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14th Meet The Professor

Advanced International Breast Cancer Course (AIBCC)

Padua (I), September 20th - 22nd 2018




  • Presentation
  • Directors
  • Slide Kit


Breast cancer represents the front runner in cancer research in many aspects. First, this is a common, chronic and lethal disease where medical interventions are successfully inducing a continuous decline in mortality in spite of increasing incidence. Second, biology drives the entire diagnostic-therapeutic work up of these patients. For these reasons, a breast multidisciplinary team should also include pathologists, molecular biologists, oncogeneticists besides the “classic” clinical specialties. Finally, many highly effective interventions are available for each step of the diagnostic and therapeutic work-up of these patients. The increased complexity of the disease, the availability of multiple effective choices and the high expectations of our patients are raising the bar of clinical excellence in this field.

With this goal in mind, the Programme of this international Conference includes lectures on molecular characterization, updated treatments of early and advanced disease, management of difficult cases and hereditary syndromes.
Clinical case discussions and debates are planned to allow a continuous and fruitful exchange of experiences and opinions between speakers and participants.

This 14th Breast Cancer Conference includes a highly qualified international faculty, but will maintain its characteristics of a friendly forum where opinion leaders and attendees will exchange experiences and share the most exiting advances.

In order to reward scientific excellence and to foster international cooperation, the International Scientific Committee of the 14th AIBCC will award the 8th International Prize for Breast Cancer Research to a scientist who has published a breakthrough paper in the previous year. For the first time, we also welcome the presentation of posters from the participants and the bets poster will be awarded during the Award Cerimony.

We welcome medical oncologists, pathologists, breast surgeons, radiation oncologists and basic scientists to listen to breast cancer leaders and to exchange experiences in a friendly atmosphere.

Addressed to

Physicians specialized in anatomical pathology, gynaecology and obstetrics, oncology, radiology, radiotherapy. Biologists, pharmacists and nurses.

It won’t be possible give credits to physicians specialized in different fields.

Official Language

The official language of the Meeting is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

University of Padua award for advances in breast cancer 2018

The Scientific Committee will select young researchers (< 40 years from any country) who have published in an international peer-reviewed journal, as the principal author, a manuscript reporting important clinical or biological advances in breast cancer. The winner will be invited to present his/her study during the annual Conference.


Some fellowship (for under 40) will be awarded which will include registration and 3 Hotel nights. Those interested should send the registration form together with a short CV and a motivation letter within July 1st.
The organizing secretariat will confirm the award of the fellowship within July 20th and it will proceed with the organization of logistics.

Under 40

Free admission is available for 3 persons “under 40”. Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis unitil spaces are filled. The Organization Secretariat will confirm the registration by email.


Based on Italian regulations, Accademia Nazionale di Medicina (provider n. 31)  will assign to the activity CME (31-228175): 11,2 CME points.

The credit certification is subject to:

  • Professions/specializations should correspond to those which have been accredited for CME;
  • 90% attendance to the meeting;
  • Completion of the meeting evaluation form;
  • Completion of the final questionnarie (at least 75% of correct answers).

We would like to remind you to participants that only 1/3 of CME credits acquired during the years 2017/2019 can come from a sponsorship.


Pier Franco Conte

Division of Medical Oncology 2

Istituto Oncologico Veneto IRCCS
Department of Surgery, Oncology
and Gastroenterology
University of Padua (I)


Gabriel N. Hortobagyi

Department of Breast Medical Oncology

The University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston (USA)

The slides of the 2018 meeting are now available.

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