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History


A Steering Committee was formed in 1995 with a view to form an Australian Society of Senology (ie. breast disease), based on the concept of a need to provide a multidisciplinary society which would bring together individuals interested in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research into aspects of breast disease.

The Steering Committee consisted of Dr Cherrell Hirst (Chair), Dr Michael Bilous, Dr John Boyages, Dr Colin Furnival, Dr Jack Jellins, and Dr Mary Rickard.

A number of similar societies were in existence in different countries but no comparable group was present in Australia. The formation of such a society in Australasia was encouraged by the Senologic International Society (SIS) which had shown that a multidisciplinary approach to breast disease provided the best medical management for the patient.

On the recommendations of the Steering Committee, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease (ASBD) was established in 1997 to provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion on the prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of breast disease and research into this area of medicine.

Dr Cherrell Hirst from Brisbane was the first President of the Society, and the inaugural scientific meeting was held in September 1998 at the Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland. More than 200 registrants attended the Meeting, and the speakers covered a variety of topics devoted to developing best practice in the medical management of patients with breast disease.

To date, scientific meetings have been held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. A smaller Meeting, The Port Douglas Primer was held in September 2006, and a Surgical Workshop in June 2008 in Sydney. In July 2010, the Society held Looking to the Future - A Practical Meeting on the Breast in association with the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group in Auckland, New Zealand. The Eighth Scientific Meeting was held in October 2011 in Melbourne. In October 2012, the Society held two sessions at the Sydney International Breast Cancer Congress. The Society's Ninth Scientific Meeting will be held 12-14 September 2013 in Cairns.

In 2004, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease was accepted as an Honorary Member of the Scientific Centers Network of the Senologic International Society, and this will enable the Australasian Society for Breast Disease to participate and collaborate to a greater extent in international activities relevant to improving the management of breast disease. Closer, collaborative links are currently being sought with the American Society of Breast Disease.

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Goals


  • To bring together individuals wherever in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific rim countries, having the purpose of promoting better knowledge in biology, medicine and human sciences related to the breast in order to establish an Australasian society, with the intention of advancing multidisciplinary understanding and cooperation in the areas of prevention, detection, diagnosis and management of breast disease.
  • To promote and encourage scientific research and publications related to the purposes of the Society.
  • To instil an increased consciousness within the medical and lay communities with regard to breast disease, by using available means of education, information and publicity.
  • To cooperate with relevant international associations, societies, other groups and individuals to promote the purposes of the Society.

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Executive Committee


Membership to the Society is not limited. However, the membership of the nine-member national Executive is specifically defined so as to include representation from the major medical disciplines within the field of breast disease and also to provide for representation for membership from other discipline areas. The Australasian Society for Breast Disease Memorandum and Articles of Association state that the mandatory disciplines to be represented on the Executive are medical oncology, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology and surgery.

Executive Committee composition as at May 2015:
Dr Daniel de Viana Surgeon, President
Dr Kerry McMahon, Radiologist, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr Roslyn Drummond, Radiation Oncologist (co-opted)
Dr Meagan Brennan, Breast Physician
Dr Susan Fraser, Breast Physician (co-opted)
Dr James French, Surgeon
A/Prof Bruno Giuffre, Radiologist
Mr Richard Harman, Surgeon (co-opted)
Prof Sunil Lakhani, Pathologist
Dr Nirmala Pathmanathan, Pathologist
Dr Reena Ramsaroop, Pathologist
A/Prof Dr Wendy Raymond, Pathologist
Dr Michelle Reintals, Radiologist (incoming co-opted)
Dr Catherine Shannon, Medical Oncologist
Dr Yvonne Zissiadis, Radiation Oncologist
Ms Kerry Eyles, Executive Officer

