Dr. P. Raghu Ram, Director, KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases & immediate Past President, The Association of Breast Surgeons of India achieved the unique distinction as the only Surgeon from ASIA PACIFIC REGION invited to participate as Guest Speaker @ the 11 th edition of European Breast Cancer Congress (EBCC), which is Europe's largest and most prestigious Breast Cancer Congress being held in Barcelona from 21-23 March 2018.
Some 2500 delegates participating from 90 Countries across the World - Scientists, clinicians, patient representatives and health professionals of diverse profiles who tackle key issues facing patients throughout the continuum of the breast cancer journey gathered in Barcelona to discuss, debate, inform and educate themselves about this evolving disease landscape @ this Congress
Titled ‘Setting a benchmark for breast healthcare in India’, Dr Raghu Ram empowered delegates today about the genesis & benchmarks achieved by KIMS - USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases - South Asia’s First free standing purpose built Breast Health Centre established in Hyderabad over the past decade (2007- 2017). He also highlighted the impactful Pink Ribbon Campaign that he spearheaded in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh over the past ten years, whch has transformed breast cancer from a ‘‘taboo’ (a closet issue) to a commonly discussed issue resulting in creating the much needed awareness about importance of early detection of breast cancer which has saved many lives in the region.
Rich tributes were paid by Prof. Robert Mansel, Chairman of European Breast Cancer Congress complimenting Dr Raghu Ram for working with passion & a mission to improve the delivery of Breast healthcare in Indian Subcontinent.