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Breast Cancer Surgery: Meeting Standards and Improving Outcomes Through Patient Education

July 10, 2024 | 1:00-2:00 pm CT | Live Zoom Webinar

Breast Cancer Surgery: Meeting Standards and Improving Outcomes Through Patient Education

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women.1 About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life.2 Surgery is often part of the treatment plan for breast cancer diagnoses. This webinar will review important considerations for the breast cancer surgery patient, how to improve outcomes by engaging patients as part of the care team, and utilizing education that meets the NAPBC standards.Ěý

Course Outline

  • Breast cancer surgery patient education
  • Literacy and health equity for the breast cancer patient
  • Narcotic-sparing pain management options
  • Physical therapy, movement, and lymphedema prevention
  • Surgical reconstruction and the breast cancer patient
  • Insights from NAPBC
  • Wound Care
  • Q&A

Course Faculty

  • Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS, professor of surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University; co-medical director, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Mercy Health, OH
  • Jane Mendez, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery, Miami Cancer Institute, FL
  • Scott Karlan, MD, director of physician education, Brandman Breast Center; professor of surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Lorna Griffin, PT, board-certified clinical specialist oncologic physical therapy; associate director of rehabilitation services, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Marc Miller, PT, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Min-Jeong Cho, MD, assistant professor, department of plastic and reconstructive surgery; associate program director, microsurgery fellowship, The Ohio State University, OH
  • Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director, American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs
  • Leigh Neumayer, MD, MS, MBA, FACS, professor and chair, department of surgery, University of Florida-College of Medicine

Intended Audience

This course is intended for members of the breast cancer surgical team, including surgeons, nurses, cancer registrars, and physical therapists.Ěý

Learning Objectives

After the webinar, learners will be able to:Ěý

  • Describe the impact of breast cancer surgical patient education on risk reduction and improved outcomes.
  • Apply best practices for pain management, lymphedema prevention, and wound management for the breast cancer patient.
  • Discuss key considerations for optimizing reconstructive decisions.
  • Identify best practices to increase informed decision making and patient engagement, including considerations for diverse and at-risk populations.
  • Describe the role of patient education included within the new NAPBC standards.
  • Recognize patient education materials that align with national standards, supporting patient access to quality education.

Enrollment

Course Fee

$30

Includes:

  1. Admission to the live webinar and access to credit claiming
  2. One 56-page, full color patient education booklet*, for review, use, and evaluation (a $30 value).

* Will be mailed to the address on file upon registration. No refunds.

Contact

For more information, contact:

Amanda Bruggeman
Senior Administrator, Patient Education, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons
abruggeman@facs.org

Katie Maruyama, MSN, RN
Senior Manager, Patient Education, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons
kmaruyama@facs.org

Planning Committee

Dr. Jill Dietz, MD, FACS
Associate professor of surgery, Case Western; president, American Society of Breast Cancer Surgeons (ASBrS); Vice-Chair, NAPBC Standards and Accreditation Committee; director of breast center operations, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Nancy Gantt, MD, FACS

Professor of surgery, Northeast Ohio Medical University; co-medical director, Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Mercy Health, OH

Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, FAACE

Assistant Director, Patient Education, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Kathleen Maruyama, MSN, RN

Senior Manager, Patient Education, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.0 credit meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.0 hour meets the requirements for Patient Safety.*

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17134 for 1 contact hour
    • Sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Area of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • "Breast Cancer Surgery: Meeting Standards and Improving Outcomes Through Patient Education” is approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) for 1.00 CE hours of which 0 hours meet the Category A requirement. Event #2024-127.

References:

  1. Cancer stat facts: female breast cancer. National Cancer Institute Sur­veillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program. Accessed March 25, 2024.
  2. American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2022-2024. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc.; 2022.