Scientific Program

Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 8th World Conference on Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Day 2 :

Womens Health Meet 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Zoella Vlamaki photo
Biography:

Trained In General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Breast Surgery, starting her work studies and training, in Athens Greece, Hippokration General Hospital. She developed her interest in diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases and breast cancer, advancing breast surgical Oncoplastic skills and breast reconstruction when she moved on to UK in 2001, working in NHS England. She has a broad international experience working in different continents of the glob. With her passion following Hippocratic principles, her interest spread to Integrative medicine in prognostic and preventive medicine and wellbeing. She became, American board Certified in Wellbeing and Anti aging doctor. Her Practice and the Biovitality clinic integrates breast cancer diagnosis and treatments. Biovitality Clinic aims for everyone body and mind health. She continues to work as a Consultant Breast Surgeon. The Biovitality clinic has the passion to know you, create your individual path of wellbeing, beauty of body and mind for a bright future.
 

Abstract:

Womens Health Meet 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Taghreed Al Nusairat photo
Biography:

Taghreed Al Nusairat, holds a Master of public health from the University of Jordan, with a Bachelor degree of nursing, is the Head of service delivery and quality management department and monitoring and evaluation department, within the Jordan Breast Cancer Program (JBCP) in the King Hussein Cancer Foundation. She is the chief principle for any research and studies held within the program with over 16 years’ of experience in the health field and applying a strong expertise in quality management and breast cancer screening services provision, long-term strategic planning. Previous to this, Taghreed held various positions as outreach program specialist, nursing supervisor and coordinator for the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, head nurse within the Hematology and Chemotherapy Unit in KHCC.
 
 

Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: The cancer registry in Jordan derived that cancer is the second leading cause of death accounting 16.5% of deaths. Particularly in 2014, it was noted that 20.8% of new cancers are breast cancer. The majority of breast cancers cases are amendable to early detection, via periodic screening. Spreading awareness concerning breast cancer and periodic screening among the population has a positive impact on decreasing mortality. The study is aimed to explore the knowledge, attitude and practices of the female population of Jordan ages from 25 to 65 years towards early detection and screening of breast cancer. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: A qualitative and quantitative interview was conducted with individuals ages between 25 and 65 years old (n=1502) that were randomly selected. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS software, and tested for significance using t-test. Findings: Results have shown that 85% of the participants are aware of breast cancer. The source of their awareness was mainly through TV (72%) and the majority (73%) were not actively looking to increase their knowledge. Only 19% of participants underwent clinical breast examination within the past year while only13% is familiar with mammogram and were subject to it. As for the visit to early detection clinics, 56 % of the Jordanians are willing to visit the clinic if they have doubt about breast cancer, while physician’s recommendation for detection and screening was 9% and lower. Finally, only 30% of participants believe that breast cancer can be detected in early stages. Conclusion & Significance: The lack of awareness raises concerns since it leads to low practices of early detection and screening thus leading to an increase in morbidity and costs of treatment. Further initiatives should be taken to increase awareness on early detection and screening for breast cancer in the Jordanian community. 

Keynote Forum

Omar Tillo

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Keynote: Breast reconstruction: How to establish a new service

Time : 11:35-12:20

Womens Health Meet 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Omar Tillo photo
Biography:

Omar Tillo is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who’s special interest is breast and body reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. After graduating in 1997 he completed specialty training in General Surgery. He later completed a second specialty training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in some of the leading United Kingdom NHS Hospitals. He developed early special interest in Breast and Body Surgery and build a successful NHS and private practice. During his employment in Bedford Hospital NHS Trust he succeeded in establishing a comprehensive breast reconstruction service providing all range of procedures to the local residents from implant based to autologous free flaps. His team was recently nominated for the ‘Team of the Year’ award.
 

Abstract:

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in females affecting 1 in every 8 women in their lifetime. In the majority of cases, surgical excision continues to be the first line of treatment by means of mastectomy or wide local excision. These surgical modalities very often result in breast or chest deformities that can have devastating psychosocial impact on patients, such as low self esteem and feeling incomplete, with adverse impact on their quality of life in terms of sexual activity, relationships, clothing, sport, swimming and other daily activities. Unfortunately, the large majority of women having breast surgery worldwide are not offered even the simplest types of reconstruction due to lack of awareness, training or resources. Even in the developed countries it is estimated that 25-50% of women are still not offered the full range of reconstruction options. This paper provides a step-by-step guide in establishing a new breast reconstruction service starting with setting up a dedicated local staff teaching program, arranging specific logistics and equipment, fulfilling administrative and legislative processes, implementing quality assurance measures, audits and patient reported outcome measures. This is derived from the author’s experience in establishing a breast reconstruction service in an NHS General Hospital in the United Kingdom. A review the current and National Guidelines for best practice is also reviewed along with sources of patient’s education material. In conclusion, no woman should be denied the right of having breast restoration surgery following the treatment of cancer. This service should be made available universally across the globe. Internet and social media platforms are powerful and cost effective educational tools for patients.