This is a Free CME / Patient Safety Course Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
Author: Mark Clemens, MD
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Patient Safety Credit: 1.0
Release Date: 6/1/2016
Expiration Date: 6/1/2019
Estimated time to complete this course: 1.0 hour
Minimum Post-test Score to Claim Credit: 80%
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a distinct clinical entity that can present in patients receiving either reconstructive or cosmetic breast implants. This is a CME course meant to provide an overview of recent peer-reviewed manuscripts and the essential principles of the disease while trying not to provide a single practitioner viewpoint. The lecture includes government authority guidelines, a review of diagnosis and etiology theories, and treatment outcomes. Pathological diagnosis, staging, and surgical treatment is detailed. Pertinent aspects of informed consent and society recommendations for reporting of confirmed cases are included.
After viewing this three-part lecture video, the participant should be able to:
1 Identify diagnostic tools for the identification of suspected breast implant-associated ALCL.
2. Explain disease course and oncologic progression of breast implant ALCL.
3. Describe current first line and second line treatment modalities and reported outcomes.
4. Describe current FDA recommendations regarding breast-implant associated ALCL.
Mark Clemens, MD, was an Allergan consultant from 2013-2015. Raman Mahabir, MD, (reviewing editor) has nothing to disclose. All ASPS staff members managing this activity have no relevant financial relationships or affiliations to disclose. All identified conflicts of interest have been resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.
Participants must have internet access, browser software (either Chrome, Firefox, or InternetExplorer), Adobe Flash, and Adobe Reader. Supported Operating & Browser Systems: Microsoft Windows - IE7 or later, Firefox 3.x or later, Chrome 8.x or later. Macintosh Mac OS - Firefox 3.x or later, Safari 4.x or later. Linux - Firefox 3.x or later. Minimum Hardware Configurations: Windows - Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor and 128MB of RAM. Macintosh - Power PC G3 500 MHz or faster processor OR Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor and 128MB of RAM. Linux - Modern processor 800MHz or faster and 512MB of RAM with 128MB of graphics memory.
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