About The Mammary Fold

The Mammary Fold is the national association run by trainees for trainees in breast and oncoplastic breast surgery in the UK.

Aims

 

  • To educate our members and to advance and promote standards and training in Breast Disease.
  • To represent Breast Trainees on other appropriate bodies
  • To advance the science of Breast Surgery and the art of Breast Reconstruction
  • To enhance the attractiveness of the sub-specialty as a career choice and encourage interest in Breast Surgery amongst other surgical trainees
  • To interact with colleagues outside the sub-specialty and foster greater awareness of the roles and tasks of the modern Breast Surgeon

You can read the constitution of the Mammary Fold here.


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
  • 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 jackiespencersmith@absgbi.org.uk or complete and return the membership form which you can download here.


History

 

The Mammary Fold was founded by surgeons attending the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) trainees meeting in Glasgow in 2003. We have representation on the ABS Executive Committee, the ABS National Committee and the BAPS/BASO Interface group.

The Mammary Fold meet several times a year at national conferences and also coordinate delegate invitations to international meetings through industry partners. Our aim is to enhance our members' knowledge of breast disease and its treatment via presentations, meetings and discussion forums.