Experts Meet to Address Future of Breast Surgery

Columbia, Maryland, October 20, 2018 - The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) assembled a group of society thought leaders, experts in payment and reimbursement, and members of its Industry Relations Council, to strategize a plan to prepare its members for the implementation of current and future changes in therapeutics and technology in breast surgical practice.

Historically, major improvements in surgery, technology and therapeutics in the world of oncology, as well as patient care, have come from bringing together thought leaders in clinical medicine/surgery and the sharing of clinical/operative needs with thought leaders in industry. To this end, the Society hosted its first annual ASBrS 2025 Forum on Breast Surgery, October 20, 2018 in Hanover, Maryland. “The forum was a wonderful opportunity to work with the Society’s industry partners to find ways to create value and innovation in breast cancer care,” says Walton Taylor, MD, ASBrS President.

Breast Surgery 2025 included relevant data, panel discussions, and small group conversations around important topics that will prepare Society members and industry partners for the practice of breast surgery in the future. The group collaborated to define shared goals and strategies for improving breast surgery through education, quality improvement and research.


About the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Industry Relations Council (IRC)
The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Industry Relations Council (IRC) is comprised of companies involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of breast disease and who are interested in connecting in a more significant way with key leaders in breast surgery.

The mission of the ASBrS Industry Relations Council is to provide:

  • a format for establishing and building relationships
  • foster open dialogue among key industry representatives who have ties to the specialty of breast disease and breast cancer
  • gain greater understanding of mutual areas of interest
  • further programs that promote optimal and cost-effective care for patients affected by breast disease and cancer

For more information, please contact Marti Boyer at or 410-381-9500.


About the American Society of Breast Surgeons
The American Society of Breast Surgeons is the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, and is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for those who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research and the development of advanced surgical techniques. Founded in 1995, the Society now has more than 3,000 members throughout the United States and in 52 countries around the world.

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