4th World Consensus Conference
on BIA-ALCL

8th International
Breast Surgery Workshop

Dear Colleagues and Friends

We are pleased to announce the 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop and 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL joint meetings to be hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on September 30 – October 1 2022, it will be held in person at the Texas Medical Center Intercontinental Hotel, a Four Diamond Award property, and broadcasted in live streaming which we expect to be seen by around 8.000 attendees worldwide.

Many of the world’s leading experts will gather to address both innovations and controversies in the fields of breast plastic surgery and BIA-ALCL. This meeting is set apart by a focus on peer reviewed data and a high level of academic rigor, with over 62 confirmed international faculty and an anticipated combined H-index of 1,618.

The program will start on Friday September 30 2022 with the 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop, and will cover the most current breast reconstruction techniques involving implants and autologous fat transfer. The second session will highlight the state of the art in autologous tissues in breast reconstruction, including microsurgical DIEP, SIEA, PAP, and fat transfer. The evening sessions will cover advanced lymphedema techniques, oncoplasty and mastopexy strategies to improve shape and position with and without the aid of ADM.

Saturday October 1 2022, will begin with a session focused on Aesthetic Breast augmentation. The panels will then transition to the 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL. The first session will address the latest data on hot topics such as epidemiology, prevention and pathogenesis of BIA-ALCL. The evening program will continue with a session on evidence based approach to diagnosis and management protocols as well a session with patients’ advocates and specialists that will explore the socio-psychological aspects of the disease.


Finally, a large panel of International Regulatory Authorities will discuss in a round table best practice recommendations and device tracking initiatives.

We strongly recommend that trade companies dealing with medications, equipment, instruments and other medical products related to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Lymphedema, Breast Cancer Surgery, and Oncology should not miss this unique opportunity to showcase their products. Your generous contribution will be a key factor to the success of Conference and your kind participation will enhance the overall scientific importance of the Meeting.

Yours sincerely,
Mark W. Clemens & Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo

Presidents

Mark W. Clemens,
MD, FACS

Mark W. Clemens, MD, MBA, is the Associate Vice President overseeing Perioperative Services and a professor of plastic surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed plastic surgical training at Georgetown University, research fellowships at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Harvard University Children’s Hospital, a microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Clemens’ research interests include BIA-ALCL as well as robotic-assisted, microvascular, and prosthetic surgery of the breast. Dr. Clemens has lectured in 27 countries and written more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and 50 book chapters. He is the breast section editor and on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and is the vice president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education Research Foundation (ASERF), and is the chair of the breast track committee for the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is an author for National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines on Lymphoma. He was a member of the surgical team that performed the world’s first skull and scalp transplantation. Dr. Clemens serves as a content expert on breast implant safety for the US FDA and the SCHEER Committees of the European Commission.

Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo,
Professor

Professor Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo is considered one of the major world-experts on breast reconstruction with autologous tissues. He has specifically contributed to the development and affirmation of DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap procedure, being the first to perform a DIEP flap in Sweden and in Italy back on 1998 and then persisting on a more regular basis with the establishment of the Breast Unit at Sant’Andrea Hospital, counting more than 715 DIEP flap and 2,056 breast reconstruction performed till nowadays. The technique of using abdominal tissues from the patient itself to reconstruct the breast, has been described first in Sweden – where he started – and later improved in United States and Europe, with Santanelli’s contribute. Professional effort of Professor Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo has produced not only clinical but also scientific results with more than 158 original publications on international and national reviews and 36 chapters on international and national books.

Auspices

Preliminary Faculty

Faculty H-Index
1,647

Preliminary Program

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Conference Venue

InterContinental Hotel Medical Center
6750 Main Street, Houston, Texas, US

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Contact & Organizing Secretariat

Previous edition

4th World Consensus Conference
on BIA-ALCL

8th International
Breast Surgery Workshop

30.09-01.10.2022
Houston, TX, USA

Dear Colleagues and Friends

We are pleased to announce the 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop and 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL joint meetings to be hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on September 30 – October 1 2022, it will be held in person at the Texas Medical Center Intercontinental Hotel, a Four Diamond Award property, and broadcasted in live streaming which we expect to be seen by around 8.000 attendees worldwide.

Many of the world’s leading experts will gather to address both innovations and controversies in the fields of breast plastic surgery and BIA-ALCL. This meeting is set apart by a focus on peer reviewed data and a high level of academic rigor, with over 62 confirmed international faculty and an anticipated combined H-index of 1,618.

The program will start on Friday September 30 2022 with the 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop, and will cover the most current breast reconstruction techniques involving implants and autologous fat transfer. The second session will highlight the state of the art in autologous tissues in breast reconstruction, including microsurgical DIEP, SIEA, PAP, and fat transfer. The evening sessions will cover advanced lymphedema techniques, oncoplasty and mastopexy strategies to improve shape and position with and without the aid of ADM.

Saturday October 1 2022, will begin with a session focused on Aesthetic Breast augmentation. The panels will then transition to the 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL. The first session will address the latest data on hot topics such as epidemiology, prevention and pathogenesis of BIA-ALCL. The evening program will continue with a session on evidence based approach to diagnosis and management protocols as well a session with patients’ advocates and specialists that will explore the socio-psychological aspects of the disease.


Finally, a large panel of International Regulatory Authorities will discuss in a round table best practice recommendations and device tracking initiatives.

We strongly recommend that trade companies dealing with medications, equipment, instruments and other medical products related to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Lymphedema, Breast Cancer Surgery, and Oncology should not miss this unique opportunity to showcase their products. Your generous contribution will be a key factor to the success of Conference and your kind participation will enhance the overall scientific importance of the Meeting.

Yours sincerely,
Mark W. Clemens & Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo

Presidents

Mark W. Clemens,
MD, FACS

Mark W. Clemens, MD, MBA, is the Associate Vice President overseeing Perioperative Services and a professor of plastic surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed plastic surgical training at Georgetown University, research fellowships at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Harvard University Children’s Hospital, a microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Clemens’ research interests include BIA-ALCL as well as robotic-assisted, microvascular, and prosthetic surgery of the breast. Dr. Clemens has lectured in 27 countries and written more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and 50 book chapters. He is the breast section editor and on the editorial board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and is the vice president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education Research Foundation (ASERF), and is the chair of the breast track committee for the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is an author for National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines on Lymphoma. He was a member of the surgical team that performed the world’s first skull and scalp transplantation. Dr. Clemens serves as a content expert on breast implant safety for the US FDA and the SCHEER Committees of the European Commission.

Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, Professor

Professor Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo is considered one of the major world-experts on breast reconstruction with autologous tissues. He has specifically contributed to the development and affirmation of DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flap procedure, being the first to perform a DIEP flap in Sweden and in Italy back on 1998 and then persisting on a more regular basis with the establishment of the Breast Unit at Sant’Andrea Hospital, counting more than 715 DIEP flap and 2,056 breast reconstruction performed till nowadays. The technique of using abdominal tissues from the patient itself to reconstruct the breast, has been described first in Sweden – where he started – and later improved in United States and Europe, with Santanelli’s contribute. Professional effort of Professor Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo has produced not only clinical but also scientific results with more than 158 original publications on international and national reviews and 36 chapters on international and national books.

Auspices

Preliminary Faculty

Faculty H-Index
1,647

Preliminary Program

Click on the event below to see the full program

Conference Venue

InterContinental Hotel Medical Center
6750 Main Street, Houston, Texas, US

Click here to see the additional information

Contact & Organizing Secretariat

Previous edition

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