Empowering Tomorrow's Surgeons
Back to Friday 8th March

ASiT x Mammary fold x *PLASTA Introduction to Breast Surgery course

09:00 - 17:00
Avon Suite

An immersive simulated experience as “A day in the life of an Oncoplastic Breast surgeon” from diagnosis, assessment, decision making and surgical management of patients with breast cancer. 

Trainees will understand the diagnosis, complete skill stations in breast biopsy, attend a simulated MDT and then continue with the surgical decision making of reconstructive surgery and undertake simulated skill training in breast conserving surgery.

Delegate numbers: 14-16
Grade: Foundation – ST4
Faculty: 7-8

Summary of course: 

Course Schedule (draft) 



09:00 - 10:00


  1. Introduction to breast surgery training 

  2. Day in the life of Breast Surgeon 

2. Triple assessment – how we assess and diagnosis breast cancer

A powerpoint lecture to the whole group to discuss the assessment process in breast cancer

10:00 - 11:00 

Skills station

FNA, Core biopsy, Punch biopsy with US - 3 groups - show and practice on simulated models

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 – 12:15

Simulated MDT

Mock Oncoplastic MDT – run through of 3-5 cases (9 mins each) of discussing patients and deciding on surgical management



Breast reconstruction

Discussion of IBR Vs autologous flap reconstruction with example photo models

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Practical afternoon 

15 min slide presentation: sentinel lymph node biopsy breast and skin 

15min for each participant (30mins total) 


Practical afternoon 

15 min slide presentation:
fibroadenoma excision

30 mins for 1 participant 

15.30- 16.15 

Practical afternoon 

15 min slide presentation:
Wire-guided wide local excision

30 mins for 1 participant 


Lecture / Discussion 

Research in Breast Surgery - PhD / MD / Current projects