London Breast Meeting 2020 Live Broadcast

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2019 Programme

Thursday 5th September - Breast Oncology
08.15 – 08.30 Welcome and introduction by Jian Farhadi & Jaume Masia
08.30 – 09.35 Best practice in the management of hereditary breast cancer
Chairs: Joan Lipa & Sinikka Suominen
  • Is there a difference in doing a therapeutic or risk reducing mastectomy?
    Zoe Winters
  • Screening for the BRCA patient during pregnancy
    Federica Chiesa
  • Rapid genetic testing – friend or foe?
    Anjana Kulkarni
  • Benefit and timing of RRM after previous cancer treatment
    Jana de Boniface
  • MRI after risk reducing surgery: standard of care?
    Steven Allen
  • Live poll
09.35 - 10.30 Best practice in chemo and radiation therapy related to reconstruction Chairs: Jana de Boniface & Jean-Franϛois Honart
  • What is the safe timeline between mastectomy and chemotherapy?
    Hartmut Kristeleit & Mihye Choi
  • Variations in adjuvant radiotherapy
    Maurice Nahabedian & Günther Gruber
  • Live poll
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 11.30 Roundtable Discussion 1: Adjuvant radiotherapy – options for reconstruction and timing following surgery
Chairs: Michael Scheflan & Maurice Nahabedian
Panel: Günther Gruber, Luis Fernando Perin, Benjamin Sarfati, Joan Lipa
Live poll
11.30 – 12.00 SOS session: your challenging cases discussed Chairs: Mark Ho-Asjoe & Gemma Pons
12.00 – 12.30 Keynote Lecture: Back to basics – blood supply
Chair: Jian Farhadi Mark Ashton
12.30 – 13.00 Sponsored Symposium: ICG use in lymphatic surgery: prevention, treatment and surveillance, kindly supported by Stryker UK
Francesco Boccardo (invited by Stryker UK)
13.00 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 14.15 Roundtable Discussion 2: Should we offer reconstruction in metastatic breast cancer?
Chairs: Zoe Winters & Eric Santamaria
Panel: Hartmut Kristeleit, Venkat Ramakrishnan, Federica Chiesa & Günther Gruber
Live poll
14.15 – 15.15 LBM Free Paper Session: Surgical pearls in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
Chairs: Benjamin Sarfati & Nigel Mercer
  • Review of my LBM travel prize: a visit with Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan
    Suhail Kanchwala
  • Augmented reality in breast reconstructive surgery: projecting the pre-operative DIEP flap planning onto patients in a randomised controlled trial
    Stefan Hummelink
  • Extended supramedial flap: an excellent option for oncoplastic repair of large breast defects in outer quadrants
    Abdolali Assarian
  • Micro-autologous fat transplantation (MAFT) for primary augmentation
    Yu-Hao Huang
  • How to effectively eliminate seroma in two-stage pre-pectoral breast reconstruction?
    Yu-Hao Huang
  • A simple treatment for capsular contracture in augmented women undergoing breast conservation can help avoid mastectomy and enhance overall cosmesis
    David Lesniak
  • A possibility of PAP flap neurotisation for a sensate small breast reconstruction
    Tamoyuki Yano
  • Autologous breast reconstruction in low BMI patients: strategies for maximising skin envelope and breast volume
    Anita Mohan
15.15 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.15 Best practice in lymphoedema/lipoedema
Chairs: Filip Stillaert & Claudio Angrigiani
  • What is the algorithm in lymphatic surgery and rehabilitation?
    Sinikka Suominen
  • Current best practice in lipoedema
    Gemma Pons
  • Discussion
16.15 – 17.00 IBSA Session: Best practice in breast surgery: defining the roles
Chairs: Jaume Masia & Jian Farhadi
  • Who can or should be doing risk reducing mastectomies?
    Douglas MacMillan
  • Should there be a minimum number of microsurgical cases per year for a surgeon?
    Phillip Blondeel
  • Should there be regulation regarding training qualifications for placing prosthetic devices in the breast?
    Maurice Nahabedian
  • Do plastic surgeons need to be certified in preoperative imaging?
    Steven Allen
  • Discussion and live poll
17.00 – 17.30 Sponsored Symposium: Pre-pec positioning with meshed ECM in breast reconstruction, kindly supported by Ideal Medical Solutions
Marcello Pozzi (invited by Ideal Medical Solutions)
17.30 Close of day
Friday 6th September - Breast Reconstruction
08.00 – 09.15 Parallel Session A: Best practice in autologous reconstruction
Chairs: Phillip Blondeel & Venkat Ramakrishnan
  • Who should NOT be offered a free flap
    Jaume Masia
  • Perforator selection and algorithms
    Mark Ashton
  • Time to stop rib resection?
    Mihye Choi
  • To quilt or not to quilt the donor site
    Susana Correa
  • Flap monitoring: short and sweet?
    Sinikka Suominen
  • When should we stop revising the anastomosis?
    Gemma Pons
  • Enhanced recovery: is it really worthwhile?
    Joan Lipa
  • Live poll
Parallel Session B: Best practice in breast surgical oncology
Chairs: Douglas MacMillan & Federica Chiesa
  • Sentinel node biopsy without isotope
    Adnane Afifi
  • Incomplete margins: re-excision or mastectomy
    Jana de Boniface
  • Multiple ipsilateral cancers: therapeutic mammoplasty vs mastectomy
    Zoe Winters
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy in the previous irradiated breast
    Andrew Baildam
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy in the difficult breast shape
    Michael Scheflan
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in BCS
    Michael Gnant
  • Live poll
09.15 – 10.00 Parallel Session A: The weird and wonderful in autologous reconstruction
Chairs: Claudio Angrigiani & Mark Ashton
  • Autologous breast reconstruction and complex chest wall reconstruction in the Asian population
