$599 – $749

1st Edmonton Masterclass in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

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University of Alberta

Dennis O'Rourke & Bruce Hagstrom Theatre (Room 7C.102)

Kaye Edmonton Clinic

Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3


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This program is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section One), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College and approved by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGs) for up to 8 hours.

A unique and ground-breaking Oncoplastic Breast Surgery meeting with a live videolink between the operating room and the lecture theatre enabling delegates to see Oncoplastic techniques first hand and interact in real time with the international faculty performing these operations.

Running alongside the live-surgery will be a set of exciting didactic lectures highlighting the ever-changing field of breast surgery and future direction of the specialty from training to future research.

*NEW* We will also be having a session on the at times difficult decision making process in more complex breast surgical cases, and will be inviting attendees to bring challenging cases to the meeting for discussion with the expert international faculty.

The live videolink will be sponsored by our gold level sponsor:

Course Convenor

Dr Lashan Peiris MBBS(Lon), BSc(Lon), FRCS GenSurg(Lon)
Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast and General Surgeon
Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery - University of Alberta
Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton
Contact - peiris@ualberta.ca

International Faculty
Dr Juliann Reiland MD, FACS
Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Chair of the ASBrS Oncoplastic Committee
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Dr Farrokh Pakzad MBBS, BSc(Hons), MD, FRCS GenSurg
Oncoplastic Breast & Reconstructive Surgeon and Melanoma Surgeon
Royal Surrey County Hospital
Guildford, UK

Local Faculty
Dr Kelly Dabbs MD, FRCS(C)
Breast Surgeon
Clinical Professor - University of Alberta
Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton

Dr David Olson MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Breast Surgeon
Assistant Professor - University of Alberta
Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton

Dr Paul Schembri
Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Professor - University of Alberta

Fee includes:
One and a half days of lectures on various aspects of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Course dinner on Nov 1st
Lunch on Nov 2nd
Course materials

Draft Programme

Day One

Dennis O'Rourke & Bruce Hagstrom Theatre (Room 7C.102)

1.30pm - 2pm

2pm – 2.15pm
Welcome & Introduction to event
Dr David Williams, Walter Stirling Anderson Chair,
Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head, Surgery

2.15pm – 2.45pm
Breast surgery training: the European experience and the future in North America
Dr Lashan Peiris

2.45pm – 3.15pm
Is there a need for training in oncoplastic breast surgery?
Dr Kelly Dabbs

3.15pm – 3.45pm
Oncoplastic anatomy of the breast
Dr Farrokh Pakzad

3.45pm – 4.15pm
Scar placement, donut mastopexy / local advancement flaps
Dr Juliann Reiland

4.15pm – 4.45pm

4.45pm – 5.15pm
Levels, difficulty and training in OPBS
Dr Lashan Peiris

5.15pm – 5.45pm
Reduction mammoplasty – mark-up, tips and tricks
Dr Paul Schembri

Closing remarks

Course dinner at Zinc Restaurant, located in the Art Gallery of Alberta (http://www.zincrestaurant.ca). Transport from lecture venue to restaurant provided.
Brought to you by our silver level sponsor -

Day Two
7.15am – 7.30am
Coffee & Registration

7.30am – 8.15am
Results of the ASBrS Oncoplastic Committee 2017 Survey
Dr Juliann Reiland

8.15am – 9am
Dealing with tumours in the medial breast
Dr Farrokh Pakzad

9am – 9.45am
Oncological safety of OPBS
Dr Juliann Reiland

9.45am – 10.15am
Coffee Break

10.15am – 11am
Volume Displacement Vs Volume Replacement
Dr Farrokh Pakzad

11am – 11.45am
Skin / nipple-sparing mastectomy – “How I do it”
Dr David Olson

11.45am – 12pm
Q & A

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 1.45pm
Sponsors’ presentations

1.45pm – 2pm
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol in Oncoplastic Breast Conservation
Dr Paul Schembri

3pm – 3.30pm
Fat grafting – history, indications, technique and results
Dr Lashan Peiris

3pm – 3.30pm

3.30pm – 4pm
Microvascular breast reconstruction
Dr Paul Schembri

4pm - 4.30pm
Discussion on complex breast surgery cases
Dr Lashan Peiris with audience participation (Attendees are invited to bring cases with complex surgical decision-making to the meeting for discussion)

4.30pm – 5pm
Friendly head to head discussion: For and against – Should breast surgeons perform Immediate Breast Reconstruction?
Peiris / Schembri / Pakzad

Closing remarks

Simultaneous Live Surgery (sponsored by Medtronic) on Day 2 featuring interaction with operating surgeon:

To be confirmed, but may consist of:
- Modified Benelli Round Block / Donut mastopexy
- Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty
- Glandular remodelling
- Lateral / medial mammoplasty

Bronze Level sponsor:

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