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Breast Symposium

3rd International Breast Symposium

Contrasting Attitudes to Breast Care: United States v Europe

A programme of lectures from renowned American & European breast centres

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Thursday 20th May 2010

Topics & Speakers

Chair: Prof. Karol Sikora, Medical Director of CancerPartnersUK

International Keynote Speakers

Welcome from Susan E Smith, CEO, The Princess Grace Hospital
Introduction by Prof. Karol Sikora, Symposium Chairman

Breast cancer survival in the UK, Europe and the USA
Prof. Michel Coleman

Recall, detection and false positive rates - US and European practice
Prof. Roland Holland (Nigmegen, Netherlands)

Contrast enhanced breast MRI - appropriate (and inappropriate) use
Prof. Sylvia Heywang- Köbrunner (Munich, Germany)

The importance of Breast Density at the LBI
Dr. Nick Perry

Women’s attitudes to specialist breast centres and associated research activity in the USA
Rocky Billups (USA)

Skin-sparing Mastectomy & Immediate Reconstruction: The LBI Experience
Prof. Kefah Mokbel

Recent advances in systemic therapy - contrast between European and US practice
Dr. Paul Ellis