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The Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium

  • 04/26/2018
  • (CST)
  • 04/28/2018
  • (CST)
  • Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago

The Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium will identify, discuss and demonstrate complex breast reconstruction and lymphedema therapies within the framework of creating and maintaining multidisciplinary relationships.

This year, we will discuss the changing landscapes in breast reconstruction and innovations and therapies for lymphedema. Our program will feature videos and complex discussions from the experts as well as live demonstrations of lymphedema therapies for medical professionals and physicians alike.


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Conference Chairs & Directors:

David Chang, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Program Director,
Plastic Surgery Microsurgery
Fellowship Program
University of Chicago Medicine

Julie Park, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery          
University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston          


Ming-Huei Cheng, MD, MBA, FACS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Chang Hung Memorial Hospital Taiwan

Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Section of General Surgery
Surgical Director, Breast Center
Clerkship Director, Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine

Jaume Masia, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Plastic Surgery 
Hospital de la Santa Creu iSant Pau

Rebecca M. Garza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
UChicago Medicine


A Sample of our Visiting Faculty...

·         Isao Koshima, MD

·         Corradino Campisi, MD

·         Mark Clemens II, MD, FACS 

·         Gemma Pons, MD, PhD     

·         Joseph Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA

·         Babek Mehrara, MD

·         Mark Smith, MD FACS

·         Dhruv Singhal, MD

·         Arin Greene, MD, MMSc      

·         Roman Skoracki, MD


...and University of Chicago Faculty

·         Thomas Rosinski, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

·         Daniel Appelbaum, MD  

·         Betsey Campione, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA        

·         Steven Chmura, MD, PhD

·         Deepa Tesheth, MD                             

·         Melody Swartz, PhD          

·         Megan Teele, PT, CWS

·         Jean Bao, MD, FACS                         

·         Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

This course is approved for 20 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, OT, or COTA) in Illinois, and nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.


The 2018 Chicago Breast and Lymphedema Symposium will be held at Ida Noyes Hall, a historic building on the University of Chicago campus in the heart of Hyde Park.


Learning Objectives:

1.   Describe the most appropriate therapies for breast cancer, breast reconstruction and lymphedema;

2.   Recognize optimal patients for pre-pectoral implant reconstruction;

3.   Identify multidisciplinary strategies available for addressing complex patient diagnoses;

4.   Select donor sites for autologous tissue reconstruction; 

5.   Determine the expected outcomes from treatment of lymphedema based on analyzed case studies and examples; 

6.   Relate how to perform various surgical treatments of lymphedema; 

7.   Describe the clinical implications and physiological impact of autologous breast reconstruction in terms of physical and occupational therapy in an effort to restore patient's functional mobility and quality of  life;

8.   Determine opportunities to work collaboratively in interprofessional teams to enhance the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes in the therapeutic areas of breast cancer, breast reconstruction and  lymphedema; and

9.   State how to apply knowledge of different patient diagnoses to own clinical practices.

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