31st Annual International Prostate Cancer Update

Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah
July 14-18, 2021

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GRU Presents the 31st International Prostate Cancer Update

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), is a multi-day, CME-accredited conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates. IPCU 31 will feature lectures, interactive panel discussions, debates, and case-based presentations. This conference is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

The goal of this educational program is to equip healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer with the up-to-date clinical knowledge and tools they need to best treat their patients. The program will discuss the treatment of prostate cancer from diagnosis to treating advanced and metastatic disease. The conference aims to give physicians exposure to a comprehensive review of how to treat prostate cancer and to give them a chance to discuss key issues with peers and experts.

Program Director

E. David Crawford, MD

E. David Crawford, MD

Professor of Urology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Keynotes from Prostate Cancer Experts

Attend Sessions

Connect with Peers and Experts


The International Prostate Cancer Update offers a comprehensive update on the treatment of prostate cancer patients in its program. Join us from July 14-18, 2021, in Park City, Utah.


Accommodations & Transportation

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird
9320 Cliff Lodge Drive
Snowbird, UT 84092

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird is one of North America’s most iconic ski lodges. However, there is an abundance of summer activities in the area to enjoy in July. See below for a list of recommended summer activities.

Lodging Health & Safety Measures from the Cliff Lodge

  • Masks are required in communal indoor spaces, as well as outdoors when within the Snowbird Village, on the Tram, or while engaging in organized summer activities. Masks are not required when eating, swimming, hiking, or inside your hotel room. Masks are available for guests upon request.
  • Enhanced hotel room cleaning with a focus on high-touch surfaces including door handles, kitchen areas, refrigerators, faucets, toilets, remote controls, directories, telephones, and alarm clocks.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently in common areas such as fitness centers, swimming pools, hot tubs, elevators, stairwells, restrooms, and escalators.
  • Sanitize payment systems, pens, and front desk area after every guest.
  • Remove non-essential items from hotel rooms including magazines, notepads, and pens.

For more information, see The Cliff Lodge page with this link: https://www.snowbird.com/health-safety/

A single or double Standard Bedroom (QN/QN) is $179/night

$10.00 per room per night will be added to the guest room charges and paid by the individuals as an incidental charge. Amenities currently include high-speed wireless internet in lodging rooms and most public space, free self parking at all lodges, fitness center use, in-room coffee at the Cliff Lodge and hot beverages in the Lodge at Snowbird lobby, USA Today, 800 number phone calls, faxing and first 15 minutes free computer use in business center. A portion of the Snowbird resort fee is matched by a congressional grant through the National Forest Foundation funding local organizations such as the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation.

All lodging rates and resort fees are exclusive of the Utah state sales tax (currently 12.32%). Tax rates and fees are subject to change and the current taxes and fees in effect at the time of your meeting will apply.

Individual Call-in: Guests will make own lodging reservations directly with Snowbird’s Central Reservation Office by calling 1-800-453-3000 or by emailing lodging@snowbird.com. Individuals are encouraged to identify themselves as part of the group block (Carden Jennings Publishing/31st IPCU conference) to receive the discounted group rate.

Individuals Pay All Charges: Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own lodging, taxes and fees, additional nights, and incidental charges at time of check-out. A credit card imprint will be taken at time of check-in.

LODGING DEPOSIT for Individuals:
A one-night deposit per room for room rate, tax and fees is required at the time the reservation is made. Final balance for the entire stay will be automatically charged to the credit card on file three (3) days prior to the arrival date.

The individual reservation lodging deposit is fully refundable up to three (3) days prior to the arrival date. Reservations canceled within three (3) days prior to the arrival date will be charged one (1) night’s lodging, tax, and fees. After check-in, reservations are fully non-refundable. No-shows, delayed arrivals and early departures are considered cancellations.

Check-in time begins at 4:00 pm and is guaranteed by 6:00 pm. Check-out time is 11:00 am. Luggage storage is available through bell service for guests arriving prior to check-in time and for those involved in meetings or activities that extend past check-out time. Photo ID is required at check-in along with a credit card or cash deposit for incidental charges. Debit cards are not recommended.

Access to the exclusive Cliff Spa will be discounted 50% for IPCU 31 attendees registered as overnight guests with our group block at the above rates. Guests must show their hotel registration card at the 9th-floor spa desk which identifies them with your group (minimum age 16). The Cliff Spa includes a relaxing solarium, full-service salon, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, yoga room, rooftop lap pool, large hot tub plus extensive cardiovascular and training equipment. Attendees may participate in yoga classes at no additional charge. Daily access fee is waived with the purchase of select treatments. The Cliff Spa will provide attendees with 20% off select spa treatments. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions, or packages.

Attire is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational activities.

Self-parking is complimentary for group attendees at all Snowbird lodges. Valet parking is available at the Cliff Lodge currently at $16.00, per day per car. Prices are subject to change.

Airport shuttles may be arranged while booking lodging through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) or up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Current group round-trip pre-paid price is $78.00 per person. Walk-ups are accepted at a higher rate on a space available basis at the Canyon Transportation desk located in the baggage claim area of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable. Driver gratuity not included and prices are subject to change.

Snowbird offers trip insurance on an individual basis for cancellations or travel interruptions. The insurance may be purchased through Central Reservations. It pays for charges assessed due to unforeseen circumstances or death, injury, or illness to the guest, or traveling companion. Insurance must be purchased at time of booking room reservation.


