1st International Betty Ford Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Symposium

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Medical Education Strategies & Communications, Shaw Regional Ca
Last Modified: January 19, 2007

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Conference Dates: April 05, 2007 - April 07, 2007
Conference Location: Vail, Colorado

Sponsoring Group: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Medical Education Strategies & Communications, Shaw Regional Cancer Center

Conference Web Page URL: www.mesc-edu.com/BreastCancer

Topics Covered: Some topics include information on drug treatment options, surgical approaches, treatment strategies for early-and late-stage disease, and aftercare issues relating to survival

Conference Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify controversial issues relating to drug treatment of breast cancer, including biologics, manipulation agents, and chemotherapy.
  • Describe different partial breast techniques, as well as technical advances in radiotherapy, that have led to a decrease in toxicity profile.
  • Review surgical local control issues and varied techniques in breast conservation.
  • Review specialized tests completed in the laboratory to determine prognosis and treatment, such as HER2 testing and oncotyping.
  • Describe newer imaging modalities and their applications and pitfalls.
  • Explain aftercare issues relating to breast cancer survival.

Who Should Attend: This multidisciplinary conference is for physicians, oncology nurses, and other healthcare providers who treat and manage breast cancer patients.

Registration Information: Thursday, April 5, 2007, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Registration. Friday, April 6, 2007, 6:00 am - 7:00 am Registration

Conference Fees: $295 Nurses and $395 Physicians, however are discounted fees for early registration.

Continuing Education: Yes