5th annual breast cancer forum: What causes breast cancer? What cures it?

Date

Friday 14 September 2018

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

RSM Professionals , Pink Ribbon

Accreditation

6 CPD Points

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about this event

We are delighted to partner with Pink Ribbon to deliver the fifth annual breast cancer forum. This year we look at the causes of breast cancer, and how can it be prevented and cured, with unique international perspectives.

Learn about the various pathological, genetic and lifestyle risk factors of breast cancer, as well as techniques for detecting and preventing breast cancer, and review the latest treatments and procedures on offer.  

The forum provides great networking and learning opportunities in the heart of London, just before breast cancer awareness month. Medical practitioners from all parts of the patient management cycle, as well as patient groups and campaigners can benefit from the forum. All delegates are invited to post-conference drinks and networking.  

We also have 10% discounts for block bookings. Simply email rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk for more information. Please note, all delegates must be booked at once to access the discount.

Topics covered

  • The latest theories of genetic causes of breast cancer, both from UK and international speakers.
  • The pathology of breast cancer is described in different nations, comparing best practices in America and Europe systems in Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMIC), in Africa and Asia. 
  • Key developments in some neglected areas of breast cancer pharmacology, including triple negative, brain metastases and male breast cancer. 
  • New research linking breast cancer and pregnancy outcomes. 
  • Political approaches to beating breast cancer.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Kath Thompson, Breast Cancer Veteran, pharmaceutical physician and author of From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

  • Dr Virginia Kaklamani, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio
  • Professor Gareth Evans, Professor in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, Manchester University
  • Professor Mitch Dowsett, Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Chris Twelves, Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology, Leeds Institute of Cancer Studies and Pathology, University of Leeds
  • Miss Neha Tabassum, PhD Research Scholar, Imperial College London
  • Miss Tasha Gandamihardja, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Chelmsford Hospital
  • Dr Rachael Liebmann (Chair), Vice President for Communications, The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Dr Hania Morsi Fadl OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Khartoum Breast Cancer Care Centre (Sudan)
  • Dr Nada Alwan, Director, National Cancer Research Centre (Iraq)
  • Dr Abeer Shabaan, Consultant Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (UK & Egypt)
  • Dr Shahin Sayed, Consultant Histopathologist, Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Dr Jo Marsden, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

 

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agenda

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.40 am

Welcome and introduction

Gerard Dugdill, Publishing Director, Pink Ribbon and Dr Kath Thompson, Breast Cancer Veteran, pharmaceutical physician and author of From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

Session one

9.50 am

Introductory speech

Dr Virginia Kaklamani, Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio

10.20 am

Politics, money and breast cancer

Speaker to be confirmed

10.30 am

Who gets breast cancer?

Professor Gareth Evans, Professor in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, Manchester University

11.00 am

Breast cancer risk, hormones and prevention

Professor Mitch Dowsett, Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

11.30 am

Panel discussion

11.45 am

Tea and coffee break

12.00 pm

Royal College of Pathologists introduction

Dr Rachael Liebmann (Chair), Vice President for Communications, The Royal College of Pathologists

12.20 pm

Pathological perspectives - UK and Egypt

Dr Abeer Shabaan, Consultant Pathologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (UK & Egypt)

12.40 pm

Pathological perspectives - Kenya

Dr Shahin Sayed, Consultant Histopathologist, Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (Kenya)

1.00 pm

Lunch

2.00 pm

Pathological perspectives - Sudan

Dr Hania Morsi Fadl OBE, Founder and Chief Executive, Khartoum Breast Cancer Care Centre (Sudan)

2.20 pm

Pathological perspectives - Iraq

Dr Nada Alwan, Director, National Cancer Research Centre (Iraq)

2.40

Pathological perspectives - Q & A

Panel

Session Two

3.00 pm

Surgical considerations: enhanced recovery and day case management

Jo Marsden, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

3.30 pm

Key challenges in MBC: Triple negative disease and brain metastases

Chris Twelves, Professor of clinical cancer pharmacology and oncology, Leeds Institute of Cancer Studies and Pathology, University of Leeds

4.00 pm

Male breast cancer

Miss Tasha Gandamihardja, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Chelmsford Hospital

4.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.30 pm

Pregnancy and breast cancer

Miss Neha Tabassum, PhD Research Scholar, Imperial College London

4.50 pm

closing keynote

TBC

5.20 pm

Panel discussion

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

5.35 pm

Delegates are invited to attend a networking event with drinks at the RSM

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  • Registration is now open
  • Member rates from £59 - £139
  • Non member rates from £69 - £179
  • Early bird rate will close on Thursday 16 August 2018
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Pink Ribbon research and reports

research and reports

Read the latest featured research and news articles on the Pink Ribbon website, including speaker Miss Neha Tabassum's research on breast cancer-associated risks of pregnancy.

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Amy LingardTel: 020 7290 2983 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk arrow