mentorship of Dr. Robert Sweet. He also worked as a part of SimPORTAL and Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST). At the Acibadem University, he is working with a distinguished Uro oncology team and basically working with Dr. Ali Rıza Kural's team. His interested in Robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and endourologic procedures.


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