Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium 2015

Chicago, IL US
September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015

The Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium will identify, discuss and demonstrate complex breast reconstruction and lymphedema therapies within the framework of creating and maintaining multidisciplinary relationships.

The standard of care for breast cancer and for lymphedema spans multiple disciplines, including surgical oncology, plastic surgery, medical and radiation oncology, breast radiology, as well as rehabilitation. Outcomes are optimized for patients when multidisciplinary care is well coordinated. Symposium faculty will illustrate concrete examples of successful patient care through coordinated intervention, by breaking down individual procedures and analyzing steps in patient care. Faculty will also discuss technique and challenges encountered in various surgical procedures.

Following the symposium program, registrants will be able to differentiate when to use various breast reconstruction and lymphedema procedures as well as how to facilitate new relationship across disciplines to promote improved patient outcome.


Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians, residents and fellows as well as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and mid-level providers in the specialties of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Lymphedema.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the indications, trends, patient decision making factors, and outcomes for prophylactic and contralateral prophylactic mastectomies;
  • Identify candidates for nipple sparing mastectomies;
  • Define guidelines on surgery techniques employed in nipple sparing mastectomies;
  • Refine techniques for alloplastic and autologous breast reconstruction for nipple sparing mastectomies;
  • Identify the current options for lymphedema treatment and analyze the pros and cons of various treatment options;
  • Determine the expected outcomes from treatment of lymphedema based on analyzed case studies and examples.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Eve Kuzma
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 795-0333
Available credit: 
  • 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Occupational Therapist
  • 19.50 Participation
  • 12.00 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
09/18/2015 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/20/2015 - 3:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
The University of Chicago Biological Science Learning Center
924 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States


Julie Park, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
University of Chicago Medicine
Ming-Huei Cheng, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, China
Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Section of General Surgery
Surgical Director, Breast Center
Clerkship Director, Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine
Jaume Masia, MD, PhD
Chief of Plastic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Director, Microsurgery & Breast Reconstructive Unit
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau,
Barcelona, Spain
David Chang, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Plastic Surgery
Microsurgery Fellowship Program
University of Chicago Medicine


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, license # 216-000030 and Occupational Therapy, license #224-000054. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 6.5 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, or OT, COTA) in Illinois for Saturday attendance and 5.5 continuing education hours for Sunday. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.

For complete activity information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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