Beginner Oncoplastic Skills Course

November 2, 2019 • NorthShore University HealthSystem • Evanston, IL

Program Details

Course Description

This primer course is designed for general surgeons and breast surgeons who have not performed oncoplastic surgery. The morning lectures will provide information on beginner level strategies and techniques for delivering oncoplastic breast care related to breast conservation.

The afternoon session will provide a hands-on surgical cadaver skills lab for supervised practice of procedures taught in the morning lectures. Attendees will be assigned to stations to practice skin markings, cavity closure with glandular displacement, aesthetic scar placement, crescent mastopexy, inframammary fold crescent, and the donut therapeutic mastopexy.

Course Moderator

Juliann Reiland, MD


Hania Bednarski, DO
Michele Carpenter, MD
Abhishek Chatterjee, MD, MBA
Jennifer Gass, MD
Katherine Kopkash, MD
Salvatore Nardello, DO
Juliann Reiland, MD
Jessica Ryan, MD
William Scarlett, DO
Ekaterini Tsiapali, MD

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply beginner level oncoplastic techniques and strategies in their practice;
  • Select the most appropriate oncoplastic procedures for individual patients;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the latest technology to achieve optimal outcomes in oncoplastic surgery.

Disclosure Information

In compliance with ACCME Accreditation Criteria, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, as the accredited provider of this activity, must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation. Disclosures are provided to all attendees.

Earn CME & MOC

Credit Designation

The American Society of Breast Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program. Attendees must pass the applicable posttest with a score of 75% or higher in order to earn MOC credit.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




6:45 am–7:30 am Depart for lab from Hilton Orrington/Evanston
7:30 am–8:00 am Check-in and Breakfast
8:00 am–8:10 am Welcome and Introduction
Juliann Reiland, MD

"In the Office"

8:10 am–8:35 am Incorporating Oncoplastic Surgery in Your Practice
Michele Carpenter, MD
8:35 am–8:55 am Anatomy, Breast Imaging, and Preoperative Planning
Hania Bednarski, DO
8:55 am–9:10 am Photographic Documentation
William Scarlett, DO
9:10 am–9:20 am Q&A

"In the Holding Area"

9:20 am–9:30 am Skin Markings
Abhishek Chatterjee, MD, MBA
9:30 am–9:40 am Markings with Mastotrainer
Abhishek Chatterjee, MD, MBA
9:40 am–10:05 am Aesthetic Scar Placement and Cavity Closure
Katherine Kopkash, MD
10:05 am–10:10 am Q&A
9:35 am–9:45 am Break

"In the OR"

10:25 am–10:50 am De-epithelialization and Crescent Mastopexy
Jessica Ryan, MD
10:50 am–11:15 am Therapeutic Donut Mastopexy
Juliann Reiland, MD
11:15 am–11:35 am Inframammary Fold Crescent Approach
Jennifer Gass, MD
11:35 am–11:55 am Mastectomy Tips and Tricks to Avoid Redundancy
Ekaterini Tsiapali, MD
11:55 am–12:05 pm Q&A
12:05 pm–12:15 pm Break
12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Case Studies (with Lunch)

All Faculty
1:00 pm–1:30 pm Preparation for Cadaver Lab
1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Cadaver Lab

2:45 pm–3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Cadaver Lab (continued)

4:30 pm Depart Lab for Hilton Orrington/Evanston