The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC®) and the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC®) will co-host a post-conference session, Best Practices in Breast Centers: Quality from NAPBC and NQMBC® (National Quality Measures for Breast Centers), 7:45 am–5:30 pm, March 17. Speakers at the post-conference session, which will follow the NCBC’s 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, will convey best practices for breast centers. These practices, successfully adopted by breast centers worldwide, include accreditation, survivorship, genetics and risk assessment, and the role of navigators. Cary S. Kaufman, MD, FACS, associate clinical professor of surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, and medical director, Bellingham Regional Breast Center; Randy E. Stevens, MD, radiation oncologist, White Plains Hospital Center, NY; and Claudia Z. Lee, MBA, president, C. Z. Lee & Associates, Hudson, NY, serve as course directors.
The conference, featuring a clinical track from NCBC and the American Society of Breast Disease, will provide continuing education to oncologists, surgeons, nurses, clinicians, and administrators to advance the delivery of treatment options and quality of care. Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist and medical director, Legacy Cancer Institute and the Legacy Breast Health centers, Portland, OR, and a cancer survivor, will deliver the conference’s keynote address.