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We are just as disappointed as you are over the postponement of many of our Spring 2020 live training classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for exciting, new education opportunities.

If you are already certified and need CEU’s please click here to visit our Online Training page, where nine online courses are conveniently available 24/7.

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:
7.5 (scientific) and 1.5 (business) CEUs.

ABC Live-Training Schedule

DateCourseCityEarly Bird
Deadline
Hotel
03/03/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
CLOSED
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
CLOSED
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
BaltimoreCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
West Des MoinesCANCELLEDElement West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
WoburnCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingLansingCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
PostponedBasic Foundations of Fitting
North Myrtle BeachPostponedBeach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
PostponedBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
TampaCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingPittsburghCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingDenverCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Denver/Airport-Gateway Park
4310 Airport Way
Denver, Colorado 8023
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingIrvineCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport
2192 Dupont Dr
Irvine, California 92612
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success

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.

DateCourseCityEarly Bird Registration DeadlineAddress
03/03/20Basic Foundations of Fitting
CLOSED
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
CLOSED
Greensboro02/19/20Home2 Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport
7801 National Service Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
Book Discounted Sleeping Room
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
BaltimoreCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
BaltimoreCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Baltimore White Marsh
4980 Mercantile Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
West Des MoinesCANCELLEDElement West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
West Des MoinesCANCELLEDElement West Des Moines
575 South Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
WoburnCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
WoburnCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Boston/ Woburn
700 Unicorn Park Drive
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
LansingCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
LansingCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
900 North Canal Road
Lansing, Michigan 48917
PostponedBasic Foundations of Fitting
North Myrtle BeachPostponedBeach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
PostponedBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
North Myrtle BeachPostponedBeach Cove Resort
4800 S. Ocean Boulevard
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of Fitting
TampaCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to Success
TampaCANCELLEDResidence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W. Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33607
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingPittsburghCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to SuccessPittsburghCANCELLEDCourtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport/Settlers Ridge
5100 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
CANCELLEDBasic Foundations of FittingIrvineCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport
2192 Dupont Dr
Irvine, California 92612
CANCELLEDBeyond Fitting: Cornerstones to SuccessIrvineCANCELLEDHampton Inn & Suites Irvine-Orange County Airport
2192 Dupont Dr
Irvine, California 92612