Breast Cancer Management 2017


Please note that on-line registration is now closed. In order to register for this course, please proceed to the "New Registration" table on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:30pm, located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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Program Co-Directors

Dawn L. Hershman, MD, MS
Bret Taback, MD
Ralph T. Wynn, MD

Overall Goals

This program will review the controversies in breast cancer screening and highlight new imaging modalities. Emphasis will be given on issues related to management of DCIS, prevention and minimizing breast surgery. New advances will be highlighted including new options for breast reconstruction, use of immunotherapy in breast cancer and personalized breast cancer treatments. Active areas of most promising research and clinical trials will be discussed. The format of this program will consist of lectures with panel discussions. Radiology, medical oncology, genetics, surgery, plastic surgery, pathology, and radiation oncology will present areas of clinical relevance and current controversies will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe new breast cancer screening modalities
  • Define controversies in the diagnosis and management of DCIS
  • Identify methods for minimizing breast surgery
  • Define immunotherapy and uses in breast cancer
  • Explain new advances in breast reconstructive surgery
  • Recognize targeted systemic therapy to individualize treatment
  • Appreciate the role of diet and exercise in breast cancer risk and outcome

Target Audience

This program has been designed for primary care physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, internists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecological oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, nurses, and any other clinicians involved in the management and treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Credit Designation Statement

Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approval Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and Columbia University Surgery. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors.

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:

Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office
Phone: 212.304.7814

Downloadable Information for Participating Vendors

Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.

Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7813

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