Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to personally invite you again to the 5th International Breast Symposium Düsseldorf (IBSD) at the InterContinental Hotel situated at the Königsallee in Düsseldorf.
Again, we have been able to recruit national and international experts with a great deal of experience in all areas of aesthetic as well as reconstructive breast surgery.
The 5th Symposium will be different and new for scientific conferences. Our goal is to to accomplish lively scientific controversial discussions together with the participants and the faculty. Instead of having mainly front talks, we will focus on pro- and contra sessions to take the great opportunity to strengthen the multidisciplinary approach between the colleagues to create a platform for an open discussion from different perspectives.
Further we will have parallel teaching sessions lead by renowned plastic surgeons or gynecologist, to provide hands-on and interactive courses for young breast surgeons and gynecologists in their clinic or private practices.
Key note lectures and a special topic by David Jay regarding the Scar Project will round up the Symposium.
The 5th Symposium will address the following topics relative to surgical indications and selection of appropriate techniques for breast surgery:
Aesthetic breast surgery:
Teaching hands-on sessions
Different ways of marking for primary augmentations
Epipectoral versus subpectoral implant positioning
Lipofilling no limits versus with limits
Different ways of approaching complications
Reconstructive breast surgery:
Teaching hands-on sessions for autologous tissue and Ultrasound
Capsular contracture and how to avoid it
Direct to implant or two stage breast reconstruction
BCT versus Mastectomy and Reconstruction: is the outcome comparable?
Do we need RXT after BCT in the elderly?
Experiences with ADM and Meshes
The symposium venue, situated on the famous Königsallee, provides again a very special atmosphere and have the possibility to enjoy the city.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the members of the faculty. Without their time and support, I would have been not able to accomplish this interesting program.
I look forward to welcoming you in Düsseldorf.
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Andree
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery,
Sana Kliniken Düsseldorf