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Mary K. Hayes, MD
Breast Radiology
Memorial Regional Hospital
Envision Physician Services
Hollywood, FL

 

Erica Bloomquist, MD
Department of Surgery

Memorial Healthcare System
Hollywood, FL

 

A free, live webinar for
Radiologists, Breast Surgeons, Nurses, and Radiologic Technologists

The Evolution of Wire-Free Breast Localization
Perspectives from a radiologist and a surgeon

Thursday | May 30, 2019
7:00 PM EASTERN | 5:00 PM MOUNTAIN
6:00 PM CENTRAL | 4:00 PM PACIFIC

Format: Online Lecture Live
Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1
  1.0 ANCC Contact hour
  1.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition:  FREE

Lecture Overview

Wire localization of breast tumors has traditionally been used when patients require breast cancer surgery. The disadvantages of wire localization include difficulty coordinating radiology and surgery schedules on the day of the procedure and external exposure of the wire that is not only distressing for the patient but risks being dislodged while the patient awaits surgery.

This lecture will discuss alternatives for tumor localization that obviate the need for wire placement, including wire-free localizers that can be placed well in advance of surgery, creating scheduling flexibility for the OR, breast imaging center, and the patient.

Join Dr. Mary K. Hayes and Dr. Erica Bloomquist for a lecture on considerations for incorporating wire-free breast tumor localization in Radiology and Surgery Departments; techniques for wire-free localization in the breast and/or axilla; the use of wire-free localization in the setting of neoadjuvant treatment; and the impact of wire-free localization on oncoplastic breast surgery techniques.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of wire vs wire-free breast tumor localization for surgical guidance
  • Describe techniques for wire-free localization in the breast and/or axilla
  • Explain the use of wire-free localization in the setting of neoadjuvant treatment
  • Review the impact of wire-free localization on oncoplastic breast surgery techniques

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Center for Postgraduate Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for 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 medical education for physicians.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME®)
The UEMS-EACCME® has mutual recognition agreements with the American Medical Association (AMA) for live event and e-learning materials.

For more information go to https://www.uems.eu/areas-of-expertise/cme-cpd/eaccme/mutual-recognition-with-the-united-states

Nurse Continuing Medical Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Radiologic Technologists
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 1.0 hour of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.


How to Enroll and Participate
This program is offered by ICPME through Webex webinar service at no charge to the learner.

Credit cannot be granted for group viewing. To receive credit, each attendee must sign in on a separate computer.

  • Click ENROLL NOW and follow the registration instructions to register with ICPME.
  • You will receive an email from ICPME confirming your registration.
  • At the end of the registration process, click on ACCESS WEBINAR to register on the Webex site.
  • Detailed log-in instructions will be sent to you via e-mail the day before the webinar.

How to Receive Credit

  • To receive credit, each participant must attend the entire session and complete the postcourse evaluation within 7 days after the presentation.
  • Upon verification of your participation from the Webex event report, you will receive an email from ICPME two weeks after the event with instructions to print your certificate of credit. You will not be able to print your certificate until that time.

Your certificate of credit will remain in your account at www.icpme.us as a permanent record of your participation.

Faculty
Mary K. Hayes, MD
Dr. Mary K. Hayes is a board certified radiologist specializing in Women’s Imaging. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her training in Los Angeles, with a residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and fellowship training at the UCLA Iris Cantor Center for Breast Imaging. In 1992, she joined Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, FL, and served as Chief of Women’s Imaging Centers for over 20 years. These four centers are ACR-BICOE and NAPBC accredited and staffed by 10 dedicated breast radiologists who work closely with a multidisciplinary team to treat over 700 new breast cancer patients each year.

Dr. Hayes has served on national panels including the ACR Committee on Practice Parameters and Appropriateness Criteria – Breast Imaging, NCoBC National Quality Measurements Committee, and with collaborative teams across the US on tomosynthesis research. She has been an invited speaker at the bipartisan Congressional Women’s Healthcare Summit in Washington, DC. In addition to a busy community-based breast imaging practice, for which she received the Spirit of Healing award, Dr. Hayes has been an early adopter of innovative imaging and intervention technology and trained radiologists on four continents on Breast Imaging and Intervention. Her current research includes expanded application of wire-free localizations in the breast and axilla.  

Erica Bloomquist, MD
Dr. Erica Bloomquist is a board-certified general surgeon and breast surgical oncologist at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL. She earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2002, followed by a residency in general surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Dr. Bloomquist completed her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Bloomquist served as an active-duty Naval officer, Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps. Currently she is an attending surgeon at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, FL.

Disclosure Information
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Cianna Medical/Merit Medical


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities