It will be 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 12-year experience on academic and clinical training on breast health. After 2 years of gap due to unfortunate COVID situation worldwide, this year we resume planning the workshop in-person in early September. As before, this year’s programme will again include all aspects of therapeutic mammoplasty which we think breast surgeons should be skilled. Therefore we expect this workshop to attract surgical oncologists, gynecologists and plastic/reconstructive surgeons with major interest in breast cancer management.
The faculty will include leading breast and plastic/reconstructive surgeons who are also experienced in teaching. The workshop programme will consist of both lectures and practical modules for therapeutic mammoplasty techniques which participants may apply to their patients during every day practice. The course attendants will listen to eminent surgeons on 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-based and latissimus dorsi (LD) flap reconstructions will be taught. In each practical module, minimum two tutors will teach and coach trainees in small groups. During 4 therapeutic mammoplasty modules, participants will be practicing “mark-up” and “surgical technique” on live and foam 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 a live model (for marking and planning) as well.
We do 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.