We are pleased to announce the upcoming 9th International Breast Surgery Workshop and 5th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL. After the pandemic, we are eager to get back to the traditional April time frame of the meeting in Rome where all started 14 years ago, with the added bonus of fewer overlapping congresses and the stunning springtime in the Eternal city.
The conference has an original hybrid format, which we started long before the pandemic, offering flexibility with live debates during session for those who attend in person or comfortable free worldwide virtual participation for those who are unable to join us. Thanks to its presence on YouTube, the conference can be followed or consulted anytime during years, quickly becoming a milestone for regulatory authorities and mandatory to attend. The number of virtual participations and impressions increase by time, with the first 2019 edition achieving the enormous amount of 9,229 virtual participants, while last 2023 edition led to a record of 3,429 virtual participants and 38,690 impressions, by the first month. This makes it an extraordinary opportunity to advance knowledge and connect with leaders in breast surgery as well as top industries.
We also first established a metric system to define the scientific value of the program, by summing the H-index of all speakers. In Houston, an exceptional faculty of experts in breast surgery reached the impressive Total Conference H-index of 1,515, and so far in Rome we can keep the standard by already anticipating a preliminary Total Conference H-index of 1,762.
The program will start on Friday April 19th 2024 with the 9th International Breast Surgery Workshop, and will cover advance in breast reconstruction with autologous tissues, including lymphedema treatment, and fat transfer. The second session will highlight the state in breast reduction and matopexy, while the evening sessions will cover advanced the most current prepectoral vs retropectoral implant based breast reconstruction techniques with the aid of ADM. The afternoon session „Cyber Plastic Surgery” will continue the day by introducing you in the future of plastic surgery with the use of Artificial Intelligence. Last session will focus on trends on Aesthetic Breast Augmentation among world experts.
Saturday April 20th 2024, will begin with a EURAPS session, continuing the topic of Aesthetic Breast Augmentation among EU leaders. The panels will then transition to the 5th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL, with the first session „The Game of Evidence”, focussing on scientific evidences vs non scientific ones. The second session in the afternnoon will cover the latest data on case tracking, epidemiology and management of BIA-ALCL, and the third session will continue with most accredited BIA-ALCL ethiopathogenetc theories. Will conclude the day the most important session „The Role of Authorities”, where Regulatory Authorities from USA and EU in a round table will discuss their position on BIA-ALCL and eventually any new initiative. Further USA and EU consensus guidelines will be presented, while Leaders from national scientific Plastic Surgery Societies will actively participate to a long question time.
Based on these unique characteristics, we invite you not to miss this unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge advancements and exchange insights in plastic surgery of the breast, fostering innovation and collaboration among world wide most esteemed colleagues. Your active participation in person during discussion and question time will contribute as a key factor to the success of our next meeting, enhancing the overall scientific importance of the conference.
IBSW: Where science meets la Dolce Vita!
Prof. Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo & Prof. Mark W. Clemens