Advances in Breast Cancer Management 2018

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
February 9, 2018 to February 10, 2018

Course Directors:  Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, M.D.; Minetta Liu, M.D.; Kathryn Ruddy, M.D.

This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with early and advanced stage breast cancer. Topics include imaging, radiation therapy, brain metastases, genomic testing, systemic therapy and survivorship. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction with the expert faculty and other attendees via interactive keypad systems, case presentations, panel discussions, and open question and answer sessions.

Registration Fees

Full Fee: M.D., D.O., Scientist, Dentist$495
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$375

Call for Abstracts

Overview:  As part of the “Advances in Breast Cancer Management 2018” course, a poster session for presentation of original research dedicated to the field of management of patients with early and advanced stage breast cancer will be held.  These may include challenging cases (i.e., case reports) of those encountered in clinical practice.  Abstracts that pertain to any breast cancer topic including imaging, radiation therapy, brain metastases, genomic testing, systemic therapy and survivorship are welcome.  Posters will be chosen from all abstracts received by the Friday, January 12, 2018 submission deadline.

Abstract Eligibility:  Original abstracts that either have or have not been presented at other meetings will be considered for this conference based on the merits of the work. Abstracts based upon published papers based will also be considered. Number of Entries:  A participant may be the primary author on no more than two abstracts; however, he or she may be a contributing author on any number of abstracts. Deadline: Abstract submission deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Notification of Results:  All primary authors will be notified by email no later than Friday, January 19, 2018 if their submission has been selected for the electronic poster session, and details regarding poster set-up will follow. Accepted abstract recipients must still register for the meeting to attend.

Description:  (no more than 400 words are allowed for the text within the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion). Suggested format is provided below.

Introduction (or Objective, Hypothesis):

Methods (Case report or series etc):



Submit abstracts to:

Exhibitor Inquiry
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the attached exhibit forms and submit to  

Target Audience

This course is designed for medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, and health care professionals involved in cancer care. Also of interest to general internal medicine physicians who may want to enhance their oncologic knowledge.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the immune system in the fight against breast cancer and review novel immunotherapies 
  • Identify state-of-the-art treatment strategies for women with early stage breast cancer
  • Identify state-of-the-art treatment strategies for women with metastatic breast cancer
  • Employ best practices and symptom management for breast cancer survivors
  • Discuss clinical controversies and challenges in the treatment of breast cancer

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/09/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
02/10/2018 - 3:00pm
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States

Rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate of $190 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of January 8, 2018, whichever comes first. Call the Sawgrass Marriott at (800) 228-9290 or reserve your room online.

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. Mayo Clinic School of CPD is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located 45-60 minutes from Marriott Sawgrass. Taxis and rental cars are readily available at the airport. 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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