Association of Breast Surgery Conference

ABS Conference 2019, SEC Glasgow

13th & 14th May

We look forward to welcoming you to the ABS Conference 2019 on 13th & 14th May at the SEC Glasgow

For further information contact or ring 020 7869 6853/6855



Full programme information will be available in January. 

Guest Lecturers include:

Dr Larry Norton, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Dr John Kim, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Prof Zhiming Shao, Fuden University Cancer Institute, China

Symposia topics include:

  • DCIS
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Post Mastectomy Radiotherapy
  • Aesthetic Session
  • Secondary Breast Cancer
  • Workforce issues
  • Data/ Audit
  • Multidisciplinary Team Meetings
  • Hot topics

There will also be symposia from:

  • Symposium Mammographicum & Association of Breast Pathology
  • UK Breast Cancer Group
  • Mammary Fold
  • Joint ABS & BAPRAS session
  • Clinical Standards and Practice Committee


Other programme highlights include:

  • Prize paper session
  • Submitted paper sessions
  • Poster presentation sessions

Registration will be open via the website from February 2019. 

The delegate fees will be:


To the 18th April 2019

From the 19th April 2019

Member Upper Rate



Member Lower Rate



Allied Health Professional



Non Member Upper Rate



Non Member Lower Rate



Non Clinical Staff



Medical Students

£100/ £50 (2 days/ 1 day)

£100/ £50 (2 days/ 1 day)



Abstract submission for the conference is now closed.

Author of submitted abstracts will be notified at the end of December if their submission has been successful or not.

For further information contact Jackie Spencer and Lena Sebova on:

Tel: 020 7869 6853/6855 e:

Welcome Drinks Reception
Sunday 12th May 2019
Trades Hall, Glasgow
6pm to 8pm

The ABS would like to welcome their delegates to Glasgow on Sunday 12th May.  There will be a complimentary drinks reception at the Trades Hall on Sunday 12th May from 6pm to 8pm


Annual Dinner
Monday 13th May 2019
Kelvingrove Museum
7.30pm for 8pm

The ABS Annual Dinner will be held at the Kelvingrove Museum on Monday 13th May 2019. 

Delegates attending the dinner will be able to browse the galleries for free from 7pm. There are galleries on Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style and The Glasgow Boys and the collections include works by Monet, Renoir and van Gogh as well as Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross.   There will be a disco after the dinner. 

Upper Rate Tickets: £65
Lower Rate Tickets: £45

 Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).  For details of how to reach the venue please see their website

Travel to Glasgow

Glasgow is easily accessible by car, train and air.

Virgin Trains offer a 20% group discount to people travelling & booking together.  For further information see the website

Travel around Glasgow

The ScotRail Conference Rover is available to delegates attending the ABS Conference at a cost of £5 for 5 days for travel within the Conference Zone.

Delegates can then travel between the SEC and the City Centre as many times as you like within this time.

The Conference Rover also gives delegates up to 50% off train fares throughout Scotland, if they would like to explore the rest of Scotland after the conference.

To purchase the ticket show your conference badge at the station or photo ID with a conference confirmation.

To download information about the ticket please click here

 Accommodation Service

 Glasgow Convention Bureau are providing a dedicated hotel booking website for the ABS Conference 2019

Delegates wishing to extend their stay in Glasgow or wishing to explore Scotland can access information on tours and places to go from the People Make Glasgow website:

Reasons to visit 

Must see attractions 


Exploring Scotland


Sponsorship packages are available for companies wishing to exhibit at the ABS Conference. 

To view the sponsorship packages please click here

The exhibition floorplan can be downloaded here

To make a booking please return the booking form

 For further information or to discuss options please contact Lucy Davies on 020 7869 6852 or