Scientific Program

Thursday
August 27th, 2009 

08.00 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Opening of the 7th Symposium


Overview of Mammography Screening in the Nordic Countries

Part I: Ilse Vejborg, chairperson
10.15 - 10.45 Sweden’s Pioneering Role in Screening Trials and Service Screening:
László Tabár, MD
10.45 - 11.15 Explanation of the Reasons behind the Swedish Screening “Debate”:
László Tabár, MD
11.15 - 11.45 Nationwide Service Screening in Norway: Solveig Hofvind, PhD
11.45 - 12.00 Question and Answer Session

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch and Exhibition

Part II: Solveig Hofvind, Chairperson
13.30 - 14.00 Mammography Screening in Denmark – Past and Present: Ilse Vejborg, MD
14.00 - 14.15 Ongoing Service Screening in Finland: Peter Dean, MD
14.15 - 14.30 Mortality Impact of Breast Cancer Screening in Finland: Ahti Anttila, PhD

14.30 - 15.00 Exhibition and coffee

15.00 - 15.30 Europe and Beyond: Lawrence von Karsa, MD
15.30 - 16.00 Proffered Presentations
* Using an Interdisciplinary Model for Evidence Based Practice (EBP) to Improve the Quality of Mammograms: Randi Gullien, RT
* Radiographers’ Experiences in Automated Breast Volume Scanning (ABVS): Eline Rostad, RT
* Quality Improvement of Mammograms is a Challenge: Randi Gullien, RT

16.00 - 16.30 Panel discussion

18.00 Evening Reception at the Old Academy Hall

Friday
August 28th, 2009

Multimodality Approach to the Diagnosis of Breast Diseases:
An Interactive, Comprehensive Teaching Course on Modern Breast Imaging

Faculty: László Tabár, Thomas Stavros, Ulrich Bick

08.30 – 10.00 The Basics for Efficient Interpretation of Breast Images

· Subgross, thick-section 3-D histology as the key to understanding mammographic/ultrasound/MRI images.
· Sonographic breast anatomy, correlation with mammograms and 3-D pathology.
· Breast MRI: A functional imaging method reflecting 3-D pathology – capabilities and limitations.

10.00 - 10.30 Exhibition and Coffee

10.30 - 12.00 The Most Frequent Benign Breast Lesions (Hyperplastic Breast Changes): a challenge for all imaging modalities
· Overview based on three-dimensional histology.
· Understanding the underlying pathophysiology helps explain the imaging findings in fibrocystic change / simple and complex cysts / fibroadenoma / radial scar / various types of adenosis / PASH.

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch and Exhibition

13.30 – 14.30 In Situ Carcinoma of the Breast: A heterogeneous disease
· Subgross, thick-section 3-D histology for clarifying terminology.
· The role of mammography / ultrasound / MRI in detection and differential diagnosis.

14.30 - 15.00 Exhibition and Coffee

15.00 - 15.30 Selected Subtypes of In Situ Carcinoma of the Breast
15.30 - 17.00 Perception Lecture: How to find 1-14 mm invasive breast carcinoma
 
19.00 Renaissance Banquet at the Turku Castle


Saturday
August 29th, 2009

Multimodality Approach to the Diagnosis of Breast Diseases:
An Interactive, Comprehensive Teaching Course on Modern Breast Imaging

Faculty: László Tabár, Thomas Stavros, Ulrich Bick

8:30-10:00  The Imaging Manifestations of Unifocal, Multifocal and Diffuse Breast Cancers
· The preoperative mammographic / ultrasound / MRI workup of screening-detected invasive breast cancers.
· Determination of disease extent / preoperative workup.

10.00 - 10.30 Exhibition and Coffee

10.30 - 12.00 The Need for the Multimodality Approach in Screening
· A promising new ultrasound technology for breast cancer screening.
· The role of MRI in the regular surveillance of high-risk women.

11.45 - 12.00 Closing of the Symposium