Program Activities - Optimizing Time and Talent

Breast centers approach the challenges to make better use of scarce resources by developing unique ways to increase efficiencies and the effective delivery of care to patients with breast cancer. The panelists for Program Activities - Optimizing Time and Talent will discuss key projects that have enhanced the use of time and talent to improve the delivery of care to patients with breast cancer.

Target Audience

The NAPBC Best Practices webinar series is for all members of the multidisciplinary care team at health care facilities that treat patients with cancer and diseases of the breast, including but not limited to: 

  • Cancer committee members
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians 
  • Program leadership (cancer program administrators, breast program directors, breast program leaders)
  • Registrars

Learning Objectives

  • Describe current challenges with managing resources so that care is provided in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Discuss successful methods used to implement programs that have optimized resources to provide care to patients with breast cancer.
  • Compare and contrast methods used by best practice programs to successfully optimize the patient care experience in a variety of health care settings and apply these methods to create efficiencies in their own NAPBC-accredited center.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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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.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

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. 

Speakers / Moderators / Discussants / Authors

Denise Mammolito, MD, FACS (moderator)—Nothing to disclose
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Jennifer Bires, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C (speaker)—Nothing to disclose
Inova Healthcare Systems, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Lynn Reid, APRN, CBCN (speaker)—Nothing to disclose    
Maine Medical Center 
Joseph J. Weber, MD (speaker)—Nothing to disclose    
Advocate Aurora Health Care         
J. Scott Maul, MD (speaker)—Nothing to disclose
Advocate Aurora Health

Planning Committee / Editorial Committee

William Laffey, MBA—Nothing to disclose    
The Laffey Partnership    
Melissa Nye, RN, BA, CN-BN—Nothing to disclose
Breast Advocates International
Richard Reitherman, MD—Nothing to disclose    
National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)

Colette Salm-Schmid, MD, FACS—Nothing to disclose    
Prevea/HSHS St. Vincent’s Regional Cancer Program

Katharine Yao, MD, FACS—Nothing to disclose
NorthShore University HealthSystem 

Asa Carter, MBA, CTR—Nothing to disclose    
American College of Surgeons 
Chantel Ellis—Nothing to disclose        
American College of Surgeons 

Andrea Scrementi—Nothing to disclose                
American College of Surgeons 

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 internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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