Salamanca has been chosen as the venue for the IV International Meeting of the Spanish Association of Breast Surgeons (AECIMA), to be held on May 8-9, 2015 at the Hospedería Colegio Fonseca. Dr Manuel Ramos, coordinator of the Breast Diseases Unit at the University Hospital of Salamanca and founding member of AECIMA, will be responsibe for organizing the meeting. He substitutes Dr Ricardo Pardo García, organizer of the last congress held last April in Ciudad Real.


Following the leitmotiv of last editions, the primary goal of the conference is to present the latest surgical techniques and other developments that may improve the quality in the management of breast cancer patients. Some of the hot topics to be discussed in this edition are the following: breast cancer treatment in young women, management of non-palpable cancer, controversy around prophylactic mastectomies, influence of neoadjuvant therapy on breast cancer surgery or immediate reconstruction in patients with mastectomy and radiation therapy.

Dr. Víctor Vega Benitez, new member of the Board of Directors, will be responsible for organizing the V AECIMA Conference, to be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2016.


Friday, May 8

10.30 – 12.30 . Videos of surgical techniques

12.30 – 13.30 . Oral presentations. Posters

15.30 . Handover of documentation

16.00 – 17.30 . Nipple-areola complex sparing mastectomy

  • Indications and contraindications.Ricardo Pardo
  • Technical refinement: necrosis and incorrect positioning of NAC (nipple-areola complex).Dr. Antonio Güemes
  • Pathology examination of retroareolar area. Intra and postoperative. Dr. Magdalena Sancho
  • Outcomes. Opinion of surgeons and patients.Dr. Benigno Acea

17.30 – 18.30 . Management of non-palpable breast cancer

  • Radioguided surgery (hook-wire/snoll/seeds).Dr. Víctor Vega
  • Intraoperative ultrasound: an update. Dr. Antonio Esgueva
  • Ultrasound applied to oncoplastic surgery.Dr. Pilar Palacios

18.45 – 19.15 . Conference: Influence of neoadjuvant therapy on breast cancer surgery. Dr. César Rodríguez

Meeting opening ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2015

9.00 – 10.00 . Conference: Immediate breast reconstruction in patients with mastectomy followed by radiation therapy. Dr. Peter G. Cordeiro

10.00 – 11.00 . Controversy – Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. Moderator: Dr. Francisco Martínez
– In favour: Dr. Lorenzo Rabadán
– Against: Dr Natalia Rodríguez-Spiteri

11.00 – 11.30 . Coffee break

11.30 – 12.15 . Controversy: Preoperative axillary ultrasound. Moderator: Drª. Gabriela Valadas
– Always with SNB: Dr. Pilar Rupérez
– Alternative to SNB: Dr. Oreste Gentillini

12.15 – 13.30 . Breast cancer in patients with augmentation mammaplasty. Moderator: Dr. Isabel Rubio

  • Information needed from imaging procedures.Dr. Manuel Arnal
  • Surgical treatment of the breast. Dr. Benito Ortegón
  • Implications of radiation therapy. Drª. Orly Alonso
  • Opinion of the plastic surgeon. Dr. Peter G. Cordeiro

13.30 – 15.00 . Lunch break

15.00 – 16.00 . Controversy: Surgery of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence. Moderator: Dr. José Torró

  • Mastectomy.Dr. Mar Vernet
  • Breast-conserving surgery. Dr. Oreste Gentillini

16.00 – 17.30 . Breast cancer in young women. Moderator: Dr. Martín Espinosa-Bravo

  • Indications and rationale for genetic counseling.Dr. Teresa Martín
  • Different cancers. Different systemic treatments. Dr. Juan Jesús Cruz
  • Does age influence breast and axillary surgery? Dr. Carlos Dussán

17.30 – 18.30 – General Assembly