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ABC Live-Training Courses

Live-Training Course Options:

Basic Foundations of Fitting and Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success

Registration Fee:

The Early Bird Registration is $125 per course.
Please register early as classes often quickly fill to their maximum capacity. The late registration is $175 and applies to all registrations received less than two weeks before the class date. Please see the schedule below for Early Bird Registration Deadlines.

Multi-class Discount:

A registrant will receive a $25 discount if they register for BOTH classes.

What’s Included:

Registration fee includes all course materials and lunch.

Continue reading to determine which course, if not both, best suits your needs.

Basic Foundations of Fitting

DESCRIPTION:

The ABC’s of Fitting Basic Foundations of Fitting course is the “Pre-certification” or “Approved Entry Level” course that not only meets but exceeds the pre-certification prerequisites set forth by both American Board for Certification (ABC) and Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC). This course prepares an individual to sit for the ABC and/or BOC mastectomy fitter certification exam. This course is ideal for a new or inexperienced mastectomy fitter, but is also a great refresher course for an experienced fitter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify national certification requirements
  • Differentiate the different types of breast cancer and surgeries
  • Define breast physiology and pathophysiology
  • Apply techniques to measure and fit a mastectomy bra and breast prosthesis
  • Select appropriate product per patient evaluation and needs
  • Describe fitting room etiquette
  • Explain regulatory and ethical considerations for patient management
  • Execute lasting relationships with patients
  • Recognize effective marketing solutions for post-mastectomy and breast surgery
  • Demonstrate proper bra and breast form fitting techniques

Uncertified individuals are eligible to sit for the ABC and/or BOC mastectomy fitter certification exams after completion of this course.

ABC certificants are eligible to receive: 7 (scientific) and 1 (business) Cat II Credits.
BOC certificants are eligible to receive:
8.75 (scientific) and .25 (business) CEUs.

Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success

DESCRIPTION:

The ABC’s of Fitting Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success course an extension of the Basic Foundations of Fitting course and is recognized and approved by both ABC and BOC as an approved “Continuing Education” course for experienced fitters. This course explores critical topics, such as billing, more deeply than time allows for in the Basic Foundations of Fitting course. This course is most appropriate for an experienced mastectomy fitter, however, a new or inexperienced mastectomy fitter will benefit greatly as it will better prepare them for the national ABC and/or BOC mastectomy fitter certification exam.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify rare types of breast cancer
  • Apply anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Identify the stages and grades of breast cancer
  • Differentiate surgeries and treatments
  • Evaluate Quality of Life Model
  • Recognize how to Relate to the Patient
  • Describe Lymphedema and its symptoms, treatment, and care
  • Explore documentation and billing; updated frequently to address current requirements & challenges
  • Review marketing activities

ABC certificants are eligible to receive: 7 (scientific) and 1 (business) Cat II Credits.
BOC certificants are eligible to receive:
8.75 (scientific) and .25 (business) CEUs.

ABC Live-Training Schedule

DateCourseCityEarly Bird
Deadline
Hotel
03/03/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Greensboro02/19/20Home2 Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport
7801 National Service Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
03/04/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
03/30/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Dublin03/17/20Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton
4075 Grafton Street
Dublin, California 94568
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
03/31/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/14/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Baltimore04/01/20Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/15/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/22/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
West Des Moines04/09/20Element West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/23/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/28/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Woburn04/15/20Courtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/29/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
05/06/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Lansing04/23/20Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
05/07/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
05/14/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
North Myrtle Beach05/01/20Beach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
05/15/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
06/15/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Tampa06/02/20Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
06/16/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
06/30/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
Pittsburgh06/17/20Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
07/01/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register

Don’t see a city close to you? Don’t worry!
Courses are added frequently so please check back often or contact Nikki M. Giamarino, CFm, at (770) 933-3444, ext. 234 or at nikki@americanbreastcare.com.

DateCourseEarly Bird Registration Deadline Address
03/03/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
02/19/20Home2 Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport
7801 National Service Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
03/04/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
02/19/20Home2 Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport
7801 National Service Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
03/30/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
03/17/20Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton
4075 Grafton Street
Dublin, California 94568
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
03/31/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
03/17/20Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton
4075 Grafton Street
Dublin, California 94568
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/14/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
04/01/20Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/15/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/01/20Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/22/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
04/09/20Element West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/23/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/09/20Element West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/28/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
04/15/20Courtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
04/29/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/15/20Courtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
05/06/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
04/23/20Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
05/07/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
04/23/20Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
05/14/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
05/01/20Beach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
05/15/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
05/01/20Beach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
06/15/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
06/02/20Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
06/16/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
06/02/20Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
06/30/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
Register
06/17/20Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
07/01/20Beyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
Register
06/17/20Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Book Discounted Sleeping Room