BHS In the Community
|Breast Cancer Program Offered|
|October 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BREAST CANCER EDUCATIONAL FORUM SCHEDULED
PITTSFIELD, MA – Berkshire Health Systems, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, will sponsor an educational program on breast cancer, open to healthcare professionals for education credits and to the general public. A Journey Through Breast Cancer will be held on Wednesday, October 14th from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, and will include a buffet dinner, followed by a panel discussion featuring experts on breast cancer. The program is presented by the Women’s Imaging Center at BMC, the BHS Education Department and American Cancer Society.
The panel discussion will review breast cancer cases, and will provide updates on diagnosis, treatment and available resources for patients. Cost for the program is $25 per person for the program and dinner, or $10 for the panel discussion only. The panel discussion portion of the program will run from 5:45 to 8:00 pm.
The program has been submitted for 4 contact hours for healthcare professionals, and 2 ARST Category A credits are pending. While the event can serve as an educational program for nurses and other healthcare providers, it is open to all. Pre-registration is required by calling the BHS Education Department at 413-447-2132.