Mammary Fold Academic and Research Day 2016

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The Mammary Fold Academic & Research Day

12th February, 2016

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MF R&A day call for abstracts

Dragons’ den rules updated

Call for Abstracts

Trainees and consultants are invited to submit abstracts relating to research and audit in all areas of breast disease for consideration for presentation at the Mammary Fold Academic and Research Day. Research, audit and service improvement projects are all eligible for submission, but submitted work should not have been published prior to presentation at the meeting.

Individuals submitting abstracts are expected to register for and attend the meeting.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the Meeting Scientific Committee and the best abstracts selected for oral or poster presentation.

The best oral presentation delivered by a trainee at the meeting will be awarded the Mammary Fold Academic and Research Prize and the best poster presentation will receive the Mammary Fold Poster Prize.

Abstracts should be submitted in TWO formats:

First including

  • Title of project
  • Authors with presenting author underlined and senior author highlighted in bold
  • Details of Institution from which the work originated


  • Omitting authorship and institution information (to allow for anonymised marking)

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and should be structured – Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1st December 2015.

Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by 24th December 2015. The committee’s decision on abstract selection will be final.

Please submit both copies of your abstract by e-mail to

Win the opportunity to design and run the next national breast surgery collaborative project…….and an iPad Mini!

The Mammary Fold Academic and Research Collaborative is a subgroup of the Mammary Fold Breast Trainees’ Group that aims to support trainees to develop and deliver well-designed, high-quality and timely research and audit in breast disease with the aim of ultimately improving the quality of patient care.

We are looking for the next big project and would like to invite trainees as individuals or as groups to submit their ideas.

Proposals should contain the following information in no more than 500 words:

 Name of lead and other team members, including institutions

 Background and rationale for the study

 The proposed study design

Studies in all areas of breast disease will be considered, but proposed projects should have relevance to surgery. Submissions will be anonymised and judged by a panel of methodologists and surgeons. The main focus will be on the feasibility, deliverability and importance of the idea rather than specifics of the study design.

Authors will be informed of the outcome by 8th January. Shortlisted individuals/teams will be invited to present their ideas in a Dragons’ Den, which will be held at the Mammary Fold Research Day on 12th February 2016. A mentor will be available to shortlisted teams to provide support if needed.

The winning team will have the opportunity to run their study as the next national breast collaborative project with the support of the MFAC and will win an iPad Mini.

Submissions should be emailed to . You may submit as many ideas as you like and work individually or as part of a group.

The deadline for submissions is 1st December 2015. Please contact us using the email address above if you have any queries, and good luck!