Each Spring, DBCC presents a symposium featuring leading medical experts and other speakers discussing the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, detection and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public, and has become one of Delaware's most trusted sources of up-to-date breast cancer information.
The 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Dover Downs Hotel and Convention Center, Ballrooms B and C in Dover from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DBCC is excited to present an excellent roster of speakers to address breast cancer treatment and survivorship. This year’s program will identify recent trends and advances in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and clinical trials; describe how complementary holistic methodologies and the role of spirituality can be incorporated into a breast cancer patient’s treatment plan to enhance recovery; identify methods of breast reconstruction and nipple recreation; and describe translational research and its role in curing breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Update is one of many ways that DBCC uses its funds locally to benefit and serve the people of Delaware and its surrounding communities. This annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware’s most trusted sources of up-to-date breast cancer information. The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts crowds of physicians, nurses, breast cancer survivors and advocates each year.
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Registration and Exhibits (Coffee and Tea available)
8:20 a.m. - 8:25 am Opening Remarks: Tynetta Brown
8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome: Patricia Key, CPA
SESSION I: Keynote - Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Moderator: Owen Thomas, M.D.
Keynote Presenter: Kevin Fox, M.D.
SESSION II - Translational Research
9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Moderator: Sara Gavenonis, MD
Presenter: Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D.
Introduction of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Research Travel Grant
10:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Break - Exhibits
SESSION III - Complementary Medicine
10:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Moderator: Clara Higgins, DO, FACOS
Panelist:: Drew Angus, DMin
Panelist: Marie Winters, ND, FABNO
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
SESSION IV: Breast Reconstruction and Nipple Recreation
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Moderator: Wendy Newell, MD, FACS
Panelist: Erik Hoy, M.D.
Panelist: Mandy Sauler, CPCP
Breast Cancer Survivors: Barbie Andrews, Cheris Reed, and Holly Thatcher
1:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Wrap up, Evaluation and Closing Remarks by Vicky Cooke
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Check out photos from last year's event by clicking here.
Photography provided by C.M. Baker.