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Multidisciplinary Update on Breast Cancer Care Symposium

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Target Audience:

This conference is intended for primary care, family health, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetric and gynecologic physicans, residents, nurses, nurse practioners, social workers, physician assistants, and members of the healthcare team interested in the management of the disease state.

Presentations:

Registration Fee:

This CME course is offered at no charge, courtesy of MedStar Health Cancer Network.

Learning Objectives:

  • Interpret the role of newer therapeutic targets and immunotherapy in breast cancer
  • Apply knowledge of newer radiation techniques, including current evidenced based guidelines, in breast cancer
  • Implement new techniques of reconstruction and surgical treatment of lymphedema
  • Identify psychosocial issues and non-traditional interventions
  • Discuss AJCC staging and the prognostic indicators
  • Implement screening guidelines and newer breast imaging techniques
  • Identify nursing roles in interdisciplinary breast cancer care
  • Recognize techniques of breast reconstruction and lymphedema treatment
  • Recognize the psychosocial aspects of breast cancer care
  • Develop knowledge of newer therapeutic targets
  • Interpret the role of newer therapeutic targets and immunotherapy in breast cancer
  • Apply knowledge of newer radiation techniques in breast cancer
  • Apply new techniques of reconstruction and surgical treatment of lymphedema
  • Identify psychosocial issues and non-traditional interventions
  • Implement screening guidelines and newer breast imaging techniques
  • Recognize the social worker role in interdisciplinary care of breast cancer
  • Recognize the value of breast reconstruction in improving self-image and adjustment to the diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Include non-traditional interventions such as yoga to the possible post-operative treatment
  • Course Directors:

    Maen Farha, MD, FACS
    Medical Director, Breast Center
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

    Paul Fowler, MD
    Chief of Radiation Oncology
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

    Mahsa Mohebtash, MD
    Medical Director, Cancer Center
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

    Guest Faculty:

    Karen Smith, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Oncology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Gary Freedman, MD
    Professor of Radiation Oncology
    University of Pennsylvania

    Kevin Ferentz, MD
    Chairman, Family Medicine
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    MedStar Faculty:

    Albert Aboulafia, MD
    Director
    MedStar Health Cancer Network

    Tolulope Agunbiade, MD
    Advanced Heart Failure Specialist
    MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

    Jennifer Flaim, DO
    Diagnostic Breast Radiologist
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
    MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus

    Emily Kuchinsky, CGC
    Certified Genetic Counselor
    MedStar Health

    David H. Song, MD, MBA
    Physician Executive Director, MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

    Michelle Townsend-Watts, MD
    Chief of Breast Imaging
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
    MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

    Agenda:

    11:30 a.m.

    Registration and Lunch

    Noon

    Opening Remarks

    Albert Aboulafia, MD
    Maen Farha, MD, FACS

    12:15 - 12:55 p.m.

    Cancer Diagnosis and Mental Health

    Kevin Ferentz, MD

    12:55 - 1:15 p.m.

    The Benefits of Yoga in Breast Cancer Recovery

    Jennifer Flaim, DO

    1:15 - 1:35 p.m.

    Genetic Testing: Is It Appropriate for All Breast Cancer Patients?

    Emily Kuchinsky, CGC

    1:35 - 2:05 p.m.

    The Latest Developments in Breast Imaging

    Michelle Townsend-Watts, MD

    2:05 p.m.

    Break

    2:20 - 2:40 p.m.

    The Ongoing Evolution of Breast Cancer Research

    Mahsa Mohebtash, MD

    2:40 - 3 p.m.

    The Role of Cardio-Oncology in Improving Outcomes

    Tolulope Agunbiade, MD

    3 - 3:40 p.m.

    Microsurgical Innovations in Breast Reconstruction and the Treatment of Lymphedema

    David H. Song, MD, MBA

    3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

    Advances in Breast Cancer Management

    Karen Smith, MD, MPH

    4:20 - 5 p.m.

    Modern Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Improving Results While Reducing Time and Toxicity

    Gary Freedman, MD

    5 - 7 p.m.

    Radiation Oncology Open House

    Accreditation:

    In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Designation:

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 4.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

    ACE Approval Statement:

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MedStar Health is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MedStar Health maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.5 clinical continuing education credits.