2021 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience
We hope you can join us for our 2021 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience. Our 2021 event will be held as a hybrid event. The event provides 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. You will have 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 is filled with powerful and insightful presentations. The event will be a hybrid event with in-person and virtual participation. We will be hosting our event from the Spark Transformation Center located at 521 Moredon Rd Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (www.spark-holyredeemer.com/)
Click here to view our 2021 BCSE Brochure
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
- Art Therapy and Journaling – Programs for Healing
- Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Recurrence & Risk Reduction
- Role of the Nurse Navigator
- Post-Operative Garments & Prosthesis
- Breaking Bad News
- Surgeon Self-Health – Caring for the Caregiver
- Integrative Therapies and Workshops
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.
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.”