Previous Executive Committee members
Dr Geoffrey Beadle,
Medical Oncologist (2001-2005; Secretary/Treasurer 2003-2005; co-opted 2005-2007)
Prof Shih-Chang (Ming) Wang, Radiologist (incoming co-opted)
A/Prof Michael Bilous, Pathologist (1997-2001)
Dr Natacha Borecky, Radiologist (2006-2011, co-opted 2004-2006)
A/Prof John Boyages, Radiation Oncologist (1997-2001; co-opted 2001-2002)
Dr Marie-Frances Burke, Radiation Oncologist (2004-2010, Treasurer / Secretary 2005-2009; co-opted 2003-2004, 2009-2011)
Dr Jacqueline Chirgwin, Medical Oncologist (co-opted 2009-2011)
Prof Michael Friedlander Medical Oncologist (co-opted 2007-2009)
Dr Colin Furnival, Surgeon (1997-1999; co-opted 1999-2001)
Prof Michael Green, Medical Oncologist (1997-2001; co-opted 2001-2003)
Prof Jennet Harvey, Pathologist (2001-2009; President 2005-2007; co-opted 2008-2009)
Dr Cherrell Hirst, (1997-2000; President 1997-1999)
A/Prof Nehmat Houssami, Breast Physician/Clinical Epidemiologist (2001-2009; co-opted 2009-2010)
Ms Elspeth Humphries, (BCNA Representative, co-opted 2001-2003)
Dr Michael Izard, Radiation Oncologist (2001-2005, co-opted 2005-2007)
Dr Jack Jellins, Scientist (1997-2002; Secretary/Treasurer 1997-2001; co-opted 2002-2005)
Mr Wayne Jones, Surgeon (2013-2014; co-opted 2012-2013)
Prof Bogda Koczwara, Medical Oncologist
Mr James Kollias, Surgeon (2002-2009; co-opted 2009-2010)
Dr Warwick Lee, Radiologist (2001-2009; President 2003-2005; co-opted 2009-2010)
Dr Julia Leeds, BCNA Representative (co-opted 2008-2011)
Ms Veronica Macaulay-Cross, (BCNA Representative, co-opted 2004-2006)
Dr Lynne Mann, Surgeon (2005-2010, co-opted 2003-2005, 2009-2011)
Mr William McLeay, Surgeon (1997-2001, co-opted 2001-2003)
Ms Lyn Moore, (BCNA Representative, co-opted 2006-2007)
Dr Margaret Pooley, Surgeon (1999-2003; President 2001-2003; co-opted 2003-2006)
A/Prof Mary Rickard, Radiologist (1997-2004; President 1999-2001; co-opted 2004-2007)
Dr Belinda Scott, Surgeon (2008-2012; co-opted 2008-2010)
Prof Robin Stuart-Harris, Medical Oncologist (2004-2012; President 2007-2010; co-opted 2004-2005)

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Annual General Meetings


Saturday 5 September 1998, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Saturday 18 September 1999, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Saturday 18 November 2000, Peppers Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW
Saturday 22 September 2001, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Thursday 28 November 2002, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, NSW
Saturday 20 September 2003, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Friday 12 November 2004, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, NSW
Saturday 24 September 2005, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Sunday 1 October 2006, Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Port Douglas, Qld
Saturday 29 September 2007, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Friday 19 September 2008, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, NSW
Saturday 3 October 2009, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, Qld
Saturday 10 July 2010, The Langham Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday 8 October 2011, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne
Friday 26 October 2012, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, NSW
Friday 10 September 2013, Cairns Convention and Exhibition Centre, Qld

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Scientific Meetings


Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
4-5 September 1998
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast

Second Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
17-18 September 1999
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast

Third Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
20-22 September 2001
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast

Fourth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
18-20 September 2003
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast

Fifth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
22-24 September 2005
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Gold Coast

The Port Douglas Primer
29 September - 1 October 2006
Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Port Douglas

Sixth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
27-29 September 2007
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

ASBD Surgical Workshop - Improving outcomes in breast disease - optimising diagnosis and optimising surgery
13-15 June 2008
Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

Seventh Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
1-3 October 2009
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

Looking to the Future - A Practical Meeting on the Breast
8-10 July 2010
The Langham Auckland, New Zealand

Eighth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
6-8 October 2011
Hilton on the Park, Melbourne

Ninth Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease
9-11 September 2011
Cairns Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

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