Current healthcare systems are built around the traditional paradigm of patients suffering from a single acute illness, and the field of urology is not exceptional in this respect. As the population ages and becomes more sedentary, however, an increasing number of patients will suffer from underlying conditions such as frailty and/or sarcopenia, which can complicate the treatment of more acute disease such as cancer. It is therefore imperative that healthcare providers expand their awareness of how to care for these patients, as well as how to prevent these conditions in the first place.
The goal of this Next Generation Learning Center is to expand awareness of how conditions such as sarcopenia and obesity interact with urological diseases like prostate cancer. Presentations will focus on management of patients with these increasingly common comorbidities and will also emphasize how diet and exercise can be used to help prevent and mitigate the effects of urologic disease.
Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD
Dr. Moyad is the Jenkins/Pokempner Director of Preventive/Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Urology. He occupies an endowed position, which was originally created and funded entirely by the patients he has helped over the past 25+ years. This was the first endowment of its kind created for a physician at a major medical center in the US. Dr. Moyad has always considered himself to be, first and foremost, a physician public health educator. Dr. Moyad believes in the power of lifestyle changes to improve overall mental, physical, and spiritual wellness, and in their potential ability to keep pill counts and dosages to a minimum, while also enhancing the impact of conventional treatments when needed. This has been the focus of his research and lectures his entire career. Dr. Moyad received his medical education from the University of South Florida College of Public Health and the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Fred is co-author of Amazon Best Seller, Choosing the StrongPath: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging. He is a former U.S. Army Ranger. Head of Bartlit Beck, Fred is a distinguished trial lawyer who Chambers USA Legal Rankings (2017) called “arguably the best trial lawyer in the United States.” He has represented President George Bush and President Barack Obama. He graduated first in his class in law school and holds the top academic record in the 120-year history of his law school. At the age of 50, Fred adopted his new lifestyle built around challenging exercise and excellent nutrition. At 88 years old, he is an outstanding example of what can be achieved. To this day, Fred regularly improves his lifetime strength training bests. Fred is living proof that vigorous exercise and excellent nutrition can radically improve an individual’s quality of life far beyond the mental and physical deterioration of common aging. He is leading this effort to inspire others to get on and stay on the StrongPath so that they too may become the very best version of themselves and live a long, strong, healthy life.