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A Team-Based Approach to Enhanced Recovery: Controlling Postsurgical Pain in Breast Cancer Patients

A Team-Based Approach to Enhanced Recovery: Controlling Postsurgical Pain in Breast Cancer Patients

A Team-Based Approach to Enhanced Recovery: Controlling Postsurgical Pain in Breast Cancer Patients

A Satellite Symposium held adjunct to the 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

Thursday, March 10, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Fontaine/ Fleur de Lis)


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:

  • A pathophysiological approach to pain types and pathways aligned with analgesic mechanisms
  • Goals for pain control in the pre-, intra-, and postoperative settings
  • Strategies for successful multimodal pain management and coordination of care
  • Assessment of opioid versus nonopioid strategies
  • Proactive management of opioid-associated adverse events
  • State-of-the-art pain control
  • Impact of pain control on outcomes
  • Interdisciplinary differences in pain control preferences and strategies

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!

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:
  • Explain the rationale for optimizing pain control in the surgical patient and the impact of uncontrolled postoperative pain
  • Define the goals of multimodal analgesia and the phases of care for which these strategies should be applied in surgical settings for patients with breast cancer
  • Discuss the benefits of opioid-sparing treatment regimens in the care of patients experiencing postsurgical pain
  • Apply best practices pertaining to the administration of pain control interventions in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative settings in caring for patients with breast cancer

Target Audience

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
Brooklyn, NY



Jeff Gadsden, MD, FRCPC, FANZCA
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Chapel Hill, NC


Donna-Marie Manasseh, MD
Director of Breast Surgery
Maimonides Breast Cancer Center
Brooklyn, NY

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