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September 15, 2017 

Atlanta, GA


Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, panelists and attendees that participated in the 2017 Prostate Cancer Care 360™ Summit.  


We had such a successful event and thank the community for their support.


















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SAVE THE DATE for next year's



Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Blue Flowers Org's Prostate Cancer Care 360™ Summit brings partners in the business, political and medical community together for ONE DAY to advance prostate cancer awareness in the community.


We invite women and the men in their lives, those that have not been impacted by prostate cancer, and those that have including patients, prostate cancer survivors, caregivers, and physicians (everyone) to attend.




The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley- Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA
Dr. Gerald Durley

The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley completed the Master of Science degree in Community Mental Health/Psychology,  entered the University of Massachusetts and completed the doctorate degree in Urban Education and Psychology, all before enrolling at the Howard University School of Divinity and to earn the Master of Divinity.


Our speaker became Dean at Clark College, and a program administrator at Morehouse School of Medicine; both in Atlanta, Georgia.  He directed major health, social, and civic programs across the state of Georgia.


Rev. Dr. Durley was a pulpit associate at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.; and at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  After 25 years of service, he retired as the pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and is currently the Pastor Emeritus.​


Dr. Durley has served as past president of the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta; co-chair of the Regional Council of Churches of Metropolitan Atlanta; and Head Start Executive Director.  He serves on the boards of the March of Dimes, Civil and Human Rights Global Advisory, Communities in Schools of Atlanta, Georgia Power Diversity Council, Georgia Interfaith Corrections, Interfaith Power & Light, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) of Atlanta. 


A few notable awards and recognitions include the White House Champion of Change Award, Citizen of Georgia Award, Citizen of Atlanta Award, Phoenix Awards, Who’s Who in Black America, Who’s Who in Christian Leadership, Influential People in Atlanta, Morehouse College Institute of Preachers, Friends of Arava Institute Environmental Award; Trail Blazer Green Church Award, Morehouse College Presidential Award of Distinction, W.E.B. DuBois NAACP Award of Distinction, Atlanta Urban League Jessie O. Davis Award, Islamic Speakers Bureau Award, National Action Network Award, Imam W. Deen Muhammed Distinguished Service Award; Tuskegee Religious Leadership Award, Coca Cola Diversity Award, and a number of other awards, certificates of recognition, and certificates of appreciation.


He has been married for almost 50 years to his wife, Muriel.  They have two children and four grandchildren.  His autobiography, I Am Amazed, is available at Amazon.


Dr. Jean Bonhomme is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and is an expert on men’s health, minority health, the impact of poor men’s health on families. 


Dr. Bonhomme currently holds and has held several key positions including serving as on the Board of Directors for Men's Health Network since 2000, President of the National Black Men’s Health Network since 1987, a current Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, and notably received a personal commendation from the City of Atlanta Police Commissioner Lee Brown for work with The Mental Health Task Force, a group of professionals brought together to deal with the psychological impact on the Atlanta Black community of the Missing and Murdered Children Crisis in 1981.



From 2003 to the present, he has served as corporate president and Chairman of the Steering Committee for CHAMPS (Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit), providing free health screenings to economically disadvantaged minority males.  He previously served as staff physician for Toxicology Associates of North Georgia (TANG), a drug treatment facility based in Marietta, Georgia. From 2004 to the present, he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Men’s Health, and from 2006 to the present on the editorial board of the American Journal of Men’s Health.



Dr. Bonhomme received his Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from the College of the City of New York and a Doctor of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook.  He completed his postgraduate Medical Education of Categorical Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Affiliated Hospitals and received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Emory University in the field of Epidemiology.

Obie Clayton, PHD- Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University

Obie Clayton, Jr. is the Edmond Asa Ware Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University. Editor of the acclaimed book An American Dilemma Revisited: Race Relations in a Changing World, Obie Clayton, Jr. is best known for his service and research in examining race relations, urban inequality, demography and the family.


From 2011 through 2013 he was the inaugural Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia. In his role at UGA, Clayton taught courses in justice studies and established the Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, which annually invites individuals noted for their work in civil rights or social and economic sustainability. Clayton also played a key part in the creation of the Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights. Dr. Clayton has also taught at Morehouse College, University of Massachusetts at Boston, University of Nebraska, and Millsaps College.


He also served as the director of sponsored programs and director of the Morehouse Research Institute at Morehouse College. He received his Ph.D and M.A. in Sociology at Emory University and his B.A. in Religion and Sociology at Millsaps College. 

