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Volume 3 Number 1

Harry & Rosemary Wong say, "All effective schools have a culture and it is the information one gets from a culture that sends a message to the students that they will be productive and successful." This month the Wongs offer more examples of successful school and classroom management...
Effective Teaching by Harry & Rosemary Wong
Promoting Learning by Marv Marshall
4 Blocks by Cheryl Sigmon
Ask the School Psychologist by Beth Bruno
Online Classrooms by Leslie Bowman
The Eclectic Teacher by Ginny Hoover
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five (5 Sites for Busy Educators) by Marjan Glavac
Around the Block by Cheryl Ristow
Ask the Literacy Teacher by Leigh Hall
The Visually Impaired Child
Teaching Is...
Avoiding the 'Stares' When Intellectually Challenging Disadvantaged Students: Partnership Lessons from the HOTS Program
Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard?
A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!
The Effects Of Diet
Bully Advice For Kids
Teaching Gayle to Read (Part 2)
Both Sides Now in Gifted Education
What Are We Aiming At--What Do We Really Want To Aim At?
Teaching Graph from the Grassroots
Why Teachers Need Tenure
A Different Perspective to the Holidays
A Lesson Learned
Follow The Wonder
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Handy Teacher Recipes
Classroom Crafts
Help Wanted - Teaching Jobs
New in the Lesson Bank
Upcoming Ed Conferences
Letters to the Editor
Chatboard Poll
eIditarod 2002
Planetary Society Protests Stop to Near-Earth Object Observations
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease
Arab American Students in Public Schools
School Bus Subsidies for Field Trip to 2002 Tour De Sol
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7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease

by Shahla Masood, MD
Course Director

Announcing the 7th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease on February 14-17, 2002, at the beautiful Ritz Carlton resort on Amelia Island in northeast Florida. This highly regarded and innovative meeting, hosted by the University of Florida Health Science Center at Shands Jacksonville, will provide state-of-the-art breast health education from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. Symposium faculty includes experts in the field of surgery, oncology, pathology, psychology, radiology, genetics and patient advocates. The target audience includes clinicians, specialists, and scientists involved in the care and treatment of patients with breast disease, as well as in research and education.

In its 7th year, the symposium remains focused in highlighting the most current discoveries and the latest controversial issues in breast care, and values the opinion of participants during the entire meeting. The symposium provides for vigorous audience interaction with speakers and colleagues via panel discussions and Question-and-Answer sessions, among other opportunities. The invited speakers, from many renowned healthcare facilities from around the country, represent some of the most internationally recognized authorities in the field.

The program includes presentations on the following areas: Screening and Diagnosis; Image Detected Breast Cancer: Critical review of Consensus Conference; Ductal Carcinoma In Situ; New Directions in Breast Cancer Therapy; and, Advanced Breast Cancer and Contemporary Issues.

The program begins on Thursday afternoon, February 14th, with Registration, and a Pre-Symposium Workshop on Breast Imaging, followed by a Public Forum that evening. The discounted fee, for those registering by January 15th, is $425 for physicians, $325 for non-physicians and $175 for residents. This fee includes course materials, three continental breakfasts, two lunches, and one ticket to the Saturday night dinner event. The program ends at noon on Sunday, February 17.

Please note that the deadline for submitting Abstracts for the Symposiumís Poster Sessions is December 15, 2001. We would appreciate your sharing this information with colleagues, residents and fellows. Acceptance letters and guidelines for presenters will be sent in late December. More information on the Poster Sessions is available on page 10 of the brochure, posted on the web at

This CME activity is supported by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, in cooperation with the University of Floridaís Shands Cancer Center, the Breast Health Center at Shands Jacksonville, the International Society of Breast Pathology, and the World Society of Breast Health. In addition, this symposium receives generous support in the form of educational grants from pharmaceutical companies, led by AstraZeneca and Genentech Bio-Oncology.

We trust that you will find this Symposium to be an innovative and invaluable source of information, based on our strong commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to breast care, research and education. Please join us on February 14th-17th for a rewarding educational experience in an idyllic oceanfront setting!

For specific details, including registration forms for the Symposium and room accommodations, please visit website or contact Nanette Vermillion at 904-244-3430 or by email at

ADDENDUM: Specific Titles and Speakers

Breast Cancer Prevention: Myth or Reality , Victor Vogel, MD, MHS, Pittsburgh, PA;

Role of Mammography in Reducing Deaths From Breast Cancer , Blake Cady, MD, Providence RI;

New Developments in Breast Cancer Detection , Daniel Kopans, MD, Boston, MA;

Digital Mammography , Laurie Fajardo, MD, Baltimore, MD;

Image Guided Biopsy: Technical Considerations , David Dershaw, MD, New York, NY;

Ductal Lavage: Challenges & Promises , Shahla Masood, MD, Jacksonville, FL;

Overview of the Consensus Conference on Image-Detected Breast Cancer , Melvin J. Silverstein, MD, Los Angeles,CA;

DCIS: Morphology and Biology , Shahla Masood, MD;

Anatomic and Biologic Rationale for Excision Alone , Melvin J. Silverstein, MD;

All DCIS Patients Treated Conservatively Should Receive Post-Excisional Radiation Therapy , Lawrence Solin, MD, Philadelphia, PA;

Selecting Patients for Excision Alone , Melvin J. Silverstein, MD;

Outcome After Local Invasive Recurrence and the Medical Oncologistís Role in DCIS , James Waisman, MD, Los Angeles, CA;

Is Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Still Necessary: Yes , Howard Silberman, MD, Los Angeles, CA;

Is Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Still Necessary: No , Blake Cady, MD;

Sentinel Node Biopsy: An Overview , Michael Edwards, MD, Louisville, KY;

The Role of Oncoplastic Surgery in Breast Cancer Care , Dennis Hammond, MD, Grand Rapids, MI;

Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy , Lawrence Solin, MD;

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy , Frank Vicini, MD, Royal Oak, MI;

Sequencing of Hormone Therapy in Breast Cancer , James Ingle, MD, Rochester, MN;

The Story of Herceptin Therapy , Charles Vogel, MD, Plantation, FL;

Early Adjuvant Treatment in Metastatic Breast Cancer & Controversies , Vicente Valero, MD, Houston, TX;

Bone Marrow Transplant , John Wingard, MD, Gainesville, FL;

Psychosocial Consequences of Breast Cancer , James Zabora, MD, New York, NY;


Patients as Teachers , Jane Reese-Coulbourne, Arlington, VA.