Edith Sanford Breast Center Symposium

Edith Sanford Breast Center Symposium

Medical professionals are invited to come together at the Edith Sanford Breast Center annual symposium to learn about the latest advances and best practices in breast health and breast cancer care. At the full day event, breast cancer experts will present on genetics, prevention and detection, treatment, surgery and survivorship.

Cost is $50 or $25 for Sanford Health employees and students.

Registration: Coming Soon
Register by Friday, September 24. No refunds will be returned after the registration deadline.

Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast and Registration

8 a.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jessica Aguilar, System Executive Director, Edith Sanford Breast Center, Sanford Health
Dr. Michael Bouton, Breast Surgeon, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND Chair, Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Clinical Steering Committee

8:15 a.m. — Keynote: New Advances in Targeted Chemotherapies and Tumor Markers
Dr. Melinda Telli, Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology), Stanford Cancer Institute

9:15 a.m. — Global Oncology Breast Cancer in Central America: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Andrés Wiernik, Director Centro de Cáncer y Hematología, Hospital Metropolitano, San José, Costa Rica

10:00 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Updates in Cancer Genetics & Genomics
Dr. Catherine Hajek, Genetics, Imagenetics, Sioux Falls, SD

11:00 a.m. — Breast Reconstruction and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery 
Dr. Jimmy Chim, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND

11:45 a.m. Foundation Update
Leah Johannsen, Sr. Development Officer, Sanford Health Foundation, Sioux Falls, SD

12 p.m.  Lunch

1 p.m. — Oncofertility
Dr. Keith Hansen, Reproductive Endocrinology, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

1:45 p.m. — Research Updates – Current Clinical Trials and Phase 1 Trials

2:15 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m. — Breast Cancer Navigation Panel
Dr. Jesse Dirksen, Breast Surgeon, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD – Moderator
Annie Phillips, RN Navigator, Sanford Health, Bemidji, MN
Alyssa Hallendorff, Breast Imaging Nurse Navigator, Sanford Health, Bismarck, ND
Andrea Mell, RN Navigator, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND
Gloria Top, RN Navigator, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

3:30 p.m. — Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
Dr. Keely Hack, Medical Oncologist, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Tiffany Krogstad, Dietician, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD

4:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks


Below are additional locations that will be offering teleconference attendance.

Sanford Joe Lueken Cancer Center, Bemidji
Conference Room 165
1233 34th St. NW, Bemidji, MN

Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck
7&T Iwerks Conference Room (Basement)
300 N 7th St., Bismarck, ND

Roger Maris Cancer Center, Fargo
Conference Room 1B
820 4th St. N, Fargo, ND

Sanford Health Jamestown 2nd Ave Clinic
Conference Room 1JD303
300 2nd Ave. NE, Jamestown, ND

Sanford Cancer Center, Sioux Falls
Conference Room L432
Conference Room 1435
Conference Room G402K
1309 W 17th St., Sioux Falls, SD

Sanford Health Cancer Center, Worthington
Conference Room G134
1018 6th Ave., Worthington, MN