Association of Breast Surgery Conference

The ABS Conference is a two-day multidisciplinary scientific meeting that is held annually.

ABS Conference 2017

15th & 16th May

Belfast Waterfront


We look forward to welcoming you to the newly redeveloped Belfast Waterfront for the ABS Conference in 2017.

The ABS Conference is an annual two-day, multidisciplinary scientific conference for healthcare professionals treating any person with a breast problem.

On these pages you will find information about the provisional programme and speakers, abstract submission, the conference venue and accommodation in Belfast as well as social events such as the ABS Annual Dinner and complimentary drinks reception.

For information about the Mammary Fold pre-ABS Conference Education Day please click here.



Programme & Registration


You can download a copy of the provisional programme for the ABS Conference 2017 by clicking here. 

In order to register for the conference please complete the registation form attached to the provisional programme and return this to the ABS office. You can process a payment for your registration fees by cheque or BACS transfer; for more information please contact Jackie Spencer at or on 0207 869 6853.

You can also register for the ABS Conference 2017 via the online registration portal here. When registering online you will be required to process a debit/credit card payment.

ABS members will need their membership number to register at the member rate; please contact the ABS office if you do not know your membership number. Delegates are encouraged to register before 22nd April 2017 in order to secure the Early Bird rate. 

Please note that invoices cannot be issued by the ABS; delegates should either arrange pre-payment locally or seek reimbursement from their Trust.


Abstract submission for the ABS Conference 2017 has now closed.

You can find lists of the accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations here. 

Information on A/V for oral presenters is available here.

Association of Breast Surgery Conference

Belfast Waterfront, 15th & 16th May 2017


The ABS Conference 2017 will be held at the Belfast Waterfront; for further details about the venue please see their website. 

Address: Belfast Waterfront, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH. George Best Belfast City Airport is situated just three miles from the city centre and is a short taxi ride from the conference centre. Belfast International Airport is a 30 minute drive from the city centre and can be reached by shuttle bus or by taxi. There are also ferry crossings from Liverpool and Cairnryan. 



Visit Belfast is the official accommodation provider for the ABS Conference 2017.

All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation. To book accommodation for this event, please click here.

If you have any questions please contact the ABS office.


ABS Drinks Reception


Sunday 14th May 2017, Ulster Hall - 6pm to 8pm

The ABS would like to welcome all delegates to Belfast with a complimentary drinks reception from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday 14th May at the Ulster Hall (34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF).

Please indicate when registering if you wish to attend this event. See for further information about the venue. 


ABS Annual Dinner


Monday 15th May 2017, Titanic Belfast - 7.30pm for 8pm

The ABS Annual Dinner will be held at Titanic Belfast (1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9EP). Complimentary coaches will be available to the venue from the Waterfront, Europa and Hilton Belfast hotels; dinner tickets should be booked in advance here. 

Guests can book a gallery tour of Titanic Belfast ahead of the dinner from 6.30pm at a cost of £14.50. See for more information. 

Exploring Belfast and Northern Ireland


Delegates wishing to extend their stay in Belfast have a wide range of places to visit. Day tours can be taken from Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge as well as the Bushmills Distillery or even the locations used in Game of Thrones. Hiring a car would enable you to take a leisurely tour of the beautiful Antrim Coast Road up to the Giant’s Causeway or down to Strangford Lough.

Those wishing to stay in Belfast can explore the Titanic Quarter, where Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic are located, take a walking tour of the city centre, visit the famous political and cultural murals in the west and east of the city, sample local produce at the lively St George’s Market or enjoy the hospitality in one of Belfast’s many pubs, bars and restaurants. Delegates wishing to visit Titanic Belfast during their stay can pay a discounted entry fee by buying their ticket online using the conference delegate code: CONFDELS2017

Find out more on the Visit Belfast website.

The exhibition for the ABS Conference 2017 is now sold out, please click here to view the floorplan. 

If you have any queries in relation to exhibiting or if you would like to receive information about future ABS events please contact Lucy Davies on 020 7869 6852 or



If you have an enquiry about how to register for the the ABS Conference, paying your registration fees or if you would like more general information please contact Jackie Spencer on 0207 869 6853 or at

If you have a press or marketing enquiry relating to the ABS Conference please contact Ceris Harrison on 0207 869 6866 or at

If you are a speaker or exhibitor, or if you have an enquiry about the conference programme, please contact Lucy Davies on 0207 869 6852 or