This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
A Satellite Symposium held adjunct to the 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®
A Team-Based Approach to Enhanced Recovery: Controlling Postsurgical Pain in Breast Cancer Patients is a live, continuing medical education (CME)-certified symposium, to be held adjunct to the 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®.
Optimization of pain control is a cornerstone of care in the surgical breast cancer patient. Multimodal approaches to analgesia are aimed at reducing pain and opioid use, and require multidisciplinary participation by the team in all phases of care, including pre-, peri-, and postsurgical settings. Uncontrolled acute postoperative pain can lengthen time in post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and hospital, increase readmission and patient dissatisfaction, reduce quality of life, and place patients at increased risk for chronic pain. Although opioids have been a long-standing standard for pain control, they are associated with pruritus, nausea and vomiting, constipation, urinary retention, respiratory complications, and other chronic ailments. Many of these risks are modifiable through modern pharmacologic intervention, thorough planning, and effective communication and coordination across the care team.
This program will focus on state-of-the-art multimodal pain control strategies throughout the perioperative period, including methods to reduce opioid requirements, immediate-release and liposome-encapsulated local anesthetics, regional blocks, and best practices for administration of surgical analgesia strategies.
This CME symposium brings together a panel of internationally recognized experts in pain control to discuss how modern methodologies can be employed to effectively control pain while minimizing short- and long-term adverse sequelae of surgery, pain, and analgesia. The symposium is designed to be interactive between the audience and the faculty to promote interdisciplinary discussion around challenging situations that exist in real-world surgical practice settings.
Key areas of focus for this activity include:
The symposium will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, on March 10, from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm. Please join us in Miami to learn how recent advances in multimodal perioperative pain control in breast cancer will impact patient treatment and management.
This will be the only independent CME-certified symposium focused entirely on surgical pain control for breast cancer. You won’t want to miss this activity!
This activity is intended for all attendees of the Miami Breast Cancer Conference® including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists interested in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment of breast cancer may also attend.
Patrick I. Borgen, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Maimonides Medical Center
Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Chapel Hill, NC
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