Breast Cancer Care in Special Populations
This course is designed to educate course participants on the management of patients with breast cancer in the extremes of age. Upon completion of this course, enrollees will be able to discuss modern management strategies for breast cancer in these special populations. Topics covered will include imaging, diagnostic workup including genetic testing, surgery, adjuvant medical and radiation therapies, and survivorship. Participants will be able to describe how these management guidelines can be applied to young and elderly patients in their practice.
Primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals interested in breast care.
October 27, 2023
9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. Mia Diego
Dr. Mike Cowher
Dr. Richard Beigi
9:05 – 9:15 AM Patient Connect to Purpose
9:15 – 9:25 AM Patient Connect to Purpose
9:30 – 10:00 AM Radiology
Dr. Terri-Ann Gizienski
10:00 – 10:30 AM Pathology
Dr. Beth Clark
10:30 – 10:40 AM Break
10:40 – 11:10 AM Breast Surgery
Dr. Kristin Lupinacci
11:10 – 11:40 AM Medical Oncology
Dr. Chuck Geyer
11:40 AM – 12:10 PM Radiation Oncology
Dr. Uzoma Iheagwara
12:10 – 12:20pm Lunch Break
12:20 – 12:40 PM Glimmer of Hope
Diana Napper, Founder and President
12:40 – 1:00 PM Cancer Bridges
Stephanie Ciranni, Executive Director
Colleen Dwyer Diehl, LCSW, Senior Clinical Manager
1:00 – 1:30 PM Plastic Surgery
Dr. Elizabeth Bailey
1:30 – 2:00 PM Genetics
Dr. Phuong Mai
2:00 – 2:40 PM Rehabilitation
Dr. Maryanne Henderson
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Dr. Julie Rios
Dr. Lanie Francis
2:40 – 2:45 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Mia Diego
Dr. Mike Cowher
2:45 PM CME Adjournment
2:45 – 3:00 PM Networking
Emilia Diego, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Co-Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/UPMC Magee-Womens
Hospital Breast Program
Associate Program Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/UPMC
Magee-Womens Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Michael Cowher, MD, FACS
Director, UPMC Jameson Breast Program
Program Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/UPMC Magee-Womens Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgical Oncology
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5 continuing education credits.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.25 ASWB
- 0.25 Attendance