16th Annual Breast Cancer Update
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.
Photos from the 2013 Breast Cancer Update
The 16th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center 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 trends and advances in breast cancer treatment, and focuses on options for breast reconstruction. The in-depth review of breast reconstruction options includes not only the surgical techniques, but also outcomes as viewed both clinically and by women who have experienced the long-term outcomes of these options. Self-image, sexuality and health are all part of the presentations, and provide a holistic, patient-centered understanding to clinicians, as well as supporting the education of breast cancer survivors and the newly-diagnosed.
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 4.5 Contact Hours and .45 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available to Nurses and other healthcare professionals.
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The event is FREE to attend. Registration for contact hours or CEUs is $30.
|8:00 - 8:25||Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits|
|8:25||Opening Remarks,Linda Powell,President, DBCC Board of Trustees|
|Moderator: Dr. Kathrina Chua|
|8:30 - 9:15||“Update on Breast Cancer Treatments” Download Presentation|
|Dr. Shelley Hwang|
|9:15 - 9:30||Q&A|
|9:30 - 9:45||Break - Exhibits|
|Moderator: Dr. Katherine Sahm|
|9:45 - 10:10||“Breast Reconstruction”|
|Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer|
|10:10 - 10:35||“Breast Reconstruction”|
|Dr. Jillian Banbury|
|10:35 - 11:00||“Breast Reconstruction”|
|11:00 - 11:15||“Survivors Experiences with Reconstruction”|
|Connie HoldridgeMichelle MundayRenee Ridenour|
|11:15 - 11:45||Q&A|
|11:45 - 12:30||Get Box Lunches – Exhibits|
|Moderator: Dr. Clara Higgins|
|12:30 - 1:00||Effect of Breast Cancer on Couples|
|Dr. Christine Cannon|
|1:00 - 1:30||Sexuality and Body Image|
|Dr. Helen L. Coons|
|1:30 - 1:45||“Facing Breast Cancer Together”|
|Mike SmithSarah Smith|
|1:45 – 2:00||Closing, Evaluations, Door prize drawing|
2013 Event Sponsors: (as of 3/28/13)
Bayhealth Medical Center
Beebe Medical Center, Tunnell Cancer Center
Christiana Care Health System
Delaware State News
Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware
Supported by educational grants from:
Delaware Dept. of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health
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