Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery

Chicago, IL US
April 26, 2018 to April 28, 2018
Treatment for lymphedema and breast cancer is constantly evolving. The Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery will challenge through discussion and demonstration on how to best treat breast cancer; on how to recognize, understand and treat lymphedema; and on how to optimize breast reconstruction outcome.

For seven years, Co-Chairs Drs. Julie Park and David Chang as well as Program Director, Dr. Nora Jaskowiak, have provided example to symposium registrants on multidisciplinary care strategies as well as cultivated ideas on current therapies and discussion on lymphedema, breast cancer and breast reconstruction. We are also excited to have Dr. Rebecca Garza joining as our Program Director for lymphedema and Thomas Rosinski as our Program Director for physical therapy. 

Visit the Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery website for more information!

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, residents, fellows, 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 as well as other healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lymphedema.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe therapies for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema;
  • Outline common surgical techniques used during breast and lymphedema surgery;
  • Recognize current concerns and trends in lymph node transfers in breast cancer patients undergoing active surveillance;
  • Identify multidisciplinary strategies available for addressing complex patient diagnoses in the areas of lymphedema and breast cancer;
  • Analyze the roles of radiation and reconstruction in breast cancer care;
  • Discuss how knowledge of different patient diagnoses can be applied to clinical practice.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Allison Rebello
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 20.00 Occupational Therapist
  • 20.25 Participation
  • 20.00 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
04/26/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/28/2018 - 5:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery Agenda

Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  David W. Chang, MD, FACS
  Professor of Surgery
  Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine

  Julie E. Park, MD, FACS
  Associate Professor of Surgery
  Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine

  Rebecca Garza, MD
  Assistant Professor of Surgery
  The University of Chicago Medicine

  Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
  Associate Professor of Surgery
  Section of General Surgery
  The University of Chicago

Thomas Rosinski, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Physical Therapist
The University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
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.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Credit
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. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 20 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, OT, or COTA) in Illinois. 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.
Other Healthcare Professions Statement
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.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

Early registration rate ends after February 28, 2018.
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