Message from the Chairperson


Nagi el saghir.jpg​It is my great pleasure to welcome you again to the Annual Beirut Breast Cancer Conference, now in its 8th Edition BBCC8 that has an up-to-date multidisciplinary program for the management of patients with breast cancer. BBCC-8, also includes oncology pharmacy, nursing and NGO and advocacy workshops. We also have special poster and oral presentations with awards for Junior Researchers for Best Abstracts and Best Posters.

We have a superb panel of speakers and experts to present CME didactic lectures, tumor boards and round table discussions presenting updates from major oncology meetings, including San Antonio, ESMO, ASCO, St. Gallen, ABC and published literature. Non-CME satellite symposia are also featured.

We are proud that BBCC has become an annual tradition in Lebanon and the region and attracts an increasing number of participants, senior and junior physicians interested in the care of patients with breast cancer. Beirut Breast Cancer Conference is featured at ASCO Connection and (, AUBMC website ( and newspapers and magazines.

On behalf of BBCC-8 Scientific Committee, Breast Center of Excellence at the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, the Clinical and Professional Development Center and the CME Office at American University of Beirut Medical Center, I hope you have a great meeting and enjoyable stay in Beirut and Lebanon.

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO
Chairperson, BBCC-8
February 2020

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