The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons 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 has grown to more than 3000 members in the United States and over 50 countries throughout the world. Membership is open to general surgeons, non-surgeon physicians, allied health care professionals, residents, and fellows with a special interest in breast disease.
Society Programs Include:
- An Annual Meeting that is the only such event dedicated to the issues affecting surgeons who treat breast disease
- Certification and facility accreditation programs for breast ultrasound and stereotactic breast procedures
- The Mastery of Breast Surgery Program–a continuous quality improvement initiative
- Regional courses and workshops
Society Members Receive Valuable Information Through:
- Electronic Society newsletters and e-news alerts
- Society-developed consensus statements and guidelines
- An annual electronic subscription to the Annals of Surgical Oncology