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Central Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Consortium:
Spring 2024 Update

Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Mill

810 Old W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033

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The program is now full. To be added to a waiting list, please email ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.


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Conference ID

D7016

Purpose/Overview

This presentation is designed to provide participants with an overview of current breast cancer research and therapies.

Audience

The audience includes physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and other health care professionals who are actively involved in breast cancer care.

Overall Objectives

  • Review the role of immunotherapy in estrogen receptor-negative (ER-negative) and estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer.
  • Discuss human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) therapies in HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer.
  • Explain the role of liquid biopsy in breast cancer.
  • Describe a new selective estrogen receptor degrader or downregulator (SERD) in breast cancer.

Agenda

  • 6 p.m. | Check-In/Hors d’oeuvres/Visit Exhibitors
  • 6:30 p.m. | Dinner and Presentation
  • 7:45 p.m. | Visit Exhibitors
  • 8:15 p.m. | Adjournment

Faculty

Hyma Polimera, MD
Department of Medicine, Associate Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Cristina Truica, MD
Department of Medicine, Associate Professor
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Director of Breast Medical Oncology
Cancer Institute, Next-Generation Therapies
Center for Cannabis and Natural Product Pharmaceuticals (CCNPP)
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fee

There is no fee for this event, but registration is required.

Cancellations

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

COVID-19

On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment or retaliation against faculty, staff or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; 814-863-0471 (TTY). US M.Ed. D7016

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