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Save the Date for the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

See highlights from the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Update which took place on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Each Spring, DBCC presents a symposium featuring leading medical experts and other speakers discussing the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, detection and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public, and has become one of Delaware's most trusted sources of up-to date breast cancer information.

The 17th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Ballrooms A and B in Dover.

DBCC is excited to present a excellent roster of speakers to address breast cancer treatment and survivorship. This year’s program reviews recent advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, the current status of the Affordable Care Act, and Living with Metastatic Disease.

The Breast Cancer Update is one of many ways that DBCC uses its funds locally to benefit and serve the people of Delaware and its surrounding communities. This annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware’s most trusted sources of up-to-date breast cancer information. The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts crowds of physicians, nurses, breast cancer survivors and advocates each year. Complete agenda, registration information and continuing education credits will be forthcoming.

Certificates of attendance documenting 4 Contact Hours and .40 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available to Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Corexcel is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Corexcel has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.

The event is FREE to attend. Registration for contact hours or CEUs is $30.

8:00 - 8:20 a.m.  Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
8:20 - 8:30a.m.  Opening Remarks,Linda Powell, President, DBCC Board of Trustees
  Moderator: Nanci Mayer-Mihalski
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. “Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment”
  Dr. Kevin Fox, University of Pennsylvania
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.  Break - Exhibits
  Moderator: Dr. Mary McLaughlin
9:45 - 11:30 a.m.  “The Current Status of the Affordable Care Act”
  Linda Nemes, State of Delaware
  Michelle Amadio, Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace
  LaDonna Norvell, Marketplace Navigator
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Lunch with music performed by Dog & Butterfly featuring Michele Hogsett
  Moderator: Dr. Dennis Witmer
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Living with Metastatic Disease
  Dr. Rishi Sawhney, Bayhealth Cancer Institute
  Laura Simonelli, Christiana Care Health Services
  Breast Cancer Survivors: Laura Ferguson, Michele Hogsett, Geri McClimens
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks, Vicky Cooke, Executive Director, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

2014 Event Sponsors (as of March 26, 2014):


Blood Bank of Delmarva

Christiana Care Health System Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute


Delaware State News

Genomic Health

Highmark Delaware

Nanticoke Health Services Foundation

Tanger Outlets

Supported by educational grants from:

Delaware Dept. of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health

Photos from the 2013 Breast Cancer Update
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