What's Best For Breasts: A Conversation with Clinicians



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Trent Semans Center
8 Searle Center Dr
Durham, NC 27710

A free community event exploring women's breast health

A Conversation with Clinicians About Breast Health 

Start the day learning about breast cancer risks, prevention, and survivorship through information sessions and Q&A panels with local breast experts. 

New This Year: Women's Health Research Review 

After lunch, dive into research on other women's health issues and how it may affect you and your loved ones.

There is no cost for this event. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and parking will be provided. 

This event is presented by Invitae Genetics.

Learn more about What's Best for Breasts

For more information and to register, visit BreastHealth.Duke.edu


2024 Program Agenda

8:00 a.m. Doors open

8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  Jennifer Plichta, MD & Shelley Hwang, MD

8:35 a.m.

Education Session #1

  Moderated by Kathy Trotter, DNP

Myth Busters

  Tori Chanenchuk, MD Candidate 2025

Breast Cancer Risk & Genetics

  Maggie Frazier, CGC


Breast Imaging

  Dorothy Lowell, MD


9:30 a.m.

Break and Research Poster Voting


Education Session #2

  Moderated by Kendra Parrish, DO

Benign Breast

  Hannah Woriax, MD

Breast Cancer 101

  Yara Abdou, MD

Breast Reconstruction

  Rebecca Knackstedt, MD


10:50 a.m.

Break and Research Poster Voting

11:10 a.m.

Education Session #3

  Moderated by Julia Selfridge, MD


  Robin Hardie-Hood, MD

Exercise and Cancer

  Gabrielle Brennan, MS

Local Resources & Access to Care

  LaSonia Barnett, MA


12:10 p.m.

Break and Research Poster Voting

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address and Lunch 

  Moderated by Jackie White, MSN, AGPCNP-BC

Community Keynote Speaker


1:00 p.m.

Women's Health Research Review



  Laura Rosenberger, MD

Featured Research Presentations

  Abstract submissions are now open. Winner will be posted closer to the event. 

Research Keynote Speaker

  Maggie DiNome, MD

Research Award Winners Announced

  Presented by Laura Rosenberger, MD & Maggie DiNome, MD

2:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  Jennifer Plichta, MD & Shelley Hwang, MD