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Advanced Practitioner Provider Course

Thursday, April 11
8:00 AM–3:30 PM
Course Moderators: Samantha Arlow, MSN, WHNP-BC; Nicole Demos, PA-C
Faculty: Samantha Arlow, MSN, WHNP-BC; Jennifer Bishop, MD, FACS; Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS; Steven Chen, MD; Lisa D. Curcio, MD, FACS; Amy Cyr, MD, FACS; Nicole Demos, PA-C; Linda K. Han, MD, FACS; Jennifer Racz, MD; Lauren J. Soules, PA-C

Course Description:

This program is designed for advanced practice providers working in breast surgery as well as any advanced practice providers who are interested in expanding their knowledge on breast care. The lectures will provide information on relevant topics for those managing patients, including genetics, neoadjuvant therapies, adjuvant therapies, and survivorship.

Criteria for Participation:

This course is intended for ASBrS Affiliate Members. Nonmember advanced practice providers may contact registration@breastsurgeons.org to request access.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss key concepts related to risk assessment, breast infection, and endocrine side effects
  • Understand the basics of breast imaging
  • Implement guidelines and recommendations for diet, exercise, and sexual health for the survivorship patient


7:30 AM
Check-in and Breakfast (Magnolia Lawn)
8:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Samantha Arlow, MSN, WHNP-BC; Nicole Demos, PA-C
8:05 AM
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Calculators and Management
Amy Cyr, MD, FACS
8:30 AM
Industry Spotlight - Exact Sciences: The Oncotype DX Test in Clinical Practice
Jennifer Racz, MD
8:45 AM
Breast Infection Management 101
Jennifer Bishop, MD, FACS
9:10 AM
Radiology: Basic Mammogram and Ultrasound Interpretation
Lisa D. Curcio, MD, FACS
9:35 AM
9:50 AM
Endocrine Therapy: Management and Side Effects
Amy Cyr, MD, FACS
10:15 AM
Industry Spotlight - Hologic: Utility of Contrast Enhanced Mammography for Your Surgical Practice
Linda K. Han, MD, FACS
10:30 AM
Panel Discussion: APP Roles Within the Breast Care Team
Jennifer Bishop, MD, FACS; Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS; Lauren J. Soules, PA-C
11:45 AM
Lunch (Magnolia Lawn)
1:15 PM
How to Deliver Bad News and Handle Difficult Patient Conversations
Lisa D. Curcio, MD, FACS
1:40 PM
Lifestyle Interventions: Diet and Exercise
Nicole Demos, PA-C
2:05 PM
Industry Spotlight - Impedimed: Early Detection & Management for Lymphedema
Steven Chen, MD
2:20 PM
Sexual Health Assessment and Management
Samantha Arlow, MSN, WHNP-BC
2:45 PM
Industry Spotlight - Natera
3:00 PM
3:30 PM