Friday, April 28
Tickets required ($60 when purchased by April 11)
**Onsite registration subject to availability
B1 How to Optimize Breast Localization Options
Margaret Chen, MD and Barbara Pockaj, MD
The options for localization of non-palpable breast lesions have multiplied. In this workshop, we will discuss the challenges associated with localization of non-palpable breast lesions for surgical excision and compare and contrast the different techniques that can be used for localization that is currently available. Special focus will be given on the most common new localization techniques (ultrasound, radioactive seed, and savi scout) and how to incorporate these effectively into your practice.
B2 Integrating Research in Your Clinical Practice
Terry Mamounas, MD and Gary Unzeitig, MD
Clinical research is critical to advancing and optimizing the care we provide our patients. How do you start to participate in cooperative group trials? What are some of the major hoops that you have to overcome as a clinician in order to participate? This symposium will address how to integrate research into your clinical practice in the private/community and/or academic setting. Learn more about the necessary clinical research infrastructure and resources, advantages/disadvantages of participating in research as part of your clinical practice and potential benefits for your patients.
B3 Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Considerations
Stephen Grobmyer, MD and Katherine Yao, MD
The rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) have increased dramatically. In this workshop, we will use interactive case discussions to discuss trends and controversies of CPM, patient motivations for CPM, and data regarding outcomes of CPM. We will discuss how to apply current guidelines to the case scenarios and the absolute and relative contraindications to CPM. The overall objective of this workshop is to teach surgeons and other breast specialists how to have informed and balanced discussions about CPM with their patients.
B4 Mastery of Breast Surgery
Steven Chen, MD and Linda Smith, MD
This workshop is designed to cover the modules of The Mastery of Breast Surgery program. Included will be a quick review of the site and its capabilities, with more intense updates on the new ultrasound report portal and the new survivorship module. As always, questions will drive the discussion and also give us feedback as to the future needs of the Society. Certification for national quality reviews will be included and as well as time slated for questions.
B5 Genetic Counseling 101
Joy Larsen Haidle, MS, CGC and John West, MD
There has been an explosion of important genetic information that affects our patients both in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. This symposium will address what is new in risk assessment, risk reduction and genetic testing. What is a VUS? When to obtain an expanded genetic testing panel? When to recommend prophylactic surgery? Practical tips for keeping you up-to-date in the rapidly evolving field of breast care. Valuable pearls and practical tips for keeping you up-to-date in the rapidly evolving field of breast care will be given from the perspectives of a genetic counselor and a breast surgeon.
B6 Starting a High-Risk Breast Cancer Program
Kevin Hughes, MD and Mark Robson, MD
Risk assessment and genetic testing are becoming an integral part of a breast surgeon’s practice. To this end, it is important to have an approach to undertaking risk assessment on each patient as well as a protocol to determine which patients you manage yourself and which you should refer to others for screening or genetic testing. This symposium will explore approaches to this problem for the practicing breast surgeon and other breast specialists.
B7 Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Pitfalls and Challenges [closed]
Suzanne Coopey, MD and Sunny Mitchell, MD
Nipple sparing mastectomy is possible, but is it oncologically safe? This workshop will address keys to avoiding pitfalls and helpful tricks to manage pitfalls if these occur. We will discuss patient selection, challenges to anticipate and how best to overcome these in order to optimize your efficiency and patient outcomes.
B8 Oncoplastics 101 [closed]
Jill Dietz, MD and Juliann Reiland, MD
This workshop will review how to approach each patient as an oncoplastic candidate and will address indications, patient evaluation and how to incorporate both simple and more advanced oncoplastic techniques into your everyday practice. We will review coding, incision placement, crescent mastopexy, round block resection, donut mastopexy, wise pattern and reduction lumpectomy. Take home useful techniques that you can begin to use right away or in partnership with your plastic surgeon.
B9 Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Optimizing Timing and Technique
Peter Beitsch, MD and Mehra Golshan, MD
Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer has been performed for over 20 years and with many different agents including radioactive agents, various colored dyes, fluorescent dye, and most recently magnetic nano-particles. This workshop will give participants an overview of the benefits and limits of the various agents as well as special situations that arise that may call for alterations of the standard technique to optimize identification of the sentinel node including previously radiated breasts, second sentinel node biopsies, and prior complete axillary dissection. The workshop will also discuss the role, timing, technique, and clinical trials on the use of sentinel node biopsy after neoadjuvant therapy.