ABS Breast Specialty Courses Portfolio

The Association of Breast Surgery is now running a series of breast courses having taken over the breast speciality portfolio from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Information about the courses is available below. 




The Association of Breast Surgery will be running the Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Management Course for the first time in 2019.  Having taken over the breast specialty portfolio from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, this course is an updated version of the Advanced Breast Disease Management Course.  The programme has been updated and will now run over three days.  The course has been relocated to Selwyn College, Cambridge, which provides excellent facilities and reasonably priced accommodation options for delegates staying for the course.  Overall the course represents excellent value for money for those attending.

This state-of-the-art course offers the opportunity to learn about current and advancing technologies in breast diagnostics, multidisciplinary team working, breast cancer pathology, controversies in treatment, medico legal aspects and common problems of benign breast disease. The course is aimed at senior breast trainees (ST6-8), newly appointed Consultants, SAS grade doctors, advanced care practitioners and specialist nurses with a background in either breast or plastic surgery. Delegates will benefit from interactive lectures delivered by leading experts in their field and lively discussions based on real-life scenarios.

The course is mapped to the ISCP syllabus and is excellent preparation for the CCT examination.

 Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding and implementation of a cutting edge approach to disease management  
  • Confidence in decision-making for delivery of exemplary clinical care
  • Critical analysis of current research for management of breast disease
  • Evaluating the efficacy of different assessment methods for breast cancer.

In addition, this course provides opportunity to expand your network of expert colleagues with a common interest in breast disease management. The course has an emphasis on imparting broad evidence-based knowledge and development of decision-making skills that optimize clinical and patient reported outcomes.

The first Association of Breast Surgery Advanced Management of Breast Disease Course will be held on the 27th – 29th March 2019 at Selwyn College, Cambridge. 

3 day course has been awarded 20 CPD points by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Registration for this course will open on this website in October 2018. Further information will appear here in due course. 

 Delegate fees will be £635 for ABS members & £735 for non members. Delegate fees include two course dinners. Accommodation at Selwyn College will be at at an additional cost of £69.12 per night.