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2023 Program Agenda

8:00am Doors open to participants 
8:30am Welcoming Remarks Jennifer Plichta, MD & Shelley Hwang, MD
8:35am Education Session #1 Moderated by Kathy Trotter, DNP
  Myth Busters Koumani Ntowe & Juliet Dalton, MD Candidates 2025
  Breast Cancer Risk & Genetics Maggie Frazier, CGC
  Breast Imaging Dorothy Lowell, MD
  Question & Answer with Panel #1  
9:30am Break (20 minutes)
9:50am Education Session #2 Moderated by Laura Rosenberger, MD
  Benign Breast  Kendra Parrish, DO
  Breast Cancer 101 Yara Abdou, MD
  Breast Reconstruction Rebecca Knackstedt, MD
  Question & Answer with Panel #2  
10:50am Break (20 minutes)
11:10am Education Session #3 Moderated by Julia Selfridge, MD
  Survivorship Robin Hardi-Hood, MD
  Exercise and Cancer Gabrielle Brennan, MS
  Local Resources & Access to Care LaSonia Barnett, MA
  Question & Answer with Panel #3  
12:10pm Break (15 minutes)
12:25pm Keynote Speaker & Lunch Moderated by Jennifer Plichta, MD
  Keynote Speaker: Breast Cancer Disparities Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, MS
1:00pm Event wrap-up and raffle prize giveaways
1:30pm Doors closed to participants


Thank you to our 2022 guest speakers!

Mary R. Alvarado, BHS, CAPM, CLSSGB; Duke Certified Community Facing Patient Navigator, DCI Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity
LaSonia Barnett, MA; Duke Certified Patient Navigator/Senior Program Coordinator, DCI Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity
Colin Champ, MD; Alleghany Radiation Oncologist
Maggie DiNome, MD; Duke Medical Director of Breast Cancer Services in Wake County
Andrea Dotson, MD; Family Medicine Doctor
Rebecca Knackstedt, MD, PhD; Duke Microvascular, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dorothy Lowell, MD; Duke Breast Radiologist
Jeffrey Marks, PhD; Duke Breast Cancer Researcher
Susan McDuff, MD, PhD; Duke Radiation Oncologist
Kendra Parrish, DO; Duke Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow
Jennifer Plichta, MD; Duke Director of DCI Breast Risk Assessment Clinic
Sydney Record, MS3; Duke Medical Student
Laura Rosenberger, MD; Duke Breast Surgeon
Philip Spanheimer, MD; UNC Breast Surgeon
Kelly Westbrook, MD; Duke Medical Oncologist
Jackie White, NP; Duke Breast Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Hannah Woriax, MD; Duke Breast Surgeon