Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium 2019

Chicago, IL US
October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019
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 span 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, participants will be able to differentiate when to use various breast reconstruction and lymphedema procedures as well as how to facilitate new relationships across disciplines and professions to promote improved patient outcome.
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Target Audience

This activity is 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 dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lymphedema.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the most appropriate therapies for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema;
  • Identify multidisciplinary strategies available for addressing complex patient diagnoses in the areas of lymphedema and breast cancer;
  • Recognize optimal patients for pre-pectoral implant reconstruction;
  • Select donor sites for autologous tissue reconstruction;
  • Determine the expected outcomes of lymphedema treatment using case studies and evidence-based guidelines;
  • Relate how to perform various surgical treatments of lymphedema;
  • Describe the clinical and physiological impact of autologous breast reconstruction to restore patient's functional mobility and quality of life in terms of physical and occupational therapy;
  • Determine opportunities to collaborate in interprofessional teams to enhance the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes in the therapeutic areas of 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 for breast cancer patients undergoing active surveillance;
  • Analyze the roles of radiation and reconstruction in breast cancer care.
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: 
Alison Rebello
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.50 Occupational Therapist
  • 12.50 Participation
  • 12.50 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
10/18/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/19/2019 - 3:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium 2019 Schedule
Agenda subject to change.

Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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Please contact Alison Rebello via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Billie Moore at 773-795-0333 or via email at

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 canceled 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 Chang, MD, FACS
  Professor of Surgery
  Chief, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  Director, Microsurgery Fellowship
  University of Chicago Medicine

  Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
  Professor of Surgery
  Surgical Director, Breast Cancer
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Rebecca Garza, MD
  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  Assistant Professor of Surgery

  Amanda Silva, MD
  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  Assistant Professor of Surgery

 Thomas Rosinski, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
Department of Physical Therapy

Daniel Appelbaum, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Jean Bao, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Elizabeth Campione, PT
University of Chicago Medicine
Lawrence Iteld, MD
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Stacy T. Lindau, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Anne R. McCall, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Rita Nanda, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Funmi Olopade, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Deepa Sheth, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Alison M. Shore, MD
Lakeview Plastic Surgery
Mark Sisco, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Melody Swartz, PhD
University of Chicago Medicine
Megan Teele, PT
University of Chicago Medicine
Jennifer Tseng, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Katherine Yao, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Akhil Seth, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem



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 any commercial 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 12.5 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 12.5 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.
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