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The Essential Oncoplastic Surgery Course

Now expanded to three full days, April 3–5, 2020

2020 Distinguished Faculty

Cary S. Kaufman, MD, FACS; Gail Lebovic, MA, MD, FACS; Mary Freivogel, MS, CGC; Sadia Khan, DO, FACS; Barbara Rabinowitz, PhD, MSW, FNCBC; Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS; Jennifer Gass, MD, FACS; Barry Rosen, MD; Gustavo Zucca-Matthes, MD, PhD; Chris Glaser, MD, FACS; Richard J. Bleicher, MD; Dr. Julia White, MD, FACR, FASTRO

The Essential Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Course provides the spectrum of oncoplastic procedures available to breast surgeons. Hands-on education is provided by nationally recognized experts in an individualized method.

Oncoplastic Surgery is safe, has fewer re-excisions, has improved cosmetic results and has been embraced by many breast surgery organizations here and abroad. Join us at our newly expanded three-day “Essential Oncoplastic Surgery Course” using environmentally conscious customized Mastotrainer models to perform a variety of oncoplastic surgical procedures, from basic to complex. These models provide predictable anatomic issues that can be corrected using the variety of oncoplastic techniques. One-on-one instruction will occur in a see-one do-one process. Surgeons of all breast surgical skills can learn new techniques. Those who already perform oncoplastic surgery may consider applying for the “Certi­ficate of Performance in Oncoplastic Surgery™.” This process will include educational lectures, documented performance of multiple techniques, and an oncoplastic surgery written test. An award report will be given that documents each procedure and all educational content and testing to validate one’s own performance.

 

 
Course Highlights
  • 20 Hours of didactic Teaching
  • 7 hours of hands-on lab over three days
  • National and International Faculty
  • Surgical Procedures on environmentally conscious Mastotrainer
  • Models providing predictable anatomy to perform procedures
  • Earn 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Opportunity to apply for the Certi­ficate of Performance in Oncoplastic Surgery™

 

Course includes labs all 3 days using the latest Mastotrainers.

 

CERTIFICATE IN ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY™

For those looking to validate your own Oncoplastic Surgery experience, apply for the “Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic Surgery” (extra charge).

CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE IN ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY™

Oncoplastic surgery has become a valuable addition to the breast surgeon’s skills.  Since this is an evolving set of surgical procedures and residencies and fellowships are only gradually integrating these techniques into training, other options to learn these skills have developed.  There are many courses and mini-fellowships available to learn the various oncoplastic surgical techniques.  Some surgeons have integrated these techniques in their set of options for patients and other surgeons have used only a few basic techniques.

There is no consistent standardization of skills that is uniformly used to validate performance, making it difficult for surgeons to demonstrate their abilities.  After inviting many national experts in the variety of oncoplastic surgical techniques to teach at our course, it became clear that a Certificate in Oncoplastic Surgery would be beneficial for surgeons to validate both their education in these new techniques as well as their performance of those techniques in the lab.

We have developed a comprehensive assessment tool to validate the necessary components of skills and knowledge necessary to perform oncoplastic surgery.  For surgeons who already have learned the techniques and utilized some of the techniques on their patients, we have an available process to document standardized skills with verification. This process does not guarantee hospitals will approve privileges for these surgeons, but it provides a tangible document verifying that all the components of oncoplastic surgery competence have been successfully addressed in the lab. 

This process includes:

  • 1a) General or Breast Surgeon Board Certified/Eligible with at least one year of practice,
  • 1b) Entry level documentation of at least one prior educational course in oncoplastic surgery and confirmation (stipulation) that at least some oncoplastic procedures have been performed,
  • 2) Benelli/Round Block Mastopexy,
  • 3) Inframammary approach,
  • 4) Anchor/inverted T approach,
  • 5) Superior pedicle reduction mammoplasty via Wise Pattern,
  • 6) Inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty via Wise Pattern.

The comprehensive nature of this certification is demonstrated with a document which includes the description of the educational content of this course, the score of the knowledge test (either passing or fail), and a series of photographs of each of the six procedures performed.  Each procedure will have three pictures which include the before view, the mid-surgery view to demonstrate surgical technique, and the final result view with which to compare with the pre-surgery view.  The document will have a cover page describing the educational content of the course, a brief description of the test content, and a series of 18 photos of the six procedures.  At the front of the document will be the actual Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic Surgery.

