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Sponsor: Harris Foundation

Sponsor Abbvie

Sponsor: Bayer

Sponsor: Space AOR
   
Sponsor: Proton Center

 
Sponsor: UT Southwestern
 
Sponsor: Urology Research & Education Foundation
 
Sponsor: Moncrief

Prostate Cancer Symposium 2018
 Program (tentative)

10:30 am   Registration

11:00 am   Opening

11:15 am   Todd Whitthorne:

                  "Healthy Aging"

12:30 pm   Lunch

1:30 pm     NTxPCC Special Awards

1:45 pm     Aditya Bagrodia, MD: 

                  "Understanding the risk of recurrence after

                          primary treatment for prostate cancer"

3:00 pm     Gary Wydman, Survivor

                                  "My experience dealing with recurrent 

                             prostate cancer" 
Symposium 2016

Symposium 2016 - 
Almost a full House at the Rangers' 
Hall of Fame! 

Stadium Parking
Parking: LOT B
HoF is just across East Randol Mill Rd.,
At the South of Stadium

 

Todd Whitthorne

Todd Whitthorne’s goal is simple – help individuals and organizations improve the quality of their life. He firmly believes that embracing healthy behaviors positively impacts all areas of performance, both personally and professionally. Whether he's speaking to small groups or students or auditoriums packed with corporate executives, Todd's gift of communication delivers an empowering combination of education and motivation.
Whitthorne is a nationally recognized health and wellness speaker and is frequently invited to present at conferences and events for audiences ranging from corporate to non-profits on topics such as healthy living, fitness and corporate wellness. His highly sought-after presentations include "Healthy Living: The Links to Personal and Professional Success"; "The ABC's of Nutritional Supplements"; "Fitness for Life"; "Building a Better Brain"; "How to Build Healthy Habits" and "Corporate Wellness Pays Big Dividends".

As president of ACAP Health Consulting, he guides the company's product development, marketing and sales, and client consulting strategies in health and corporate wellness.
Prior to joining ACAP Health, Whitthorne spent 14 years as president and CEO of Cooper Concepts, Inc., a division of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, where he assisted organizations in developing strategies to increase employee health and productivity and decrease healthcare related costs. In addition, Whitthorne directed the in-residence behavior modification program and the Cooper Complete nutritional supplement line.
Whitthorne is an award-winning broadcaster who, for eight years, was the executive producer and and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in 42 cities across the United States. He won multiple awards, including an Emmy and a Katie while working at the ABC affiliate in Dallas. Todd still stays involved in television and, since 2005, has served as the television host for the Dallas Marathon and the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.
Whitthorne holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from UCLA. He is dedicated to help people live better and longer through proper exercise, nutrition, stress management, sleep and supplements. In constant pursuit of ways to enhance and share his knowledge of health and corporate wellness, Whitthorne is a member of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), the American College of Sports Medicine, and Vistage International.
On a personal level, Todd enjoys most outdoor activities having completed multiple marathons, half-marathons, and sprint triathlons. He's run the Boston Marathon,rafted Class V rapids in Costa Rica, and recently reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro with his son and nephew. Todd lives in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas with his wife Kathy. They have two grown children, Lauren and Andrew, both of whom live in Texas.

Dr. Aditya Bragodia

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he is the Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care.
Dr. Bagrodia holds a bachelor of science degree from Rhodes College. While earning a medical degree with highest honors at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, he was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship in clinical research at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
After completing a residency in urology at UT Southwestern, he performed a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he received an American Urological Association Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Grant.
Dr. Bagrodia has conducted extensive research in urologic oncology, primarily in biomarker profiles and molecular signatures of urologic tumors as predictors of clinical outcomes. He has also been an investigator in studies that compare the efficacy of surgical techniques, analyze the influence of pre-existing clinical conditions on surgical outcomes, and evaluate the use of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in conjunction with surgical treatment of urologic cancers.

He is the principal author or co-author of more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed publications such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Genetics, European Urology, Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology, Urologic Oncology, andUrology. He is also a reviewer for many of these publications, as well as the British Journal of Urology, the Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

SurvivorSpeaker: Gary Wydman

Gary H. Wydman grew up in upstate New York, attended Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with a business degree. While there, he played Quarterback for the Nittany Lions. He is married and has three children. He enjoys playing golf, traveling to Mexico and working out regularly.
Mr. Wydman has over 20 years of business experience and his business background includes sales, sales management, marketing management and human resource management positions in a Fortune 500 company. Responsibilities have included managing people, budgets, projects and P & L statements. All this activity occurred in several businesses ranging from packaging materials, consumer and OEM markets, to working in an R & D organization, and in a start-up business unit. 
This broad background uniquely equips Mr. Wydman to effectively work with line and staff management in assessing, understanding and meeting their requirements.

Gary has been member of MAPC and IRG recruiting associations and has been an Officer and Program Director. He has been president of Wydman & Associates, Inc., Recruiting Consultants, since the start of the company in July of 1986 and has successfully placed hundreds of people in a variety of functional positions with his client base.
“The joy and the challenge of my work is bringing the right person to a position that enriches their career and positively impacts the business of our client. It is rewarding to see that person advance within our client organization and our client value that person as an important asset..  When that is the outcome, everyone wins”.

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