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Breast Cancer in Young Women

12 ESCO credits

02.09.2010  -  03.09.2010

Bern

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Breast cancer

Description

Chair: S. Aebi, CH
Co-Chairs: G. Freilich, UK - F.A. Peccatori, IT


FORMAT OF THE EVENT
The two-day programme covers all spectrums of breast cancer in young women, including epidemiology, pathology, molecular biology, surgery, radiotherapy, systemic therapy, but also special issues like fertility preservation and subsequent pregnancies, psychosocial issues, physical activity and dietetic intervention, patients’ perspective and breast cancer during pregnancy. Multidisciplinar discussion of clinical cases will be an integral part of the course.

TOPICS
• Young women: to screen or not to screen?
• Preoperative MRI in young women with breast cancer
• Breast cancer surgery in young women
• Breast reconstruction in young women with breast cancer
• Sexuality and body image
• Pregnancy following breast cancer
• Breast cancer 
• Partial breast irradiation in young women with breast cancer
• Adjuvant chemotherapy and endocrine therapy in young patients
• Adjuvant bisphosphonates
• Caring for young patients with advanced breast cancer
• Physical, psychological and social consequences
• What are the needs of young patients, and how do we find out?
• Preservation of fertility
• Breast cancer treatment during pregnancy and lactation
• Breast cancer pathology in young women
• Clinical relevance of gene expression profiling for young womens’ breast cancer 
• Doctors and patients: special communication needs of young patients
• Nutrition, lifestyle and breast cancer
• Helping young patients to get the most out of the internet
• Management of high risk families

General information

ORGANISING SECRETARIAT
Roberta Ventura
CQ Travel
Via Pagliano, 37
20149 Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 02 480 49521
Fax:+39 02 43911 650
Email: eso@cq-travel.com


CONFERENCE
VENUE

Inselspital
Langhaus Auditorium
Institute of Pathology H128, University of Bern
Murtenstrasse 31
CH - 3010 Bern, Switzerland

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official language of the course will be English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

CERTIFICATES
All participants will be issued with a certificate of attendance at the close of the conference.

BADGE
The badge is the only official evidence of registration and should be worn at all times during the conference. Loss of badge means loss of registration.

INSURANCE
The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in connection with, before, during and after the conference. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

CASE PRESENTATIONS
Participants are encouraged to submit a case presentation for a multidisciplinary discussion (September 3, 2010, 4:20 to 5pm). The cases should be presented with a short history, clinical findings, imaging (e.g. mammograms, ultrasound, MRI), photographs of pathology specimens, and other pertinent documentation. The cases will be presented by the participants; they should be prepared in Microsoft Power Point (or Acrobat PDF) and submitted until August 15, 2010 to Prof. Stefan Aebi (stefan.aebi@insel.ch) who will select the cases and inform the presenters.

 

Faculty list

FACULTY (as of April 2010) 

S. Aebi, University Hospital Berne, CH
J. Alder, University Hospital Basel, CH
A. Baildam, University Hospital of South Manchester, UK
B. Borisch, University of Geneva, CH
M. Eicher, Haute Ecole de Santé, Fribourg, CH
G. Freilich, Europa Donna, The European Breast Cancer Coalition, London, UK 
T. Galiardi, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
O. Gentilini, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT

G. Gruber, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, CH
A. Günthert, University Hospital Berne, CH
B.A. Gusterson, Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow, UK
J. Huober, Kantonsspital, St. Gallen, CH
M.W. Kissin, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK
S. Loi, Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, BE
S. Loibl, German Breast Group, Frankfurt, DE
O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, CH
P. Pasanisi, IRCCS Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Milan, IT
F.A. Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT
E. Rapiti, University of Geneva, CH
A. Santi, University Hospital Berne, CH
S. Strasser, Kantosspital, St. Gallen, CH
M. Watson, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
 

 

Programme

2 September

 

OPENING SESSION
Chair: S. Aebi, CH

  9:00

Welcome and introduction     
S. Aebi, CH 

  9:10

Keynote lecture: Breast cancer in young women - an orphan disease    
E. Rapiti, CH

  9:50

MRI - a standard of pre-operative care?  
T. Gagliardi, UK

 SURGERY        
Chair: S. Aebi, CH
 10:15

Breast cancer surgery in young women       
O. Gentilini, IT

 10:45

Breast reconstruction. State of the art
A. Baildam, UK
 11:15Coffee break
 SPECIAL ISSUES
Chair: F.A. Peccatori, IT
 11:30Sexuality and body image          
J. Alder, CH
 12:00Pregnancy following breast cancer
O. Pagani, CH
 12:40Lunch break
 ADJUVANT THERAPIES
Chair: F.A. Peccatori, IT 
 14:00Is partial breast irradiation safe in young patients?
G. Gruber, CH

 14:30

Adjuvant chemotherapy and endocrine therapy in young patients:     
current state of affairs
S. Aebi, CH
 15:15Adjuvant bisphosphonates: a new standard for all young patients?    
J. Huober, CH
 15:45Caring for young patients with advanced breast cancer            
F. Strasser, CH 
 16:15Coffee break
 

THE IMPACT OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT  
Chair: G. Freilich, UK     

 16:45Physical, psychological and social consequences - a young patient's perspective
M.M. Kuan, CH
 17:15What are the needs of young patients, and how do we find out?
M. Eicher, CH

 

3 September

 

BREAST CANCER, FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY  
Chair: F.A. Peccatori, IT

  9:00Preservation of fertility    
A. Santi, CH 
  9:30

Breast cancer treatment during pregnancy and lactation  
F.A. Peccatori, IT

10:00The obstetrician and gynecologist's point of view
S. Loibl, DE 
10:30A patient's perspective     
B. Sequeira Santos, PT
10:50Coffee break

 

PATHOLOGY AND BIOLOGY      
Chair: F.A. Peccatori, IT

11:15

Breast cancer pathology in young women 
B.A. Gusterson, UK 

11:40

Clinical relevance of gene expression profiling for young womens’ breast cancer
S. Loi, BE
 12:05Coffee break
 PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES
Chair: G. Freilich, UK
 12:20Doctors and patients: special communication needs of young patients   
M. Watson, UK
 12:45Doctors and patients: plain talk and medical jargon
M.W. Kissin, UK 
 13:15Lunch break
 LIVING WITH BREAST CANCER     
Chair: G. Freilich, UK
 14:30Nutrition, lifestyle and breast cancer: what can I do?    
P. Pasanisi, IT
 15:00Helping young patients to get the most out of the internet
B. Borisch, CH
 MANAGEMENT OF HIGH RISK FAMILIES    
Chair: S. Aebi, CH
 15:20Moving genetics into clinical care
O. Pagani, CH
 15:55Best surgical prophylaxis
O. Gentilini, IT
 16:10Coffee break
 MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Chair: S. Aebi, CH
 16:20Cases prepared by participants and coordinated by Stefan Aebi
A. Günthert, CH - G. Gruber, CH -  F.A. Peccatori, IT 
 17:00Summary and closing remarks
G. Freilich, UK 

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