San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Update 2017

Evanston, IL US
January 21, 2017
This symposium will provide the audience with a concise update on important new clinical and translational breast research studies that were presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December. It will also provide a forum for NorthShore and University of Chicago physicians to discuss current practice guidelines and potential future collaborations for clinical trials and research studies. 

Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in breast disease specialties.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Determine whether extended endocrine therapy with letrozole improved disease-free survival in women with HR+ breast cancer who have completed 5 years of endocrine therapy.
  • Determine if adding endocrine therapy to neoadjuvant chemotherapy for HR+ HER2+ cancers improved pathologic response.
  • Illustrate the breast cancer risk with mutations in various breast cancer predisposition genes beyond BRCA1/2.
  • Compare seed vs wire localization for nonpalpable breast cancer with regards to margin status.
  • Assess relationship between patient and tumor characteristics and risk of local recurrence after breast conservation for DCIS.
  • Present complication rates and patient reported outcomes after postmastectomy radiation with reconstruction.
  • Demonstrate the effect of a low fat diet on breast cancer survival.Demonstrate the benefits of duloxetine in the treatment of AI-associated joint pain.              
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: 
Jean Bao
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-4763
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.25 Participation
Event starts: 
01/21/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
  Katharine Yao, MD
  Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
  NorthShore University HealthSystem
  Clinical Professor of Surgery
  University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME 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 3.25 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.
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