Review of Axillary Management

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Step Status
Starts On: 7/1/2019: 12:00 AM
Ends On: 6/30/2020: 12:00 AM
Session Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 0.5


Julie Margenthaler, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
Financial Relationships - Speakers' Bureaus/Honoraria: Genentech

Presenters should indicate if speaking off label. This activity originated as a presentation at the CME activity, 27th Annual Refresher Course & Update in General Surgery, February 28 - March 2, 2019, which was supported in part by Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Davol/CR Bard, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Ethicon USA, and Genomic Health Inc.

Planning Committee

Jeffrey A. Blatnik, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Financial Relationships
Consulting/ Advisory Committees: Bard Davol, Medtronic, Colorado Therapeutics, Intuitive Surgical
Research Support/Grant: Medtronic, Colorado Therapeutics
Speakers' Bureaus/Honoraria: Intuitive Surgical, Bard Davol, Cook Medical

Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, (Co-Chair)
Financial Relationships
Consulting/Advisory Committees: Novartis

Peggy Frisella, RN, BSN, Manager of Research Operations, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Financial Relationships: Speaker has nothing to disclose

Steven R. Hunt, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director, Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program (Co-Chair)
Financial Relationships Speaker has nothing to disclose

Objectives: The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge/competence, and upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • The participant will be able to discuss the management of the axilla in breast cancer patients before and after chemotherapy.
  • The participants will analyze the various clinical trials of SLN mapping before and after chemotherapy.
Additional Information:
Target Audience: This course is designed for General and Specialty Surgeons, non-surgical physicians, and medical professionals interested in the following surgical areas: colorectal, endocrine, breast, hernia, minimally invasive, hepatobiliary, surgical oncology, and trauma and critical care surgery.

Publication Date: July 1, 2019
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
Accreditation Information:
In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 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 Awarded for this Activity:
Credit Statement:
American Medical Association (AMA Credit)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • JAMA 2010; 305 (6): 569-75
  • JAMA 2017 Sep 12;318(10):918-926
Disclosure Information: It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations. Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

Presenters are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients. All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests.

These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters. The presenters' views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, is the provider for CME credits.
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