• Community Workshops

  • Welcome to San Antonio Regional Hospital's community workshop section which features contributions from physicians and members of the the local medical community. 
  • PROSTATE CANCER:
    New Screening Guidelines & Early Detection

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road

    Upland, CA 91786


    Christopher Tsai, MD, Urology and Isaac Kelly, MD, Urology
    The American Cancer Society no longer recommends routine PSA blood screening tests for most men. What led to this change and how do physicians now monitor for prostate cancer? Join our physician team as they explain the confusion surrounding the new screening guidelines, how newer tests are proving more helpful in certain patient situations, and the latest strategies for treating prostate cancer based on age and stage of disease.

  • PROTECTING YOUR BOTTOM LINE: Colorectal Cancer Prevention & Screening

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road

    Upland, CA 91786

    Connor LaRose MD
    Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, but also one of the most preventable. Join Basim Abdelkarim, MD to learn about risk factors that lead to the disease, and the best ways to keep your colon healthy and cancer-free. Hear about the types of screening tests available, and the latest age recommendations. Dr. Abdelkarim will also share information on the FIT (fecal immunochemical test), and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this newer, take-home screening option.

  • SAVING YOUR HEART: The Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease


    TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786

    Register for event here

    Suraj Rasania, MD
    Cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. As heart disease progresses, it often leads to heart attacks and stroke. Join interventional cardiologist Suraj Rasania, MD to learn how heart disease develops, as well as lifestyle strategies you can adopt to reduce your risk of heart disease and to help you stay healthy for a lifetime. Cardiac risk factor screenings will be offered to attendees.


    CONSIDERING A FAD DIET? What Does Your Heart Say?


    TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786

    Register for event here

    Hammad Khan, MD
    Many people believe fad diets are an easy way to jumpstart weight loss. What do these extreme changes in diet do to your heart? Join Hammad Khan, MD as he discusses the longterm cardiovascular health effects of fad dieting. Come and learn about healthier alternatives to fad diets. Free glucose, blood lipids, and BMI screenings will be offered to attendees.


    A WOMAN’S HEART: Special Go Red for Women Luncheon Event


    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
    12 Noon - 1:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786

    Register for event here

    Padmini Tummala, MD
    When it comes to matters of the heart, there are some differences between women and men. Celebrate National Heart Month at a special Go Red for Women luncheon event. Wear red and join us! Guest speaker Padmini Tummala, MD will discuss why women are at risk for certain heart-related problems, and how to recognize the more subtle symptoms women experience when it comes to heart attacks and other heartrelated health issues. Learn how to keep your female heart in optimal health! Attendees will receive a free women’s health brochure.


    HAS YOUR HEART VALVE SPRUNG A LEAK?


    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786

    Register for event here

    Suraj Rasania, MD
    Leaking heart valves are also known as “regurgitation”. Sometimes the condition is minor and may not require treatment, but other times a faulty valve places strain on the heart, causing it to work harder than usual. Join cardiothoracic surgeon Nan Wang, MD, as he discusses the symptoms to look for, as well as the latest treatments, which may include surgical repair or replacement of leaky valves. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered to attendees.


    SAVING YOUR HEART: The Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease


    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    AITA AUDITORIUM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    999 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786

    Register for event here

    Suraj Rasania, MD
    Experiencing a cardiac event can often alter your life in ways you did not expect. Now that you have been diagnosed with a cardiac issue, where do you go from here? Join our panel of physician experts to learn how to rebuild both physically and mentally from a cardiac event, and how to help prevent future issues from arising. Here’s a great opportunity to have your questions answered during the “Ask the cardiologist” Q & A session. Heart rate screenings will be offered to attendees.

  • A JOINT EFFORT: New Techniques in Knee Replacement

    TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Joint replacement surgery is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. Newer techniques now allow surgeons to customize knee replacements for each patientís specific needs. Join orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Jahng, MD to learn when it is time to consider knee replacement surgery, and how the latest advancements are providing patients with faster recovery and less downtime.


    Watch the Workshop here

    Kenneth Jahng, MD


    THE HIPS DON'T LIE:

    What's Causing Your Hip Pain?

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Hip pain is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis and aging, but athletes can also experience painful hip movements from the rigors of competitive sports. Join Michelle Ward, MD, orthopedic surgeon, as she discusses the variety of hip problems, stages in hip deterioration, treatment options available, and the latest techniques in total hip joint replacement. Learn the signs to look for in determining whether you are ready for a hip replacement.


    Watch Replay Workshop here

    Michelle Ward, MD


    How to Measure the Quality of a Joint Replacement Program

    TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    If you are contemplating joint replacement surgery, one of the biggest decisions you will make is which surgeon and hospital you will entrust with your care. With so much information available online, many patients are taking a more active role in selecting providers they feel will ensure the best possible outcome. Join Orthopedic Surgeon Jay Shah, MD, Medical Director, Joint Replacement Center, as he shares the key quality measures you should look for in a joint replacement program. Learn the critical questions to ask your orthopedic surgeon, and which factors play the biggest role in determining surgical success.


    Register for Workshop here

    PRESENTED BY: Jay Shah, MD
Orthopedic Surgery


    Future Trends in Stem Cell and Platelet Therapy for Orthopedics

    TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    Regenerative medicine is seen by many in the medical community as one of the most important breakthroughs in orthopedic care. Media attention has been given to high profile athletes who have used regenerative therapies as an alternative to surgery. Join Asghar Husain, MD as he discusses this future trend in the world of orthopedics. Learn what stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are, and how they work in restoring damaged tissues and joints. Hear about the growing demand in orthopedics for these regenerative therapies to treat osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, and other orthopedic conditions.


    Register for Workshop here

    PRESENTED BY: Asghar Husain, MD
Orthopedic Surgery - Sports Medicine


    HIP JOINTS: Latest Treatments in Non-Arthritic Conditions

    TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
    6 - 7:30 PM
    San Antonio Regional Hospital
    Aita Auditorium

    While many people experience hip pain due to the aging process and osteoarthritis, there are a number of non-arthritic conditions that can cause hip discomfort. This is especially true for those with sports and/or overuse injuries. Join orthopedic surgeon Connor LaRose, MD as he discusses the causes of hip pain and what the pain generators are in and around the hip area. Learn how the orthopedic community’s ability to treat non-arthritic hip problems has grown exponentially with the advent of advanced arthroscopic technology and techniques, and how physicians are now able to return people to their sports and lives in ways they couldn’t have imagined in years past.

    PRESENTED BY:Connor LaRose, MD
Orthopedic Surgery -
Sports Medicine