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2022 Breast Cancer Symposium scheduled for February 28 – News from the School of Medicine

The 2022 Breast Cancer Symposium, which is taking place virtually this year, is scheduled for February 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, the conference will be presented virtually via Motown Digital.

Keynote speakers will be E. Shelley Hwang MD, MPH, Mary and Deryl Hart Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery, and Leader of the Breast Cancer Disease Group at Duke University and Duke Cancer Institute; and Hope Rugo, MD, FASCO, professor of medicine and director of breast oncology and clinical trial education at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The agenda for the day includes:

7:50 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.: Opening remarks, Lydia Choi, MD, and Hadeel Assad, MD

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: “Breast Reconstruction Update,” Faisal Al-Mufarrej, MD

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: “Role in pain management in oncology – Palliative care”, Michael Stellini, MD

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: “Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome: Update on Targeted Therapies,” Michael Simon, MD

9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.: “Nutritional recommendations for breast cancer”, Margaux Empey, MPH, RD

10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: “Observation for DCIS”, E. Shelley Hwang MD, MPH

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: “Updates on the management of early-stage HR+ breast cancer,” Hope Rugo, MD

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Panel discussion on case presentations

12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Closing speech

The cost to attend is $25 for physicians, pharmacists, mid-level providers, retired physicians, nurses, and other paramedical health care providers. The conference is free for fellows, residents and medical students.

The registration deadline is February 24 and pre-registration is encouraged at

For more information, contact Pamela Sydorchuk at [email protected] or 313-576-8746.