Breast Cancer Care: Fundamentals of Reconstruction

This presentation will provide a fundamental overview of breast reconstruction.

Topics covered include:

  • Oncoplastic reconstruction
  • Implant-based reconstruction
  • Tissue-based reconstruction
    • TAP flap (thoracodorsal artery perforator)
    • DIEP/SIEA flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator/superficial inferior epigastric artery)
    • TUG/VUG flap (transvers and vertical upper gracilis)
    • GAP flap (gluteal artery perforator)

Medium: video with PPT; e-learning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians in the specialties of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, and other healthcare professionals interested in breast cancer care.




Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify the latest options of both autologous and alloplastic (implant based) reconstruction techniques;
  • Recognize the general indications and contraindications for implant based reconstruction;
  • Assess the optimal timing of oncoplastic reconstruction.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACSDavid H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS

David H. Song, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery. He specializes in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery--a combination of lumpectomy and reconstructive techniques.


Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Residency Training Program

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 enduring material for a maximum .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.

To view this activity, you will need to visit the Learning @ the Forefront website at:


Please login or create an account to proceed.