How to Get Involved
The American Society of Breast Surgeons offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved. By getting involved, you have the opportunity to make important contributions impacting the Society’s future, to network with other members, and to help strengthen both your commitment and the Society’s commitment to improving the practice of breast surgery and excellence in the care of breast patients.
Become a Member
The first step to becoming involved with the American Society of Breast Surgeons is applying for membership. The Society offers four primary membership categories as well as a special membership category for patient advocates. In addition to those practicing in the United States, membership in all categories is open to international applicants who meet the necessary requirements.
Volunteer for a Committee
The Society’s numerous committees and working groups are responsible for developing and maintaining the programs and policies that support the Society’s mission. The Society recruits committee members through a formal “Call for Volunteers” held in the fall each year.
Earn Certification / Accreditation
Surgeons can demonstrate their commitment to quality patient care and public safety by earning certification in breast ultrasound and/or stereotactic breast procedures. Facility accreditation is also available in these areas.
Present Your Research
Each year, a call for abstracts is issued for the Society’s Annual meeting. Both oral and poster presentations have an audience of more than 1000 surgeons who are dedicated to treating breast disease. The 2020 Annual Meeting's Call for Abstracts will open in August.
Attend the Annual Meeting
The Society’s Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field, network with colleagues, view the latest technology, and learn more about what the Society is doing on behalf of its members.
Support the Foundation
The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the standard of care for breast disease patients by providing support for medical and patient education, advancing breast disease research, diagnosis and treatment technologies, and offering programs and services to medical professionals and their patients. Members interested in supporting these goals can make a monetary contribution directly to the Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.