Scientific Programme

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

The scientific programme for London Breast Meeting will include 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 will be live-streamed online and all attendees will receive access to the on-demand content after the meeting.


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

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

8:45 AM - 9:35 AM

  • Cancer Genomics and Its Impact on Breast Cancer Management
  • Management of Breast Sarcoma and Angiosarcoma
9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Symposium kindly supported by Motiva

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
Special topic: Breast Bounce- Surgical Implications of Breast Biomechanics

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Setting Up A Breast Cancer Unit

  • Organisation, Legislation and Certification
  • The Role of the Plastic Surgeon in the Breast MDT
  • Publicity, Marketing and the Role of Social Media
  • Discussion
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Symposium, kindly sponsored by Zeiss

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Keynote Address: Shifting paradigm in breast cancer treatment

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Breast Cancer Diagnostics

  • Is mammography still the standard of care in screening?
  • Detection of recurrence following breast reconstruction
  • Discussion
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Symposium, kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca

2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Lymphoedema updates: what works in my hands

  • Reverse Mapping in ALND
  • Patient Selection in Reduction Techniques for Lymphoedema
  • Video Session: VLNT / Lymph Interpositional Flap Transfer /Targeted Lymphatic Axillary Repair
  • Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:30 PM - 5:40 PM
Implant Reconstruction

  • Is Hypofractionated Radiotherapy Conducive with Implant Reconstruction?
  • The Use of Non-Anatomical Implants in Prepectoral Reconstruction
  • Do we Really Need Meshes in Prepectoral Reconstruction?
  • Reverse Expansion in Breast Reconstruction
  • Discussion
5:40 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 - 10:10 AM

Parallel Session A

Single Stage Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Efficiency, Ergonomics and Logistics
  • Training in Microsurgery: Breeding the Efficient Microsurgeon
  • Day Case Free Flaps?
  • Advances in microscopes and robotics
  • Flap Monitoring in Buried Flaps
  • Discussion
Panel Discussion: When Size Matters: Increasing the Volume in Autologous Reconstruction

Refinement of Autologous Breast Reconstruction

  • Achieving Projection in the Delayed Reconstruction
  • Strategies to Reduce Fat Necrosis
  • The Sense and Nonsense of Flap Neurotisation
  • Discussion
Panel Discussion: Making the Decision on Symmetrisation Surgery: When, Who, What?

Parallel Session B

Oncological Surgery

  • Key Factors for Aesthetic NSM
  • Preservation of Sensation in Mastectomy
  • Incomplete DCIS Margins: what next?
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy- is the Blue Dye Archaic?
  • Discussion
Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Surgery in Multifocal and Multicentric Breast Cancer
  • Breast Conserving Surgery Defect Management
  • Immediate Fat Grafting in Breast Conserving Surgery
  • Discussion
Round Table Discussion: Breast Conserving Surgery in Breast Augmented Patients
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Refreshments and exhibition

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Keynote Address: My Perforator Flap Journey for the Breast

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Sponsored Symposium

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LBM Free Paper Session: Innovations in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

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

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Sponsored Symposium, kindly supported by Integra

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
Panel Discussion: Why are there not Different Implants for Aesthetics vs Reconstructive Surgery?

  • Breast Implant Illness
  • Discussion
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

3:20 PM - 4:05 PM
Transferable Skills for the Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeon

  • Planning of the NAC Position Over an Implant
  • Improving the Yield in Lipofilling
  • Lipofilling Around a Breast Implant
  • Discussion
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM
Sponsored Symposium

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM
The Legacy of John Tebbetts

5:00 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

  • The Paradigm Change from Dual Plane Anatomical vs Subglandular
  • Explantation and Management of the Capsule
  • Management of implant fatigue- removal without replacement
  • Revision Breast Augmentation: Regaining Control of the Pocket
  • Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Sponsored Symposium

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Long Term Implant Surveillance from the Perpectives of the Clinician and the Industry

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11:10 AM - 12:05 PM
Aesthetic Reshaping of the Breast and Body in Special Groups

  • Surgical Planning for the Post-Partum Woman
  • Surgical Planning for Women with Massive Weight Loss
  • Surgical Planning for Transgender Surgery
  • Discussion
12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
Adjuncts in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

  • Use of Ultrasound in Aesthetic Breast Surgery
  • Non Surgical Rejuvenation of the Breast
  • Medispa
  • Discussion
12:50 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Surgical Pearls from the Faculty

  • Mastopexy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Lipofilling
  • Portable USS
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Summary and Close of Meeting

Claudia Albornoz

Plastic Surgeon, Chile

Claudio Angrigiani


Plastic Surgeon

Mark Ho Asjoe


Plastic Surgeon

Edward Chang


Plastic Surgeon

Mihye Choi


Plastic Surgeon

Peter Cordeiro


Plastic Surgeon

Tine Engberg Damsgaard


Plastic Surgeon

Jian Farhadi

UK & Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair

Moustapha Hamdi


Plastic Surgeon

Ashutosh Kothari


Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Anjana Kulkarni


Clinical Geneticist

Koenraad van Landuyt


Plastic Surgeon

Cornelia Leo

Breast Surgeon, Switzerland

Patrick Mallucci


Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Jaume Masia


Conference Co-Chair

Maurice Nahabedian


Professor of Plastic Surgery

Mark Nathan

Medical Oncologist, UK

Dung Nguyen

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA

Marc Pacifico


Plastic Surgeon

Gemma Pons


Plastic Surgeon

Mani Ragbir

Reconstructive Surgeon, UK

Venkat Ramakrishnan


Plastic Surgeon

Alberto Rancati


Plastic Surgeon

Charles Randquist


Plastic Surgeon

Alanna Rebecca

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, USA

David Ross


Plastic Surgeon

Isabel Rubio


Breast Surgical Oncologist

Giulia Lo Russo

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Italy

Virgilio Sacchini

Breast Surgeon, Italy

Eric Santamaria


Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgeon

Marlene See


Conference Scientific Chair

Sinikka Suominen


Plastic Surgeon

Steven Teitelbaum


Plastic Surgeon

Joanna Wakefield-Scurr


Professor of Biomechanics

Takumi Yamamoto

Reconstructive Microsurgeon, Japan