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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.
ORBS International Scientific Meeting 2015
21 Sep 2015 - 23 Sep 2015

The 5th International ORBS Scientific Meeting will be held from the 21st - 23rd September 2015 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

For further information see the website

NCIN National Breast Cancer Workshop
6 Oct 2015

The NCIN National Breast Cancer Workshop is being held on 6th October 2015 at Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH.

This year the workshop will focus on current and future challenges for Diagnostic Breast Outpatient Clinics and will be of specific interest to members of breast diagnostic teams.

Topics to be covered during the day will include: 

  • A snapshot of the latest data on the number of referrals to clinics with time trends over recent years
  • Early findings from the Be Clear on Cancer campaign aimed at women over 70
  • A detailed look at the Commissioning specification for breast diagnostic services
  • A comparison of breast survival in the UK compared to other countries
  • A discussion of the triple assessment model in breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breakout groups to consider the challenges in diagnostic services and to identify models of good practice

This workshop is aimed at Breast MDT and Clinical Leads, radiologists, members of breast diagnostic teams, commissioners and clinical nurse specialists.

Please click here to register

ESSO Advanced Course on Breast Cancer Surgery
8 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015

The ESSO Advanced Course on Breast Cancer Surgery will be held in Lisbon from the 8th - 10th October 2015.  This is a highly interactive workshop at the cutting edge of current concepts of surgical treatment of breast cancer.  It will focus on the evidence-based clinical practice and technical aspects of breast cancer surgery within a multidisciplinary approach.

To download further information please click here or view the website.

BAAPS 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
8 Oct 2015 - 9 Oct 2015

BAAPS will be holding their 31st Annual Scientific Meeting at Olympia Grand, London on the 8th - 9th October 2015. The theme of the meeting is Controversies in Aesthetic Surgery and Managing Difficult Cases.

ABS members are being offered a 25% discount in registration fees.  Please use the discount code ASSOC25 when registering.

Please click here to view the programme or visit the website to register

BASO ~ ACS Annual Scientific Conference & RSM Section of Surgery Conference 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 3 Nov 2015

The BASO ~ ACS Annual Scientific Conference and RSM - Section of Surgery Conference 2015 will be held from the 1st to the 3rd November 2015 at the RSM in London.

Abstract submission for the conference is now open via the BASO website

The deadline for abstract submissions is the 15th July 2015.

For further information contact Rattandeep Jhita on

The Second iBRA Study Day
9 Nov 2015

The Second iBRA Study Day will be held on Monday 9th November 2015 at the Studio, Birmingham B2 5EP.

The event will include an update of the iBRA study, a 'state of the art' session on subcutaneous implants using various meshes and techniques and an introduction to the evaluation of medical devices.

To view the provisional programme please click here

The event is free to attend and registration is open via


Iodine-125 seed workshop for localisation of breast tumours
23 Nov 2015

The Iodine-125 seed workship for localisation of breast tumours will be held at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle on Monday 23rd November 2015. 

It has been accredited with 5 CPD points by the RCR. 

For further information and to view the programme please click here

The course fee is £250.  To register and for further information please contact Richard Peace at or 0191 282 4038

4th Annual National PROMS Summit 2015
1 Dec 2015

The 4th Annual National PROMS Summit will be held on the 1st December 2015 at the Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham.

ABS members receive a 20% discount on their registration fee.

The conference combines practical presentations with masterclasses to ensure hands on interactive learning. The focus of the conference is PROMS in clinical practice, the conference uses practical case studies of PROMS changing clinical practice alongside expert sessions.

For further information or to book please click here or e-mail

Mammary Fold Academic & Research Day
12 Feb 2016

The Mammary Fold Academic and Research Collaborative (MFAC) will be holding their first Academic and Research Day at the Studio in Birmingham on the 12th February 2016.

The day will aim to showcase collaborative breast surgery projects and provide trainees with a forum to present their research and audit projects to a wider audience.  There will be talks on how research can be integrated into career pathways and opportunities for networking.

Abstracts are invited from consultants and trainees on all aspects of breast disease from basic science research to audit and quality improvement projects.  The abstract deadline is the 1st December 2015.  Please click here to view the call for abstracts.

The Mammary Fold Academic and Research Prize will be awarded for the best oral presentation given by a trainee at the meeting and the best poster will receive the Mammary Fold Poster Prize. 

There will also be a Dragons' Den event so trainees can pitch to the Dragons for the opportunity to design and lead the next national collaborative breast project as well as win an iPad Mini.

Registration is free.  To register please e-mail

Symposium Mammagraphicum 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

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