Chicago Breast & World Lymphedema Surgery Symposium

April 22, 2021 to April 24, 2021
The Chicago Breast & World 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 detailing individual procedures and analyzing steps in patient care. Faculty will also discuss techniques 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, trainees, nurses, physical and 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 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 role of radiation and reconstruction in breast cancer care.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jacqueline Entzminger
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 25.25 Occupational Therapist
  • 25.25 Participation
  • 25.25 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
04/22/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/24/2021 - 5:10pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

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*Agenda Subject to Change

Virtual Symposium

More information on how to join the symposium will be shared once available!

Please contact Jacqueline Entzminger 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 Jacqueline Entzminger 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.

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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 25.25 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 25.25 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.
Chicago Breast & World Lymphedema Surgery Symposium
This conference offers a tremendous opportunity to highlight your company products, services, and achievements in front of a wide array of key decision makers. Increase your company profile by participating as an exhibitor at this exciting event.
We are pleased to provide the following virtual opportunities for organizations to advertise their products and services to conference participants. Whether you are live chatting with an attendee about the elements on your exhibit page, connecting with physicians during one of the scheduled breaks, or gaining brand recognition for your company through program acknowledgements, your message will reach physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Download the prospectus here or contact Jacqueline Entzminger at or 773-795-0333. We hope to see you there!

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The entire meeting will be recorded. Your registration includes access to the recorded conference lectures and videos for 30 days after the conference.
Note: You must attend the live conference to claim continuing education credit. Videos are not available for purchase separately.
More information on how to join the symposium will be shared once available!

Enter the early bird discount code during registration. Early bird expires March 22, 2021!
Profession Type
Early Bird Fee
Early Bird Code
Regular Fee
Other Healthcare Professional$100EXPIRED
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CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a 25% administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by March 22, 2021. No refunds will be made after March 22, 2021.
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