Frontiers of Surgical Breast Care and Reconstruction
Saturday, September 14, 2013
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This program, designed to be a multidisciplinary program, is intended for a wide range of medical practitioners who are interested in the latest information regarding the local treatment of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. The program is purposely targeted for general, plastic, breast and oncologic surgeons, as well as radiation and medical oncologists. It is also intended for primary care physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the treatment of breast cancer patients.
Purpose and Content
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. Its diagnosis and treatment are part of the practice of a wide number of medical specialties including primary care physicians, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, breast surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals. There are national initiatives calling for a multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients. The multiple components and aspects of the treatment of breast cancer require a high level of coordinated care among different specialties. In addition, advancements in medical and surgical treatments, as well as reconstructive options, have improved cancer outcomes and improved patients' selfesteem. These improved options for screening and treatment are increasingly more complex requiring more knowledge and skills to use them appropriately.
The goal of this symposium is to discuss the most recent advances in multidisciplinary breast cancer care. The standard of care for breast cancer spans multiple disciplines: including surgical oncology, plastic surgery, medical and radiation oncology. Each of these disciplines has a reciprocating relationship with reconstructive surgery. This activity will address all of the factors relative to surgical indication andthe selection of appropriate techniques for reconstruction of the breast. This symposium will use lecture and case-based interactive formats to discuss the many aspects of care for patients with breast cancer from the perspectives of the many medical disciplines involved. Attendees will be encouraged to provide input, ask questions, and share their cases in the discussions.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge, Patient Care and Practice-Based Learning) and be able to:
- Present viewpoints from multiple medical disciplines regarding appropriate screening, diagnosis,prevention, and treatment strategies in patients with breast cancer
- Discuss the changing role of axillary dissection in breast cancer management
- Describe recent technical advances in surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer
- Perform breast reconstruction with tissue expanders, acellular dermal matrix and implants
- Discuss microsurgical perforator flap breast reconstruction and observe surgery through video clips
- Identify candidates for and perform oncoplastic surgery as well as how to coordinate the care between surgical and radiation oncology and breast radiology
- Identify candidates for and perform direct to implant reconstruction with nipple sparing mastectomiesas well as how to coordinate the care with surgical oncology
- Summarize recent developments in imaging modalities, percutaneous ablation techniques,contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, plastic surgery for lymphedema, chemotherapies in development, and partial breast irradiation
UT Southwestern Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Conflict of Interest
It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.
Discussion of Off-Label Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there maybe “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed.