UPDATE - 22nd August 2018  Some MIBC workshops now available as stand-alone registrations.

The MIBC organisers have opened several workshops to external registrations (i.e. for medical professionals not registering for the congress).

These workshops are:

Workshop 1: From concept to publication: Clinical trials in breast cancer 

Workshop 3: The challenging patient 

Workshop 4: Managing breast cancer in resource poor locations 

Please find below the registration link which will enable you to register to these three workshops without having to register to the congress.


ASBD members who are conference delegates can register for workshops to be held on Thursday 11th October 2018 at a discounted member's price. Instructions have been emailed to ASBD members. For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Workshop Details

Join the ASBD, BreastSurgANZ and CoBrCa teams in Melbourne for the breast cancer educational event of the year in October! As is the tradition of ASBD conferences, optional workshops will be held on the first day (Thursday 11th October) of the Melbourne International Breast Congress.

Morning Workshops

1. Clinical trial conduct in breast cancer
This workshop will provide an overview of the components of the conduct of interventional or observational clinical trials in breast cancer.

2. Pathology - shades of grey: When the answer is non-definitive
This workshop will focus on the “grey areas” of pathology and will include the spectrum of lesions from Atypia to DCIS and Lobular Neoplasia, Spindle Cell Lesions, ER, PR and HER2 testing controversies, and the relevance of grade in the prognosis of cancer.

3.The challenging patient
This fascinating workshop will explore “The challenging patient” and how to manage them: those who refuse conventional treatment, present late with “denial”, want “over treatment”, go “doctor shopping” or repeatedly miss appointments and then present in crisis.

Afternoon Workshops

4. Managing breast cancer in resource poor locations
This workshop will highlight some challenges faced by clinicians managing breast cancer in resource poor locations both within Australia and in our region.

5. Radiation oncology
This workshop promises to be an excellent opportunity with world-renowned international radiation oncologists in breast radiotherapy teaming up with local radiation oncologists and drilling down into three controversial topics in breast cancer management.

6. The tortuous road to diagnosis
A look at some of the difficult and controversial aspects of breast cancer diagnosis including appropriate breast imaging, uncertainties in pathology, guidelines for investigating a new breast lump, and deciding when surgery or observation is best for the patient.


For more information on workshops see: http://melbournebreast2018.org/workshops/.
To register for the congress go to: http://melbournebreast2018.org/register-for-the-mibc-congress/.