2018 Annual Meeting

Pre-Meeting Courses

Pre-Meeting Courses

Take full advantage of your educational opportunities by attending the pre-meeting program. Limited space available in all courses. Register early!

Genetics Primer and Risk Assessment Course

Course Moderator: Molly Sebastian, MD

Faculty: Neelima Denduluri, MD; David Euhus, MD; Mary Freivogel, MS, CGC; Kevin Hughes, MD; Raluca Kurz, MS, LCGC, PhD(c); Mark Robson, MD; Linda Smith, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

Full day course of engaging didactic talks to update breast surgeons on the latest data regarding the scope of pathogenic mutations in our population, indications for testing, strategies to deliver effective testing, implications of results and what the future might hold in this dynamic area of medicine as well as risk assessment in the patients who test negative for pathogenic mutations.

Beginner Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Skills Course with Cadaver Lab (CLOSED)

Moderator: Course Moderator: Dennis Holmes, MD

Faculty: Barbara Burke, MD; Michele Carpenter, MD; Patricia Clark, MD; Jill Dietz, MD; Mahmoud El-Tamer, MD; Jennifer Gass, MD; Jay Harness, MD; Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD; Dennis Holmes, MD; Anne Peled, MD; Juliann Reiland, MD; Barry Rosen, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This primer course, taking place at the Nicholson Center in Celebration, Florida, is designed for general surgeons and breast surgeons who have never performed oncoplastic surgery. The morning lectures will provide information on entry level strategies and techniques for delivering oncoplastic breast care and conservation.

The afternoon will provide a hands-on surgical cadaver skills lab for supervised practice of procedures learned in the morning lectures. Attendees will be assigned to stations to perform Skin Marking and Placement, Glandular Displacement, Periareolar Crescent, Inframammary Fold Crescent and the Donut Crescent. Attendees will be provided with required reading material prior to the course.

Intermediate Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Skills Course with Cadaver Lab

Moderator:Juliann Reiland, MD

Faculty: Karen Barbosa, DO; Abhishek Chatterjee, MD; Patricia Clark, MD; Jennifer Gass, MD; Christopher Glaser, MD; Dennis Holmes, MD; David Hyams, MD; Katherine Kopkash, MD; Lashan Peiris, MD; Anne Peled, MD; Juliann Reiland, MD; Paul Thiruchelvam, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This course is designed for general surgeons and breast surgeons with basic knowledge and experience in performing oncoplastic techniques. Attendees should be comfortable with deepithelializations, tissue advancements, crescents and donut mastopexy approaches and be ready to go to the next step in oncoplastic breast surgical technical difficulty. The morning didactic will provide techniques and strategies for delivering the full spectrum of oncoplastic breast cancer care. The afternoon skills lab will teach you to feel comfortable with approaches to get beyond the donut mastopexy, more extensive skin reduction, and rotational flaps to fill the breast defects. While this course will not cover "extreme" oncoplastic surgery, the techniques learned will assist in developing skills well beyond the basics.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: An Introductory Course

Course Chair:Victor Zannis, MD

Course Co-Chair:Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA

Faculty: Jodi Carter, MD; Souzan El-Eid, MD; Michael Farrell, MD; Scott Karlan, MD; Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA; Jocelyn Rapelyea, MD; Howard Snider, MD; Victor Zannis, MD

Course Coordinators:Beth Boyd, RN, Richard Fine, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This course is designed primarily for the physician with little or no prior experience in stereotactic breast biopsy. Through a didactic, hands-on workshop and clinical case presentations, the participant will be provided with a basic knowledge of indications, principles, and technical aspects for performing stereotactic-guided percutaneous breast biopsy. Newer platforms for performing stereotactic breast biopsy on tomo-detected only breast lesions will be addressed. The course will also serve as a review and source of CME for those considering applying for certification or recertification

