Healing Consciousness Foundation

2020 Virtual Breast Cancer Survivorship

by Ann Griffiths.

We hope you enjoyed our Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience held using Zoom on December 4th and 5th. The event provided a unique opportunity for breast & surgical oncology, plastic surgery fellows and other healthcare providers to spend time learning about breast cancer survivorship from both physicians and patients.  

Presentation Files

The pdf versions of the PowerPoint presentations and the recordings from our event are available for you to view and download from the HCF Dropbox account. Click here to access the 2020 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience Folder.  The file names correspond to the session names in the Agenda. The recordings of the presentations will be available in Dropbox by December 11, 2020.

Click 2020 BCSE Virtual Event Program to view and download our event program.

A few items discussed during our event with links to more information about the items:

Athenex Oncology – Patient Resources

This is the link to the free guides Beth discussed that you can order for your practice

Dr DuPree’s website

The yoga nidra meditation practice Beth mentioned during our event is available on the home page. Her website contains a wealth of information.

Cleveland Clinic Wellness

There was mention of a meditation app during one of the sessions. Just search your app store for “Cleveland Clinic Wellness” and download the free app from your smartphone.

Need help finding a local provider for Sexual Health for your patients  

Dr Kellogg suggested using the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health to find a local provider.  Just click on the “Find a provider” tab on the following website.

Safe hugs discussion

Here is the link Beth mentioned when she spoke about safely giving hugs when both people wear masks

Compassionate Care Book 

Click here to learn more about the book Bill Scarlett mentioned he read about compassionate care. The book is “Compassionomics The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference” by Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli

“The Cliff” article by Dr DuPree

Click here to view “The Cliff”: article Featured in Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine page 6 written by Beth and discussed during her Caring for the Caregivers presentation.


Our Co-Directors 

Beth DuPree, M.D., FACS, ABIHM and William Scarlett, D.O., FACS are the Co-Directors for the event.

Beth DuPree, M.D., FACS, ABOIM is the Medical Director Oncology Service Line at Northern Arizona Healthcare Overseeing Integrative Medicine and Women’s Health, Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health Services, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and actively participates in education and training of breast surgical fellows in the art and science of breast care.

William Scarlett, D.O., FACS, FACOS, FAACS is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing outside of Philadelphia. Dr. Scarlett is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, PCOM, in Philadelphia, Chief of Surgery and Director of Surgical Services at Holy Redeemer Hospital, and Medical Director of Restorative Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Background and Overview

Education of breast surgeons may begin in the operating room, focusing on the “science” of treating breast cancer.  However, learning about how to guide patients from diagnosis through recovery is truly the “art” of breast care. The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) sanctioned breast fellowship courses to train young surgeons about the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, with their primary focus on the science. In addition to the treatment of the disease, the SSO now requires breast surgeons to learn about survivorship, prevention, and after cancer care.

Over the past nine years, Dr. William Scarlett and Dr. Beth DuPree have developed “The Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience”  course. During this course, they have taught fellows the “art” of breast care for the patients.  We are pleased to have Dr. William Scarlett and Dr. Beth DuPree as the co-facilitators again for the 2020 course.

The main objective of the course is to provide these young breast & surgical oncology  and plastic surgery fellows with the educational resources to complement their surgical specialty education. 

We greatly appreciate our 2020 Sponsors. Please click on the sponsor names below to go to their website to learn more about the products and services they provide. 

Click here to see the company videos from our 2020 sponsors.

Our Sponsors







MTF Biologics 

Comments from Previous Breast Fellow Attendees

“This course went beyond the education of the fellowship to talk about survivorship, which no one really discusses. This is much needed information!”

“Thank you for organizing this course and inviting us to attend. I learned a lot and will certainly use this information for my future patients!

“Wonderful conference! I’m so glad I went and would definitely recommend it for future fellows! It made me even more excited to start my career! Thank you so much!”

“Excellent course. Covers important topics that are often omitted from traditional fellowship programs.”