Date | March 26, 2021
Time | 8:00 a.m. - Noon EST
Cost | $50 (free for CAMC employees)

Program overview

This conference focuses on the most current topics affecting the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases, and aims to provide the audience with information that updates and describes the current and future care of breast disorders. This educational experience will provide the participants with elements relevant to their daily practice, and will assist them in recognizing the alternatives of diagnosis and therapy available now and in the near future. The program includes discussions on genetics, radiology issues, breast imaging, grafting and nerve regeneration, innovations in diagnosis and pathology, and immunotherapy. All the experts will participate in an interactive session of questions and answers open to the audience. This half-day session will be useful to surgeons, gynecologists, family practitioners, internists, residents, medical students, nurses, nuclear medicine personnel, and radiology and ultrasonography technologists.


At the close of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Provide actionable steps for providers to support cancer survivors in developing sustainable, healthy habits
  • Enumerate specific genetic mutations related to breast cancer
  • Explain the role of ultrasound and MRI in breast evaluation
  • Interpret genetic risk assessment to identify high risk patients prior to diagnosis
  • Describe utilization of radiation in breast cancer care
  • Summarize role of mammography in detection and diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Describe barriers to breast cancer treatment
  • Recall reasons for valuing the role of teamwork and communication in breast cancer care

Jointly provided by the CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Center, the CAMC Breast Center and the WVU Health Sciences - Charleston Campus.

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7:15 a.m. | Virtual Registration Desk

Take this opportunity to log in, check your technology and visit the virtual exhibits before the program begins.

7:50 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 a.m. | Cancer Risk, Genetic Testing: Barriers and Bridges

Presented by Amy Beaver, RN, CN-BN

8:20 a.m. | Role of MRI Breast and Evaluation of Women Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Presented by Pamela Phillips, MD

8:40 a.m. | Breast Cancer in Pregnancy

Presented by Steven Jubelirer, MD

9:00 a.m. | Break

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9:20 a.m. | Challenges in Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Cope with Fear of Recurrence

Presented by Blair Burnette and Jennifer Hancock, PsyD

9:40 a.m. | Brain Metastases from Breast Cancer: No Longer the "Death Star"

Presented by Lin Mei, MD

10:00 a.m. | Update on Radiation Oncology in Breast Cancer Patients

Presented by Lloyd Farinash, MD

10:20 a.m. | Break

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10:40 a.m. | Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Presented by Michael Elmore, MD

11:00 a.m. | HER 2 + Metastatic Breast Cancer

Presented by Ahmed Khalid, MD

11:30 a.m. | Integrating an Adult Survivorship Program at CAMC Cancer Center

Presented by Carrie Wines, RN, BSN, ONN-CG

12:00 p.m. | Adjourn


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute 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 health care team.

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute's CME program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category I credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. (JA00026-22-21-334) This offering has been approved for 4 contact hours and will expire 2 years from the course date.

The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program has been approved for 4 contact hours (JA0006133-0000-21-022-L04-P). To receive credit, participants must complete the sign-in sheet, attend each session and complete an evaluation. ACPE credits will be posted online to the CPE Monitor within six (6) weeks following the activity.

The conference activities have been submitted to the American Society of Radiologic Technicians (ASRT).

CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. This program has been approved for 4 hours of social work credit. Approval number #490045.

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU) RD’s and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log.  Performance Indicator selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Program faculty

  • Ahmed A. Khalid, MD | Conference Chair 
    • Medical Oncology, Hematology - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Amy Beaver, RN, CN-BN
    • Nurse Navigator (Genetics) - CAMC Breast Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Blair Burnette
    • Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology - Charleston Area Medical Center / WVU School of Medicine (Charleston, WV)
  • Michael Elmore, MD
    • Assistant Professor - West Virginia University (Charleston, WV)
  • Lloyd Farinash, MD
    • Radiation Oncologist, WVU School of Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Jennifer Hancock, PsyD
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, WVU School of Medicine - Charleston campus - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Steven J. Jubelirer, MD
    • Clinical Professor of Medicine - Hematology/Oncology, West Virginia University-Charleston division - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Lin Mei, MD
    • Attending Physician of Hematology and Oncology - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Pamela Phillips, MD
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, West Virginia University-Charleston division - Charleston Area Medical Center (Charleston, WV)
  • Carrie Wines, RN, BSN, ONN-CG
    • Survivorship Program Coordinator - CAMC Cancer Center (Charleston, WV)

Virtual Exhibits


It is the policy of the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute that any faculty (speaker) who makes a presentation at a program designated for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category I or II continuing education credit must disclose any financial interest or other relationship; (i.e. spouses/partners, grants, research support, consultant, honoraria) that faculty member has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) that may be disclosed in the educational presentation. Program Planning Committee Members must also disclose any financial interest or relationships with commercial industry that may influence their participation in this conference. All faculty and planning committee members have disclosed no significant financial interest or relationship with a commercial product or service.

Program brochure

For a downloadable copy of the 8th Annual West Virginia Breast Health Conference brochure, please click here.