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2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa)

Hilton Barcelona Hotel # | Barcelona, SPAIN
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Title: 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa)
Specialty: Medical Oncology, General Surgery, Other Specialties, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology
Dates: From Sep, 8, 2016 to Sep, 11, 2016
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 340 to 630 EUR
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Hilton Barcelona Hotel #

Barcelona, SPAIN
Experience the city at your leisure from the conveniently located Hilton Barcelona. Situated on Barcelona’s main avenue, Avenida Diagonal, this hotel offers easy access to a range of activities. The hotel is within minutes of the largest stadium in Europe, home to FC Barcelona, two shopping centers with exceptional boutiques, El Palacio de Congresos de Catalunya (PCC) and a running circuit. Hilton Barcelona is just 10 minutes from the city center and is a fantastic base to discover all the main attractions. Barcelona International Airport El Prat is just 15 minutes away and Sants Railway Station is only 5 minutes from the hotel. Stay in a newly-designed room, with décor inspired by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and panoramic views of the city. All rooms at Hilton Barcelona feature work desks and WiFi for business convenience. Enhance your stay and upgrade to an Executive room or a spacious suite,  with access to a private Executive Floor offering Executive Lounge access with complimentary choice of Spanish and international newspapers,  breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Unwind after a busy day at The Vibe Bar & terrace. Discover the unique atmosphere of Barcelona while tasting our famous tapas and enjoying a delicious cocktail. Enjoy the innovative menu in The Mosaic Restaurant – inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and showcasing local produce.  


  • Surrounded by leisure, shopping, culture and business attractions
  • Stylish, modern decor throughout the hotel
  • Innovative cuisine at the Mosaic Restaurant
  • Exclusive Executive Floor with lounge
  • The Vibe Bar and Terrace, a multi-purpose social meeting point
  • Over 1,800 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space


  Known as an avant-garde city, Barcelona offers a unique destination with hundreds of attractions, landmarks and sights to discover. Enjoy architecture and culture around every corner. Take in panoramic views from the Tibidabo Mountain, visit The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) or take a relaxing stroll by the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the famous street, Passeig de Gràcia, home of many luxury stores and some of the best shopping in the city. Marvel at the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, such as The Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló and the famous lampposts of architect Pere Falqués . Stroll down La Rambla, the famous street theatre, and then wander through the Gothic Quarter to admire some of Barcelona’s finest architecture. Visit Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gaudi’s ongoing architectural masterpiece which has become a symbol of Catalan identity. Catch FC Barcelona playing at home or visit The Camp Nou stadium and famous football museum, just a few blocks away.
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The 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa), Barcelona, Spain, September 8-11, 2016 has been submitted for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress program only and does not cover the company-sponsored symposia.

For the Italian participants

The program for 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa), Barcelona, Spain, September 8-11, 2016, will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.

ISO 9001 Certification

This Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will available online at the Congress website as at the conclusion of the congress for 3 weeks.

CME for USA participants

UEMS/EACCME CME credit recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, the AMA will convert CME credit certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME credit converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

  • Assess and appraise controversial issues based on the latest findings by leading scientists in the field of breast cancer.
  • Evaluate best practices in breast cancer.
  • Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the fields of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, breast screening and imaging, adjuvant endocrine therapy, controversies in breast reconstruction, controversies in advanced breast cancer.
  • Recognize opportunities for scientific collaborations around the world.
  • Integrate the most up to date information in their clinical and research activities.
  • Evaluate the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
  • Presentations, discussions and debates will focus on the latest developments in breast cancer.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

All declarations of potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship, must be provided to the EACCME® upon submission of the application.

Declarations must include whether any fee, honorarium or arrangement for re-imbursement of expenses in relation to the event has been provided.

Industry support disclosure

We confirm that all funding provided is free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content or choice of faculty members conflicts of interest. Support of the Congress is kept in strict accordance with CME accreditation criteria.

Industry support may be viewed here.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Following the success of CoBRA 2015, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, September 8-11, 2016.

CoBrCa will continue the tradition of directly addressing the key issues facing clinicians in their daily practice. More topics will be addressed.  In addition to the key issues in medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology and supportive care, CoBrCa will address controversial issues in radiology, pathology and reconstruction, with presentations, debates and discussions. The congress will again provide a forum to effectively debate unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas. 

We look forward to your participation and contribution in shaping the program and to welcoming you the vibrant and beautiful city of Barcelona.


Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann, Australia

Javier Cortes

Javier Cortes, Spain

Richard deBoer

Richard De Boer, Australia

Alastair Thompson

Alastair Thompson, USA

Thematology / Presented Topics:
  • Screening and imaging
  • Molecular profiling/pathology
  • Locoregional management
  • DCIS
  • Reconstruction
  • Neoadjuvant therapy
  • Adjuvant systemic therapy
  • Adjuvant endocrine therapy/fertility
  • BCNS/Supportive care
  • Management of advanced disease
  • Metastatic disease: Focus on CNS
  • Future developments
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2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa)



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Late Registration From: 2016-07-09 To: 2016-09-05
On site Registration
Physicians and Scientists
Nurses, Students, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health Professionals, Consumer Advocates*

*Nurses, Students, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health Professionals and Consumer Advocates must provide proof confirming their status, which can be sent by replying to the registration confirmation email you will receive upon completion of the process.

Fees include: CoBrCa scientific updates, newsletters, access to accepted abstracts, full participation in an annual CoBrCa congress, participation in the young scientist competition, the annual CoBrCa Book, Congress bag, CoBrCa certificate and free access to CoBrCa social networks, (coffee and lunch breaks), Networking Reception at the Congress.

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Important Information

  • Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
  • Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
  • Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance.  If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
  • The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.


After submission

  • Submitting authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted, as well as the date, time and form of their presentation.
  • Any change of the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the Scientific Committee.
  • If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person’s responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role.
  • It is the duty of the original presenting author to advise the Congress Secretariat ( in writing of his successor’s full name and email address.--
Abstract submission deadline 2016-06-16
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:

  Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?

  Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?

  Results: What did you learn/invent/create?

  Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.

An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.

Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.

Abbreviations should be defined.

Images/graphs/tables can be uploaded according to the following criteria:

  • Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750

  • Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750

  • Size (in KB): min 20/ max 1,000

  • Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.

  • Format: JPG, PNG or GIF

You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).

Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.

The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
Book only: The submitter chooses not to present the abstract in oral or poster format. The abstract will only appear in the Abstract Book.
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