Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you once more to our Istanbul Reconstructive Breast Cancer Surgery (IREBS) Workshop. This basic oncoplastic breast surgery training programme is a project of SENATURK which has a 10-year experience in academic and clinical training on breast health. This year’s programme will include all aspects of therapeutic mammoplasty which we think breast surgeons should be skilled. Therefore we expect that this workshop will attract all surgical oncologists with major interest in breast cancer management.

The faculty will include leading breast and plastic surgeons who are also experienced tutors and trainers. The workshop programme will be composed of both lectures on every aspect of reconstructive breast cancer surgery and practical modules for therapeutic mammoplasty techniques which participants may apply to their patients at every day practice. The course attendants will listen to eminent surgeons at lectures about principles, indications, technique selection, preoperative planning and preperation, surgical techniques, avoidance and management of complications of reconstructive breast cancer surgery. The participants will also attend 5 hands-on modules in which 8 therapeutic mammoplasty techniques as well as implant and latissimus dorsi flap reconstructions will be taught. In each practical module, two trainer surgeons will teach and coach small group of trainees. During 4 therapeutic mammoplasty modules, participants will be practicing “mark-up” and “surgical technique” on live and synthetic models as “hands-on” training after listening and watching the necessary tutorials for each technique. Trainees will be also trained on fresh cadavers for implant and LD flap reconstruction techniques with the help of live models as well.

We hope you will enjoy the workshop and return to your practice with more skilled and better understanding of the expanding role of oncoplastic breast cancer surgery.


Bahadır M. Güllüoğlu