News | March 04, 2015

NCBC and ASBD Combine Efforts into Single Organization to Support Breast Care

New association will work to improve quality of evidence-based, value-based breast care

March 4, 2015 — The presidents of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) and American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) announced the integration of the two organizations. The combined group will be known as the National Consortium of Breast Centers; however the ASBD name, identity and moniker will continue to be valued and will appear in most organizational communications.

With more than 65 years of combined experience, the two organizations share essentially identical missions: the advancement of the interdisciplinary team approach to breast care with the goal of positively impacting quality while being sensitive to evidence-based, value-based care. While similar in mission and vision, the organizations say they offer unique expertise and together they will yield one stronger and more vibrant organization.

ASBD members will immediately become members in full standing of the NCBC through 2015. The Wiley Breast Journal will continue to be delivered to the ASBD membership, in a digital format. NCBC is attempting to negotiate with the Breast Quarterly Journal so that it can extend the subscription in the future.

Membership will renew on an annual basis. The renewal for all members will be identified as NCBC membership and the yearly membership rate is just $150, or $275 with the digital Wiley Journal.

Four members of the existing ASBD board will be joining the NCBC Board of Directors, and an ASBD Clinical Track Planning Committee will be tasked with developing (in conjunction with the overall conference planning committee) the Clinical Track for the annual symposium in 2016 and moving forward. Projects underway at NCBC include the International Program, an expanded Navigation Program featuring the nation’s only Navigator Certification, and a project underway to expand and improve the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) program.

The 25th Annual Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., March 14-18, 2015. The program planned including several combined ASBD/NCBC clinical tracks.

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