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The Breast Practices
Three doctors

Breast diseases:
detection, intervention
and therapy

DemonstrationPractical usagesConference

Breast Course CME

Targeted audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of radiologists, radiographers, surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, and specialized nurses involved in the care of patients with breast cancer.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Proper management of small, image-detected breast cancer represents the best hope for long-term survival. The aim of The Breast Course is to increase the well-being of women worldwide, through the dissemination of best practices in breast cancer management, from detection through intervention to therapy.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Detect and discriminate various types of breast lesions on multiple radiological modalities

  • Appraise and utilize various image-guided breast biopsy devices

  • Distinguish and participate in interdisciplinary breast cancer therapies

  • Initiate and exemplify interdisciplinary best practices management for breast lesions

    Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DTR, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The CME breakdown is:

  • Mammography = 7 hours

  • Ultrasound = 4 hours

  • MRI = 5.25 hours

  • Biopsies = 6.75 hours

    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Caroline Worreth prior to the live event (

    Evaluation and Credits

    After The Breast Course, you will be asked to evaluate the speakers and panelists, as well as claim your credits for attendance, using PIM's web-based system.

    Learning approach

    We believe strongly that in order to learn, there is no better teacher than experience. This is why we hire the best instructors - experts in the field with a proven track record of scientific and clinical achievement; propose interactive and innovative workshops - complete with hands-on workshops where you get to try out with real instruments the procedures you just discussed.

    Whether or not you believe exactly the numbers in the "Learning Pyramid" shown below, no one will refute that this progression is intuitively correct. At any one of our course, we propose instruction which is both active and passive, visual and auditory, as well as provide instant feedback via electronic voting or expert interaction. There is no disputing that this level of engagement from the participant is far greater than at any other typical conference, and is generally noted in after-course report as one of the greatest strength of our educational curriculum.

    Learning Pyramid

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