The Evolution of the
Breast Cancer Update
History of the Breast Cancer Update
The concept for the Update was created by Maureen
Lauterbach who wanted a mechanism to...
Early Years
In 1998 the first panel discussion format was used with
regional experts presenting topics on new techniques
f...
Evolution of the Breast Cancer
Update
Building on the success of the first Panel Discussion,
the Update has expanded to i...
Planning
Early Updates were planned by the Education Committee,
made up mostly of Board members and a few volunteers.
Dr....
2003 Update
Topics
Each year, the Update Committee explores the hot
topics of the day, the latest controversies and new
diagnostic pr...
Topics Explored
Advances in diagnostic tools
Emerging treatments and procedures
Nutrition
Environment and cancer
Gene...
Topics
Stem Cell transplant
Access to care
Psycho-social issues
Advocacy and marketing of breast cancer
Counterfeitin...
Topics
Tobacco and the Smoking link to breast cancer
Metastasis
Inflammatory breast cancer
Effect of breast cancer on ...
2003: 7th
Update
Nationally Recognized Speakers
Susan Love
Alice Domar
Lillie Shockney
Marissa Weiss
Kelly Corrigan
Fran Visco
Marge...
Many Volunteers
Organizing the Update is time and labor intensive.
Many have given of their talents. In particular is Ren...
Many Volunteers Make It Happen
Staff have played an essential role, especially Vicky
Tosh-Morelli who has organized the r...
2009 Update
Impact of the Update
Raises awareness of DBCC and its services
Now provides the only annual breast cancer
conference in ...
2010 Update
What the Future Holds
National trends show a decrease in the conferences
that are being offered
Economic constraints, re...
2011 will be the 14th
Annual Breast Cancer
Update!
2010 retreat Breast Cancer Update
2010 retreat Breast Cancer Update
2010 retreat Breast Cancer Update
2010 retreat Breast Cancer Update
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2010 retreat Breast Cancer Update

  1. 1. The Evolution of the Breast Cancer Update
  2. 2. History of the Breast Cancer Update The concept for the Update was created by Maureen Lauterbach who wanted a mechanism to raise awareness and provide education to healthcare professionals and the interested lay public on the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment The first major formal educational program by DBCC was presented in 1996 at the University Whist Club by Dr Steven Grubbs and others on breast cancer issues.
  3. 3. Early Years In 1998 the first panel discussion format was used with regional experts presenting topics on new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The panel discussion was held at the Academy of Medicine with the attendance just over 100 participants The response to the conference was overwhelmingly positive setting the stage to continue the Update on an annual basis
  4. 4. Evolution of the Breast Cancer Update Building on the success of the first Panel Discussion, the Update has expanded to include a longer day, a broader range of topics and more prominent speakers From the early years at the Academy of Medicine, the number of participants rapidly grew, reaching as high as 400, requiring larger facilities. We expanded to the Wilmington then Dupont Country Clubs, The Waterfall Conference Center and for the past 3 years, Dover, to be more centrally located, at the Sheraton and Del Tech
  5. 5. Planning Early Updates were planned by the Education Committee, made up mostly of Board members and a few volunteers. Dr. Janet Kramer organized several of the early updates followed by Dr Gray who were able to bring in many experts. The updates were presented with a sophistication and quality suitable to healthcare providers, but also provided relevant information for the lay public. The Update has always been free Medical CME and Nursing Contact Hours have been provided for a minimal fee
  6. 6. 2003 Update
  7. 7. Topics Each year, the Update Committee explores the hot topics of the day, the latest controversies and new diagnostic procedures and treatment methods that are making headlines. Themes and topics are derived from a review of the literature, suggestions from our physicians and committee members and requests from the previous conference The update has expanded from panel discussions to include keynote speakers, which are selected each year based on the Update theme.
  8. 8. Topics Explored Advances in diagnostic tools Emerging treatments and procedures Nutrition Environment and cancer Genetics Alternative and complementary medicine Clinical Trials
  9. 9. Topics Stem Cell transplant Access to care Psycho-social issues Advocacy and marketing of breast cancer Counterfeiting drugs Breast reconstruction Young survivor issues: pregnancy, breast feeding Men and breast cancer
  10. 10. Topics Tobacco and the Smoking link to breast cancer Metastasis Inflammatory breast cancer Effect of breast cancer on families Public Policy Advocacy Ethics of diagnosis and treatment Research
  11. 11. 2003: 7th Update
  12. 12. Nationally Recognized Speakers Susan Love Alice Domar Lillie Shockney Marissa Weiss Kelly Corrigan Fran Visco Marge Reed Dr. Lemole Len Litchenfield
  13. 13. Many Volunteers Organizing the Update is time and labor intensive. Many have given of their talents. In particular is Rena Howard who has helped with every Update. Board physicians are essential to planning and have included Drs Schneider, Saunders, Kramer, Gray, Witmer, Dickson-Witmer, Purvis, Newell, Sobczak Napolitano and Chua Many Board member survivors have lent their expertise and shared their stories including Rena Howard, Eileen Edmunds, Nancy Mayer-Mihalski
  14. 14. Many Volunteers Make It Happen Staff have played an essential role, especially Vicky Tosh-Morelli who has organized the recent Updates, along with Lois Wilkinson and all the staff in our 3 offices. Many DBCC volunteers help the day of the Update with registration and other duties We have had financial support from the all the state hospitals, other healthcare providers and facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, other non profits and organizations
  15. 15. 2009 Update
  16. 16. Impact of the Update Raises awareness of DBCC and its services Now provides the only annual breast cancer conference in the state Has helped shape the direction and programs that have evolved at DBCC over the years including: Young Survivor programs Access to care – Women’s Mobile Mammography Mentorship program Support for research through trained clinical trial mentors
  17. 17. 2010 Update
  18. 18. What the Future Holds National trends show a decrease in the conferences that are being offered Economic constraints, restrictions on pharmaceutical support and strict rules on commercial support and conflict of interest make large conferences more difficult to finance. This results in larger registration fees Trend is toward webinars, on line education
  19. 19. 2011 will be the 14th Annual Breast Cancer Update!

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