Breast Ultrasound: An Introductory Course

Course Chair:Shawna Willey, MD

Course Co-Chair:Michele Carpenter, MD

Faculty: Michael Berry, MD; William Burak, MD; Jodi Carter, MD; Tina Hieken, MD; Scott Karlan, MD; Edgar Staren, MD, PhD, MBA; Shawna Willey, MD

Workshop Faculty: Shawna Willey, MD, Moderator
Michael Berry, MD; William Burak, MD; Michele Carpenter, MD; Edward Donahue, MD; Thomas Eisenhauer MD; Souzan El-Eid, MD; Ronda Henry-Tillman MD; Tina Hieken MD; Scott Karlan MD; Cary Kaufman, MD; David Kaufman, MD; John Kennedy MD; Eric Manahan, MD; Sharla Gayle Patterson, MD, MBA; James Pellicane, MD; Howard Snider, MD; Carrie Thoms, MD; Rashmi Vaidya, MD; Dariush Vaziri, MD; Victor Zannis, MD

Course Coordinators:Beth Boyd, RN, Richard Fine, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This course is designed primarily for the physician with little or no prior experience in diagnostic or interventional breast ultrasound. The participant will be exposed to the basics in ultrasound physics, scanning techniques, and the interpretation of the characteristics of benign vs. malignant focal breast lesions. In addition, through both didactic and hands-on modules, this course will cover the basics of intervention for diagnosis, core biopsy pathology, and the use of intraoperative ultrasound. The faculty will share their personal experiences of integrating breast ultrasound into a surgical practice. Though recommended for the novice, this course will function as a thorough review for those individuals already utilizing breast ultrasound and are pursuing certification and preparing for the certification exam.

Techniques to Manage Benign and High-Risk Breast Disease

Course Moderators: Sarah McLaughlin, MD; Jane Méndez, MD

Faculty: Deanna Attai, MD; Peter Blumencranz, MD; David Brenin, MD; Jodi Carter, MD; Jill Dietz, MD; Sheldon Feldman, MD; Richard Fine, MD; Julie Margenthaler, MD; Sarah McLaughlin, MD; Jane Méndez, MD; Jocelyn Rapelyea, MD; Alyssa Throckmorton, MD; Pat Whitworth, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This course will review current management of benign and high-risk breast disease, indications for surgery, and when non-surgical management is appropriate. Benign breast diseases can be extremely challenging in our daily practice. There will be a focus on the technical aspects of performing procedures involved in such management. This will be accomplished through didactic lectures, case presentations, and video ("how to") demonstration. For example, an expert faculty will illustrate how they perform procedures to manage acute and chronic infections (subareolar abscess) and nipple discharge (mammary duct excision). Besides surgical technique, there are an array of evolving tools for localizing non-palpable lesions for surgery and performing non-surgical percutaneous excision and ablation. There will be a discussion on presenting these technologies to the "Value-Added" committees of hospitals or surgery centers for those tools felt to be worthy of inclusion in the surgeon's armamentarium.

Breast Research Tools

Moderator: Lee Wilke, MD

Faculty: Sarah Blair, MD; David Brenin, MD; Amy Cyr, MD; Ted James, MD; Leslie Montgomery, MD; Heather Neuman, MD; Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD; Lee Wilke, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This morning half-day course is a primer on interpreting and applying research outcomes to your practice and helping you get involved in clinical research.

Advanced Coding and Documentation

Course Chair:Terry Sarantou, MD

Course Co-Chair:Janie Grumley, MD

Faculty: Anne Kobbermann, MD; Becky Rodrian, CSS-P; John Turner, MD; Amanda Wheeler, MD

Course Agenda (pdf)

This afternoon half-day course is designed to provide the physician with principles and tools for improving the accuracy of their documentation and appropriate coding. There has been a significant growth in utilization of Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants). The course will address billing for APPs (Advanced Practice Providers), general principles of medical record documentation supporting EM (Evaluation & Management) levels, and compliance issues. Use of modifiers and diagnosis assignment will be reviewed.

Wednesday, May 2
Thursday, May 3