Fundamentals of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Surgical Skills Course

Fundamentals of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, a hands-on course for surgeons who want to incorporate oncoplastic breast surgical techniques into their practice.  Surgeons will learn both basic oncoplastic techniques that they can perform and more complex techniques which require a team approach with a plastic surgeon. Participants will learn how to perform breast marking to improve scar placement and to hide scars, crescent and round block technique, tissue advancement techniques, Lucci lattice, donut mastopexy, dual planning, and simple mammoplasty.


Course Outline

The course is a hybrid course with recorded didactic lectures to be viewed prior to attendance at the hands-on skills lab.

Part 1: Online Didactic Lectures 

Part 2: In-Person Hands-on Surgical Skills Lab  - 4 hours

• Module 1 – Breast Marking
• Module 2 – Parallelogram Mastopexy and Crescent Mastopexy
• Module 3 – Donut Mastopexy (Round Block technique), Lucci Lattice and Tumor Bed Marking
• Module 4 –Mammoplasty to improve closure with minimal dead space


Target Audience

Practicing Surgeons


Learning Objectives

During the course, learners will:

  • Learn the basics of measurement and marking for cosmetic outcomes
  • Perform a parallelogram to promote flat scars
  • Perform a crescent excision around the nipple-areola complex
  • Perform a round block technique in order to reach any quadrant of the breast and multiple lesions through a single scar
  • Practice the technique of suture latticing and tumor bed marking to avoid dimpling of the excision site and improve cosmesis after radiation
  • Learn the technique of creating tissue planes to improve cosmetic outcomes
  • Improve cosmesis utilizing local tissue advancement and tissue rearrangement.
  • Promote multidisciplinary communication and care to improve cosmesis for benign as well as breast cancer patients


Commercial Support

The American College of Surgeons wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their monetary commercial support: 

  • Clarix Imaging
  • KUBTEC Medical Imaging 
  • Sirius Surgical 
  • Vector Surgical 


The American College of Surgeons wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their in-kind commercial support: 

  • Clarix Imaging
  • KUBTEC Medical Imaging 
  • Sirius Surgical 
  • Vector Surgical 



  • If you have any questions about the course, please contact Kenya Posley, Manager, Surgical Skills Courses at 312-202-5325 or email
  • For any technical questions, contact
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 6.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

Planning Committee Disclosures

Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS (Hon) FRCSI (Hon.), FCOSECSA (Hon.)– Nothing to disclose 
John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS– Sirtex Medical, Inc.: Consultant/Honorarium
Amy L. Halverson, MD, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Lenworth M. Jacobs Jr., MD, MPH, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Helen MacRae, MD, FRCSC, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Jeffrey M. Marks, MD, FACS– Olympus: Consultant/Consulting fee.  Boston Scientific: Consultant/Consulting fee.
Lena Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, MCCM– Nothing to disclose 
Alexander Perez, MD, FACS– Nothing to disclose  
Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Raul Rosenthal, MD FACS– Karl Storz: Speaker/consultant/Honoraria. Medtronic: Speaker/consultant/Honoraria. Diagnostic Green: Advisory Board/Honoraria. Ethicon: Consultant/Honoraria.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME– Nothing to disclose 
Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Vivian E. Strong, MD, FACS– Nothing to disclose 
Robert M. Sweet, MD, FACS– Simagine Health: Founder and CEO/$0 start-up

Faculty Disclosures

V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, PhD, FACS – Nothing to disclose 
Cany Arentz, MD, MBA, FACS – Nothing to disclose 
Ronda Henry-Tillman, MD, FACS – Nothing to disclose 
Roi Weiser, MD – Nothing to disclose
Linda G. Phillips, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose



Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 6.00 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.


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CME Credit Claiming Information

ALL ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE EVALUATION in order to claim a CME Certificate or a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials and videos
  • Completion of post-test (75% passing rate)
  • Course evaluation


Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 6.00 Self Assessment Credit
There are no more spaces available for this course.

Course Registration

The course is currently SOLD-OUT.

If you are still interested in attending the course, please send an email to be added to the course wait list. For questions, or to send an email for the wait list, please contact Kenya Posley, Manager, Surgical Skills Courses at 312-202-5325 or email


The following is the course fee. You will be asked to register/enroll in the course and provide payment information to complete the registration process.  Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information. 

Fellows and Affiliate MD/DO - $1575 

Guest Physician - $1890



To Start Course

Once you have completed the registration process, you will see the "Take Course" button above, click on the button to start/access the educational activity.

For questions or concerns, please contact Kenya Posley, Manager, Surgical Skills Courses at 312-202-5325 or email