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Breast Conference

June 22-23, 2018 | Congress and Exhibition Center "PARKOVY"
Kyiv, Ukraine
Breast Conference
Breast Conference

Dear colleagues!

Breast cancer was and remains one of the most currently important and complex problems in modern oncology. The rapid development of science and technology gives new opportunities and changes approaches. Therefore, we traditionally gather the best experts from Europe, Israel and Ukraine in Kiev, this time in June, to share new views and experiences in all aspects of breast cancer treatment. We will discuss system news, including targeted and immunotherapy, modern approaches in radiotherapy, organ-preserving and reconstructive surgery of the breast with the analysis of complications, ways of their prevention and treatment, rehabilitation of patients and much more. We will organize hot discussions on the most acute and controversial topics of contemporary breast oncology, with the active participation of the audience as well. Our goal is to bring the best world and national experience to Ukrainian doctors as close as possible. Come to Kiev in June – it will be hot and interesting! Our conference is the most important and outstanding event of the country in the field of breast oncology. A true professional will never miss such an event!
Andrii Zhygulin
About the conference
Modern oncological science is developing very rapidly. The purpose of our conference is to help Ukrainian doctors and colleagues from other countries to gain access to the most important and new technologies for the treatment of breast cancer, to give an opportunity to communicate with the best specialists and exchange experiences among themselves. We want to create an atmosphere of professionalism and innovation for those who are really interested in their development. We want to demonstrate examples of bright, interesting discussions, involvement and effective work. We want to change the Ukrainian oncology for the better. Join us!
Dear Colleagues, Please, Pay Attention!
The reports at the conference will be delivered in Russian, Ukrainian and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided for the convenience of the listeners.

Conference program

08:30 - 09:00Registration. Welcome Coffee
09:00 - 10:30Session 5. Complications. Chairmen: D. Murawa, V. Khrapach
  1. Complications in BCS and how to avoid them. 15 min (S. McCulley)
  2. Morbidity after implant based breast reconstruction. 15 min (S. Pompei)
  3. Personal 30 years' experience in perioperative management of the patients in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. 10 min (V. Khrapach)
  4. Discussion. 40 min

10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00Session 6. Rehabilitation, prevention and patients' perspective. Chairmen: D. Unukovych, P. Basta
  1. Summetrization procedures after BCS and breast reconstruction:
      a. British approach. 15 min (S. McCulley)
      b. Continental Europe approach. 15 min (M. Hamdi)
  2. Surgical prevention of lymphedema – is it that possible in reality? 15 min (O. Savenkov)
  3. The European Center of Lymphatic Surgery: a multi-disciplinary approach. 15 min (M. Hamdi)
  4. What are "good" or "bad" – instruments of functional and esthetical evaluation of the breast surgery results (review). 15 min (A. Kolacinska)
  5. Breast reconstruction from the patient's point of view – what is really important? 15 min (A. Uzlova, patient's talk)
  6. Discussion. 30 min

13:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 16:00Session 7. Experience from different institutions. Chairmen: A. Zhygulin, S. McCulley
  1. Angiosarcomas of the breast. 10 min (A. Saulov)
  2. Flap choice in free flap breast reconstruction. 10 min (S. Galych)
  3. CT and thermography planning of perforant flaps. 10 min (S. Slesarenko)
  4. Intra-flap anastomosis or emergency bypasses in free DIEP flap breast reconstructions - a valuable tool or not? 10 min (R. Horch)
  5. What I have learned in 20 years of immediate breast reconstruction with alloplastic materials. 15 min (A. Blidaru)
  6. Hyperbaric oxygenations after skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction. 10 min (V. Myronovych)
  7. Rotational flaps in oncoplastic breast conserving surgery. 10 min (O. Zotov)
  8. Lymphatic surgery in Ukraine – current state and future perspective. 10 min (O. Savenkov)
  9. National overview of breast reconstruction in Sweden. 10 min (D. Unukovych)
  10. Concept of invisible surgery – new approach in oncoplastic BCS. 10 min (A. Zhygulin)
  11. Radiotherapy after BCT and reconstructions. Single institution approaches and experience. 10 min (M. Sokolovska)
  12. Different techniques in adjuvant radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery to avoid cardiotoxicity. Single institution experience. 10 min (N. Serjohina)
  13. Discussion. 25 min

16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00Videosession. Chairmen: S. Pompei, R. Horch
  1. BCS TDAP reconstruction. 15 min (M. Hamdi)
  2. BCS LICAP flap reconstruction. 15 min (S. McCulley)
  3. BCS Lateral parenchymatous flap reconstruction. 15 min (A. Zhygulin)
  4. BCS modified Ribeiro flap reconstruction. 15 min (A. Zhygulin)
  5. Discussion. 30 min

