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BESAP II has Launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of BESAP II! An online only CME learning tool for physicians who treat breast disease, BESAP II has been designed to help participating physicians ensure a mastery of critical content for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. The program also provides surgeons the self-assessment credits necessary to fulfill the American Board of Surgery's Maintenance of Certification part 2 requirements for recertification. (BESAP II offers 65 CME credits that counts towards the ABS MOC part 2 requirement).

BESAP II consists of more than 400 multiple-choice questions that include critiques with evidence-based explanations for the answers and supporting references from current literature. Sixteen major content areas related to breast surgery have been included:

  • Pathology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Survivorship
  • Oncoplastics
  • Core Measures
  • Ethics, Professionalism, Medical/Legal
  • Anesthesia/Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Clinical Trials
  • Mammogram and Ultrasound
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Benign Disease
  • Cancer Management
  • Surgery
  • Medical Oncology

To purchase BESAP II, log into your Society account and select 'BESAP II' under the 'Education' tab. Please note: Users will be able to purchase, complete, review and access BESAP II through July 16, 2020. BESAP II costs $475 for Society members.

Once you complete your purchase, you will automatically be able to access the online program and familiarize yourself with the content in all 16 areas. Upon successful completion of all 16 areas (80% of each section answered correctly in learning and exam mode), you will be able to claim 65 CME credits and generate your CME certificate. (CME credit will not be issued for partial participation.)

As you as you complete each question in BESAP II, please keep in mind that you will have the opportunity to comment on the material that is being presented. We encourage you to do so. BESAP II authors and reviewers will review your input and address your questions and comments.

We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to have access to this valuable educational resource!

Questions? Please feel free to contact the Society at besap@breastsurgeons.org