Basser Center for BRCA 6th Annual Scientific Symposium: BRCA1, BRCA2 and Beyond: An Update on Hereditary Cancer

Course details

  • 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 10.25 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 10.25 nursing contact hours
Title & description

For more infomation, contact Basserinfo@uphs.upenn.edu or call 215.662.4348

Program Description: 


On-Line Registration

Program Overview:

This symposium is designed to educate researchers, scientists, and health care providers in cancer genetics by presenting cutting-edge data from renowned BRCA1/2 researchers. This symposium will provide new information on the basic biology of known cancer susceptibility genes. In addition, progress in cancer screening and prevention as well as ongoing work in targeted therapy for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers will be discussed through a series of lectures and panel discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues working in the field.

Program Objectives:

At the completion of this symposium, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss new research on the basic biology of BRCA1 and BRCA2 and other homologous repair deficiency genes
  • Describe the current clinical management strategies for individuals with genetic risk of breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer
  • Review new approaches to screening and prevention of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
  • Discuss new advances in cancer treatment for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers

Target Audience:

Healthcare providers including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, obstetrical gynecologists, genetic counselors, primary care physicians and nurses/nurse practitioners who are interested in the genetics of BRCA1/2 related cancers.

Visiting Information


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City at a special group rate of $194 per night.

Rooms must be reserved by April 22, 2018 to take advantage of the group rate.


Parking will not be available on the medical campus, but public self-pay parking lots available in the University City vicinity can be found at:

Drexel University Parking Lot – 34th and Market Streets

University of Pennylvania Parking Lot – 34th and Chestnut Streets

University of Pennsylvania Parking Lot - 38th and Walnut Streets

Public Transportation:

The SEPTA University City train station is within walking distance of the medical campus. For more information, visit www.Septa.org.

Accrediatation and Credit Information:

Physicians: In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The program will award 10.25 contact hours.

Genetic Counselors: This event has been submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for approval of Category 1 CEUs. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accepts CEUs approved by NSGC for purposes of recertification. Approval for the requested CEUs and Contact Hours is currently pending.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:30am - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:30pm
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This activity closed on December 31st, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 10.25
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 10.25
  • nursing contact hours: 10.25
Activity Documents
Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education
150 Anatomy/Chemistry Building, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
Contact us: penncme@pennmedicine.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.