Vilnius, Lithuania. Annual Meeting of the Lithuanian Senologic Society

Dear SIS Members:

It is a pleasure to inform you about the SIS / ISS Activity, which was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Lithuanian Senologic Society, at the Verkių Palace and the Holiday Inn Hotel, on May28 – 29, 2011.

Prof. Ruben Orda (Israel) Director of SIS / ISS, presented the “SIS International Accreditation Program for Breast Centers”.

Prof. Alex Mundinger (Germany) SIS/ISS Lecturer presented “New Insights in the Imaging of DCIS. Update of Preoperative Staging of the Breast and Axilla” and “State of the Art of Breast Imaging. Image Guided Brest Interventions”

Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko (Lithuania) SIS / ISS Lecturer, presented “Changes in Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer in Lithuania” and “Radical and Conservative Breast Cancer Surgery”.

Other Invited Lecturers were: Prof. T. Ruhstaller (Switzerland); Prof. M. Kaufmann (Germany); Prof. R. Exner (Austria); Prof. F. Fitzal (Austria).

The following topics were also presented and discussed at the Vilnius Meeting:

Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Lithuania. Changes in Epidemiology of Breast Cancer. Results of St. Gallen Consensus Meeting. Oncoplastic Surgery.

Basic Principles and Technique of Oncoplastic Surgery (video).
Gene Expression Signature. Novel Approaches to Patient Selection.
Gene Expression Signature of Breast Cancer Patients and Benefits of Chemo- Endocrine Treatment.
Sensitized Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment.
Sentinel Node Biopsy.
Gynecologic Pathology in Breast Cancer Patients.

The following workshops were performed on the second day:

A) Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Non-Palpable Breast Tumors.

B) Sentinel Biopsy.
C) Oncoplastic Operations.

At the General Assembly of the Lithuanian Senologic Society, Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko was re-elected President. We congratulate him for this achievement.

Prof. Ruben Orda
Director SIS/ISS

Dr. Carlos Garbino
Secretary SIS/ISS