Denise R. Gooch, MD- Radiation Oncologist at 21st Century Oncology, Greenbelt, MD

Dr. Gooch believes excellent patient care is her primary focus. As a Radiation Oncologist at 21st Century Oncology, she plays a unique role in the care and treatment of her cancer patients. She takes this role seriously, devoting time and energy in providing excellent, compassionate patient care in an effort to address a patient’s physical and emotional needs.


Dr. Gooch earned her B.S. in Zoology from George Washington University in 1983 and a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1990. She then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, OH, in 1991.  Dr. Gooch was Chief Resident at Ohio State University Hospital, Arthur James Cancer Hospital Radiation Oncology and Research Institute in Columbus, OH and continued to complete a fellowship in 1997.

Dr. Gooch is a member of the following associations: American College of Radiology, American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology, Oncology National Medical Association, Maryland State Medical Society.


She resides in Greenbelt, MD.

Shafiq A. Khan, PHD- Director, Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Khan is the Scientific Director of the Clark Atlanta University Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), a University Center of Excellence that focuses on research in prostate cancer.  He also holds the position of Eminent Scholar in Cancer Cell Biology at Clark Atlanta University, an endowed chair funded by the Georgia Research Alliance.  He is also the Director of the NIH/NIMHD Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer Research, Education and Community Services.  He is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and also serves as Program Director of the NIH/RCMI Program. 


Dr. Khan earned his Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, and his Doctorate in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1985 from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  Dr. Khan was an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University, where he also served as the Director of Basic Research of the Southwest Cancer Center.  Prior to this, he was affiliated with the University of Muenster in Germany, the University of Toronto and the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Khan has provided services to the World Health Organization (WHO) through numerous collaborations with researchers from London, Stockholm, and Muenster.  He has more than 30 years of experience in areas of reproductive endocrinology and cancer research.  He has published over 80 journal articles and several book chapters and has 2 patents.

Drew Saelens, MBA, MA, - Vice President of Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy at ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

Drew Saelens is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy at ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. In this role, he leads ZERO's fight for increased prostate cancer research funding, access to early detection and screening, and other public policies that help men and families battle prostate cancer.

Drew's background is in health policy and reimbursement consulting. He also secured funding to reduce patients' financial toxicity associated with high out of pocket requirements while leading the development team at the largest copayment assistance foundation in the country.  

He holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Richmond and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Government from The John Hopkins University.

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We’re building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 94 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit

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4-6 PM

Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Presentation: "The Impact of Social Determinants of Health and Healthcare Disparities on Patient Care and Outcomes."


Presented by Dr. Obie Clayton

General Track


Presentation: “Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocacy Update from Capitol Hill- How To Make an Impact Locally?” 


Presented by: Drew Saelens, MBA, MA

Physician Track


Presentation: “The Lastest in Prostate Cancer Treatment Options, Risks and Side Effects” 



Presented by: Dr. Denise Gooch

Keynote Address and Luncheon

Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley 


Keynote Panel Discussion: "Families and Caregivers Corner-This is Our Story"

Physician Track


Presentation: “Prostate Cancer Health Disparities in African-American Men”


Presented by: Dr. Shafiq Khan 



General Track


Presentation: "Men's Health: Impact on Women, Children and Society"


Presented by: Dr. Jean Bonhomme





Private Screening of “Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in African American Men” by Blue Child Entertainment




Networking reception


* Times are approximate and subject to change

We can all make in difference in advancing prostate cancer awareness.  The Prostate Cancer Care 360™ Summit is named after our year-round Prostate Cancer Care 360™ Program that delivers resources focusing on the mental, spiritual and physical impacts of prostate cancer for women, the men in their lives and their families.
Attend this year's summit to gain invaluable information on prostate cancer research, treatment and care, health care disparities and social determinants of health from leaders in their respective fields to benefit the community.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1.  Discuss the role caregivers and family members play in improving patient care and health outcomes and detail ways to include them in shared decision making. 



2.  Describe the complex interactions between social determinants of health (socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care) and their influences on the health of individuals and populations. 




3.  Summarize the latest prostate cancer treatment options and communicate the risks and benefits of each treatment in a way both patients and their caregivers and families can easily understand. 



4.  Identify and explain the potential mental, physical and spiritual impacts, of managing a prostate cancer diagnosis on men, caregivers, and their families. 



5.  Recognize preferences, values and expressed needs, especially within the African-American community and throughout varied races and cultures. 



Learn together.  Grow together.  Change the world for the better, together.



Limited scholarships available for members of the underserved community

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