2021 Digital Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

Bringing together top thought-leaders in breast cancer innovation, clinical care and research.

Join top thought-leaders in breast cancer clinical care and research for an engaging virtual online symposium focusing on advances in the multidisciplinary approach to manage breast cancer care for high-risk patients and innovative treatment options.

When: 7:30 a.m. – 3:35 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2021

Where: Online symposium

Complimentary valet parking available at the hotel

6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits Available

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Pre-symposium open house

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 4, Henry Ford Cancer Institute-Detroit

Meet our symposium speakers and stroll through curated galleries from the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside| Out program and local artists, along with one-of-a-kind murals and sculptures at Henry Ford’s new cancer pavilion in Detroit. Masks are required. This event is free to attend. RSVP required when registering for the symposium.

Symposium Agenda


Session I

7:30 a.m.  |  Login & Welcome

8 a.m.  |  Supportive Oncology: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Modern Breast Cancer Care – Michael Ryan, Psy.D.; Dennis Kerrigan, Ph.D., RCEP, FACSM; Amy Carion, RD; Zeyiad Elias, DAOM, Lac; Danielle Nelson, MHSA, Henry Ford Health System

8:40 a.m.  |  Effects of COVID on Breast Imaging: Screen Delays & Vaccine Effects – Sabala Mandava, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

9:20 a.m.  |  Trends in Adaptive Neoadjuvant Treatment – Haythem Ali, M.D., Henry Ford Health System


Session II

10:15 a.m.  |  Which Stage IV Patients Should Be Considered for Surgery? –Jessica Bensenhaver, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

10:55 a.m.  |  Choosing Wisely: When to De-escalate Care in the Elderly – Theresa Schwartz, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

11:35 a.m.  |  Precision Medicine for Aggressive Breast Cancers – Evelyn Jiagge, M.D., Henry Ford Health System


Session III

1:15 p.m.  |  Breast Radiation Therapy in the time of COVID-19 – Eleanor Walker, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

1:55 p.m.  |  Concordance and Efficacy of Intraoperative Gross Examination of Margin – Dan Chitale, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

2:35 p.m.  |  Breast Lymphedema – Maristella Evangelista, M.D., Henry Ford Health System

3:10 p.m.  |  Q&A Session

3:30 p.m.  |  Conclusion & Closing Remarks



Symposium registration fees

  • Physicians (M.D., D.O.): $90
  • APPs and Fellows: $50
  • EMTs, Students, Residents: Free
  • Other non-Henry Ford Health System professionals: $25
  • All Henry Ford Health System Staff: Free

There is no additional cost to attend the pre-symposium open house reception. Register for the symposium online.