2018 Annual Meeting

Grande Lakes Orlando

Preliminary Program Agenda(pdf)

Here’s a Preview of What You Can Expect During the 2018 GENERAL SESSION MAY 3–6:

Hear experts in the field of breast surgery address a variety of topics

  • NEW: The John Wayne Critical Issues in Breast Cancer Forum: The Changing Paradigm for Breast Cancer Surgery (Supported by a grant from the John Wayne Cancer Foundation)
  • Systemic Therapies and Chemoprevention
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Impact of Delays in Surgery on Outcomes
  • New MOC Guidelines
  • Breast Cancer Genomics
  • Timing of Breast Cancer Treatments
  • Benign Breast Disease Primer
  • Updates in Loco-regional Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Considerations for Systemic Treatment
  • Breast Imaging Update
  • AJCC 8th Edition Update
  • Continually Changing Health Care Landscape
  • Management of Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Environmental Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Coding and Reimbursement

Listen to and learn from debates on

  • Axillary Ultrasound on a Clinically Negative Axilla
  • Choosing Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Wisely
  • How to Manage the Axilla in the Neoadjuvant Setting
  • No Surgery After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Biopsy Proven PCR

Learn about the latest research through

  • Scientific Session Oral Presentations
  • A “Quickshot” forum, featuring brief presentations followed by discussion • And the ever-popular, Best Papers

Find out how they would do it, when

  • Several of your colleagues, selected by competition, share their tips and tricks to surgical techniques via narrated videos on Saturday, May 5
  • Attending the early-morning Ask the Breast Experts session on Sunday, May 6

Back by popular demand!! Fellows Track Topics relevant to breast fellows addressed Thursday, May 3, in this half-day, afternoon session.

Enjoy numerous networking opportunities, including

  • The opening reception, where you can relax with other attendees, while previewing the exhibits
  • The poster session reception, where researchers will be available to discuss their findings
  • Meals and breaks throughout the week

See the latest developments in technology by

  • Visiting with representatives from more than 80 companies in the Exhibit Hall
  • Attending a variety of vendor-supported events including symposia on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Optional early-morning SUNRISE WORKSHOPS* on Friday, May 4, will address the following topics:

  • Mastering Mastery of Breast Surgery
  • Managing Margins for Invasive and Noninvasive Cancer
  • Interacting with the Media and Advocacy Groups
  • Oncoplastics for Dummies
  • How to Order Genetic Testing for Your High-Risk Patients
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy and Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Incision Location, Technical Considerations
  • Oncoplastics 101
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Optimizing Timing and Technique
*Tickets required. Continental breakfast provided.