ABS Breast Specialty Courses Portfolio

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

Registration is now open for the following courses:

Specialty Skills in Breast Surgery (Level 1): Principles in Breast Reconstruction & Implant Based Reconstruction
31st January & 1st February 2019, Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre


Advanced Skills in Breast Disease Management

27th – 29th March 2019, Selwyn College Cambridge

Programme and registration information for these courses can be found below.

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland has accredited these courses for CPD 

 

 

 

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. 

Registration for the Advanced skills course is now open. Register here and find the course programme here

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.

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

Please book your accommodation for the 26th,27th, 28th and 29th March via this link then enter the promo code – ABD2019

 

 

 

Specialty skills in breast surgery (Level 1)
31st January & 1st February 2019
Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre

The Association of Breast Surgery will be running the Specialty Skills in Breast Surgery (Level 1): Principles in Breast Reconstruction & Implant Based Reconstruction course for the first time in 2019.

Having taken over the breast specialty portfolio from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, this course will be held for the first time at the Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre. 

This cadaveric & skills based course is aimed at breast and plastic surgery trainees (ST3-5) as well as  consultant surgeons, associate specialists, trust surgeons, breast care nurses and reconstruction nurses wishing to develop an interest in reconstructive breast surgery. 

This is an excellent introduction to the basic concepts and principles of immediate and delayed reconstructive breast surgery.  This includes essential issues around patient selection, informed consent, psychological evaluation and research. It provides in depth teaching and demonstration of current techniques in implant based reconstruction with the opportunity of cadaveric  dissection in the simulated skills laboratory.

The course is targeted at clinicians who wish to have a better understanding of breast aesthetics and decision-making in breast reconstruction techniques and develop their skills in implant breast reconstruction, including the use and indications of mesh assisted and pre pectoral implant reconstruction.  The course is practical and hands on, including lectures, practice mark up and cadaveric simulated procedures of the latest implant based reconstruction techniques. It is delivered by an experienced faculty of expert breast and plastic surgeons, with a high ratio of faculty to delegates. 

13 CPD points have been awarded by the ASGBI for this 2 day course


Registration is now open here

Programme and venue information is available here

Learning objectives can be viewed here