 

The Essential 3 Day Oncoplastic Surgery Course outline

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Friday, April 03

  • Course Introduction, Housekeeping, Orientation
  • History of Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know
  • Crescent Mastopexy / Benelli-Round Block Mastopexy: Methods, Candidates, Guidelines
  • ONCOPLASTIC LAB #1 Using RIGHT Breast – Crescent and Round Block Techniques – All Faculty
  • Certificate applicants will have pictures taken of preoperative appearance, midway dissection and final result. (This requires the additional Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic SurgeryTM fee)
  • The Gift of Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Lumpectomy and Intraoperative Imaging
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Techniques / Preferences / Options
  • How to Approach the Inferior Breast: Inframammary Fold Approach, Anchor/Inverted T Approach: Methods, Candidates, Guidelines
  • ONCOPLASTIC LAB #2 Using LEFT Breast – Inferior Mammary Fold and Anchor Techniques – All Faculty
  • Certificate applicants will have pictures taken of preoperative appearance, midway dissection and final result. (This requires the additional Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic SurgeryTM fee.)
  • Extreme Oncoplasty: Candidates, Methods, Results

Saturday, April 04

  • Review and Summary of Yesterday’s Labs / Decisions: Working with Plastic Surgeons vs. On Your Own
  • Anatomic Based Oncoplastic Surgery: Blood Supply, Pedicle Options, Ptosis & Reduction Options
  • Wise Pattern Markings: The Gateway to Successful Reductions
  • ONCOPLASTIC LAB #3 Using RIGHT Breast – Marking the Wise Pattern and Inferior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty – All Faculty
  • Certificate applicants will have pictures taken of preoperative appearance, midway dissection and final result. (This requires the additional Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic SurgeryTM fee)
  • Challenges with Oncoplastic Surgery Privileges: Certification of Education and Performance
  • Pearls from our Panel: Making Oncoplastic Surgery Easier - All Faculty
  • Superior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty Technique: Approach to the lower pole tumors
  • ONCOPLASTIC LAB #4 Using LEFT Breast – Superior Pedicle Reduction Mammaplasty Technique – All Faculty
  • Certificate applicants will have pictures taken of preoperative appearance, midway dissection and final result. (This requires the additional Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic SurgeryTM fee)

Sunday, April 05

  • Written Examination Only for Certificate Applicants All Faculty (Regular attendees do not attend - (This requires the additional Certificate of Performance in Oncoplastic SurgeryTM fee)
  • Summary of Yesterday’s Events
  • Current (and Future) Approaches to Lymph Nodes
  • Complications of Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery Billing: Getting Paid for What You Do
  • Providing Targeted Radiation Therapy in the Era of Oncoplastic Tissue Rearrangement
  • Oncoplastic Lab #5: Localization Methods, A Spectrum of ApproachesAll Faculty
  • Summary, Q&A
  • Oncoplastic Course Moves To General Meeting For Lunch And Lectures including Contralateral Mastectomy, Surgical Management of Multicentric Disease, Tumor Board, Timeliness of Care, Quality and Oncoplastic Surgery, Implant Breast Reconstruction, DCIS and other topics.

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3-DAY Oncoplastic Surgery Course occurs during and includes admission to the 30th Annual
Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference Lectures April 03 - 08, 2020

Registration includes: Breakfast & Lunch (Fri., Sat., Sun.), Poster Reception with Appetizers, Online Syllabus, CME’s and Lab fees.

We invite the surgeons attending the course to stay for the NCBC conference.  "Hear Henry Kuerer speak about 'Surgery after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy' on Sunday 10:30AM and hear Beth DuPree speak on 'Hormone Therapy after Breast Cancer Surgery' on Sunday at 11:40AM along with many other valuable talks." Cary S. Kaufman MD, FACS

3 Day Oncolplastic and 3 Day Conference Friday, April 03 - Sunday, April 05 - Physicians Non Members - Limited to first 50 registrants. $2,550.00
Add Certificate of performance in Oncoplastics Surgery 3 Day Oncoplastics Course $1,500.00

 

 

 

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