The Breast Interest Group of Southern Africa (BIGOSA) was formed in 2011 by a group of medical professionals who realised there was a need for standardisation in breast healthcare in Southern Africa. One way of delivering on our primary objective is to empower all practitioners with appropriate skills through training and scientific meetings where breast healthcare progress and problems of interest to all clinicians and non-clinicians are presented.

The BIGOSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place in Durban on Saturday, 6 October 2018 under the theme “Moving from disease-focused treatment to personalised and more patient-centred care“. The international speaker is Professor Owen Ung, a Breast Surgeon from Brisbane, Director for the Centre for Breast Health, Head of the Breast and Endocrine Surgery Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Professor in Surgery University of Queensland Medical School.