Scientific Programme

The art and science of aesthetic, reconstruction and cancer breast surgery

The scientific programme for London Breast Meeting included a variety of sessions for experts to share their knowledge and innovations, including best practice updates, keynote addresses, video technique sessions, interactive case discussions and roundtable discussions.

All programme sessions were live-streamed online and all attendees received access to the on-demand content after the meeting.

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Time Information
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and refreshments

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Welcome from the Conference Chairs

Jian Farhadi UK & Switzerland, Jaume Masia Spain, Marlene See UK
8:45 AM - 9:20 AM
Oncology

CHAIRS: Maurice Nahabedian USA, Cornelia Leo Switzerland

  • Cancer genomics and its impact on breast cancer management
    Anjana Kulkarni UK

  • Management of breast sarcoma and angiosarcoma
    Manirami Ragbir UK
9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Satellite symposium: Closing the Loop in 2-Stage Breast Reconstruction

Kindly sponsored by Motiva

Alexandre Munhoz
Brazil, Antonio Tejerina Spain, Burcu Çelet Özden Turkey
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Special topic: Breast Bounce- Surgical Implications of Breast Biomechanics

CHAIR: Marlene See UK
Joanna Wakefield-Scurr UK
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Setting Up A Breast Cancer Unit

CHAIRS: Virgilio Sacchini USA, Ashutosh Kothari UK

  • Organisation, Legislation and Certification
    Isabel Rubio Spain

  • The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in the Breast MDT
    Sinikka Suominen Finland

  • Publicity, Marketing and the Role of Social Media
    James Martin UK

  • Discussion
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Satellite symposium, kindly sponsored by Zeiss

Experience in breast and lymphoedema surgery

Ines Tinhofer Austria
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Keynote Address: Shifting paradigm in breast cancer treatment

CHAIR: Jian Farhadi UK & Switzerland
Virgilio Sacchini, USA
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Breast Cancer Diagnostics

CHAIRS: Isabel Rubio Spain, Alberto Rancati Argentina

  • Is mammography still the standard of care in screening? Nasia Papachristodoulou, Hungary

  • Detection of recurrence following breast reconstruction Constanze Elfgen, Switzerland 

  • Discussion
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Satellite symposium, kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca

2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
Lymphoedema updates: what works in my hands

In association with Barcelona Breast Meeting: http://bbm.cat/

CHAIRS: Koenraad van Landuyt Belgium, Sinikka Suominen Finland

  • Reverse Mapping in ALND Isabel Rubio Spain

  • Targeted Lymphatic Axillary Repair Gemma Pons Spain
  • Lymph Interpositional Flap Transfer Takumi Yamamoto Japan
  • Physiologic procedures and combined approaches Edward Chang USA

  • Patient Selection in Reduction Techniques for Lymphoedema Dung Nguyen USA

  • Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Implant Reconstruction

CHAIRS: Mark Ho Asjoe UK, Alanna Rebecca USA

  • Is Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Conducive with Implant Reconstruction?
    Suzy Cleator UK, Peter Cordeiro USA

  • The Use of Non-Anatomical Implants in Prepectoral Reconstruction
    Claudia Albornoz, Chile

  • Replacing shaped implants with round implants: surgeon and patient reported outcomes Peter Cordeiro USA

  • Do we Really Need Meshes in Prepectoral Reconstruction?
    Mihye Choi USA

  • Discussion
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LBM Welcome Reception, kindly supported by Endomag

Time Information
6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
LBM run through Regent's Park

Join us for a fun run through Regent's Park, followed by a champagne breakfast - the perfect way to start your day!
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7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and refreshments

8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Parallel Session A

Single Stage Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Efficiency, Ergonomics and Logistics
CHAIRS: Jian Farhadi UK & Switzerland, Venkat Ramakrishnan UK

  • Training in Microsurgery: Breeding the Efficient Microsurgeon
    Takumi Yamamoto Japan

  • Day Case Free Flaps?
    Adam Blackburn UK

  • Advances in microscopes and robotics
    Edward Chang, USA

  • Flap Monitoring in Buried Flaps
    Mark Ho Asjoe UK

  • Discussion

Panel Discussion: When Size Matters: Increasing the Volume in Autologous Reconstruction
CHAIRS: Koenraad van Landuyt Belgium, Sinikka Suominen Finland

Maurice Nahabedian USA, Venkat Ramakrishnan UK, Eric Santamaria Mexico

Refinement of Autologous Breast Reconstruction
CHAIRS: Dung Nguyen USA, Edward Chang USA

