Breast Cancer Year in Review

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Date & Location
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 502 East Event Centre, Carmel, IN

Target Audience
Hematology/Oncology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Radiology/Imaging, Surgery


This one-day symposium is designed for medical oncologists, general surgeons, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals as a review of recent advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. Three guest lecturers and the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in the field of breast cancer will share their expertise with course participants on a variety of topics relating to the care and treatment of cancer patients.

Guest Lecturers

Carey K. Anders, M.D.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
Julia White, M.D.
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Director, Breast Radiation Oncology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Radiation Oncology
Leader, Breast Disease Specific
Chair, The Klotz Sisters for Cancer Research
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Lunch Discussion Topics

These optional lunch discussion groups are specifically for nurses, NP/PA's, pharmacists, and trainees. Space is limited to 12 per discussion group. Please make your selection upon registering. Any remaining available spaces will be released to physicians on-site.

Discussion regarding the importance of educating patients on their genetic results prior to ordering them and thereafter if any significant finding is revealed. Brief review of the "most common" mutations being uncovered besides BRCA1/2.

Symptom Management
Discussion regarding the importance of understanding the patient's perspective on symptoms, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for managing common symptoms during treatment and survivorship.

Helping the cancer patient and patient's family cope with depression/anxiety surrounding a cancer diagnosis and fear of recurrence.

Young and Old
Discussion on fertility preservation, management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors, and other sexual concerns.

Clinical Trial Basics for Clinical Nurses and Navigators
Discussion on the basics of clinical trials.

Communicating Bad News
Discussion on best practices for communicating bad news to patients and their families and guiding them to their end of life plan.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Recall and discuss changes in local/regional cancer management;
  2. Distinguish single gene and panel testing, enumerate risk factors for germline mutations;
  3. Identify novel agents and enumerate the toxicities and appropriate management of patients treated with novel agents;
  4. List the potential benefits and risks associated with advanced breast imaging; and
  5. Discuss the status of immunotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer.

A fee of $50 for healthcare providers and $100 for non-exhibiting industry representatives has been set for this program. This fee includes a link to the online syllabus, continental breakfast, break refreshments, and lunch. Medical students, residents, and fellows in-training may attend free of charge; however, registration is required. 

Practice Group Discount

Practice groups who register four or more people at the same time for the conference can receive a 20% discount. Please contact the IU CME office by phone at 317-274-0104 or by email at to register a group.

In support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC contact hours.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.