16-17 February at JIPMER, Pondicherry

 16.02.24   DAY ONE Speakers
8:45 – 900 Welcome Topics
900 – 1300 Core Skills Training Workshop Mammogram, Ultrasound, Core needle biopsy, Interpretation of pathology reports.
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1430 Video Session 1

Basic Breast Procedures

Mastectomy Dr Ishita
Breast Conserving Surgery Dr Rohit Kumar C
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Dr V Seenu
1430 – 1515 Session 1 

Benign Breast Diseases

High Risk Breast Lesion (15 min) Dr Selvi Radhakrishna
Benign Breast Diseases Panel – Case Based Discussion (30 min) Moderator: 

Dr Pandiaraja

Panelists- Dr Asha Reddy , Dr Ramya, Dr Srinivas B H, 
1515-1615 Session 2

Current Concepts

Updates on Breast Cancer risk prediction and screening (15 min) Dr V Seenu
(15 min) Dr Rohit
Pertuzumab in HER2-positive early breast cancer: current use and perspectives Dr Unni Pillai
Genetic testing and Risk reducing surgery- Indian Perspective (15 min) Dr Ashutosh Mishra
1615-1700 Conference Inauguration  Chief Guest Dr P. Raghuram  OBE

Inaugural Address: “ABSI- Celebrating 13 Positively Eventful Years”

 1700-1715  Tea    
1715-1815 Session 3

Can Less Be More

De-escalation in Breast Cancer Management & optimising surgery (20 min) Dr SVS DEO
Deescalating Radiation (20 min) Dr Gunaseelan
Deescalating Medical therapy (20 min) Dr Prashant G 
1815-1845 Video Session 2

Advanced procedures 

LICAP Dr Sanjit Agarwal
Reduction mammoplasty for breast cancer Dr Selvi Radhakrishna
AICAP Dr Asha Reddy
1930 onwards DINNER Networking
0900 – 1030 PAPERS & POSTERS Simultaneous EC Meeting 
1030-1115 Session 4

Current Concepts

Updates in Neoadjuvant therapy and surgical Implications  – Case based Panel Discussion (45 mins) Moderator:

Dr DG Vijay

Panelists- Dr Ashutosh Mishra, Dr Raghuram K, Dr Biswajit D, Dr Jegadeesan, Dr Srinivas B H
1115-1130 TEA
1130-1215 Session 5

Equity in Care

Role of Resource Based Breast Cancer treatment guidelines in resource constrained settings (15 min) Dr SVS Deo 


Dr SVS Deo

SeminarDr Naveen P (economic burden of breast cancer care and barriers to accessing quality care)

Dr Seenu (making breast cancer care affordable – addressing treatment costs)

Dr Babul Bansal (making breast cancer care affordable -role of  early detection)

Dr Kameswari Vissa (operations management interventions in cancer care delivery in India) (30 min)

1215-1315 SESSION 6


Quality of life after breast cancer management: identifying gaps (10 min) Dr Manjula Rao
Survivor experiences: (patient perspective) (20 min) Ms Suseela Martel Ms Jacqueline 
Panel Discussion: Strategies to improve QOL; curative and palliative Dr Satish, Dr Ankit Jain, Dr Nancy, Mrs Premalatha, (Dr Ishita) (30 min),  Moderator: Dr Manjula Rao 
1315- 1400 Lunch
1400-1420 Video Session 3

Advanced Procedures

Mixed Bag
Implant reconstruction Dr Kirti Kabir
Grisotti  Dr Ashwin
1420-1500 MDT & Treatment Planning Case based discussion – Interactive Discussion Dr Prashant P
Experts on the panel
1500-1545 Mixed Bag Land mark Publications in Breast Cancer (Last 5 years) Dr Ashwin
Breast Cancer Follow Up – Guidelines Dr M Satishkumar
1545-1615 QUIZ
1615-1645 Valedictory

Tea & farewell