    Dajiang Song
  • Breast augmentation with free flaps
    Filip Stillaert
  • Multiple free flaps and their vascular configurations
    Phillip Blondeel
  • Mini DIEP for breast symmetrisation in unilateral reconstruction
    Eric Santamaria
  • Live poll
Parallel Session B: Best practice in oncoplastic surgery
Chairs: Andrew Baildam & Michael Gnant
  • Volume displacement
    Federica Chiesa & Jean-Franϛois Honart
  • Volume displacement
    Douglas MacMillan & Moustapha Hamdi
  • Management of retroareolar tumours
    Jana de Boniface
  • Timing and contraindications for lipofilling after BCS
    Mihye Choi
10.00 – 10.30 Break
10.30 – 10.45 Sponsored Symposium: Study results of usage of a single use Negative Pressure Device reducing breast implant loss and complication rates. Clinical experience and market adoption, kindly supported by Smith and Nephew
Chair: Jaume Masia
John Murphy (invited by Smith & Nephew)
10.45 – 11.15 Keynote Lecture: Best practice in autologous reconstruction over the decades
Chair: Jaume Masia
Venkat Ramakrishnan
11.15 – 11.30 Summary of St Gallen/Vienna 2019 Consensus
Chair: Andrew Baildam
Michael Gnant
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote Lecture: How to define the bra cup size – in conversation with Sarah Shotton
Sarah Shotton, Creative Director, Agent Provocateur
12.15 – 12.45 Lunchtime Symposium: Use of closed incision pressure therapy in oncological breast surgery, kindly supported by KCI
Pietro Ferrando (invited by KCI)
12.15 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 14.00 Keynote Lecture: Best practice in implant reconstruction over the decades
Chair: Jaume Masia Peter Cordeiro
14.00 – 15.00 Best practice in pre-pectoral implant reconstruction
Chairs: Mark Ho Asjoe & Jana de Boniface
  • Pre-pectoral vs sub-pectoral
    Maurice Nahabedian
  • Implant options: fixed volume vs tissue expander
    Benjamin Sarfati
  • The matrix stepladder: None vs wrap around vs tent technique
    Gemma Pons
  • How to prevent rippling and implant visibility
    Douglas MacMillan
  • Mesh options: biological vs synthetic
    Michael Scheflan
  • Discussion and live poll
15.00 – 15.45 Implant technology and related issues
Chairs: Peter Cordeiro & Brad Calobrace
  • The impact of implant surface on capsular contracture
    Ardeshir Bayat
  • What is the life span of an implant?
    Roger Wixtrom
  • Special topic: Breast implant illness
    Steven Teitelbaum
  • Discussion and live poll
15.45 – 16.15 Break
16.15 – 17.15 Managing complications and the unexpected in implant-based reconstruction
Chair: Michael Scheflan & Benjamin Sarfati
  • Correction of animation deformity associated with subpectoral reconstruction
    Cristina Garusi
  • Management of infected implants
    Mark Ho Asjoe
  • Local flaps as substitutes for implants
    Claudio Angrigiani
  • Management of breast cancer in breast augmentation patients
    Andrew Baildam
  • Timepoint of conversion to autologous reconstruction
    Eric Santamaria
  • Live poll
17.30 Close of day
Saturday 7th September - Aesthetic Breast Surgery
08.30 – 09.15 Best practice in breast augmentation
Chairs: Moustapha Hamdi & Paul Harris
  • The critical steps in breast augmentation
    Steven Teitelbaum
  • Managing chest wall and breast asymmetries in aesthetic breast surgery
    Brad Calobrace
  • Dual-plane breast augmentation vs subfascial composite augmentation
    Filip Stillaert
  • Low weight implants: when to use them
    Michael Scheflan
  • Live poll
09.15 – 09.45 Best practice in managing complications from breast augmentation
Chairs: Michael Scheflan & Mark Ho-Asjoe
  • The triad deformity from the periareolar incision for augmentation
    Steven Teitelbaum
  • Management of the problematic inframammary fold
    Charles Volpei
  • Mini forum for other complications of breast augmentation
    Whole panel
09.45 – 10.00 Sponsored Symposium: New generation smooth implants: A study of the inflammatory response of different surfaces, kindly supported by GC Aesthetics
Michail Sorotos (invited by GC Aesthetics)
10.00 – 10.30 Break
10.30 – 11.15 Best practice in mastopexy and reduction
Chairs: Phillip Blondeel & Charles Volpei
  • Anatomical-based decision-making in mastopexy augmentation
    Paul Harris
  • Addressing the upper pole: implant vs fat grafting vs glandular flaps
    Brad Calobrace
  • When and how to use meshes
    Moustapha Hamdi
  • Breast reduction: defying gravity
    Luis Fernando Perin
  • Live poll
11.15 – 11:45 Keynote Lecture: Best practice in lipofilling of the breast over the decades
Chair: Steve Teitelbaum
Roger Khouri
11.45 – 12.30 Best practice in lipofilling of the breast
Chairs: Roger Khouri & Brad Calobrace
  • Timing, washout and placement (summary of techniques from BBM)
    Jaume Masia
  • Large vs low volume fat grafting
    Phillip Blondeel
  • Fat as a solution for rippling and animation
    Charles Volpei
  • Management of complications of fat grafting
    Susana Correa
  • Live poll
12.30 – 12.40 Sponsored Symposium: The importance of compression bras after mastopexy surgery, kindly supported bymacom®
Chair: Jian Farhadi
Marc Pacifico (invited by macom®)
12.40 – 13.00 The media eye: inside tips every surgeon should know
Chair: Jian Farhadi
Francesca White, Editor, Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide
13.00 – 13.45 Break
13.45 – 14.00 Update on ALCL
Chairs: Luis Fernando Perin & Nigel Mercer
  • The current knowledge on aetiology
    Roger Wixtrom
14.00 – 15.00 Joint live session with the Sao Paulo Breast Symposium: The ALCL debate: scientific evidence vs pragmatism
Chairs: Luis Fernando Perin & Nigel Mercer

