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I rarely return from conferences these days feeling quite so excited and energised as I was by the recent CoBrCa meeting in Barcelona. The scientific committee should be congratulated for a terrific format (mainly debates) and great content. Keep up the good work, I am certain some of the controversies will not have been resolved by the next meeting in Tokyo.
Lesley Fallowfield, UK

The congress was an exceptional opportunity to be exposed to leading thought leaders from the across the globe. The cross-pollination of ideas will promote better patient care and lead to new opportunities for innovative research.
Benjamin D. Smith, USA

The conference experience at CoBrCa was quite different to most other conventions – with intense discussions between world leading opinion leaders on topics of everyday life. I brought a wealth of new insights and inspirations back home in my daily and scientific work.
Wolfgang Janni, Germany

Thanks it was very enjoyable and the debate style works very well.
David J. Dodwell, UK

The meeting was very well organized and the topics were cutting edge. The venue was excellent. It has been a high quality meeting.
Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy

Although I was only there for a short time, the meeting had a very good feel, just like in Melbourne.
Stephen R D Johnston, UK

A very interesting experience to improve daily breast cancer management.
Francesca Rovera, Italy

Congratulations to the organiser of the 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Breast Cancer (CoBrCa) in Barcelona. All my expectations were completed. The high-level meeting was not only scientific, but also by the presenters of the sessions. The Debate format is a very good tool to interacting with the presenters. Congratulations.
Martin Espinosa-Bravo, Spain

It was a fantastic experience, has made me many new contacts who are interested in my work and has broadened my horizons. The novel concept you have employed using debate rather than didactic lecture was a breath of fresh air and worked so well in the multidisciplinary context.
Ash Subramanian, UK

Very interesting lectures. Posters, globally, useful. I’ll intend your next meeting.
Casimir Muszynski, France

I enjoyed the meeting and thought it was a great interactive forum for the faculty and attendees. Well done!
Sunil Verma, Canada

Another Great Educational Congress, with all presentations being lively, up to date and informative. I’m already looking forward to the next CoBrCa in Japan later next year.
Guy Hingston, Australia

Informative conference with current opinions from specialists in their field.
Shan Bau, Australia

The 2nd CoBrCa congress was fantastic. This congress was highly informative in the form of interactive discussion on a wide range of controversial issues with latest research findings. Every session is effectively scheduled to lead audience to develop a thorough understanding of the problems by specific evidence toward the near future of 2020. I cannot easily find such a sophisticated opportunity elsewhere. Fortunately I was able to present my retrospective study in the poster session which was surely beneficial through intense discussion with researchers. And, to my amazement, the 3rd CoBrCa will be held here in Tokyo next year!! My hometown Tokyo is preparing for the next Olympic Games in 2020, too. Next CoBrCa is must-attend event for me.
Kenshiro Shiraishi, Japan

I thoroughly enjoyed the format and it was excellent to be able to listen to so many high quality speakers and hear the arguments discussed in an informative yet informal setting.
Sarah Vinnicombe, Scotland

Excellent conference. Highly recommended.
Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh, Australia

It has been a very nice experience to repeat again.
Grazia Lazzari, Italy

It was my great pleasure to attend the 2nd CoBrCa meeting in Barcelona. The style of this meeting has gradually been well known and a huge reputation among breast oncologists.
Seigo Nakamura, Japan

Engaging debates from a broad range of specialists from around the world, very informative and interactive! I feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to present our study at such a highly professional multidisciplinary forum.
Daisy Le Cerf, Australia

CoBrCa 2 was a good conference, held in Barcelona this year. The debates were interesting and interactive and definitely useful for the delegates. I hope to attend the next CoBrCa conference in Tokyo also.
Anupama Mane, India

It was fruitful, Nice people, excellent discussions, and organization! Interesting presentations and ideas.
Fadwa D. Abdelrahman, Jordan

Having debates on the most controversial issues in breast cancer makes the Congress so interesting and exciting. There was time to discuss and the level was excellent. Even with all the breast cancer congress around the world, I consider this one to be a must. It can be called the it-congress.
Isabel T. Rubio, Spain

It was a pleasure contributing to such an original and nice meeting.
Philip Poortmans, Netherlands

This was an excellent meeting. I enjoyed the pro and contrary views of controversial breast cancer topics
Marion Kuper-Hommel

I enjoyed this meeting very much. The idea of taking a controversial subject and having a thorough review is a good idea; This way, we have clear facts of what is the data. Having also presentation of pro and con in a formal way and then having a consensus statement is important to help us move forward.
Anonymous, Canada

CoBrCa was an enjoyable and insightful conference that provided valuable discussions on controversial topics in breast cancer. The level and diversity of the discussions were outstanding! I would like to congratulate the organizers for the high-quality content, organization and professionalism.
Heloisa Zaccaron, Australia

