Sunday 7 February

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09.50 – 10.50

Opening plenary session

Welcome and introduction – Dr Michael J Michell, President, Symposium Mammographicum
Audrey Tucker Memorial lecture: Screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer: Past, present and futureProfessor Sir Mike Richards, Chair, Independent Review of Adult Screening Programmes in England

10:50 – 11:00

Comfort break

11:00 – 12:00

COVID-19 update

Chair: Dr Sarah Vinnicombe, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

Impact of Covid-19 and the suspension on the breast screening programmeProfessor Stephen Duffy, Director of the Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis
Resilience and innovation in educationDr Claire Mercer, Head of Radiography, University of Salford
Panel discussion

12:00 – 13:00

UK Screening Trials

Chair: Dr Sarah Vinnicombe, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

PROSPECTSDr Michael J Michell, Consultant Radiologist, King’s College Hospital, London
BRAID & MYPEBSProfessor Fiona J Gilbert, Professor of Radiology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
PROCAS 2Professor Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics, Regional Genetics, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester
Panel discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:45

Endomag Sponsor’s symposium
Advanced axillary management: the magnetic TAD experience

Victoria Sinnett, Consultant Radiographer, Royal Marsden Hospital, UK and Dr Marian Scoggins, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

14:00 – 15:00

Proffered papers 1

Chair: Dr Sarah Tennant, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

Chasing calcification – are we performing too many diagnostic stereotactic biopsies for the assessment of microcalcifications? –  Dr Ketan Jethwa, Nottingham Breast Institute
B3 lesions – VAE to B5b or not to B5b, a DGH experience Mrs Julia Yemm, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Risk of breast cancer following detection of breast lesions of uncertain malignant potential: A 23-year retrospective reviewDr Nerys Forester, Newcastle Hospitals
The prognostic impact of mode of detection of axillary metastases for women with invasive breast cancerMs Kirsty McNeil, NHS Tayside
Contrast enhanced digital breast tomosynthesis for the monitoring of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Preliminary results – Dr Sarah Savaridas, University of Dundee

15:00 – 15:15

Comfort break

15:15 – 15:55

Society and College of Radiographers Workshop

Breaking through the glass ceiling – Ms Sue Johnson, SCoR and Mrs Claire Borrelli, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

Poster viewing opportunity for delegates not attending workshop – click here to view the poster showcase.

15:55 – 16:00

Comfort break

16:00 – 17:00

Consultant Practitioners Networking Breakout Session

Chairs: Ms Sue Garnett and Ms Zebby Rees, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

Update from CRAGMs Sue Williams, Consultant Radiographer in Breast Imaging, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
Arbitration issuesMs Lisa Hackney, Consultant Radiographer, Macclesfield District General Hospital
Do we need accreditation?Ms Linda Deane, Breast Imaging Consultant Radiographer, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital
Director of ScreeningMrs Kathryn Taylor, Director of Breast Screening and Consultant Radiographer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Panel discussion

17:00 – 18:00

Workshop Assistant Practitioners Breakout Session

Chairs: Mrs Claire Borrelli and Mr Oliver Morrish, Symposium Mammographicum Organising Committee

SCoR update/scope of practiceMs Sue Johnson, Professional Officer Clinical Imaging, Society and College of Radiographers
Academy e-learning material for APsMrs Lyndsay Kinnear, Training & Education Lead for Mammography, Nightingale Centre, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Audit – working on the mobile vans pilot and beyondMs Jacquie Jenkins, National Breast Screening Programme Manager, PHE
Panel discussion

19:00 – 20:00

Ruby anniversary social event on Zoom

Join the President and colleagues for an evening of entertainment at home. Andy Cope, Founder “The Art of Brilliance”, returns to tell us how to be happy in these uncertain times. Followed by a musical performance from Natasha Agarwal, former pupil at Royal Academy of Music and all round performer. Join the committee with a cocktail, mocktail or a cup of tea and toast the charity’s 40 year history in breast imaging.