Working Groups

The BRESO Platform is composed of representatives from leading breast cancer organisations and societies.

Members are divided into 4 Working Groups as follows:

Theoretical Knowledge Working Group

Lynda Wyld, UK (Chair) - Professor of Surgery, University of Sheffield

Maria João Cardoso (Co-Chair) - Head Breast Surgeon, Breast Cancer Unit, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon

Sarah Downey, UK – Consultant Surgeon, Lead for Breast Cancer, James Paget Hospital

Bahadir Gulluoglu, TR – Professor of Surgery, Breast Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine and SENATURK Turkish Academy of Senology, Istanbul

Michael Knauer, CH – Head Breast Surgery, Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen

Agnieszka Kolacinska, PL – Professor of Surgery, Breast Cancer Unit, Medical University of Lodz, Cancer Center Copernicus Memorial Hospital

Practical Skills Working Group

Isabel Rubio, SP (Chair) - President-Elect, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA)

Francesco Meani, CH (Co-Chair) - Facutly member of ESCO - College of the European School of Oncology - ESO

Giuseppe Catanuto, IT - Consultant Breast Surgeon, Azienda Ospedaliera Cannizzaro

Jian Farhadi, UK – Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Oreste Gentilini, IT - Head of Breast Surgery And Head of Breast Unit, University and Research Hospital, Milan

Andreas Karakatsanis, SE - Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Breast Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital

Fiona McNeill, UK – Consultant Breast Surgeon, The Royal Marsden, NHS Foundation Trust

Fabien Reyal, FR - Head of breast cancer, gynecologic cancer and reconstructive surgery, Institut Curie, Paris

Examination Working Group

Christos Markopoulos, GR (Chair) – Chair, Division of Breast Surgery, European Board of Surgery of the UEMS (DBS)

Lynda Wyld, UK (Co-Chair) - Professor of Surgery, University of Sheffield

Marjut Leidenius, FI– Department Head, Breast Surgery Unit, Medical University Hospital Helsinki

Kerstin Sandelin, SE – Assoc. Professor, Breast, Endocrine and Sarcoma tumors, Karolinska University Hospital

Organizational/ Management Structure Working Group

Tibor Kovacs, UK (Chair) - President, European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

Riccardo A. Audisio, SE - Professor of Surgery, The Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg

Karen Benn, IT - Deputy CEO, Europa Donna

Alberto Costa, IT - CEO, European School of Oncology (ESO)

Christos Markopoulos, GR - Chair, Division of Breast Surgery, European Board of Surgery of the UEMS (DBS)