  • Achieving Projection in the Delayed Reconstruction
    Eric Santamaria Mexico

  • Strategies to Reduce Fat Necrosis
    Gemma Pons Spain

  • The Sense and Nonsense of Flap Neurotisation
    Koenraad van Landuyt Belgium

  • Discussion

Panel Discussion: Making the Decision on Symmetrisation Surgery: When, Who, What?
CHAIRS: Gemma Pons Spain, Mark Ho Asjoe UK

Dung Nguyen USA, Sinikka Suominen Finland, Koenraad van Landuyt Belgium, Alanna Rebecca USA

Parallel Session B

Oncological Surgery

Mastectomy
CHAIR: Virgilio Sacchini USA, Constanze Elfgen Switzerland

  • Key Factors for Aesthetic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
    Mihye Choi USA

  • Preservation of Sensation in Mastectomy
    Alanna Rebecca USA

  • Sentinel Node Biopsy- is the Blue Dye Archaic?
    Ashutosh Kothari UK

  • Incomplete DCIS Margins: what next?
    Isabel Rubio Spain

  • Discussion

Oncoplastic Surgery
CHAIRS: Isabel Rubio Spain, Claudio Angrigiani Argentina

  • Oncoplastic Surgery in Multifocal and Multicentric Breast Cancer
    Ashutosh Kothari UK

  • Breast Conserving Surgery Defect Management
    Alberto Rancati Argentina

  • Immediate Fat Grafting in Breast Conserving Surgery
    Cornelia Leo Switzerland

  • Discussion

Round Table Discussion: Breast Conserving Surgery in Breast Augmented Patients
CHAIRS: Ashutosh Kothari UK, Alberto Rancati Argentina

Suzy Cleator
UK, Claudia Albornoz Chile, Peter Cordeiro USA, Cornelia Leo Switzerland

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Refreshments and exhibition

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Keynote Address: My Perforator Flap Journey for the Breast

CHAIR: Jaume Masia Spain
Claudio Angrigiani Argentina
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
Satellite Symposium, kindly sponsored by GC Aesthetics

Rationale and Surgical technique using round smooth opaque implants (PERLE™)

Taimur Shoaib
 UK
11:25 AM - 11:35 AM
Satellite symposium, kindly sponsored by Meccellis Biotech

Decellularised tissue in breast reconstruction: The pathway to a non-silicone breast implant
Laurent Lantieri France
11:35 AM - 12:30 PM
LBM Free Paper Session: Innovations in Oncological, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

CHAIRS: Mihye Choi USA, Adam Blackburn UK
  • Bilateral anterolateral thigh myocutaneous flaps for giant complex chest wall reconstruction Dajiang Song China  

  • Underestimated risk of involved margins in skin (SSM) – and nipple sparing mastectomies (NSM): intraoperative sonography and intraoperative MRI as tools for improvement Stefan Paepke Germany

  • Dual layer rotation: A versatile therapeutic mammoplasty technique Sarianna Joukainen Switzerland

  • Extreme oncoplasty: think beyond mastectomy Lubna Vohra Pakistan

  • A three-pedicle dermal flap: Bridging NAC sparing mastectomy and breast reduction, while ensuring survival of the nipple Georgia Koulermou Cyprus

  • Managing no-drain mastectomy with closed incision negative pressure wound therapy using full-coverage foam dressings Andrew Pieri UK

  • Exclusive lipofilling for secondary mammary reconstruction as a gold standard for breast reconstruction Kais Razzouk France
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Address: Breast Implants in the USA: A 30 Year Perspective on Adaptation

CHAIR: Marlene See UK
Maurice Nahabedian USA
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Satellite Symposium, kindly sponsored by Integra

Impact of ADM technology in breast reconstruction
Ash Mosahebi
UK
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM
Transferable Skills for the Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeon

CHAIRS: Steven Teitelbaum USA, Claudia Albornoz Chile

  • Planning of the NAC Position Over an Implant
    Alberto Rancati Argentina

  • Improving the Yield in Lipofilling
    Alanna Rebecca USA

  • Lipofilling Around a Breast Implant
    Alexandre Munhoz Brazil

  • Discussion
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Refining shell and shape: Why can’t we have implants specific for aesthetic surgery?

