On behalf of the Executive Committee I would like to welcome you to the 3rd UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium to be held on-line on 24th-25th January 2022.

As with our previous meetings in 2018 and 2020, this venture aims to provide all those with an active interest in breast cancer research and treatment an opportunity to consider and discuss how the latest advances may impact upon their and others areas of expertise. The emphasis is on INTERdisciplinary in the symposium title since it is increasingly recognised that advances in one discipline most often have bearing on management in another. We are therefore delighted that several different organisations have embraced this concept and provided their unequivocal support for their members to attend and participate. We also welcome the participation of many patient advocates whose involvement in and advice on our research is often critical to its success.

Dr Andreas Makris, Chair, UKIBCS