I can’t recall being at a meeting in which I was so riveted in every session. Not only did I learn a great deal of highly relevant info, but it was in an environment of much enjoyment and a real collegiate “buzz”. All the speakers were outstanding and I was very proud of all my colleagues from Westmead and Macquarie up there. I hope someone will send me the dates for Barcelona so I can get it in my diary. I wouldn’t miss it.
Richard Kefford, Australia

Very well run, timekeeping for each section of the conference was spot on, the debates were very informative and an innovative and stimulating way of presenting the current controversies, world class and international speakers, wonderful catering. We thoroughly enjoyed the congress and would recommend it to any clinician with an interest in breast cancer.
Denise Brown, New Zealand

The CoBra conference was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different facets and views in the breast cancer industry. The debates were a great way to showcase this, and provide an open forum for discussion, all in good spirit. I was honoured to be selected to speak about my work in the short session, rather than a poster, and thought this was a fantastic opportunity to update the community on my research. I also thank CoBra for the Young Scientist Award which was a great compliment. The conference also provided great networking exposure with the breast cancer industry and community.
Dharmica Mistry, Australia

This is the BEST conference that I’ve ever attended - with balanced perspectives gained by listening to both sides of the topics from experienced speakers. With the inclusion of multiple debates and interactive (PollEv) audience response sessions, this conference has now set a new educational standard for others to aspire to. For anyone helping women with breast cancer, CoBrCa is now a must for their annual calendar. I’m already looking forward to Barcelona 2016.
Guy Hingston, Australia

This last CoBRA conference was excellent and informative. All the faculty and presenters did a wonderful job.
Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh, Australia

This is one of most well organised seminar I have been to this year. I love the “multidisciplinary” and the “debate” formats.
Michael Cheng, Australia

I enjoyed this conference! The topics are stimulating with lively debates and excellent presentations. Controversies set us thinking. Ho Pey Woei, Malaysia

The meeting I thought was superb and a great tribute to the organization and organisers.
Alastair Thompson, USA

CoBra was an excellent breast cancer conference. It was very clinically oriented and practical. I really enjoyed the debates on controversial clinical aspects where the presenters were able to put their point with the current evidence or lack of evidence for the practice.
Rita Sasidharan, New Zealand

It was excellent. In particular, framing up the future of Breast cancer research with the final session: “Breast cancer 2020”. Alessandra Muntoni, Australia

The CoBRA 2015 was a fascinating event, not only for its scientific agenda and quality of exhibitors, but also by the efficiency of its secretariat and support groups. Congratulations to all for this unique opportunity, source of knowledge and camaraderie!.
Eduardo Blanco Cardoso, Brazil

I’m grateful I had the opportunity to participate in the very well organised inaugural CoBRA -I really enjoyed the debates which offered an interactive way for current controversies to be presented in a succinct, yet comprehensive manner..
Tammy Corica, Australia

The controversies were topical and the discussions thought provoking. It was great having so many overseas participants..
Wanda S. Stelmach, Australia

The CoBRA congress was a really high quality, clinically relevant meeting and was a joy to attend..
Nicholas Wilcken, Australia

Fabulous Congress - the right content, the right length, controversial topics, great speakers and well organized..
John Boyages, Australia

I would like to take this opportunity to thank CoBRA congress organisers and the committee for organising such an outstanding conference. It was informative and latest evidence based medicine presented in a wonderful debate style. It allowed one to be analytical about the current progress in breast cancer. Melbourne conference site was such an excellent place. Well done to everyone who was involved in the organisation of the conference..
Selwyn Selvendran, Australia

I am not a clinical person, but I found the conference informative, particularly about the future advances in the management and treatment of breast disease. Also very interested in a holistic approach to enable women to achieve better outcomes..
Victoria Cuevas, Australia

This conference was the most intellectually stimulating and enjoyable conference I have been to. Witnessing experts in the field debating one another about the pros and cons of a range of important breast cancer issues, often with humour and passion, kept the audience involved and highlighted the lack of consensus on some fundamental treatment issues. I hope I will be able to attend the next one in Barcelona..
Kathy Flitcroft, Australia

The CoBra conference provided me with an informative insight into the varied opinions in the breast cancer field on a wide range of controversial issues. The debating concept of “for” and “against” was an excellent way to present information with the support of clinical data and scientific evidence. From a consumers perspective the debates confirmed that whilst the advances in treatments and overall survival as a result of research and clinical trials are imperative this conference showed that there is still a wide range of views on what should be 'standard treatment’. I would highly recommend this conference as it was extremely informative and through the debating process raised controversies that may not have been flagged through the normal scientific conference format. Leslie Gilham, Australia