Paralleling the development of the ABS Academic & Research Committee, 2012 saw the development of the Mammary Fold Academic Collaborative (MFAC). Our aim was to develop a national research collaborative that may facilitate local trainee group projects, as well as design and conduct novel studies looking at current practice.
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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
Incorporating academic & research activity into a consultant career
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.