Host a Provider Lecture

Through our Women’s Health Provider Education Initiative, Bright Pink is taking a unique and innovative approach to educating the next generation of women’s healthcare providers on how best to identify and manage breast and ovarian cancer risk among their patients.

The Women’s Health Provider Education Initiative is centered on a proprietary, research-based lecture entitled “Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention: Risk Stratification and Management in Young Women.” The idea for this program stemmed from a concern we were hearing from our constituents: all too often they were visiting OB/GYNs who seemed unaware of or ill-equipped to handle the management issues facing High-Risk young women. Similarly, these doctors weren’t consistently speaking to all young women, High-Risk or otherwise, about breast and ovarian cancer prevention and early detection strategies, because these diseases only came to the forefront of their minds when caring for their older patients.

To bridge these gaps in knowledge and formalize a framework for risk stratification and management in young women, a multidisciplinary panel of surgeons, oncologists, OB/GYNs and genetic counselors came together to develop a lecture and case-based learning workshop designed for residents in OB/GYN and other women’s healthcare programs. After piloting the program at Northwestern and NYU in 2012 and 2013, The Women’s Health Provider Education Initiative rolled out nationwide in the fall of 2014 and has been delivered at Harvard Medical School, Washington University Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and many other medical institutions around the US, reaching over 1000 residents by the end of 2014. Our goal is to deliver this talk at all OB/GYN programs in the US by 2019, thereby ensuring that by that date, Bright Pink will have equipped all OB/GYNs going into practice to provide better care for their patients. We are also in the initial stages of an expansion into nurse practitioner programs as well.

Our lecture is ideally delivered at departmental grand rounds followed by resident or nurse practitioner case-based learning workshops. The speakers delivering this lecture on our behalf are high-caliber medical professionals passionate about effecting change via our program.

Bright Pink is actively seeking women’s healthcare providers (OB/GYNs, gynecologic oncologists, breast oncologists, breast surgeons, radiologists, nurse practitioners and midwives) interested in delivering breast and ovarian cancer awareness lectures on our behalf. We ask for a commitment to attend one in-person, day-long training session and deliver one talk per quarter. Bright Pink covers flights and accommodations for the training as well as for each program, and provides a stipend for each talk given.

We also welcome requests to bring this lecture and case discussion to your medical institution, free of charge.

Individuals interested in being a speaker or in hosting a lecture at their institution can contact Bright Pink at [email protected] to learn more.

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