School of Breast Oncology (SOBO)

Physicians' Education Resource
Last Modified: June 1, 2008

Conference Dates: November 6-9 2008
Conference Location: Atlanta, GA

Sponsoring Group: Physicians' Education Resource

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Topics Covered: Over the past decade, an increasing number of oncologists have concentrated their practices on breast cancer, a trend that is growing. In order to advance breast cancer patient care, we have developed an evidence-based curriculum focusing exclusively on breast cancer clinical management. The intensive 4-day educational and interactive School of Breast Oncology (SOBO) will provide a comprehensive review of existing data on the most important aspects of breast cancer biology, diagnostics, prevention, and treatment. The curriculum is evidence based, summarizing the fundamental principles that form the foundation of optimal care and applying that data to patient cases. At the conclusion of this school, you should be able to: Discuss breast carcinogenesis and the impact of germline mutations on patient management Discuss advances in breast cancer imaging and early detection, including mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography scanning Review the clinical utility and limitations of sentinel lymph node biopsy Integrate diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive factors that provide biologic information about breast cancer subtypes into patient management decisions Integrate current staging guidelines into clinical decision making regarding local and systemic therapies Assess optimal radiation therapy strategies for treatment of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer Critically analyze the data guiding the choice of adjuvant therapies for patients with low- and high-risk breast cancer Explore current and emerging strategies for ameliorating or eliminating therapy-associated adverse events Assess the evidence supporting an emphasis on quality of life and rehabilitation during and after breast cancer treatment Evaluate the evidence-based treatment recommendations for the management of patients with hormone-dependent and hormone-independent metastatic breast cancer Evaluate organ-specific therapeutic interventions for patients with metastatic disease to the central nervous system or skeleton Integrate palliative care strategies into treatment algorithms for metastatic disease

Who Should Attend: This educational program is directed toward medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists who intend to reinforce their knowledge base and expand their expertise in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and management. Participants will be practicing oncologists or fellows in training who are interested in having a command of the fundamental principles, key published studies, and cutting-edge information on the management of breast cancer. Nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists in oncology are also invited to attend.

Registration Information: Attendance is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications should be accompanied by a 50% deposit ($747.50) made payable to Physicians’ Education Resource. Tuition for the School of Breast Oncology includes: Single accommodations for 3 nights at the Emory Conference Center Hotel All on-site meals and refreshment breaks during the school (breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, beginning with lunch on Thursday, November 6, and ending with breakfast on Sunday, November 9) Access to the on-site testing center and online testing Conference syllabus Early Registration $1495 (before September 5, 2008) Deposit: 50% ($747.50): accepted until September 5, 2008 Balance due: October 6, 2008 Regular/On-site Registration $1595 (after September 5, 2008) Full balance due at time of registration.

To register by phone, please call (888) 949-0045 (credit cards only). A cancellation fee of 50% (amount equivalent to deposit) will be assessed on refunds requested prior to October 6, 2008. No refunds will be made after October 6, 2008. There is no charge for substitution, but you must notify the conference organizers in writing of any substitutions by October 31, 2008. Persons who register within 2 weeks of the meeting might not receive conference materials.

Conference Fees: Attendance is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Before September 5, 2008 $1495.00 Balance due:October 6, 2008 Deposit:$747.50 Prices increase Sept. 6th 2008

Continuing Education: Yes, CME Accreditation and Credit Designation Physicians: Physicians’ Education Resource is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians’ Education Resource designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by the ACCME.