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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.
4th Symposium on Primary Breast Cancer in Older Women
3 Mar 2017

With an overarching goal of optimising the management of primary breast cancer in older women, the event's aims are:

•To develop an in-depth understanding around the biology and treatment options

•To explore the specific physical and psychosocial needs and consideration including patients perspective

•To gain insight into the development of a holistic and multidisciplinary management approach and the importance of supporting research

You can find out more by clicking here or emailing

Oxford Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Course (OOPS)
16 Mar 2017 - 17 Mar 2017

The Oxford Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Course (OOPS) is being held at the Said Business School in Oxford on the 16th and 17th of March 2017. 

Day-1: Therapeutic Mammoplasty & Breast Reduction

Day-2: Partial Breast Reconstruction (Chest wall Perforator flaps)

To view the full programme for this event please click here.

For more information or to register, please contact Lauren Janssen (Course Administrator) at

POSNOC Regional Investigator Meetings 2017
30 Mar 2017 - 4 Jul 2017

POSNOC will be holding five regional investigator meetings this year, taking place in the following regions:

30 March 2017 - Birmingham

28 April 2017 - Leeds

30 May 2017 - London

8 June 2017 - Edinburgh

4 July 2017 – Cardiff

You can download the flyer here.

Please register your interest by emailing the POSNOC trial team for a registration form at

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) Conference 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017

Conference Highlights

Submit your research and audit abstracts to be considered for presentation at an international conference.

• Accepted abstracts published in International Journal of Surgery (Pubmed indexed)

• Over £3,500 of specialty prizes to be won!

• Choose from a broad range of low-cost, high-quality preconference educational courses covering technical skills, specialty specific skills, research and non-technical skills

• Educational conference programme with clinical updates, topical discussions and career planning.

• Dedicated content for both senior trainees and medical students.

• Socialise with trainees from the UK and abroad at our free welcome drinks reception.

• Attend our famous Charity Gala Dinner at The Bournemouth Pavilion

To view the conference flyer please click here or visit the website for more information

Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Management
4 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017

Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Management is a four day course aimed at ST6-8 & consultants and carries 24 CPD points.

This state-of-the-art course delivers the opportunity to learn a wide range of advanced knowledge and examine best practice from the cutting-edge of breast disease management. You will benefit from interactive lectures and lively discussions based on real life scenarios, working alongside colleagues and leading experts in the breast disease field.

Candidates can gain advanced knowledge and examine best practice from the cutting-edge of breast disease management. 

You can find out more about this course here.

King George Hospital Breast Study Day
5 Apr 2017 - 6 Apr 2017

King George Hospital will be holding a Breast Study Day on Wednesday 5th April 2017 in the Lecture Theatre of the Education Centre and it is open for any interested students to join for a fee of £50 only. The study day is aimed at surgical students who will be sitting their FRCS exams in early summer. You can find a flyer giving details of what the day will entail here. If you are interested in attending please download the booking form here.

For further details please contact Diane Sondhi on 0208 970 8128 or at

ESSO Course on the Management of High Risk Patients for Breast Cancer: A multidisciplinary Approach
7 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017

This course in London will provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the theory and practice of the management of patients with increased risk for developing breast cancer.

The goal will be to provide evidence based and up-to-date information on all aspects of care for those with a higher than average level of risk for developing breast cancer.

The course will deliver a practical, workshop-based approach for surgeons and clinicians providing them with the scientific evidence and information to help their patients to reach informed decisions about their future.

To find out more about this course please click here, or visit

Cambridge Chest Wall Perforator Flap & Reconstruction Course
20 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017

The Cambridge Chest Wall Perforator Flap & Reconstruction Course will take place on 20th and 21st April 2017 at the Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre.

This course is targeted at Consultants, Senior trainees and SAS grades.

You can view the programme for this event here.

For further details please contact Mrs Julie Graham on 01223 274452 or at or apply online here. 

IBSD 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

The 5th International Breast Symposium Düsseldorf (IBSD) will take place at the InterContinental Hotel situated at the Königsallee in Düsseldorf.

 Scientific Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Andree

Director of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Sana Kliniken Düsseldorf

BREAST & BODY – Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Königsallee 88, Düsseldorf

Date / Venue

Friday, 28th - Saturday, 29th April 2017

Hotel InterContinental Düsseldorf, Großer Ballsaal I + II

Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf

Telefon: +49 211 8285-0

Click here to find out more. 

International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
3 May 2017 - 5 May 2017

The ASGBI 2017 International Surgical Congress will be held in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th May.

The theme of the congress will be ‘Safer Surgery’, recognising the significant efforts and initiatives to ensure contemporary surgical services deliver safe and effective care. 

You can view the provisional programme for this event here or find out more on the website. 

Clinical Leadership and Management Courses for Surgical Specialties
8 May 2017 - 10 May 2017

Keele University are running a course for Clinical Leadership and Management for Surgical Specialties.  The course is run over 3 days and is intended for Specialty Trainees in their penultimate or final year of training.  Trainees at an earlier stage may also be interested.

For further information please see the flyer or the website

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery: A Joint HCUK & BADS conference
11 May 2017

The Breast Surgery as Day Surgery: A Joint HCUK & BADS conference will take place at The Studio Conference Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 11th May 2017. 

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland has awarded this conference 4.5 CPD points.

You can download the programme and registration form here, or find out more on the website. 

Specialty Skills in Breast eLearning Programme
9 Jun 2017

The Specialty Skills in Breast eLearning Programme is a combination of online learning materials and activities with two face-to-face days, the first took place on 19th January at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) in London and the second will take place on 9th June in Milton Keynes.

This course is suitable for CT1-2 & ST3-4 and those interested in the last few places can register their interest online.

ESSO Course on Intraoperative Ultrasound Guided Breast Surgery
14 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017

How to Start a Successful Breast Intraoperative Ultrasound Surgery Program at your Institution

This course intends to address and explore a variety of topics, from principles, indications, surgical planning and decision making to operative techniques and complications management.

It will provide a practical workshop-based approach to advance expertise and clinical competency for surgeons who use ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures in their practice.

For more information on this course please click here or visit

Wolverhampton Breast Meeting (WBM) - Innovations and Advances in Breast Surgery (IABS)
26 Jun 2017

The Wolverhampton Breast Conference on Innovations and advances in Breast Surgery (IABS) at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park is a one day meeting on Monday 26th June 2017 with an exciting scientific programme, expert international faculty and lively discussion and debate. 

Registration for this event is now open and you can view the programme here. 

Register by visiting the website here.

West Midlands Chapter of Breast Meeting
5 Jul 2017

Date for your diary:  Wednesday 5 July 2017

Venue:  Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1DD

Further programme details to follow.

ORBS 2017 – 6th International Scientific Meeting
25 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017

ORBS 6th Scientific Meeting in Nottingham is aimed at consultant and trainees who are specialists or interested in Oncoplatic Surgery. One of the only focused Scientific Oncoplastic meetings in the UK ORBS invites its delegates to submit abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentations.

Early Bird rates ends 30th April 2017

Abstract submission closes 30th June 2017

For more information please see the  meeting flyer, download the programme and visit our website

Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium
15 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018

The first UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium exploring the latest advances in research and treatments will take place in January 2018.

The event will include national and international keynote speakers, plenary sessions, mini symposia, workshops, free oral communications and poster presentations.

Click here to view the flyer.

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