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Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease 2018: State of the Art and Emerging Strategies in Benign and Malignant Breast Disease

Scottsdale, AZ US
November 8, 2018 to November 10, 2018

Course Directors: Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D., Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D., Sandhya Pruthi, M.D. 

This two and a half day continuing medical education course will provide a multidisciplinary update in prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, and high risk and survivorship issues. The course has multidisciplinary experts in their field presenting the latest, diagnostic, treatment and management options.

HOTEL UPDATE:  Our group room block at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is full.  Please go to the 'Location' tab for more information.

Please view the course brochure for comprehensive information. 

Highlights include didactic presentations in:

  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Surviving Breast Cancer
  • Breast Imaging Modalities and Supplemental Screening Options for Dense Breasts
  • Updates in Surgical Management and Local Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy Options
  • Genetics and High Risk Management
  • Advances in Oncology
  • Updates in Breast Reconstruction
  • Optional Evening Session: Advanced Surgical Techniques (Separate registration required)

Registration Fees

Full Fee: Physician, Scientist$785.00
Reduced Fee: Resident, Fellow, NP, PA, Allied Health Professional, Retiree$685.00


This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. You may view exhibit and sponsorship options and register to participate here. If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Badder.

Target Audience

This course is designed for surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, gynecologists, primary care providers, advanced practice providers, and allied health professionals who provide both diagnostics and treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize benign breast conditions.
  • Recognize the role of risk assessment tools in identifying women at high risk for breast cancer.
  • Explain the controversies in screening mammography and role of newer imaging modalities.
  • Summarize contemporary axillary management strategies and their risks.
  • Recommend surgical, radiation, and medical oncology management and treatment options for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
  • Identify survivorship issues and management options.
  • Recognize contraception options in high-risk patients and breast cancer survivors.
  • Summarize role of multi-gene panel testing for breast cancer patients.
  • Compare and contrast different radiation oncology strategies in breast cancer patients

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: 
  • 20.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
11/08/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/10/2018 - 1:00pm

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The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
United States

Lodging and Accommodations

HOTEL UPDATE: Our group room block at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is full. They will be taking a waitlist for reservations if space becomes available.

In the interim, you are welcome to check availability and rates at one of the following nearby resorts and/or search the Internet for alternate accommodation options:

Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale North

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - Rooms are no longer available

Marriott McDowell Mountains - Rooms are no longer availble

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: (800) 354-5892

Tucked among the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert surrounding sunny Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa proudly champions Arizona’s colorful history and culture. A host of options entertain guests of all ages. Spacious guestrooms and suites radiate with the warm colors, vibrant textures, and natural materials typical of Southwest style.

A limited block of guest rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special group rate of $289/night (USD) plus applicable city/state taxes. Make your reservation before the block fills or the cut-off date of October 8, 2018, reference Mayo Clinic Breast Disease Course. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates based on group room availability. Children under the age of 17 will stay complimentary. Third or fourth adult person rates are $50 each. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.

A deposit equal to one night’s stay ($289 plus tax) is required to hold each individual’s reservation. The deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the final night of the reserved stay. The deposit paid by individuals is refundable if notice is received at least seven (7) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 19.3 miles from The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for course registrants. Visit Hertz online (CV 03NR0013). Special rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply.

SuperShuttle vans offer airport transportation to and from area hotels and businesses. To make reservations, call (800) 258-3826 or (602) 244-9000, or visit SuperShuttle Online.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Go to Visit Phoenix or Experience Scottsdale for additional recreation and leisure activities.

Course Directors

Sarah A. McLaughlin, M.D.
Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.
Sandhya Pruthi, M.D.

Mayo Clinic Faculty

Karen S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Kristina A. Butler, M.D., M.S.
William J. Casey, III M.D.
Sadia A. Choudhery, M.D.
Patricia A. Cronin, M.D.
Tina J. Hieken, M.D.
Juliana (Jewel) M. Kling, M.D., M.P.H.
Keith L. Knutson, Ph.D.
Sarah K. Macklin, M.S., CGC
Santo Maimone, M.D.
Denise M. Millstine, M.D.
Muhammed Murtaza, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Dawn M. Mussallem, D.O.
Donald W. Northfelt, M.D.
Bhavika Patel, M.D.
Jennifer M. Racz, M.D.
Alanna M. Rebecca, M.D.
Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D.
Carlos E. Vargas, M.D.
Marcia R. Venegas Pont, M.D.

Guest Faculty

Patricia Clark, M.D.
Ironwood Cancer Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

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 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
Thursday: 7.5
Friday: 7.25
Friday Evening Session: 1.5
Saturday: 3.5

General Session Total: 19.75

This Live activity, Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease: State of the Art and Emerging Strategies in Benign and Malignant Breast Disease, with a beginning date of 11/08/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  20.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 19.75 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses should verify the requirements for other credentialing organizations. For the purpose of re-licensure, State Boards of Nursing may accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to meet continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses should check with their State’s Board of Nursing regarding use of CME credit.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare 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

  • 20.00 AAFP Prescribed
  • 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 19.75 Attendance
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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