Webcast Showdown: Live from Sydney

Webcast Showdown: Live from Sydney

Live from Sydney, Cureus Editorial Board Member Lee E. Ponsky, MD Moderates a Webcast Showdown: The Future of Prostate Cancer Therapies. Tune-in, April 16 6pm EDT


This is a guest post from Dr. Lee Ponsky

Just like Cureus is pushing the envelope with online publications, GlobalCastMD is similarly pushing the envelope with medical education interactive broadcasts. “The topics will cover contemporary imaging of the prostate, the role of focal therapy and optimizing biopsy techniques.  The course format will include live surgeries, debate and interaction from the participants in true GlobalCastMD style”

On April 16th (6pm EDT) we will be conducting a cutting edge course on prostate focal therapy demonstrating live surgery broadcast from Sydney, Australia with HIFU and Irreversible Electroporation with the Nanoknife. The course will feature Professor Mark Emberton from the UK. There will be presentations on prostate imaging with MRI particularly with an interest in active surveillance. The latest studies and findings on MRI for prostate cancer will be presented. A not to be missed debate between Mark Emberton and Declan Murphy will be a ‘no holds barred’, throw-down fight to the death debate over the merits if focal therapy: the future or for fools? This is a course not to be missed. We invite you to participate in the future model of medical education…register now!

View the course description and invitation:   http://globalcastmd.com/communications/7

Diego Gonzalez Rivas at TEDxGalicia

Diego Gonzalez Rivas at TEDxGalicia

13_diego_gonzalez-150x150Cureus Editorial Board Member Diego Gonzalez Rivas spoke recently at the TEDxGalicia conference about the pioneering steps thoracic surgery has taken to approach lung cancer through minimally invasive (i.e., a single small incision) video-assisted surgery.

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas received degrees in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santiago de Compostela from 1992-1998. He completed his Residency at the Hospital Juan Canalejo, Department of Thoracic Surgery (La Coruña 1999 – 2004).

Along with his colleagues Ricardo Fernandez y Mercedes de la Torre, he promoted the creation of the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit (UCTMI) in 2010. He currently works as an adjunct  physician at Coruña Hospital and the minimally invasive thoracic surgery unit (UCTMI) located in Modelo Hospital, San Rafael and USP Santa Teresa.

Cardiothoracic video surgery was created at some of the best hospitals in the world including Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Gonzalez Rivas and teams of surgeons worldwide have evolved thoracic video surgery to include the treatment of lung cancer with thoracoscopy and using only a small incision so that the patient can be discharged within 24 to 48 hours after surgery.

This important technique is now well-recognized by the international scientific community and has been published in prestigious scientific journals as well as International Atlas. It has also been featured in multiple international conferences including the USA, Russia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and others.

Video surgery is the least invasive way to operate on lung cancer, which is critical in decreasing the overall patient impairment and post-operative complications (e.g. due to extended immunocompromised time periods). The future of thoracic surgery will undoubtedly include the use of video-assisted surgery via single incision combined with robotic technology and wireless cameras.

More information: www.videothoracoscopy.com.

Watch Dr. Gonzalez Rivas’ TEDxGalicia talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaGHnIeuZIk

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Robert M. Quencer, MD

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Robert M. Quencer, MD


Robert M. Quencer, MD

Cur&#275us met with Robert M. Quencer, MD, Robert Shapiro Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Radiology, a position he has held since 1992.

The former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology from 1998-2005, Dr. Quencer brings his vast knowledge and neuroradiology expertise to the Cur&#275us Editorial Board.

In addition to his clinical, academic and leadership roles, Dr. Quencer has published over 150 articles and book chapters in many areas of neuroimaging and has authored two books in neuroradiology.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: David I. Hoffman, M.D.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: David I. Hoffman, M.D.



The Cur&#275us team stopped in to meet with David I. Hoffman, M.D. a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist working alongside a team of infertility physicians at the IVF Florida Reproductive Associates since 1989.

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hoffman completed his under graduate work at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, before attending medical school at Temple University. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Southern California.

With over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, Dr. Hoffman currently serves as a Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florida International University as well as a Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Hoffman has published over 70 abstracts, articles, and book chapters and is a well-known presenter both nationally and internationally — he joined Cur&#275us as an Editorial Board member earlier this year.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Alejandro Badia M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Alejandro Badia M.D., F.A.C.S.



The Cur&#275us team dropped by the Badia Hand To Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida and talked with renowned hand and upper extremity surgeon, Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopedics.

He runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals, and organizes a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons / therapists that is devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

Dr. Badia maintains an intensely academic practice in order to “effect change and make care more efficient.” Dr. Badia joined Cur&#275us as an Editorial Board member earlier this year.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Jason Pozner, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cureus Editorial Board Feature: Jason Pozner, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Jason Pozner, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the founder of the Sanctuary Plastic Surgery and co-owner of Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton, Florida.

The son of a successful health spa and diet center physician in New Jersey — Dr. Pozner graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York with a Distinction in Research. He trained for five years in an intensive general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Our video team stopped in to talk with Dr. Pozner who joined Cur&#275us as an Editorial Board member earlier this year. Dr. Pozner is a highly respected authority on both surgical and non-invasive plastic surgery techniques.

Cureus People – Rod Oskouian, M.D.

Cureus People – Rod Oskouian, M.D.

Cureus met with Rod Oskouian, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Swedish Neuroscience Institute who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex spinal disorders. He talked to us about the sometimes lengthy process of peer-reviewed medical publishing.

“One of the reasons why I got involved in Cureus and why I’m on the editorial board is pretty simple – I want to have open access to journals, be able to publish journals and review journals in a timely fashion so it doesn’t take two years to get a paper out.” – Dr. Rod Oskouian, told Cureus.


“I think the younger generation we’re all using mobile applications, going online a lot – the traditional journals where you have to subscribe to some obscure article that costs the institution thousands of dollars in some corner of the library that you have to go look up is not happening.” – Dr. Oskouian added.