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Breast Cancer Care: Fundamentals of Reconstruction

Author: David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS
Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Residency Training Program
Course Title: Breast Cancer Care: Fundamentals of Reconstruction
Activity Type: Enduring Material, video with PPT, eLearning
Activity Length:  17 min
Test Time: 10 min

Short Description: This presentation will provide a fundamental overview of breast reconstruction.

Topics covered include:

  • Oncoplastic reconstruction
  • Implant-based reconstruction
  • Tissue-based reconstruction
    • TAP flap (thoracodorsal artery perforator)
    • DIEP/SIEA flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator/superficial inferior epigastric artery)
    • TUG/VUG flap (transvers and vertical upper gracilis)
    • GAP flap (gluteal artery perforator) 

Disclosure: As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Dr. Song has no financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education have no financial relationships to disclose.

CME Information:

Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Identify the latest options of both autologous and alloplastic (implant based) reconstruction techniques;
2. Recognize the general indications and contraindications for implant based reconstruction;
3. Assess the optimal timing of oncoplastic reconstruction.

Primary Audience: Physicians in the specialties of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology and other healthcare professionals.

Accreditation and Credit Designation: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department of Surgery. 

Instructions for Participation and Credit: This online educational activity (enduring material) is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , the participant must complete the activity evaluation and correctly answer 6 out of 8 questions (75% pass rate) on the post-test. The test can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate certificate link at the top of this page. Upon successful completion, the participant may save or print their certificate (pdf).

Certificate of Credit     

Physicians: Only physician participants(MD, DO, or equivalent international medical degree) are eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Certificate of Participation 

Non-Physicians: will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For questions about CME credit, please contact the Center for CME at The University of Chicago at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu 

Selected Publications: View a partial list of Dr. Song's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

Release Date: 07/01/2015     Expiration Date: 07/01/2016

Presenter

David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS

David H. Song, MD, MBA, FACS David H. Song, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery with additional training in reconstructive microsurgery. He specializes in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery -- a combination of lumpectomy and reconstructive techniques.
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