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International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

10th International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop​

June 7–9, 2023 | Kailua‑Kona, Hawai‘i

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About the Workshop

The International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop (abbreviated to IBDW) has been held biennially since 2002 in San Francisco, CA. In 2019, the event was hosted for the first time in Hawai‘i by the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, where Dr. John Shepherd (co-chair) has been relocated.

The 2023 IBDW will be hosted on the island of Hawaiʻi, also known as the Big Island, from June 7-9, 2023. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to receive announcements!

A group photo of the attendees from the 2019 conference

Overview

Breast cancer is now the leading cause of global cancer incidence, but standards for screening effectiveness and staging definitions vary. One method of screening is to detect dense breast tissue, which has been shown to be one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer. There is constant research into breast cancer and breast density. We host the IBDW to create a collegial space where we can discuss and connect to make strides in advancing cancer research.

The topics at our workshop include:
  • Clinical Aspects of Breast Density
  • Biology and Characteristics
  • Methods
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Next Generation Imaging Biomarkers
  • Debate
    • Topics of Special Interests: Models Using Imaging versus Clinical Risk Factors

Past Workshops

2019

9th International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

Honolulu, HI

2017

8th International Breast Density & Cancer Risk Assessment Workshop

San Francisco, CA