EMEA Symposium Brings Together Leading Plastic Surgeons to Improve Outcomes
For patients undergoing breast reconstruction or augmentation, new techniques and technologies are providing more options to achieve their desired outcomes. The Johnson & Johnson Institute and MENTOR® are committed to providing education and training to support the adoption of new innovations and procedures in a safe and reproducible manner.
At the 6th annual Johnson & Johnson Institute Breast Care Surgical Excellence Symposium, leading experts came together to share clinically based, scientific education and perspectives to advance breast surgery and improve patients’ quality of life. Held at the Johnson & Johnson Institute in Hamburg, the meeting welcomed nearly 200 plastic surgeons from every continent to discuss and share their experiences.
Advancing Outcomes Through Science
During plenary sessions, the symposium faculty reviewed tips and techniques for mitigating risks and managing complications in aesthetic, reconstructive and revision breast procedures. There was also a review of the latest clinical and scientific data, including new studies related to sleep and surgical outcomes. Break-out sessions allowed attendees to participate in discussions about complex cases or learn more about techniques using 3D simulation.
Keeping the Patient at the Center
The program took a holistic approach that extended beyond procedural and surgical skills training, and included education about ways to improve the patient experience through:
- Pre-operative psychological assessment to help clarify patient expectations and motivations
- 3D Imaging to select breast implants
- Follow up Regimes
- Social Media
“MENTOR’s goal is to help surgeons optimize clinical outcomes for aesthetic and reconstructive patients. Through the Johnson & Johnson Institute, we are collaborating with leading surgeons to bring together the best science, innovation and education to help realize this objective, “said Diane Gomez-Thinnes, Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing, MENTOR. “We greatly appreciate the engagement from this esteemed group of thought leaders and look forward to our continued collaboration.”