Course Information

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

Welcome to this Web-Based Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program entitled Breast Cancer Screening. This case-based learning Program was developed to provide practical, evidence-based advice on how health professionals can make patients aware of the importance of breast cancer screening. This Program contains recommendations from the new Canadian Task Force on Preventive Care guidelines and offers screening tools and strategies beneficial to your day-to-day practice.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the importance oflifestyle, family history, reproductive history and breast density in breast cancer risk assessment;
  • Examine the controversies inbreast cancer screening by reviewing data from randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses and cohort studies;
  • Apply the recommendations from current evidence-based breast cancer screening guidelines; and
  • Identify which individuals will require genetic assessment and participation in high risk screening programs.

This program was supported in part by educational funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Funds in support of this CPD activity were provided as an educational grant by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to Memorial University and independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines.

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Breast Cancer Screening

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Accreditation for this course expires on
Friday, January 31, 2014

As an accredited provider, Professional Development & Conferencing Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland designates this continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) activity for:

  • Dr. Margaret Churcher MD, MSc, FCFP
  • Dr. Milena Markovski MD, FCFP
  • Dr. Verna Mai M.D., M.H.Sc., FRCP
  • Dr. Pauline Duke, MD, FCFP
  • Dr. Pierre Arsenault PhD, MD, CPI