Breast Cancer Management 2018

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Course Directors

Jeffrey A. Ascherman, MD, FACS
Bret Taback, MD, FACS
Ralph T. Wynn, MD


This program will review controversies in breast cancer screening and highlight new imaging modalities. Emphasis will also be placed on issues related to the management of breast cancer from its early to late stages, and methods for minimizing breast surgery. Other highlighted areas will be the latest advances in both oncologic and reconstructive breast surgery, the latest chemotherapy regimens, precision medicine advances as they apply to targeted breast therapy, and personalized breast cancer treatments. Active areas of promising research and clinical trials will be discussed. The format of this program will consist of lectures with panel discussions. Radiology, medical oncology, genetics, oncologic breast surgery, plastic surgery, and radiation oncology will present areas of clinical relevance, and current controversies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the most recent recommendations in breast cancer screening
  • Define controversies in the diagnosis and management of the different stages of breast cancer
  • Identify the latest surgical advances in both oncologic breast surgery and breast reconstruction
  • Explain the latest chemotherapy regimens utilized in breast cancer, including the use of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant therapies
  • Describe both the latest advances in precision medicine, and how these advances lead to targeted breast cancer therapies
  • Recognize how targeted breast cancer therapies are used to individualize treatment protocols

Target Audience

This program has been designed for primary care physicians, internists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, psychologists, nurses, and any other clinicians involved in the management and treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and Columbia University Department of Surgery. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement


Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed above, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Credit Allocation Breakdown

Session 1 = 1.75
Session 2 = 1.50


NYP Affiliates
  • $75 – MD, DO, PhD
  • $50 – RN, NP, PA
  • Free – Fellows, Residents
  • Free – Students
Non-NYP Affiliates
  • $95 – MD, DO, PhD
  • $70 – RN, NP, PA
  • $35 – Fellows, Residents
  • Free – Students

Registration Form
Free Registration Form

* VERIFICATION REQUIRED. If you are fellow, resident, student, RN, NP or PA, you are required to submit with the registration form a letter written on official letterhead and signed by a department supervisor verifying status. Please send to Jessica Mead at

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:
Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7814
Fax: 212.304.7811

Downloadable Information for Participating Vendors

Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7817
Fax: 212.304.7811

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