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ASPS membership provides discounted registration for Houston breast surgery conference

The 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop (IBSW) and 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL (WCC-BIAALCL) joint meetings to be hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Texas Medical Center Intercontinental Hotel, and ASPS members are invited to take advantage of a discounted registration fee.

Several of the world's leading plastic surgeons will gather to discuss innovations and controversies in the fields of breast plastic surgery and BIA-ALCL. The meeting focuses on peer-reviewed data and will include more than 60 confirmed international faculty.

The first part of the program will cover current breast reconstruction techniques and the second session will highlight autologous tissues in breast reconstruction – including microsurgical DIEP, SIEA, PAP and fat transfer. Evening sessions will focus onlymphedema techniques, oncoplasty and mastopexy strategies to improve shape and position with and without the aid of ADM.

The second day begins with a session on aesthetic breast augmentation before transitioning to the WCC-BIAALCL, which centers on the latest data in epidemiology, prevention and pathogenesis of BIA-ALCL. There will also be sessions on evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and management protocols as well as patients' advocates and specialists exploring the socio-psychological aspects of the disease. A panel of international regulatory authorities will also participate in a roundtable discussion on best-practice recommendations and device tracking initiatives.

IBSW and WCC-BIAALCL President Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, MD, PhD, who is also the chair of plastic surgery at Sapienza University of Rome, announced that registration for the joint meetings will be discounted from $500 to $300 for ASPS members. In addition to the in-person event, the meetings will also be live-streamed and are expected to be seen by roughly 8,000 attendees worldwide.

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