18:00 - 18:15Closing remarks
08:00 - 08:45Registration. Welcome Coffee
08:45 - 09:00Introductions
09:00 - 11:00Session 1. Medical oncology. Chairmen: M. Zahavi, Y. Shparyk
  1. The treatment of local and disseminated breast cancer. Tendencies in 2018. 20 min (O. Kovaliov)
  2. The DCIS problem – is it really a cancer? Pathologist's perspective. 15 min (O. Koshyk)
  3. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy – what is the purpose and what does really matter? 15 min (J. Gligorov)
  4. Debates: Who has the last word in neoadjuvant chemotherapy discussion – surgeon or medical oncologist?
      a. Clinical oncologist's perspective. 10 min (O. Kovaliov)
      b. Surgeon's perspective. 10 min (D. Unukovych)
  5. Escalation and de-escalation in the era of BC subtyping - impact on systematic treatment. 20 min (J. Gligorov)
  6. Prevention of fertility functions during chemotherapy. Overview of the methods. 10 min (Y. Shparyk)
  7. Discussion. 15 min

11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00Session 2. Radiation oncology. Chairmen: Z. Bernstein, M. Sokolovska
  1. Controversies in regional nodal RT in the SLNB era. Who really needs the treatment? 15 min (Y. Belkacemi)
  2. Personalized radiotherapy: which patients will not need adjuvant RT? 15 min (A. Kuten)
  3. Debates: CR after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: surgery, radiotherapy or both?
      a. Radiation oncologist. 10 min (Y. Belkacemi)
      b. Surgeon. 10 min (P. Basta)
  4. Intraoperative radiotherapy: what to do after results of TARGIT and MILAN trials? 15 min (Y. Belkacemi)
  5. Role of loco-regional RT after oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction. 15 min (Y. Belkacemi)
  6. Discussion. 10 min

13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:10Session 3. BCS. Chairmen: A. Zhygulin, A. Blidaru
  1. Risk factors of local recurrence nowadays. Review. 15 min (A. Kolacinska)
  2. Debates: What is better from the oncological and functional point of view - mastectomy or oncoplastic lumpectomy?
      a. Mastectomy. 10 min (D. Unukovych)
      b. Oncoplastic BCS. 10 min (S. Pompei)
  3. Advanced oncoplastic techniques in BCS (British approach). 15 min (S. McCulley)
  4. Chest wall perforator flaps in oncoplastic breast surgery. 15 min (M. Hamdi)
  5. Nonpalpable lesions and their localization in breast conserving surgery. 15 min (D. Murawa)
  6. Case reports. 20 min (A. Zhygulin)
  7. Discussion. 30 min

16:10 - 16:40Coffee break
16:40 - 19:00Session 4. Breast reconstruction. Chairmen: S. Galych, M. Hamdi
  1. Good reconstruction starts from good mastectomy – oncological and technical aspects of skin/nipple sparing mastectomy. 15 min (S. McCulley)
  2. Debates: immediate vs delayed reconstruction.
      a. Immediate reconstruction. 10 min (M. Scheflan)
      b. Delayed reconstruction. 10 min (Ch. Andree)
  3. Debates: implant vs autologous reconstruction.
      a. Implant reconstruction. 10 min (S. Pompei)
      b. Autologous reconstruction. 10 min (M. Hamdi)
  4. Debates: radiotherapy and breast reconstruction - where are we now?
      a. Immediate reconstruction is afraid of radiotherapy. 10 min (Ch. Andree)
      b. Immediate reconstruction is not afraid of radiotherapy. 10 min (S. McCulley)
  5. Meshes and reconstruction – where are we now? 15 min (M. Scheflan)
  6. Submammary fold – crucial element of implant reconstruction. 10 min (S. Pompei)
  7. Lipografting and reconstruction. What's new? 15 min (M. Scheflan)
  8. Discussion. 30 min

19:30 - 22:00Dinner


Christoph Andree MD, Professor

Professor, Sana Kliniken Düsseldorf. Head of Clinic of plastic and aesthetic surgery.

The chair of the International Breast Symposium Dusseldorf, Germany.

Michael Scheflan MD

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon. ISAPS Professor of Plastic Surgery. 

Member of the Israel Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Israel.
Moustapha Hamdi MD, PhD, Professor

Chairman of  the Plastic Surgery Department at Free University of Brussels.

Consultant in Edith Cavell Medical Institute. President of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery (RBSPS).
Stefano Pompei MD
Head of the Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Unit at the “Sandro Pertini” General Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Director of ACOI Special School of Reconstructive Breast Surgery (Italian Association of Public Hospital Surgeons). Cofounder and co-chairman of Rome Breast Meeting.

Stephen McCulley MD

Consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon at Nottingham’s renowned City Hospital. 

Cofounder and leader of Oncoplastic Reconstructive Breast Surgery Meeting (ORBS) in Nottingham.
Abraham Kuten  MD, PhD, Professor

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. 

