Scientific Programme

What is New in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery?

Time Information
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Registration and Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
PARALLEL SESSION 1A: ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY

  • Chest wall perforator flaps
  • Advanced oncoplastic techniques with glandular manipulation 
  • Prepectoral reconstruction: step by step
  • Late correction of volumatic defects

PARALLEL SESSION 1B: IMAGING FOR MICROSURGEONS

  • The use of ultrasound perforator flaps
  • Thermal imaging in flap planning
  • Interpretation of ICG lymphangiography
  • Interpretation of CT angiograms


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
SESSION 2: AESTHETIC BREAST SURGERY

  • Choosing the implant in subfascial/subglandular augmentation with lipofilling
  • Mastopexy in massive weight loss patients 
  • Implant to fat conversion


Time Information
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration and refreshments

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome and introduction by Chairs

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
WHAT'S NEW IN ONCOLOGY AND GENETICS?

  • Alternative strategies to risk reducing surgery
  • Non BRCA gene mutations: the implications and management
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques: are we saying goodbye to the isotope?
  • Molecular profiling: what is the relevance?
  • Management of the false positive axilla
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY KCI

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE: WHY DOES THE BREAST SAG?

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

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM
WHAT IS NEW IN LYMPHOEDEMA?

  • Summary of the 9th World Symposium on Lymphoedema Surgery
  • Prophylactic lymphoedema surgery
  • The epigastric flap
  • Discussion
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY GC AESTHETICS

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
KEYNOTE LECTURE: MY INNOVATION JOURNEY

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: NEOADJUVANT THERAPIES AND DE-ESCALATION OF SURGERY FOR BREAST CANCER

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LBM FREE PAPER SESSION: INNOVATIONS IN AESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE BREAST SURGERY

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY MOTIVA

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS

  • Robotic microsurgery
  • Robotic surgery for lymphoedema
  • Discussion
  • AI in breast cancer surgery
  • Centre of the future of surgery
  • Big data and AI in breast cancer
  • AI in perforator mapping
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LBM Welcome Reception, kindly supported by Endomag

Time Information
6:15 AM - 7:30 AM
LBM Fun Run through Regent's Park

Led by: Sandra Wichert
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and refreshments

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
PARALLEL SESSION 1A: WHAT'S NEW IN DIEP FLAP RECONSTRUCTION?

  • SHAEP flap
  • Surgical delay of the DIEP flap
  • Bespoke flap planning for achieving the final volume
  • Breast and nipple-areolar neurotisation
PARALLEL SESSION 2A: WHAT IS NEW IN ONCOLOGIAL SURGERY

  • Targeted acillary surgery
  • Lipofilling in DCIS and BRCA patients: a no go?
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy in the difficult breast shape
  • De-escalating breast conservation surgery
  • Summary of St Gallen/Vienna consensus
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
PARALLEL SESSION 1B: WHAT'S NEW IN THE ABDOMINAL DONOR SITE

  • How to achieve divine proportions
  • Abdominal wall repair
  • Correction of the abdominal wall site
  • Achieving donor site morbidity after vascularised lymph node transfer
  • Discussion
PARALLEL SESSION 2B: WHAT'S NEW IN ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY?

  • Management of positive margins after oncoplastic surgery
  • Multiple ipsilateral cancers: therapeutic mammoplasty vs mastectomy
  • Local perforator flaps: immediate vs delayed
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
PARALLEL SESSION 1C: TIPS AND TRICKS IN AUTOLOGOUS RECOSTRUCTION

  • Updates on flap monitoring
  • Extracorporeal telescopes in microsurgery
  • Enhanced recovery for free flap surgery
  • Discussion
PARALLEL SESSION 2C: TIPS AND TRICKS IN ONCOPLASTIC SURGERY

  • The aesthetic flat closure
  • Temporising the tumorectomy area
  • Future-proofing the incisions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: WHAT IS NEW IN RADIOTHERAPY IN RELATION TO BREAST RECONSTRUCTION?

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY IDEAL MEDICAL SOLUTIONS

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
KEYNOTE LECTURE: MY JOURNEY IN THE INNOVATION OF PERFORATOR FLAPS

 
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
KEYNOTE LECTURE: WHAT INNOVATIONS CAN WE EXPECT FROM IMPLANTS?

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY JOINT OPERATIONS

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
WHAT'S NEW IN PRE-PECTORAL IMPLANT RECONSTRUCTION?

  • Capsular contracture in the thin patient
  • Implant choice (texture and composition)
  • ADM choice: do we still need it?
  • Staged procedure vs direct to implant reconstruction
  • Discussion
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM KINDLY SUPPORTED BY GALATEA

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
IMPLANT TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED ISSUES

  • Nanotechnology
  • Breast implant illness
  • Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
TIPS AND TRICKS IN IMPLANT BASED RECONSTRUCTION AND LIPOFILLING

  • Rippling when there is no fat available
  • How to treat fat cysts and necrosis after lipofilling
  • Management of the axillary tail
  • Immediate or delayed lipofilling in DCI
  • Discussion
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Networking reception, kindly supported by Synovis

A chance to catch up and network with peers and colleagues in the garden of the Royal College of Physicians. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the evening.
Time Information
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
WHAT IS REALLY NEW IN BREAST AUGMENTATION?

  • Synmastia correction: the challenge
  • The lower pole expansionpost augmentation: how do we manage it?
  • The use of 3D imaging in pre-operative consultation
  • Minimally invasive breast augmentation: does it exist?
  • Dual plane vs composite augmentation
  • Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: MANAGEMENT OF THE UPPER POLE: IMPLANTS VS FAT GRAFTING VS GLANDULAR FLAP

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
AESTHETIC RESHAPING OF THE BREAST

  • The use of mesh in mastopexy and reduction surgery
  • How to avoid errors in augmentation-mastopexy
  • The scarless mastopexy
  • Discussion
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
WHAT IS NEW IN MASTOPEXY AND REDUCTION?

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
LIPOFILLING TECHNIQUES FOR SUPERIOR RESULTS

  • What is the industry's contribution for success?
  • Fat donors and recipients
  • Harvesting techniques: is it as simple as it looks?
  • Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
UPDATE ON ALCL: THE SCHEER REPORT

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
IBSA SESSION: TIPS AND TRICKS IN IMPLANT REMOVAL AND DOWNSIZING

  • Management of implant removal without replacement
  • How to avoid vertical scar indention in mastopexy
  • En bloc capsulectomy: indications, implications and complications
  • Counselling the patient with an implant rupture
  • Techniques of downsizing with and without mastopexy
  • Discussion
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
WHAT HAVE I CHANGED IN MY PRACTICE IN THE LAST YEAR?

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Summary and close of conference