CHAIRS: Jaume Masia Spain, Maurice Nahabedian USA

Charlie Pillans Q Medical, Pierre Gengembre Sebbin, Juan José Chacón-Quirós Motiva, Carlos Reis Pinto GC Aesthetics
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Satellite symposium, kindly sponsored by BD Galaflex

How to achieve reliable stability in the lower pole of the breast

Jaume Masia
 Spain
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
The Legacy of John Tebbetts

CHAIR: Jian Farhadi UK & Switzerland
Steven Teitelbaum USA
4:40 PM - 7:30 PM
Networking Reception, kindly supported by Synovis

Time Information
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Changing Trends in Breast Augmentation

CHAIRS: David Ross UK, Eric Santamaria Argentina

  • The Paradigm Change from Dual Plane Anatomical vs Subglandular
    Charles Randquist Sweden

  • Explantation and Management of the Capsule
    Alberto Rancati Argentina

  • Management of implant fatigue- removal without replacement
    Steven Teitelbaum USA

  • Revision Breast Augmentation: Regaining Control of the Pocket
    Marc Pacifico UK

  • Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Adjuncts in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

CHAIRS: Alexander Munhoz Brazil & Giulia Lo Russo Italy

  • The Medispa Experience
    Charles Randquist Sweden

  • Scar Management
    Jorge Leon Villapalos UK

  • Panel Discussion: Non Surgical Rejuvenation of the Breast
    Charles Randquist Sweden, Jorge Leon Villapalos UK
  • Discussion
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Aesthetic Reshaping of the Breast and Body in Special Groups

CHAIRS: Marc Pacifico UK

  • Surgical Planning for the Post-Partum Woman
    Charles Randquist Sweden

  • Surgical Planning for Women with Massive Weight Loss
    David Ross UK

  • Surgical Planning for Transgender Surgery (Female to Male)
    Giulia Lo Russo Italy

  • Surgical Planning for Transgender Surgery (Male to Female)
    Sinikka Suominen Finland

  • Discussion
12:10 PM - 12:35 PM
Roundtable Discussion: Long Term Implant Surveillance from the Perpectives of the Clinician and the Industry

CHAIRS: Charles Randquist Sweden, Maurice Nahabedian USA

Steven Teitelbaum USA, Alexandre Munhoz Brazil, Peter Cordeiro USA
12:35 PM - 1:05 PM
Surgical Pearls from the Faculty

CHAIRS: Jaume Masia Spain, Marlene See UK

David Ross UK, Mihye Choi USA, Charles Randquist Sweden
1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
Summary and Closing Comments

Jian Farhadi UK & Switzerland, Jaume Masia Spain, Marlene See UK
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Close of Meeting

Claudia Albornoz

Plastic Surgeon, Chile

Claudio Angrigiani

Argentina

Plastic Surgeon

Mark Ho Asjoe

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Adam Blackburn

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Edward Chang

USA

Plastic Surgeon

Mihye Choi

USA

Plastic Surgeon

Susan Cleator

Clinical Oncologist, UK

Peter Cordeiro

USA

Plastic Surgeon

Constanze Elfgen

Switzerland

Breast Surgeon

Jian Farhadi

UK & Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair

Ashutosh Kothari

UK

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Anjana Kulkarni

UK

Clinical Geneticist

Koenraad van Landuyt

Belgium

Plastic Surgeon

Cornelia Leo

Breast Surgeon, Switzerland

James Martin

UK

Dentist, social media and financial educator

Jaume Masia

Spain

Conference Co-Chair

Alexandre Munhoz

Brazil

Plastic Surgeon

Maurice Nahabedian

USA

Professor of Plastic Surgery

Dung Nguyen

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA

Marc Pacifico

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Nasia Papachristodoulou

Affidea

Radiologist

Gemma Pons

Spain

Plastic Surgeon

Mani Ragbir

Reconstructive Surgeon, UK

Venkat Ramakrishnan

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Alberto Rancati

Argentina

Plastic Surgeon

Charles Randquist

Sweden

Plastic Surgeon

Alanna Rebecca

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA

David Ross

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Isabel Rubio

Spain

Breast Surgical Oncologist

Giulia Lo Russo

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Italy

Virgilio Sacchini

Breast Surgeon, Italy

Eric Santamaria

Mexico

Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgeon

Marlene See

UK

Conference Scientific Chair

Sinikka Suominen

Finland

Plastic Surgeon

Steven Teitelbaum

USA

Plastic Surgeon

Jorge-Leon Villapalos

UK

Plastic Surgeon

Joanna Wakefield-Scurr

UK

Professor of Biomechanics

Takumi Yamamoto

Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Japan