Director of the Department of Oncology of Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
Raymund E. Horch MD, Professor

Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Spokesman of the Department of Surgery, University Hospital Erlangen (Germany).

Past President of German Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC).

Agnieszka Kolacinska MD, PhD, Professor

Professor of Military Division of the Medical University of Breast Design Days, Lodz, Poland. Consultant surgeon of Cancer Center, Copernicus 

 Memorial Hospital. Examiner of the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQBS). ESSO Board member. Founder and leader of Breast Design Days conference in Lodz, Poland.
Alexandru Blidaru MD, Professor

Professor of the surgical oncology Department of Surgery, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest. 

Head of the Surgical and Gynecological Oncology II Department, Prof. Dr. Al. Trestioreanu Institute of Oncology, Bucharest. President of the Romanian Society of Breast Surgery and Oncology. Founder and leader of Conference of Romanian Society of Breast Surgery and Oncology. Member of the European School of Oncology College. Founder Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology in Romania.
Dawid Murawa MD, PhD, Professor

Chief of the Department of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hospital of the Baptism Monument of Poland, Gniezno.

Member of the management of the Educational and Training Committee and European Board of Surgery Qualification in Surgical Oncology at the ESSO. Head of the Organising Committee Breast Cancer Conference – Oncology and Plastic Surgery, Poznań, Poland.
Joseph Gligorov MD, PhD, Professor

Professor of medical oncology, the Medical Oncology Department. Head of Breast Cancers Expert Center INSERM U938 - Cancer 

Biology and Therapeutics. Regional coordinator (Paris region) of the degree of specialized education on medical oncology. Visiting Professor at Belgrade and Skopje universities. ESMO faculty member. ESO-CORE faculty member. President of AROMA.
Yazid Belkacémi MD, PhD, Professor

Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology. Head of the Henri Mondor Breast Unit,

University Hospital Henri Mondor, Creteil, France, and Professor in Radiation Oncology, University of Paris XII. Honorary President of AROMA. Member of ESTRO, EORTC. Founder of TRONE.
Dmytro Unukovych MD, PhD

Breast Center Capio St. Goran Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Member of the International Society of Surgery (ISS), Breast Surgery 

 International (BSI), Swedish Society of Surgery (SKF) and Swedish Society of Breast Surgeons (SFFB).
Pawel Basta MD, PhD
Vice-Chief of the Department of Gynaecology and Oncology of the University Hospital in Krakow, Poland, Attending Surgeon at the University Centre for Breast Diseases of University Hospital in Krakow, Associated Professor at the Jagiellonian University as a Senior Lecturer, Krakow, Poland.
Oleksiy Kovaliov MD, PhD, Professor

Head of the Department of Oncology in Zaporizhzhia Academy of 

postgraduate education, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Member of ESMO.
Vasyliy Khrapach MD, PhD, Professor

The Department of Surgery №4 in National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine. 

 Chief of the Ukraine Plastic Surgeons Club. Member of ISAPS. Founder of the Ukrainian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Serhiy Galych MD, PhD, Professor

Head of the Department of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Tissue Transplantation, National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Associate Professor, Division of combustiology and plastic surgery, National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Vice President of the Ukrainian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Serhiy Slesarenko MD, PhD, Professor
Surgeon, plastic surgeon, combustiologist of higher category, member correspondent UAS from 2004 on the separation of biomedical sciences.
Doctor of medical and biological sciences (1996), professor (2006). Member of rule of the Association of Combustiologists of Ukraine (АCU). Member of the European Burns Association (EBA), certificated member of the Ukrainian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (UAPRAS), the Association of Surgeons of Ukraine, the Association of Anti-aging, Gender and Preventive Medicine.
Yaroslav Shparyk MD, PhD

Associate Professor. The Department of Oncology and Medical Radiology in Lviv Medical University.

Head of the chemotherapy department, Lviv State Regional Oncological Center. Chief oncologist in Lviv region. Member of ASCO.
Oleh Savenkov MD

Head of the department of plastic and reconstructive breast surgery at the medical centre "Clinic Garvis", consultant surgeon at the Dnipro Regional Oncological hospital, Dnipro, Ukraine.

Member of Ukrainian Association of Plastic, Recostructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (UAPRAS), and member  of ISAPS.

Olena Koshyk MD
Senior pathologist of the pathomorphological laboratory "CSD Health Care".
Member of the European Pathology Society (ESP), member of the American and Canadian Pathology Academies (USCAP), member of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP).
Maryna Sokolovska MD, PhD
Associate Professor. Department of Radiology, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.
Radiologist at Kiev City Clinical Oncology Center.
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IV International
Ukrainian Breast Conference
Congress and Exhibition Center "Parkovy"
Kyiv, Parkova road,16а
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