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Post Conference Sessions:

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) - Certified Mastectomy Fitter Exam*

Location: Tradewinds Island Resort
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Are you a BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF)? If not, come to Focus Conference 2019 prepared to sit for your CMF exam!

BOC will offer its Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) exam at a $25 savings to Focus Conference attendees. The exam will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 9:00 am - 11:15 am. To register, create a MyBOC account (click on Apply for Certification) or log in to your existing account. Then click Apply Now, select Mastectomy Fitter and choose the Focus CMF exam.

You must submit your application and documentation to BOC before taking the exam. Eligibility requirements are successful completion of an entry-level education program through a fitter school or education provider and 120 hours (equivalent to three weeks of full-time work) of experience.

*Registration deadline is January 15, 2019. If for any reason this exam is canceled, registration fees will be applied toward taking the exam at another location.

 

American Breast Care Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success

Location: Tradewinds Island Resort
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We don’t call this class an Advanced fitting class for a reason! This is not an Advanced fitting class in the traditional sense. Rather, this class is an extension of the ABC Basic Foundations of Fitting class. This advanced information class is essential for both new and experienced fitters, and provides a strong emphasis on: billing, required documentation, marketing, emerging treatments and survivorship, all of which are components for a successful business.

The Basic Foundations of Fitting class is not a prerequisite for the Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success Class. It is highly recommended that new fitters attend both classes for maximum exposure. 

Class content includes:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Types of Breast Cancer
  • Stages of Breast Cancer
  • Cell Grade of Breast Cancer
  • Surgeries & Treatments
  • Quality of Life Model
  • Relating to the Patient
  • Lymphedema
  • Documentation and Billing updated to address current requirements & challenges
  • Marketing

ABC and BOC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive CEUs: ABC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive 7.25 (S) and 1.75 (B) CAT II Credits BOC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive 7.5 Cat I and 1.5 Cat II CEUs. NOTE: If you are certified, please bring your ABC and/or BOC certification number with you to the class.


American Breast Care: Basic Foundations of Fitting

Location: Tradewinds Island Resort
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This training class meets the training pre-requisites set forth by both ABC and BOC and is the perfect place for a new fitter to start their fitting career. Experienced fitters will also benefit from attending. Class content meets and exceeds ABC, BOC and NCOPE Basic-class requirements. Most importantly, attendees will leave with confidence on how to select and fit a bra, and breast form. While this class is labeled “Basic”, it’s so much more! Class content includes:

  • Certification requirements
  • Breast cancer types, stages and surgeries
  • Breast physiology and pathophysiology
  • Measuring for fitting
  • Selecting product
  • Fitting room etiquette
  • Regulatory and ethical considerations for patient management
  • Building a lasting relationship with your patients
  • Basic marketing
  • Live, hands-on fitting demonstration

Uncertified individuals are eligible to sit for the ABC and/or BOC mastectomy fitter certification exams after completion of this course. Click here to view the full list of ABC eligibility prerequisites. Click here to view the full list of BOC eligibility prerequisites.

This NCOPE-approved training class prepares and makes non-certified fitters eligible to sit for the ABC and/or BOC mastectomy fitter certification exams. Click here to view the full list of ABC eligibility prerequisites. Click here to view the full list of BOC eligibility prerequisites. 

ABC and BOC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive CEUs: ABC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive 7 (S) and 1 (B) CAT II Credits; BOC Certified Fitters are eligible to receive 8.75 Cat I and .25 Cat II CEUs. NOTE: If you are certified, please bring your ABC and/or BOC certification number with you to the class.


 

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