2018 Annual Meeting

Sunrise Workshops

Friday, May 4

6:45am–7:45am

Tickets required ($60 when purchased by April 17)  
**Onsite registration subject to availability


B1 Mastering Mastery of Breast Surgery
Linda Smith, MD and Kathryn Wagner, MD

The Mastery program was developed in response to the need to document quality outcomes in patient care, and for individual surgeons to know and be able to report their performance. The goal of this program is to provide the surgeon with the tools to meet this challenge via a voluntary reporting system, open to all surgeons, to report on all breast surgical procedures for both benign and malignant disease.

The Mastery sunrise workshop will highlight the following modules: surgery, percutaneous breast procedures, cancer, risk assessment, and diagnostic imaging.  A quick overview of the Quality Payment Program, QCDR participation, My Accounts page, and the new patient Survivorship plan will also be included.  This is a great introduction workshop but will also be beneficial to current Mastery users.


B2 Managing Margins for Invasive and Noninvasive Cancer [MOC]
Swati Kulkarni, MD and Heather Neuman, MD

The publication of the ASTRO-SSO guidelines for invasive and non-invasive breast cancer provided surgeons with guidance on how to manage close margins after breast surgery. In this interactive sunrise session with case studies, we will review the ASTRO-SSO guidelines for invasive breast cancer and non-invasive breast cancer, highlight the differences between the recommended margin widths for non-invasive and invasive breast cancer, review the impact on re-excision rates and mastectomy rates and discuss remaining areas of controversy. We encourage participants to bring additional case examples for discussion in the group. The overall objective of the workshop is to help surgeons and other breast specialists understand and incorporate these guidelines into their clinical practice.​


B3 Interacting with the Media and Advocacy Groups
Deanna Attai, MD and Jay Harness, MD

A growing number of patients are searching for health-related information online. This workshop will discuss how the busy clinician can play a role in ensuring that patients and members of the media have access to credible, evidence-based information. Various platforms for interactive patient education will be discussed including traditional website and blog posts, online patient communities, and video educational tools.  Strategies to interact with advocacy groups, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google Plus will be emphasized.


B4 Oncoplastics for Dummies [MOC]
Patricia Clark, MD and Katherine Kopkash, MD

Oncoplastic surgery techniques are becoming a necessity for breast surgeons and, because of these methods we are transforming and improving breast conservation outcomes. These tools will be presented building from basic to complex, starting with cavity closures, incision placement, deepitheliazation, crescent and round block approaches, and working up to inverted T and wise pattern procedures.  This workshop will help the surgeon develop the assessment skills needed to pair the optimal technique to each individual patient by providing a framework for surgeons to begin using the oncoplastic approach immediately. 


B5 How to Order Genetic Testing for Your High-Risk Patients
Kevin Hughes, MD and Pat Whitworth, MD

Genetic testing is an integral part of the practice of breast surgery.  It is imperative that breast surgeons know how to identify patients needing testing, how to get that testing done and how to integrate those results into the management of their patients.  The goal of this workshop is to provide a practical, real-world approach to genetic testing for cancer susceptibility.


B6 Sentinel Node Biopsy and Neoadjuvant Therapy
Elizabeth Shaughnessy, MD and Richard White, Jr., MD

The workshop will review the data supporting current treatment guidelines for care of the axilla in patients who have undergone neoadjuvant chemotherapy as well as ongoing relevant trials.  Representative cases will be presented and serve to facilitate discussion.


B7 Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy:  Incision Location, Technical Considerations
Suzanne Coopey, MD and Stephen Grobmyer, MD

Nipple sparing mastectomy has become standard of care for many breast surgeons in eligible candidates and is increasing in numbers.  We will present technical considerations of nipple sparing mastectomy for the busy breast surgeon including incision location, flap dissection, and nipple margin assessment.  We will also present strategies to extend indications for nipple sparing mastectomy, optimizing oncologic outcomes, maximizing efficiency when performing this operation and ways to avoid postoperative complications.


B8 Oncofertility [MOC]
Samuel Brown, MD and Jacqueline Jeruss, MD

Currently, several societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, have established guidelines advocating for the counseling of young cancer patients regarding fertility preservation prior to the initiation of treatment. Understanding ovarian biology in the context of a cancer diagnosis in young women, and the existing and emerging options to protect hormonal and reproductive health, is of great importance to breast cancer patients. Early referral for fertility preservation consultation is critical and surgeons have a critical role in facilitating this referral. Therefore it is important for breast surgeons to be well versed in fertility preservation to provide optimal care for young breast cancer patients.      


B9 Survivorship:  How to Set Up a Survivorship Program that Fulfills ASCO, CoC and NAPBC Criteria
Ted James, MD and Terry Sarantou, MD

Survivorship is an invaluable aspect of all breast cancer patients’ care and a required standard for the Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).  The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has defined a minimum set of data elements to be included in the survivorship care plan and these elements are endorsed by the CoC and NAPBC.  Participants in this session will learn the evidence that survivorship care plans improve patient’s quality of life and overall health.  They will also learn the ASCO essential components of a survivorship care plan and how to implement a survivorship care plan in their clinics that is concordant with Coc and NAPBC standards.


B10 Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
Katherina Zabicki Calvillo, MD and Catherine Lee, MD

Concurrent pregnancy demands special consideration when treating women diagnosed with breast cancer, especially given the delay in childbearing seen today. This workshop will focus on special considerations when treating this unique patient population and provide a multidisciplinary algorithm that can be referenced in your practice or institution.