Healing Consciousness Foundation

2022 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience

by Ann Griffiths.

Our 2022 Breast Cancer Survivorship Experience is being held September 30 to October 2, 2022 at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago, Illinois. Registration deadline to attend in person is August 1, 2022. 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.  Attendees 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 will be filled with powerful and insightful presentations.

We are hosting our event from The Hyatt Rosemont at 6350 N. River Road Rosemont, Illinois 60018 (www.hyatt.com)

Click here to view our  2022 BCSE Brochure 

Register Here!

A $100 check made payable to the HCF is required as part of your registration.  The check is to confirm your participation and will be returned to you at the event.  The details on where to send the check will be provided to you via email after you complete your registration online.

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
Our Co-Directors 

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 has been an innovative thought leader in breast cancer care nationally and internationally. Her passion to empower healing in her patients on their cancer journey has lead her to a new phase of her career. She has shifted her focus from the operating room to becoming medical advisor to innovative companies focused on aspects of survivorship. Post operative pain management, generalized mental wellness to groundbreaking psychedelic therapies are current her areas of focus. She  received her Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Research from the California Institute for Integral Studies in March of 2022.

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 2022 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 2022 Sponsors Include the following Companies:

(Just click on the company name to view their website)

Medtronic

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.”