Nursing Contract Hours
Social Worker Credit
Radiologic Technician Credit
Nutrition & Dietetics Credit
Physical Therapy Credit
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.
This session is by reservation only.
Plated lunches will be served in the Emerald Ballroom and Conference Co-Chair Susan G. Lakoski, MD, will deliver a keynote presentation during lunch. The purchase of a plated lunch is required to attend the keynote presentation.
Plated Lunch Keynote Presentation: Connecting Hearts and Breasts / Susan G. Lakoski, MD / The title of the conference for this year is “Getting to the Heart of Breast Health and Living Well”. As more research is done, the more we learn that our hearts and breasts are more connected than we might realize. We know that many things we can do to improve our “heart health” will also improve our “breast health”. Risk factors for disease of the heart and breast will be discussed, and lifestyle measures that we can take to decrease our risks will be presented. Exercise and diet are tools that we can use to improve our overall health, and data from related studies will be presented.
Other Lunch Sessions
Boxed lunches may be picked up in the Exhibit Hall beginning at 11:30 AM.
L-1 Breast Cancer Prevention Legislation / Janet Gray, PhD / The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. The organization has built an impressive track record of successfully advocating for laws and business practices that ensure safer products and reduce breast cancer risk. Currently, the fundis focused on reforming our broken toxic chemical managements system, which has required safety testing for only 200 of the 84,000 chemicals in use today. Join Professor Janet Gray in demanding safer products from companies and smarter laws from elected officials, and learn how to reduce your risk at breastcancerfund.org.
L-2 PHYSICIAN TRACK: Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care: A Mock Tumor Board Conference / Farrah Khan, MD, Deb Rubin, MD, Mary Stanley, MD, and Erin Tsai, MD / Every week cancer case presentations occur with all disciplines present, including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, social services, research and plastic surgery. Cases are candidly discussed to solicit all opinions. These opinions are then conveyed to the patient when they differ at all from the care plan. This is a valuable teaching conference for all of the professionals involved and provides the patient a breadth of opinions regarding their care plan. This session is specifically geared toward primary care providers and other healthcare professionals.
L-3 Manufacturing Compression Garments for Lymphedema Patients / Kathy Weatherly / The topic of the discussion will be the manufacturing of compression garments for Lymphedema patients. She will be discussing bringing equipment into the U.S. to develop circular and flat knit garments, the process of choosing fibers, and making design changes based on Lymphedema Therapists and patients needs. Kathy will also be discussing what this means for the consumer to have a U.S. based manufacturer of circular and flat knit garments. This session is specifically geared toward physical therapists.
The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Credit approval is also pending for Social Worker credit and Nutrition and Dietetics CPE Credit. Application will be made for ASRT credit approval.
This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.5 Nursing Contact Hours.*
*The University of Vermont Continuing Medical Education (VSNA Provider #: 10-10-009PR, 02/1/14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses Association, Inc. Committee on Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Cost of physician credit (up to 5.5 credits) - $40
Cost of all other health care professional credit (up to 5.5 credits) - $20
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