Breast Day Multidisciplinary Meeting on Breast Disease Diagnosis and Management

14 Oct 2016, Singapore

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Asian Breast Cancer - Does One Size Fit All?

by Assoc Prof Philip Iau 

With five decades of unbroken economic development, Singapore women have had major changes in exposure to breast cancer risk factors. This has led to near Western breast cancer incidence, but also concomitant Western standards of care. Is there still a need to culturally contextualise our approach to breast cancer care? Unfortunately, Singapore patients still hold very strong Asian traits, contributing to a low attendance at breast screening clinics, later stage of presentation and a higher likelihood of not accepting complete care. The present approaches to improve health promoting behaviour may be hampered unless these issues are addressed. Prof Iau will build a case for all to work towards developing a breast cancer care system that changes the perception of breast cancer as an isolating, mutilating and inexorably moral disease through the development of social constructs to improve screening attendance, the extension of breast conserving techniques, and individualisation of systemic therapy.    ***                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Overseas Guest Speaker

Dr Penny Moyle

Consultant Radiologist Cambridge Breast Unit, Director of Cambridge and Huntingdon Breast Screening Services,  Clinical lead for Cambridge University Hospital, UK

Dr Moyle's specialist interest is in women's imaging which includes breast and gynaecological imaging. She has written several book chapters and peer review articles on gynaecological cancer imaging and also breast oncology.She is  involved in the UK national POSH study, CONTEND CESM study, breast Tomosynthesis I specimen x-rays, and interval cancer review. She will be speaking on 2 topics  : " Breast Imaging Assessment in Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy" and "How To Set Up A Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography Service : The Cambridge Experience".

The speaker's sponsorship is by GE Healthcare.     



Sponsored by Genomic Health

Genomic Assays in Breast Cancer: "Great Expectations" or "Risky Business"?

by David Hyams MD, FACS

Director of Desert Surgical Oncology at Eisenhower Medical Center, California, USA



Sponsored by Pfizer

Endocrine therapy updates in metastatic breast cancer

Dr Senthil J Rajappa

Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology

Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & RI

Hyderabad, India 


DINNER SYMPOSIUM (13 Oct Thursday)

Sponsored by GE HealthCare

Senographe Pristina: Innovations designed for “Reshaping the Mammography Experience For Patients, Technologists And Radiologists


The Breast Day Multidisciplinary Meeting has concluded. We will like to thank all the participants, faculty and trade sponsors who have made this meeting a success. The meeting was well attended by 132 delegates from 5 different countries and it was an exciting day of sharing of views as well as meeting up with friends. See you all again in 2017!


The inaugural Breast Day Multidisciplinary Meeting was held on 14 October 2016, Friday, at the Academia in the Singapore General Hospital campus in Singapore. The theme for the meeting is "Paradigm Shifts in Breast Disease Management”.

After this successful inaugural meeting, the Breast Day Meeting will be a biennial event. The objectives of the meeting are to provide current updates on breast disease diagnosis and management, promote a better understanding of breast care management across different medical disciplines, and to foster greater inter-disciplinary collaboration and research on breast diseases within Singapore and the region.

The meeting is targeted at doctors, researchers and allied health personnel involved in breast care, including oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, radiographers and nurses.



Academia, at the Singapore General Hospital Campus. Room L1-S3 (1st level). 20 College Road, Singapore.


CME Points

The meeting is accredited with 4 CME points for full attendance by the Singapore Medical Council.


Jointly-organised by the Association of Pathologists Singapore, Singapore Radiological Society and Singapore Society of Oncology

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Preferential registration rates for members of the Association of Pathologists Singapore, Singapore Radiological Society and Singapore Society of Oncology

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13 October 2016 Thursday (Dinner Program)

1830 hrs : Dinner Registration Opens

1900 hrs : Welcome Speech

1920 hrs : Dinner Commences

1930 hrs : Dinner Symposium Presentation by GE Healthcare

Senographe Pristina: Innovations Designed for “Reshaping the Mammography Experience for Patients, Technologists and Radiologists - Ms Emilie Rouaud

2015 hrs : How to Set Up A Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography Service - the Cambridge Experience - Dr Penny Moyle

2045 hrs : Dinner Ends


14 October 2016 Friday (Whole Day Program)

0830 hrs : Registration Opens

0850 hrs : Opening Address


­­0855-0920 hrs : Plenary Lecture 

Asian Breast Cancers : One Size Fits All? - A/Prof Philip Iau


0920 hrs : Session on Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Chairpersons  : Dr Tan Sing Huang, A/Prof Mikael Hartman

0920-0940 hrs : Breast Imaging Assessment in Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy - Dr Penny Moyle

0940-1000 hrs : Achieving pCR – New Tricks by The Medical Oncologist – A/Prof Rebecca Dent

1000-1020 hrs : Breast Conservation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy – Is There Still A Need For Oncoplastic Surgery? - Dr Veronique Tan

1020-1030 hrs : Q&A


1030-1100 hrs : Tea Symposium Presentation by Genomic Health

Genomic Assays in Breast Cancer: "Great Expectations" or "Risky Business” – Dr David Hyams, MD, FACS

1100-1120 hrs : Tea Break


1120 hrs : Session on Multidisciplinary Updates

Chairpersons   : Dr Tan Chuan Chien, Dr Lester Leong

1120-1140 hrs : What's New in Fibroadenomas and Phyllodes Tumours - Prof Tan Puay Hoon

1140-1200 hrs : Current Advances in Surgical Treatment Of Lymphoedema – A/Prof Tan Bien Keem

1200-1210 hrs : Update on Lymphatic Imaging - Dr Wong Man Zhi

1210-1230 hrs : Automated Breast Ultrasound - the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Experience - Dr Niketa Chotai

1230-1245 hrs : Q&A


1245-1315 hrs : Lunch Symposium Presentation by Pfizer

Endocrine Therapy Updates in Metastatic Breast Cancer - Dr Senthil Rajappa

1315-1340 hrs : Lunch Break


1340 hrs : Session on Lymph Node Metastases

Chairpersons : Dr Benita Tan, Dr Niketa Chotai

1340-1400 hrs : Can Imaging Replace Surgery in Axillary Staging of Breast Cancer? - Dr Lester Leong

1400-1420 hrs : Is Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Feasible After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Lymph Node Positive Patients? - Dr Esther Chuwa

1420-1440 hrs : Utility of Genomic Assays in Lymph Node Positive Disease – Dr Wong Nan Soon 1440-1500 hrs : Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer: a Pathologic Appraisal - Dr Benjamin Tan Yong Cheng

1500-1515 hrs : Q&A

1515-1545 hrs : Tea Break


1545 hrs : Session on Loco-Regional Recurrence

Chairpersons   : Dr Patrick Chan, Dr Tan Yew Oo

1545-1605 hrs : Is Loco-Regional Recurrence Higher After Breast Conservation in Genetic Mutation Carriers? - A/Prof Lee Soo Chin

1605-1625 hrs  : Oncoplastic Breast Conserving Surgery in The Management of Local Recurrence - Dr Lim Geok Hoon

1625-1645 hrs  : Controversies in Radiotherapy for Locoregional Disease - Dr Vicky Koh

1645-1700 hrs  : Q&A

1700          hrs : Closing Remarks




Updated as of 23 Sep 2016

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We are delighted to have the support of the following industry partners:

Pfizer Singapore, Genomic Health, GE Healthcare, MedAid Solutions, Bard, SciMed (Asia), Roche Pharma Singapore and Siemens.