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What's Best for Breasts - Conversation with Duke Clinicians Sept. 23rd

Thursday, September 14, 2017


How can you best care for your breasts? Are mammograms really necessary? Can you prevent breast cancer? Are you at risk?

Get answers to these questions and more at a free community symposium with Duke's breast experts on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Duke University Hospital (doors open at 7:30am).

The free event will include interactive information sessions, question & answer panels, education booths, and raffle prizes! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Hot topics will include: breast imaging, genetic testing, breast cancer risk assessment, women’s health, diet/nutrition, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer 101, and more!

Tours of the Duke Breast Imaging department will be offered.

Speakers will be Duke’s Breast Experts:

Dr. Shelley Hwang, Chief of Breast Surgery, TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2016

Dr. Kelly Marcom, Director of DCI Breast Cancer Program

Dr. Jay Baker, Chief of Breast Imaging

Dr. Noah Kauff, Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics

Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, Medical Director of Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh

Dr. Jennifer Plichta, Director of DCI Breast Risk Assessment Clinic

Dr. Megan Barrett, Duke Obstetrician and Gynecology Specialist

Dr. Gayle DiLalla, Duke Breast Surgeon

Dr. Lola Fayanju, Duke Breast Surgeon

Dr. Laura Rosenberger, Duke Breast Surgeon

Kathy Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-C, FAANP

Samantha Kwan-Verruto, PA-C

Paige Fisher-Streno, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC

Geoff Vaughn, LMFT, ATR

Brian Housle, MEd, MS

For more information, please email

Location Details: The event will be held at the Trent Semans Great Hall (address 8 Searle Center Drive, Durham, NC). Free parking will be available in the Bryan Research Garage, an underground lot on the corner of Research Drive and Coal Pile Drive (address 311 Research Drive, Durham, NC). The Trent Semans Center is located adjacent to the garage.

Registration Details: Pre-registration is required and is open until September 21. Space is limited to the first 75 participants. Onsite registration may be available, if space allows (not guaranteed). Spanish interpreters will be available. There is no fee to participate (event attendance, parking, food, education sessions, and raffle prizes are all included for free).