Fourth Annual Symposium on Advances in Oncology: Focus on Breast Cancer

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Saginaw Valley State University
Gilbertson Hall
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48604

To register for this symposium, please see our event page at EventBrite and click the "Tickets" button.

The cost to attend this symposium is $50 for non-physicians, residents, and fellows, and $100 for physicians.

Program Description:
The Covenant Cancer Care Center’s fourth annual symposium, “Advances in Oncology: Focus on Breast Cancer” will bring together national and regional clinicians to discuss the latest strategies and developments in the treatment of breast cancer. Due to advancements, breast cancer is no longer the leading cause of mortality in women. This symposium will review recent key clinical studies in addition to discussing the role of surgery and radiation for palliative treatment and hypo-fractionated breast radiation therapy. Oncoplastic surgery versus mastectomy will be challenged through discussion. Prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, lymphedema, weight loss and body image concerns will be highlighted. This multidisciplinary CME symposium is a must-attend event for the management of today’s breast cancer patient.


  • 7:00 - 8:00 am: Registration/Vendor Displays/Breakfast
  • 8:00 am: Opening Remarks, Sussan Bays, MD, FACS
  • 8:15 am: "Updates in Breast Cancer – Review of Recent Key Clinical Studies," Binu Malhotra, MD
  • 9:00 am: "Oncoplastic Surgery Versus Mastectomy and Reconstruction," Rosa Hwang, MD, FACS
  • 9:45 am: Break
  • 10:00 am: "Role of Surgery and Radiation for Palliative Treatment," Welela Terette, MD
  • 10:45 am: "Hypo-fractionated Breast Radiation Therapy," James Fugazzi, MD
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 pm: "Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention: Risk Stratification and Management in Young Women," Banu Arun, MD
  • 1:15 pm: "After Breast Cancer Care: Lymphedema, Weight Loss and Body Image Concerns," Sarah DeSnyder, MD, FACS
  • 2:00 pm: Panel Discussion, All Faculty; Moderated by Sussan Bays, MD, FACS
  • 2:30 pm: Adjournment

For questions, please contact Heather McNeil at 989.583.5142, or by email at

For Jointly Sponsored Activities
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) through the joint providership of Central Michigan University College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (CMED OCME) and Covenant HealthCare. CMED OCME is accredited by the MSMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
CMU College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.