This year, we are excited to announce the 5th Annual Chicago Breast Reconstruction Symposium has merged with the 4th Annual International Symposium on Lymphedema Treatment.  

Our program has been endorsed by the following societies:

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We will hold co-current sessions on the changing landscapes in breast reconstruction and innovations and therapies for lymphedema both days.  The symposium will feature internationally-recognized surgeons in the fields of breast reconstruction and lymphedema management.  

Live Surgery Day

In addition to our Saturday and Sunday program, University of Chicago Medicine physicians, Julie Park, MDNora Jaskowiak, MDDavid Chang, MD, and David Song, MD, will perform various procedures live on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. These surgeries will be streamed live for registered guests to view in an auditorium setting and moderated by our symposium faculty. Please see here for more information.

The three-day symposium has been approved for 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Symposium Highlights:                                                                                                          

Breast Reconstruction Symposium Highlights:

  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy
  • Fat Grafting & Approaching Breast Cancer Patients at the Exremes of BMI
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy & Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Immediate Reconstruction & Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy & Immediate Alloplastic and Autologous Reconstruction
  • Reconstructing the Superior Pole

Lymphedema Management Symposium Highlights:

  • Complete Decongestive Therapy
  • Medical Management
  • Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
  • Lymphovenous Bypass
  • Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer
  • Simultaneous Breast Reconstruction and Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer

 Experts to Lead Discussion:

  • Julie Park, MD, FACS
  • Nora Jaskowiak, MD, FACS
  • Amy Colwell, MD, FACS
  • Steven Chmura, MD, PhD
  • Joseph Disa, MD, FACS
  • Yasmin Hasan, MD
  • Rita Nanda, MD
  • Michel Saint-Cyr, MD, FACS
  • David Song, MD, FACS
  • Julia Tchou, MD, PhD, FACS
  • David Chang, MD, FACS
  • Ming-Huei Cheng, MD, MHA, FACS
  • Jaume Masia, MD
  • Jane Armer, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Corinne Becker, MD
  • Elizabeth Campione, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
  • Corradino Campisi, MD
  • Wei Chen, MD, FACS
  • Joseph Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
  • Arin Greene, MD, MMSc, FACS
  • Suhail Kanchwala, MD, FACS
  • Isao Koshima, MD
  • Peter Neligan, MB, FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS
  • Alexander Nguyen, MD, FACS
  • Ketan Patel, MD
  • Anne Saarikko, MD, PhD
  • Roman Skoracki, MD
  • Mark Smith, MD, FACS
  • Melody Swartz, MD, PhD