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ASBD 2013: 9th Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease

The Cairns Convention Centre * | Cairns, AUSTRALIA
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Title: ASBD 2013: 9th Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
Specialty: , Medical Oncology
Dates: From Sep, 12, 2013 to Sep, 14, 2013
Location: Cairns, AUSTRALIA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 500 to 950 AUD
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Event Venue:

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The Ninth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast
Disease will be submitted to the RACS and RANZCR for approval
within the relevant CME programs. The outcomes of these
applications will be published at a later date.

Transportation Guide:

Airport transfers
Hilton is located approximately 20 minutes from Cairns Airport.
Taxi costs around $20. Shuttle bus transfers can be booked via
Cairns Airport.

Hilton has limited parking available at $3.50 for Meeting
delegates. You will need to purchase a tiken from the
Hotel reception. Valet parking can be arranged through the
concierge at $15. Space cannot be guaranteed and is subject to

Event Overview
Welcome message:

The Australasian Society for Breast Disease warmly invites you to
attend our Ninth Scientific Meeting. This multidisciplinary Meeting
is designed for health care professionals to advance their knowledge
of pathology classifications and epidemiology of breast cancer
and the latest techniques in investigation and management of
breast cancer. The program will include a workshop on oncoplastic
surgery and sessions exploring management of the axilla, lifestyle
factors in breast cancer, emerging imaging modalities, pathology
of borderline lesions and the latest WHO Classification, high risk
disease, neoadjuvant therapy and new chemotherapeutic agents, and
delivering services to the wider community.
The International Faculty will include Prof Andrew Baildam (UK),
Prof Kathy Pritchard (Canada), A/Prof Puay Hoon Tan (Singapore)
and Dr Anne Tardivon (France)


Professor Andrew D Baildam
Andrew Baildam trained in general surgery and surgical oncology, and obtained an
MD for research in molecular biology of breast cancer. He then trained in plastic and
reconstructive breast surgery at a time when seamless cancer surgery with reconstruction
was highly innovative. As consultant surgeon in South Manchester and to The Christie
hospitals, Andrew was joint creator of the training courses at the Royal College of Surgeons
of England, developed the UK’s oncoplastic breast surgical training fellowships and chaired
the national cross-specialty Breast Training Interface Group. His experience of oncoplastic and
reconstructive breast surgery is extensive. He has particular skill in risk-reducing mastectomy and
breast reconstruction for women at high personal breast cancer risk by virtue of family history
or BRCA1/2 gene mutations. Professor Baildam is the immediate past President of BASO~The
Association for Cancer Surgery, and is now Professor of Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery to the Barts
and The London hospitals, University of London.

Professor Kathy Pritchard
Kathy Pritchard is one of Sunnybrook & Women's best-known academic physicians. She graduated
from Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and trained in internal medicine and medical
oncology at the University of Toronto. Professor Pritchard is on staff at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer
Centre (OCC) where she was Head of Medical Oncology from 1987-1999 and of Clinical Trials from
1987 - 2007. Professor Pritchard was also Chair of the Breast Cancer Site Group of the NCIC Clinical Trials
Group from 1984 - 2007. She is currently a Professor of Medicine and the Departmental Division Director
of Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed in the Department of Oncology, at
McMaster University. She has been the Clinical Director of the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG) since
1998. Professor Pritchard's interests are in adjuvant and hormonal therapy of breast cancer, clinical trials
design, translational research and the career development of oncologists. Her expertise is demonstrated by her
250 publications and many invited lectures across Canada, North America, and internationally. She has been
a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007 – 2010) and of the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Division (2010-2012). Professor Pritchard was awarded the
O. Harold Warwick Prize for Cancer Control in Canada in 2005 by the Canadian Cancer Society and the National
Cancer Institute of Canada for her work in clinical and translational trials in breast cancer, named the Cosbie
Lecturer for 2006 and awarded the ASCO Statesman Award in 2011.

