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Please see the following events and also please see the recordings of past ISPS events below. 

Upcoming events

    • 04/26/2018
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 04/28/2018
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 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.


    Register Here




    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.

PSEN Event Recordings

Optimizing Results and Managing Complications in Breast Reconstruction Following Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Presented by Dr. Amy S. Colwell, MD FACS in April 2016

ASPS Annual Update

Presented by Dr. David Song, MD in August 2016

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