2021 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience
Our 2021 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience was a great success. Our 2021 event was held as a hybrid event from November 5 – 7, 2021. 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. Attendees had the opportunity to experience holistic/integrative modalities including meditation and yoga and participate in workshops to see firsthand the benefits of programs offered for healing.
The weekend was filled with powerful and insightful presentations. The event was a hybrid event with in-person and virtual participation. We hosted our event from The Logan located at One Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 (www.theloganhotel.com)
Click here to view our 2021 BCSE Brochure
Click here to view our 2021 BCSE Agenda
Program Agenda Highlights
- How Survivors Become Thrivers – a patient’s perspective video
- Putting it all Together
- Genetic Risks: Breast and Ovarian
- Fertility Preservation
- Sex and Intimacy after Breast Cancer
- Lymphedema Prevention/Treatment
- Community Involvement and Compassionate Care
- Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Recurrence & Risk Reduction
- Role of the Nurse Navigator
- Post-Operative Garments & Prosthesis
- Delivering the Diagnosis
- Surgeon Self-Health – Caring for the Caregiver
- Integrative Therapies and Workshops
- Sponsor Showcase – Company Videos
Beth DuPree, M.D., FACS, ABOIM and William Scarlett, D.O., MHCM, FACS, FACOS 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., MHCM, FACS, FACOS is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing outside of Philadelphia. Dr. Scarlett is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, PCOM, in Philadelphia, Executive Director of Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Vice President Oncology Services, Redeemer Health.
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 2021 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.
Our 2021 Sponsors Included the following Companies:
(Just click on the company name to view their website)
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.”