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ABS ~ Association of Breast Surgery

Calendar of Meetings

The ABS includes a calendar of meetings on its website for general information.  It does not represent an endorsement of any of the meetings here.
Risk Reducing Stategies (RRS) ORBS Iceland
5 May 2016 - 6 May 2016

An ORBS meeting on Risk Reducing Strategies (RRS) will be held in Iceland on the 5th and 6th May 2016.  It will look at the risk-reducing strategies for BRCA mutation carriers and individuals at high risk of developing breast cancer.

To view the programme and for more information please visit the website

Clinical Leadership and Management Courses for Surgeons
9 May 2016 - 11 May 2016

This Keele University Course is run over three days and is intended for Specialty Trainees in their penultimate or final years of training; trainees at an earlier stage may also be interested.  They are also open to SAS doctors wishing to prepare for a consultant position.  Courses are specialty based and satisfy the curriculum requirements for acquiring management and leadership skills to complete training. 

The courses will prepare participants for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing them to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the consultant appointment process.  The sessions are themed and linked to the new Healthcare Leadership Model.  The programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and other senior people experienced in the particular specialty. 

For further information or to apply see the website or contact Alison or Clare on 01782 734935 or

International Surgical Congress of the ASGBI
11 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Surgery in the Digital Age
11th - 13th May 2016, Belfast

The ASGBI International Surgical Congress will be held in Belfast from the 11th - 13th May 2016. 

Abstract submission is now open.  The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 4th January 2016 at midnight.

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery: A Joint HCUK & BADS Conference
19 May 2016

Until recently, the standard of care in the UK for women requiring non-reconstructive breast cancer surgery (ie mastectomy or wide local excision with or with any axillary surgery) was for in-patient admission, the duration of which was dictated by the routine use of wound drains.

Attendance at this conference, which has been produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, will enable delegates to develop a day case management pathway for patients requiring breast surgery.  The basic elements of day surgery pathway will be presented including the evaluation of the quality of care provided.

For further information and to book your place visit
or email

Follow this event on twitter #badsbreast

Rome Breast Surgery Symposium 2016
8 Jun 2016 - 10 Jun 2016

The Rome Breast Surgery Symposium 2016 will be held from the 8th to the 10th June at the Sheraton de Medici Rome Hotel.

To view the programme please click here

For additional information please click here

Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists' Surgical Trials Meeting
16 Jun 2016

A meeting will be held on Thursday 16th June 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Breast Surgical Trials for Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists.  The meeting will aim to find out more about the role of Breast CNSs in clinical trials and how their role differs from that of a research nurse.

For further information click here

Symposium Mammographicum 2016
3 Jul 2016 - 5 Jul 2016

The Symposium Mammographicum will take place at the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) in Liverpool.

For more information please visit the conference website

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & ADM Reconstruction Course
7 Jul 2016 - 9 Jul 2016

The Oncoplastic Breast Surgery & ADM Reconstruction Course will be held in the Robens Suite at Guy's Hospital, London between the 7th and 9th July 2016.

For further details click here

To book online click here

2nd Australasian Breast Congress
7 Jul 2016 - 10 Jul 2016

The 2nd Australasian Breast Congress on advances and controversies in Breast Cancer will be held from the 7th - 10th July 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand

To download the provisional programme please click here

To download the registration form please click here

Or for further information please visit the conference website

Modern Concepts: Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetics 2016
8 Jul 2016 - 10 Apr 2016

Modern Concepts: Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetics 2016 will be held between the 8th and 10th July 2016 at the University Hospital of Coventry.  It will include a fresh frozen cadaver dissection course on breast reconstruction flaps on the 8th July. 

See the website for further details

Or click here to view a flyer

The 7th Winchester Oncoplastic Masterclass
8 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016

The 7th Winchester Oncoplastic Masterclass will be held at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital on the 8th and 9th September 2016.

For further information see the website or download the provisional programmme here

Or contact

2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer
8 Sep 2016 - 11 Sep 2016

The 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer will take place on the 8th - 11th September 2016 in Barcelona

For further information see the website

London Breast Meeting
8 Sep 2016 - 10 Sep 2016

The London Breast Meeting is being held from the 8th - 10th September 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians. 

Download the programme and registration information here

Or visit the conference website

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