THE MAMMARY FOLD
The National Association for trainees in breast and oncoplastic breast surgery in the UK
The Mammary Fold was founded by surgeons attending the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) trainees meeting in Glasgow in 2003. It has representation on the ABS Executive Committee, the ABS National Committee and the BAPS/BASO Interface group. It is open to all surgical trainees in the UK who have an interest in breast disease and registration is free of charge via an online submission. The Mammary Fold meet several times a year at national conferences and also coordinate delegate invitations to international meetings through industry partners.Their aim is to enhance their members' knowledge of breast disease and its treatment via presentations, meetings and discussion forums.
Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) Mammary Fold associate membership
In 2017 the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and Mammary Fold will be introducing a new combined associate membership for both Associations. The discounted associate membership fee will be £50 per year for trainees who are at ST3 level or above and will be free of charge for trainees who are at core trainee level or below.
ABS Mammary Fold associate membership offers great benefits to trainees, including:
• discount of £50 for the ABS Conference
• free electronic access to the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO)
• affiliate membership of European Society of Surgical Oncology
• access to online CPD
• eligibility to apply for a range of ABS fellowships
• access to relevant guidelines and up-to-date information on relevant courses
• webcasts of previous ABS meetings
• tips and support on conducting and getting involved in research.
Existing Mammary Fold members should sign up for membership now to enjoy the discounted fees at the ABS Conference in Belfast in May. Subscription fees will not be collected until July 2017 once they have been agreed at the ABS AGM.
For more information about becoming an associate member of the ABS please contact Jackie Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete and return the membership form which you can download here.