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
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