Fifth Annual John M. Cassel, M.D. Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium

Miami , FL US
September 23, 2017

This half day symposium will focus on the medical management of common and important challenges facing health professional who care for breast cancer patients.  The multispecialty educational approach allows participants to explore new diagnoses and cutting edge treatment options for various areas of breast cancer patient care in a concise symposium format. 

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Target Audience

General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Laboratory Personnel, Radiation Technologists, Respiratory Therapists and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Create an understanding of the rational for this new treatment modality.
  • List physical and dosimetric advantages.  
  • Differentiate integrative versus alternative use of healing modalities.
  • Discuss the difference with traditional versus evidence-based acupuncture.
  • Identify the concerns of undocumented and unsupervised use of supplements.
  • Discuss controversies in current breast cancer treatment options.
  • Assess future challenges in the management of breast cancer.
  • Explain the biological rationale behind dose-dense chemotherapy.
  • Summarize cumulative data in support of dose-dense chemotherapy.
  • Recognize the implications of the concept in the era of precision medicine.
  • Explain the criteria for genetic testing availability.
  • Discuss single gene versus multi-gene approaches.
  • Assess new information regarding new genes, including screening recommendations when available.
  • Define and explain the meaning of variant uncertain significance (VUS).
  • Explain current guidelines and recommendations regarding screening mammography’s.
  • Discuss the benefits of screening mammography’s focusing on women starting at age 40.
  • Identify the role of additional imaging in screening for breast cancer.
  • Implement an algorithm for the screening of high risk patients.
  • Assess the ongoing revolution in communication and how it influences thought patterns.
  • Explain the effects of computer use during doctor-patient interactions.
  • Identify the complex implications of changed communications in the precision medicine era.  
  • Implement the use of adjuvant fat grating.
  • Identify nipple-sparing procedures in appropriate candidates.
  • Apply the use of stacked flaps and expanded flaps for low BMI patients wanting autologous reconstructions.
  • Discuss the prevalence, phenomenology, risk factors and course of cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI).
  • Implement management and prevention strategies for CRCI.
  • Explain the pathophysiology of CRCI. 




Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 4.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 4.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/23/2017 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2017 - 12:50pm EDT

2017 Schedule

7:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Gladys L. Giron, M.D. and Starr K. Mautner, M.D.

7:50 a.m.

Introduction to the Miami Cancer Institute
Michael J. Zinner, M.D.

8:00 a.m.

Applications of Proton Therapy in Breast Cancer
Marcio Fagundes, M.D.

8:20 a.m.

Integrative Oncology: Paradigm Shift
Yoon Hang “John” Kim, M.D., MPH

8:40 a.m.

Breast Cancer 2017: Hot Topics, Controversies and Challenges
Jane Mendez, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Drs. Fagundes, Kim and Mendez

9:20 a.m.Break and Visit Exhibits

9:40 a.m.

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy: Does It Work & Why?
Larry Norton, M.D.

10:10 a.m.Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndromes
Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D.
10:30 a.m.Breast Imaging Update
Katharine Lampen-Sachar, M.D.
​10:50 a.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Drs. Norton, Martir-Negron and Lampen-Sachar
​11:05 a.m.Break and Visit Exhibits
11:25 a.m.The Doctor-Patient Relationship in an Era of Precision Medicine
Larry Norton, M.D.
11:55 a.m.Advances in Autologous and Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
Miguel A. Medina III, M.D.
​12:15 p.m.Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Management of Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment (CRCI)
Beatriz B. Currier, M.D.
12:35 p.m.Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers
Drs. Norton, Medina and Currier
Miami Cancer Institute - Baptist Hospital
8900 N. Kendall Dr.
First Floor Cafe
Miami , FL 33176
United States

Directions to Miami Cancer Institute


Parking: The special event parking garage will be open behind the Miami Cancer Institute. Approach from SW 88 Street (Kendall Drive). 

2017 Accreditation & Credits


    Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to d​octors, nurses and allied health professionals. 


    Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

    Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



   This activity has been approved for 4 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-574543​, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology (4 hours) and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.​


   This activity has been approved for 4 contact hours each by Florida State Board of Nursing, Baptist Health South Florida. CE Broker Provider #50-182.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 4.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 4.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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