We are very excited to announce that our annual Istanbul Reconstructive Breast Cancer Surgery (IREBS) Workshop is planned to be held for the ninth time since 2013. Although the COVID19 pandemic is fading, future is still not clear whether next couple of months will be absolutely safer to start in-person conventions here in Istanbul. Therefore, as the organizing committee, again this year we decided to organize IREBS Workshop as a virtual event at two separate weekends in English and Turkish.
This basic oncoplastic breast surgery training program is a project of SENATURK which has over 10-year experience in academic and clinical training on breast health. This year’s program will also include all aspects of therapeutic mammoplasty which we think breast surgeons should be skilled on. Therefore, we do expect that this workshop will attract those surgical oncologists with a major interest in breast cancer management. The leading certified and experienced breast and plastic surgeons will be the tutors and trainers during this on-line workshop.
The language of the event will be English during 11-12 September and Turkish during 2-3 October 2021. The program will be composed of both lectures on oncoplastic breast surgery as well as implant-based reconstruction after mastectomy and practical modules for therapeutic mammoplasty techniques. Live “question & answer” sessions will follow each lecture and live interactions will take place during practical modules.
The course attendants will listen to eminent surgeons about principles, indications, technique selection, preoperative planning, and preparation, technique details, visual documentation, outcome assessment, avoidance and management of complications after therapeutic mammoplasty. Participants will follow 6 practical modules in which 8 basic therapeutic mammoplasty techniques as well as implant-based and latissimus dorsi flap reconstructions will be demonstrated. As the third component of the workshop, the trainees will follow 2 “live” MDT board sessions in which clinical cases will be discussed with eminent and experienced physicians from pathology, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, breast, and plastic surgery.
We believe that this on-line training event will make you return to your professional life with a more skilled and better understanding of the role of oncoplastic breast surgery in high-quality patient care.
Hopefully seeing you join us on-line for IREBS 2021 next September and October.