Academic & Research Collaborative

The Mammary Fold Academic & Research Collaborative is a subcommittee of the Mammary Fold, which was developed in parallel with the ABS Academic & Research Committee in 2012. As a research group interested in breast surgery trainees, we aim to facilitate UK-wide trainee promoted and/or led research.

If you are interested in being involved in the work of MFAC, please contact mfac.research@gmail.com.

You may also wish to visit the Research section of the ABS website for information about gaining research grants, ABS badged studies, funding and guidance.

Please follow the MFAC on Twitter @MFoldResearch  for research/study updates and opportunities to get involved.

Aims

The aims of the Mammary Fold Academic & Research Collaborative are:

  • To enhance care and outcome for patients with breast disease through promoting and supporting trainee-led audit and research
  • To develop a national collaborative to facilitate high quality trainee-led audit and research projects, as well as design and conduct novel studies

Click here to read the Mammary Fold Academic & Research Collaborative's full Terms of Reference.

MFAC Research Study Days

2022 iBRA-NET and MFAC Research Meeting

In 2022 iBRA-NET and MFAC will be holding a joint research meeting.  The meeting will be held online on the 21st March 2022.

Programme information can be viewed here

Registration for the meeting is now closed. Please email office@absgbi.org.uk if you have any queries.


5th MFAC Day, 2021

The 5th MFAC Day was held online on the 17th February 2021 from 10am to 3pm.

To watch the recoding of this meeting please click here.

Academic careers

Increasingly there is an expectation – quite rightly – that participation in clinical research should be an integral part of our practice as consultant breast surgeons. Clinical research allows us to create the evidence base we need to inform our clinical practice, while giving our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of new treatments or technologies. 

Read more here.

Read here about Clinical Academic Career Opportunities.

Research Opportunities

Here you can find current and upcoming research opportunities.

Developing a national collaborative study

You can find information here about obtaining support from MFAC for developing national collaboratives.  Please click here

 

MFAC Publications

To find out more about publications from previous MFAC studies please click here