American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Optimizing Breast Conference

January 26, 2021 | 12:00 pm CT

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Breast conferences improve the physician’s education around advances to patient care and improved outcomes and improve the care of patients with breast disease through a multidisciplinary review of the patient's diagnostic findings, treatment options, and the availability of clinical trial options. The speakers will discuss challenges encountered with the conference process and physician and allied health professional engagement and the changes enacted that improved the conferences and recommendations for patient management.


Mehra Golshan, MD, MBA, FACS

Mehra Golshan, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Golshan is a cancer surgeon and a nationally and internationally recognized leader in breast cancer treatment and research. In addition to caring for patients, he serves as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services and Director of the Breast Cancer Program for the Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital, and Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers.

Dr. Golshan is a leader in breast cancer research with over 125 peer reviewed publications. He has led numerous Phase I, II and III clinical trials and translational science innovations impacting the treatment options and outcomes for women. Dr. Golshan is an innovator in tailoring surgery and therapy for women with early stage breast cancer with funding support from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and National Institutes of Health. He is the principal investigator of several phase II trials aiming to reduce the need for second surgeries or re-excisions in women with breast cancer, one of which uses innovative image-guided operating room capabilities to capture and remove all residual tumor utilizing MRI and mass spectrometry which is used at Yale’s hybrid operating room.


Edith Asbury, MLS, AHIP

Edith Asbury, MLS, AHIP

Ms. Asbury currently works at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital as a Medical Librarian/Informationist since 1983. Prior to that, she worked at Lancaster Mennonite High School, as a Librarian/ A-V Coordinator. Ms. Asbury obtained her MLS from Drexel University, School of Library and Information Science. She obtained her BS in Education from Millersville State College (now Millersville University). She is certified as a school librarian for grades K-12. Ms. Asbury is a member of the Medical Library Association, the Academy of Health Information Professionals, and the Central Pennsylvania Health Sciences Library Association.

Veronica Campos, DNP, RN, NE-BC, OCNVeronica Campos, DNP, RN, NE-BC, OCN

Ms. Campos graduated from the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Administrative Management, and Doctorate of Nursing in Executive Administrative Management. She started her career as a nurse extern on the Oncology unit at Methodist Hospital more than 12 years ago and has been in a variety of roles including staff nurse, oncology service line clinical educator, and manager of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant units at Methodist Hospital. She is currently the Division Director of Oncology Navigation for Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare in San Antonio, TX.

Ms. Campos has previously served as the Nominating Committee Chair and President-elect of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) San Antonio Chapter. She is currently serving as the President of the ONS San Antonio Chapter and serves as the co-chair for the Annual Vendor Dinner and the chair of the 2020 San Antonio ONS Congress planning committee. In 2019, she was named the Oncology Nurse of the Year for the San Antonio ONS Chapter.

Nikki DeLano, MSN, RN, ONN-CG

Lauren Turza, MD, FACS

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current challenges with managing breast conferences, including logistics and operational issues (participation, scheduling) as well as the process to identify the best treatment options that respect the needs of the patient.
  • Discuss successful strategies used to improve the breast conference discussion and patient care recommendations, and the engagement of both physicians and allied health professionals.
  • Compare and contrast options to improve breast conferences and the successful experiences in a variety of health care settings with an eye toward identifying the best methods to address breast conferences in their own NAPBC-accredited center.

Target Audience

The NAPBC Best Practices webinar series is for all members of the multidisciplinary care team at health care facilities that treat patients with cancer and diseases of the breast, including but not limited to: 

  • Cancer committee members
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Program leadership (cancer program administrators, breast program directors, breast program leaders)
  • Registrars

Continuing Education

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

1 continuing education credit for #2020-161 will be provided from National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

ACS Cancer Programs is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP17437, for 1 contact hour.

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