Mammary Fold Events

On this page you will find information about upcoming and past Mammary Fold events.


 Mammary Fold Pre-ABS Education Day


The Mammary Fold will be holding its annual education event the day of Sunday the 17th of June prior to the ABS conference, the theme is 'Oncoplastic techniques'.

 We will start with the AGM from 1pm and the educational talks will follow from 2pm. It will be held at the ICC, Birmingham. The event is free for Mammary fold members and is specifically for breast trainees.

 We are going to hold a mini oncoplastic MDT where our speakers will go through their decision making processes – please bring any cases you would like to discuss.

 For those registered for the ABS conference you are able to register for the complimentary drinks reception starting at 6:30pm at the same venue. We will then be holding a sponsored dinner at 7:30pm.

 Spaces are limited to 50 and has been oversubscribed for the last few years so please register your place by emailing

Download the programme here 


The UK’s First Advanced Communication Development Course for Breast Surgeons


Birmingham International Congress Centre

19th-20th June 2018

Registration now open. Register here

Find Course Programme here

The Mammary Fold, ABS and CommSkills4Health are delighted to offer this ground-breaking new course for our breast surgeons in training. This is the first course of its kind and demonstrates the future of patient-centred care delivered by breast surgeons.

We know that patient outcomes are affected by their engagement in their care and this begins with the strong bond they have with their clinician. Dame Lesley Fallowfield is a world-leader in psycho-oncology and is travelling world-wide throughout the year delivering educational evidence-based data that  directly impacts on the experiences of each individual patient that we see.

With Dame Lesley’s experience and team of professional actors we will be working through real clinical scenarios that we all experience in our professional life as breast surgeons. Each delegate will have one-to-one training within small teaching groups, using the actors as patients and their peers for feedback.

The course is designed to follow-on directly from the ABS conference in Birmingham at the same venue. It will begin at 17:30 on the evening of Tues 19th June and there will be a dinner that evening. The following day will be a full day from 09:00 until 17:00. 8 CPD points have been applied for.

The course fee is £220 for Trainees and £250 for Consultant and SAS Grade Surgeons which is inclusive of all food and drink for both days. This is a very competitive fee compared with all the other generic courses on offer. We only have 24 places so please register if you intend to apply for a place.