Surgical Panel: Peter Cordeiro, Moustapha Hamdi, Brad Calobrace, Maurice Nahabedian & Jaume Masia

Industry Panel: Deeba Ahmed Allergan, Luana Clerico Polytech, Ardeshir Bayat Motiva, Chris Brotherston, GC Aesthetics & Roger Wixtrom

15.30 Summary and close of conference

LBM 2019 Faculty

Adnane Afifi, Morocco,
Steve Allen, UK,
Claudio Angrigiani, Argentina,
Mark Ashton, Australia,
Andrew Baildam, UK,
Ardeshir Bayat, UK,
Phillip Blondeel, Belgium,
Brad Calobrace, USA,
Frederica Chiesa, Switzerland,
Mihye Choi, USA,
Peter Cordeiro, USA,
Susana Correa, Colombia,
Jana de Boniface, Sweden,
Cristina Garusi, Italy,
Michael Gnant, Austria,
Günther Gruber, Switzerland,
Moustapha Hamdi, Belgium,
Paul Harrisd, UK,
Mark Ho Asjoe, UK,
Jean-Franϛois Honart, France,
Roger Khouri, USA,
Hartmut Kristeleit, UK,
Anjana Kulkarni, UK,
Joan Lipa, USA,
Douglas MacMillan, UK,
Jaume Masia, Spain,
Nigel Mercer, UK,
Maurice Nahabedian, USA,
Luis Fernando Perin, Brazil,
Benjamin Sarfati, France,
Michael Scheflan, Israel,
Dajiang Song, China,
Filip Stillaert, Belgium,
Sinikka Suominen, Finland,
Steven Teitelbaum, USA,
Charles Volpei, France,
Zoe Winters, UK
Roger Wixtrom, USA