Breast conservation: Pushing the boundaries – Professor Michael Dixon, Professor of Surgery & Consultant Surgeon, University of Edinburgh

This talk will help delegates to:
• Be aware of new data showing better outcomes with breast conserving therapy compared with mastectomy.
• Appreciate that multisite cancer is no longer a contraindication to breast conservation.
• Appreciate that breast conserving surgery is a possible option for selected patients with inflammatory breast cancer post initial systemic therapy.
• Be aware of the excellent outcomes with low rates of recurrence now seen with oncoplastic surgery.

Professor Michael Dixon is a Consultant Breast Surgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. He is also Clinical Director of the Breast Cancer Now Research Group in Edinburgh and holds an Honorary Professorship in Breast Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Dixon has published over 330 papers, contributed 130 book chapters, and written or edited 25 books. Professor Dixon has given over 200 invited lectures all around the world. He was the Royal College of Surgeons of Australasia Visiting Fellow in 2000 and 2011 and was visiting Professor to Yale and Harvard in 2012. Professor Dixon was the co-chair of the Miami Breast Cancer Conference between 2008 and 2015. In 2013, he was voted the 36th greatest person in Edinburgh of all time and received an OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his work improving our understanding and improving the management of breast disease. In December 2017, he received a Health Hero Award voted for by the readers of the Daily Mail and presented by the Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Axilla surgery: Less is more – Miss Leena Chagla, Consultant Surgeon and Lead Clinician Breast services

This talk will:
• Take you through the changes in the management of the axilla over time.
• Demonstrate the importance of radiology in the management of the axilla.
• Share the data of her unit as they changed practice over the years.

Miss Leena Chagla is a consultant surgeon and Honorary Secretary of the Association of Breast Surgery. She heads the Breast unit at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is a Professional Clinical Advisor to Public Health England for Breast Screening. Leena qualified from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai with a gold medal in Surgery. Whilst in India, she trained at JJ Hospital (a busy government hospital) and at the Tata Memorial Cancer Centre.

Her breast unit at St. Helens Hospital is actively involved in Clinical innovation and Clinical Trials and introduced the ROLL (Radioisotope occult lesion localisation) and SNOLL (Sentinel node and occult lesion localisation) techniques for screen detected cancers in the UK. She continues to publish in peer reviewed journals but she wouldn’t go as far as to call herself an academic!

Leena was instrumental in setting up the International Forum at ABS with a view to sharing good practice globally. She is committed to improving and standardising Breast cancer care through education and training. She has been hosting the National Oncoplastic Fellows meeting in Liverpool for over 15 years.

Outside of Work Leena is a keen sportswoman having played water-polo for Liverpool and the Northern Counties at the highest level.

Declaration of interest: Miss Chagla is not receiving any commercial sponsorship or grant and has no conflict of interest.

Family history risk reducing surgery and is there a role to image the reconstructed breast – Mr John Murphy, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, University of South Manchester

Lipofilling, its indications, pitfalls and implications for radiologists – Professor Jaume Masia, Plastic Surgeon, University of Barcelona, Spain