One of the great joys of medicine is the constant learning. By the time a physician retires, 80% of their practice was learned after residency. Medicine is a science that is continually evolving while the art of human compassion is always enriching.
My education continues when I attend national, regional and local medical conferences. This past May, I attended the American Society of Breast Surgeons conference in Chicago, where breast and general surgeons meet to discuss the latest scientific knowledge, learn advanced techniques, and discuss innovative ideas to improve the lives of breast cancer survivors. I return to my patients with new evidence, better skills and a deeper understanding of how best to care for them.