Meeting Purpose

The work of the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting will highlight the BCSC's many accomplishments, present major findings, recognize progress made in breast cancer surveillance across the nation, acknowledge those who set this work in motion 15 years ago, and thank the investigators who have advanced our knowledge and understanding of mammography in practice.

Featured presentations will explore:

  1. Advancements in knowledge of the role of breast density in breast cancer screening
  2. Effects of volume on interpretative performance of breast cancer screening
  3. Summary of characteristics of women and performance of screening mammography
  4. Biological characteristics of breast tumors and detection by screening mammography
  5. Characteristics of the mammogram, the radiology facility, equipment, and radiologists and influence on the performance of screening mammography
  6. BCSC as a resource for research: Variation in community practice of breast cancer screening.

To add to the celebration, the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have generously offered to host a reception and dinner on April 27, following the open meeting.

Meeting Invitations

Invitations have been sent to individuals based on recommendations from BCSC PIs and include past meeting presenters, authors of papers that utilized BCSC data, representatives from the National Cancer Institute and other Federal agencies (e.g., AHRQ, CDC, FDA) that have collaborated with individual investigators, as well as legislative personnel who have been concerned with MQSA and the original impetus for the BCSC.

Registration Deadline: April 9, 2010