  • Alpine Slide – Race down 1,300 linear feet of twist and turns
  • Mountain CoasterFull of twists, turns and horizontal loops, with 3,120 linear feet of excitement
  • Aerial Tram RidesRide the Tram to the 11,000 foot summit of Hidden Peak
  • Mountain FlyerFly down the 1000 ft zip line suspended above Chickadee
  • Ropes Course
  • Vertical Drop
  • Bungy TrampolineBouncy fun in the sun
  • Climbing Wall4-Station and Cliff Lodge climbing walls
  • HikingHikes and walks for all ability levels. Guided hikes upon request.
  • Mountain Bikes & ScootersHit the trails on bikes or scooters
  • Kids Fishing PondHunt the big ones in the Snowbird fishing pond
  • Sports EquipmentBasketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Horseshoe rentals
  • Off-site adventuresArrangements for river rafting or guided fly fishing trips on Utah’s most beautiful rivers.
  • Pool & Hot TubsComplimentary outdoor pools and hot tubs are heated and open year-round.
  • Fitness RoomComplimentary fitness room available.
  • Cliff Game RoomHidden away on Level A is a spacious game room with billiard tables, air hockey and a wide variety of video games. Barrier-free Trail – Snowbird features a wheelchair accessible, barrier-free trail. This one-mile round-trip nature walk begins at the Snowbird Plaza and ends at a beautiful observation deck overlooking the Gad Valley. Adults and Children of all ages and abilities can enjoy this low impact hike.
  • Horseback RidingGuided horseback riding tours are available in the beautiful Mineral Basin
  • Tennis Court
To view more information about summer activities in Snowbird, see this page from The Cliff Lodge: https://www.snowbird.com/summer-activities/

Invited Faculty


Support Opportunities

To inquire about support opportunities, please contact:

Marc Weathersby, Chief Marketing Officer
Tel:434-817-2000, x193    Cell: 434-989-5508
Fax 434-817-2020    mweathersby@cjp.com

Exhibit and Sponsor Prospectus

CME Information

This conference will be accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


During these times, Grand Rounds in Urology and the International Prostate Cancer Update are committed to you and helping your practice run as best as it can.

By registering for this conference, you agree to our standard Conference Registration and Attendance Terms and Conditions agreement, which is available online at: Conference Registration and Attendance Terms and Conditions.

Health and Safety Precautions: The health and safety of IPCU attendees, faculty, sponsors, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. We are actively working with the host hotel to ensure proper safety and sanitary conditions. To that end, the following safety precautions will be in place:

  • All participants will be asked to wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
  • The general session room will be arranged to maintain social distancing.
  • The general session room will be sanitized at the conclusion of the day and attendees will be asked to sit in their same seats from the day before.
  • All food will be plated; there will be no buffet food service.
  • Hotel staff will be wearing masks, as well as gloves when serving food.
  • All meals and ancillary events outside of the general session will maintain social distancing.
  • Sleeping rooms will be fully cleaned and sanitized between guests. Housekeeping will not enter your room during your stay. Guests will be able to obtain additional towels or other items upon request only.

We are monitoring all local and CDC guidelines and will make adjustments to these policies as necessary. For more information on Snowbird’s Commitment to Clean, please feel free to visit their cleanliness site: https://www.snowbird.com/health-safety/

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Collier at acollier@cjp.com

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other more common contagions exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and even death in a small percentage of the population, especially those with weakened immune systems. For your safety and convenience, we are endeavoring to take appropriate precautions, as detailed above. Even with our best efforts, however, there is no guarantee that you can avoid exposure to COVID-19 or other common pathogens, whether at our conference or elsewhere. Please note that, as further detailed in our Conference Registration and Attendance Terms and Conditions Agreement (the “Registration Agreement”), which must be reviewed and agreed to during the registration process, all conference attendees voluntarily assume ALL RISKS related to any possible exposure to COVID-19. We encourage you to read the Registration Agreement carefully, as it contains other important terms, including other disclaimers and limitations on liability.

Poster Submission

1. When is the abstract submission deadline?
June 1, 2021

2. What are the submission guidelines?
When submitting your abstract, please follow these formatting guidelines:

  1. Include a title
  2. Maximum of 500 words
  3. Single-spaced
  4. 10 point font
  5. Times New Roman
  6. Author names must be spelled out
  7. List the institution, city, state, country, and e-mail address of the presenting author
  8. To submit your abstract, e-mail your document to David Utz at dutz@cjp.com  and Amy Collier at acollier@cjp.com.

3. How will the posters be displayed?
The posters are displayed electronically as a PowerPoint slide. They will be projected on the main screen at the conference so everyone can see them. Here is an example:

Presenters are also allowed two slides for the 2-minute presentation. Slides must be formatted to have a 16×9 aspect ratio. Here is an example from last year:

4. Who can give the oral poster presentation?
Anyone involved with the poster; it does not need to be a lead investigator or healthcare provider. However, please provide the name of the presenter to us in advance, by December 30, if possible.

5. Are the poster sessions CME accredited?

6. Are encore posters allowed?

7. I have other questions, who can I contact?
Amy at acollier@cjp.com or 703-944-2828.

NOTE: The posters will also be printed in an abstract book. Along with the abstract slide image itself, text similar to the following will be printed in the abstract book:

View content from previous International Prostate Cancer Update Meetings


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