Association of Breast Surgery Conference

Birmingham ICC

ABS Conference 2018, Birmingham ICC 

18th & 19th June


We look forward to welcoming you to the ABS Conference 2018 on 18th & 19th June at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

For further information contact or ring 020 7869 6853/6855


An updated version of the programme is available for download here

Further programme information will appear here in due course. 

International Speakers include:

Dr Giuseppe Catanuto, Azienda Ospedaliera Cannizzaro, Catania, Italy
Dr Henry Kuerer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Prof Diptendra Sarkar, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
Prof Walter Weber, Basel University Hospital, Switzerland

Online Registration is now closed. There is no onsite registration so if you still wish to register please contact the ABS Office on with a contact number and we will ring you on Sunday to let you know if we can register you or not.



Abstract submission is now closed.  All authors have been e-mailed to let them know the outcome of their submission.  Please check your spam folder if you have not received this e-mail or contact or 020 7869 6853/55

To view the list of poster presentations please click here

Information about the format of poster presentations is available hereand posters must be displayed from 10.30 on Monday 18th June until 14:05 on Tuesday 19th June 2018. 

Information for oral presenters of submitted abstracts is available here

The exhibition for the ABS Conference 2018 is now sold out. To receive information about future events please e-mail

Welcome Drinks Reception

A drinks reception will be held on Sunday 17th June 2018 from 6.30pm to 8pm at the ICC Birmingham to welcome delegates to Birmingham.  Please indicate when you register if you would like to attend this reception.

ABS Annual Dinner

The ABS Annual Dinner will be held at the ICC Birmingham on Monday 18th June 2018 at 7.30pm for 8pm.  The dinner will again be a 3 course meal, followed by entertainment, but this year guests will be able to select on the night from a choice of three options per course. 

Accommodation Service 

An accommodation service is being provided by the Birmingham Convention Bureau.  To view the available rooms and prices or to book a room please click here. Please note that the accommodation service will be available until 19th May after which time they may be able to book accommodation for delegates but will not be able to guarantee the current prices


The ABS Conference 2018 is being held at the ICC Birmingham.  The venue is easily accessible and close to Birmingham New Street station.  For further information about how to reach the venue please click here


Virgin West Coast Mainline Discounted Fares

Virgin Trains in partnership with the ICC are able to offer a 25% discount off some pre-booked train fares to delegates.  To see the fares available through the scheme and book your travel please click here.

Bursaries for Patient Advocates

The Association of Breast Surgery is pleased to be able to offer 3 bursaries for patient advocates to attend its Conference in Birmingham on the 18th & 19th June 2018. The bursaries will consist of a free place at the 2 day Conference.  Travel and subsistence will be at the attendee’s own cost. To apply for a bursary please send a short summary (up to 400 words maximum) outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the conference and what you hope to gain from your attendance.

Please send these to by the 19th March 2018.  Successful recipients of the bursaries will be notified by the end of March.

Conference Times

Monday 18th June 2018
09:00 to 18:05 (Registration from 07:45)

Tuesday 19th June 2018 
09:00 to 16:10 (Registration from 08:30) 

A free delegate registration for the ABS Conference 2019 is on offer to the first person picked at random from those completing the online evaluation by the 8th July. 

Complete the evaluation survey here