Upcoming Events

On this page you will find information on how to register for CPD webinars and reports from conferences and courses across the UK, written by Mammary Fold members in attendance.

Advanced Communications Development for Breast Surgeons

2nd & 3rd September 2019, Royal College of Physicians (11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE)

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. This course was piloted last year and the feedback from Trainees and Consultants reflected that this course is a long sought-after addition to the portfolio of breast surgeons.

We know that patient outcomes are affected by their engagement with 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 work 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 precede the London Breast Meeting in September at a nearby venue in central London. It will begin late morning on Monday 2nd September and there will be a dinner that evening. The following day will be a full day finishing by 5pm. CPD points will be applied for.

The course fee is £250 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. The course is currently only open to trainees.

Registration for this course is now closed as it has reached capacity

Delegates can download the final programme here


ORBS 2019

Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery Meeting
International Scientific Meeting
30th September - 2nd October 2019
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

For registration and abstract submission click here or download the flyer

Welsh FRCS Viva General Surgery Revision Course

Saturday 31st August 2019 10:00-17:00

Venue: National Imaging Academy Wales, Pencoed Business Park, Pencoed, CF35 5HY (15 mins drive from Cardiff- located just off the M4). Plenty of free car parking

This hugely popular course is being run for a second time following the pilot course in January 2019 and is now endorsed by the Welsh Surgical Society. 

Course outline:

Pairs of trainees will rotate through a series of stations over the course of the day

All faculty members will hold FRCS or FRCA. We aim for delegate:faculty ratio of 2:1.

Each viva or clinical station will be 30mins length
For the viva station each trainee will have 2 x 5mins vivas with 5 minutes for
feedback/discussion within that station
-General Surgery viva
-Emergency general surgery viva
-Critical care viva
-Specialist interest viva
-Basic sciences (specialist interest) viva
For the clinical stations each trainee will have 2 x 5mins ‘short case’ using clinical or
radiological images instead of patients for the station with 5 minutes for
feedback/discussion within that station
-Clinicals- general surgery
-Clinicals- specialist interest
For the academic paper each trainee will be given 30 mins to read through the paper then
15mins of questions on the paper.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Cost: £74.98

You can register online here

Breast Cancer Management for Surgeons Course

November 22nd 2019, 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0ER

The UEMS Division of Breast Surgery is running this one day course aimed at delegates preparing for their final certification in examination including the Intercollegiate FRCS examination in General Surgery and the UEMS - European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) in Breast Surgery.

To register please click here




Alpine Breast Meeting

The inaugural Alpine Breast Meeting will take place from the 4th - 7th March 2020 in Seefeld-in-Tirol (Austria).  There will be a range of talks focusing on oncology, surgery and aesthetics of breast cancer treatments led by an experienced faculty of experts.  This event is open to all career grades and Breast MDT specialties.

During the conference there will be numerous facilitated networking opportunities and the layout of the academic programme is designed to allow for team-building time in the mountains.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.  Click here to register online and for more information.