A/Prof Puay Hoon Tan

Puay Hoon Tan is currently the Head of the Department of Pathology at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a
position assumed since July 2005. The Pathology Department oversees 10 clinical laboratories with 450 staff, and
is busy preparing to physically relocate to a new state of the art pathology facility within the campus grounds in
2013. Dr Tan has a busy surgical pathology diagnostic practice, and participates actively in research and teaching.
She leads the breast pathology research agenda in the Department and, with colleagues in the breast pathology
team, organises an annual breast pathology course that has registrants from the region and beyond. She serves in
the Executive Councils of the International Society of Breast Pathology and the International Society of Urologic
Pathology. She is a Volume Editor for the 4th edition of the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours of
the Breast, and is on the Editorial Boards of several key Pathology journals.

Dr Anne A Tardivon
Anne Tardivon is a radiologist dedicated to breast imaging at Institut Curie in Paris. She is the past President of the
French Society of Breast Imaging (SOFMIS) and associated member of the College des Enseignants de Radiologie de
France (CERF). At the European level, she is member of the Board of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI),
was the Chairman (2006) and responsible of a categorical course for breast imaging (2008-2009) at the European
Congress of Radiology. Dr Tardivon’s major fields of interest include development and validation of new imaging
technologies, high-risk group surveillance strategies, expertise in national guidelines, and teaching in multidisciplinary
settings. She is the author or co-author of 83 articles and one book. She is the Breast Imaging Editor for European
Radiology and reviewer for Radiology, European Journal of Radiology and Breast Cancer Research Treatment.


Other faculty
Dr Marie Burke
Radiation Oncologist, Director of Medical Services, Premion,
Dr Richard De Boer
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Melbourne, Western and
Epworth-Freemasons Hospitals, Melbourne
Prof Chen-Pin Chou
Chief of Breast Imaging, Attending Staff of Abdomen and
Breast Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, and
Lecturer, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine,
Taipei, Taiwan
Dr Daniel de Viana
Breast Surgeon and VMO BreastScreen Qld, Gold Coast
Dr Susan Fraser
Breast Physician, Breastcare, Gold Coast and BreastScreen
Prof Stephen Fox
Director of Pathology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,
Professor of Pathology, University of Melbourne
Dr James French
Breast Surgeon, NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Sydney
Dr Michael Gattas
Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology,
Clinical Geneticist at Brisbane Genetics, Consultant Clinical
Geneticist at Genetic Health Queensland
A/Prof Bruno Giuffre
Senior Staff Specialist Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital
and North Shore Private Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor,
University of Sydney
Mr Wayne Jones
Head of the Breast Unit, Auckland Hospital, partner at Breast
Associates, Clinical Director of General Surgery, Auckland

Prof Bogda Koczwara
Head, Department of Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical
Centre, Adelaide
Prof Sunil Lakhani
Head, Molecular & Cellular Pathology, School of Medicine,
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Head of the Breast Group
at University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research,
Site Director, Anatomical Pathology, The Royal Brisbane &
Women’s Hospital and State Director, Anatomical Pathology,
Pathology Queensland.
Prof Bruce Mann
Director of The Breast Service, The Royal Melbourne and Royal
Women’s Hospital, Melbourne
A/Prof Wendy Raymond
Senior Consultant Pathologist, Flinders Medical Centre, Visiting
Specialist Cytopathologist, BreastScreen SA and Pathologist,
Healthscope, Adelaide
Dr Catherine Shannon
Director of Medical Oncology, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane
Dr Kylie Snook
Consultant Breast Surgeon, Mater Hospital, North Shore
Private Hospital and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Sydney

Courses / Workshops within the event

Workshop 1: Tomosynthesis for Radiologists

Workshop 2: Oncoplastic Surgery 

Workshop 3: Tomosynthesis for Radiologists

Social Program

Daily lunches are included in the registration fee. Additional
tickets are available at $45 per person.


Thursday 12 September 2013

Welcome reception
18:30-20:00 hours
Join your fellow delegates by the waterfront/poolside at the
Cairns Hilton. Included for full time delegates and registered
partners. Additional tickets: $60 per person.

