President's Message

Dear Mammary Fold members,

The Mammary Fold aims to support our members who have a dedicated interest in breast surgery. We currently have around 500 members and our expanding website and newsletters provide valuable educational content and up-to-date information regarding meetings, courses, and job opportunities. Via the 13 regional representatives, the Mammary Fold co-ordinates and provides regional educational events that are targeted for clinicians with a subspecialty interest in breast surgery. This is further complimented by the annual Mammary Fold pre-ABS national educational event which continues to run successfully with high attendance from our membership.

The Mammary Fold Academic and Research Collaborative (MFAC) provides opportunities for our members to engage in research with an expanding portfolio of national collaborative trainee-led breast research studies. We also encourage our members with new research study proposals to contact the MFAC committee with a view to developing and supporting the proposals. We also recognise the current potential challenges regarding dual training in oncoplastic breast surgery and emergency general surgery. We would encourage maximal participation from our membership as we aim to represent the best interest of breast trainees.

We are grateful for the continual support from our membership and I, along with our committee, welcome your views and ideas in order to continue developing the Mammary Fold for the benefit of the membership.

Mr Baek Kim FRCS MD MA

President of the Mammary Fold