Friday 13 September 2013
Networking drinks
1730-1830 hours
Following the last session for the day, take the opportunity to
network with your colleagues and trade representatives and
enjoy relaxed drinks and canapes. Included for full and Friday
day only delegates and registered partners.

Saturday 14 September 2013
Meeting dinner
1800-2230 hours
To conclude the Meeting, an unforgettable evening has
been organised at the Rainforestation Nature Park in the
tropical rainforest of Kuranda, It is essential all guests wear
comfortable, flat shoes and comfortable clothes.The dinner
will include pre dinner refreshments, dinner and drinks, and
entertainment. Included for full time delegates and registered
partners. Additional tickets: $130 per person.
Coaches will depart from the Cairns Hilton at 1830 hours.
Return coaches will be staggered.

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Special accommodation rates have been negotiated with
Cairns Hilton and Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort.
Check-in is at 1400 hours and check-out at 1100 hours.
While early check-in or late check-out may be available upon
request, these cannot be guaranteed.
• Hilton room rates are available only by booking through the
Meeting Secretariat.
• To confirm your accommodation booking for Hilton, you must
provide a deposit of at least one night’s tariff with the registration
• Cairns Hilton deposit is non-refundable after 30 days before
arrival date.
• Unless arrangements for late check-in have been made
beforehand, rooms will be released after 1800 hours.
• As the Meeting is during a busy period, it is advisable that you
register as soon as possible to secure accommodation at The

Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

presentation abstracts
Registrants wishing to present a paper or poster at the Ninth
Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast
Disease must submit an abstract.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is strictly 5 July
2013. All submitted abstracts will proceed to peer review on
this date. Accepted abstracts will be included in the Meeting
Handbook and on the Society’s website. A selection of the
best abstracts from previous Scientific Meetings have been
published in The Breast journal and it is hoped that this will
again occur after the 2013 Meeting.
The Executive Committee reserves the right to accept or reject
abstracts on the basis of clinical and/or scientific content, and
will select the best abstracts for oral presentation based on
scientific merit. All registrants will be advised accordingly by
26 July 2013. Those selected and invited for oral presentation
will be listed in the scientific program

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

Abstracts not following the guidelines will not
be considered.
Size and presentation
Each abstract:
• Should contain no more than 300 words
• Must be typed single-spaced in 10 point, Arial
• Must be free of typographical and grammatical errors
• Acknowledgements should NOT be included in abstract or
It should be brief and state clearly the nature of the

Authors’ names
Authors should be listed by surname and initials, with the
presenting author’s name marked with an asterisk (*).
Degrees, titles and awards are not to be shown.
Department of origin
Immediately following the authors’ names, type the
department of origin, institution, city, state, country of author.
Body of abstract
Use the following headings:
• Background and purpose
• Methods
• Results
• Conclusions
• References (maximum of two)
Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only.
For uncommon terms, the abbreviations should be given in
brackets after the first full use of the word.
Abstract submission
Abstracts must be submitted in two forms:
Abstracts must be forwarded via email, as a Microsoft Word
attachment to: Facsimile transmission of
the abstract will not be accepted.
Printed on an A4 page
The original abstract must be accompanied by two clear
photocopies. Mail your abstract to:
Ninth Scientific Meeting
Australasian Society for Breast Disease
PO Box 1124, Coorparoo DC Qld 4151, Australia

Paper presentations
Presentations will be 10 minutes including 2 minutes for
discussion. Please indicate audiovisual requirements when
forwarding your abstract.
Poster presentation requirements
• Prepare and bring with you to the meeting all components
of your poster.
• The poster must include a heading panel as shown in the
diagram below.
• Velcro tape will be available for mounting your poster on
the display panel.
Poster Board 1.0 m x 1.0 m – maximum size

Sponsors Exhibitors
Organising Agency
Executive Officer: Solei Gibbs
Coorparoo DC, QLD, 4151,
+61 7 3847 1946
+61 7 3847 7563
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